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Interpreting Body Language and Facial Expressions. Mari Lea Austria F98170103 Business Communication. Posture – Sitting Down. Back reclined Arm folded or draped across the chest Shows defensiveness Arm supporting the head Mind is occupied by other thoughts

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Interpreting body language and facial expressions

Interpreting Body Language and Facial Expressions

Mari Lea Austria

F98170103

Business Communication


Posture sitting down

Posture – Sitting Down

  • Back reclined

  • Arm folded or draped across the chest

    • Shows defensiveness

  • Arm supporting the head

    • Mind is occupied by other thoughts

  • Head down and retracted, not looking at speaker/s

    • No desire to listen

Boredom

or Lack of Interest


Posture sitting down 2

Posture – Sitting Down 2

Interested to Listen

  • Head and torso moved forward

  • Arms and hands placed together in front

    • Shows interest in the speaker and so to listen better

  • Legs spread slightly

    • Shows openness or welcoming the discussion


Mona lisa smile

Mona Lisa Smile

  • Eyes slightly curved

    • Showing happiness

  • Lips pursed but edges curved into a small smile

    • Smile shows happiness

    • Pursed lips to show not wanting to share the cause of her happiness ex. A secret


Hand waving

Hand Waving

  • Smile and happy expression

    • Shows delight in meeting /seeing the person

  • Raised hand

    • shows desire to catch attention like a sign

  • Waving of the hand sideways

    • Speed shows eagerness to catch attention


Need to use the toilet

Need to Use the Toilet

  • Bulging eyes, biting the lips

    • Shows an agitated expression, distressed

  • Hands held together over the groin

    • Shows protection and defensiveness over the area

  • Legs squeezed shut

    • Shows an attempt to hold it in


Head scratching

Head Scratching

  • Face scrunched or wrinkled

    • Shows irritation or confusion

  • Hand scratching the top of the head

    • Shows confusion so trying to unscramble thoughts

    • Trying to stimulate the brain


References

References

  • http://books.google.com.tw/books?id=crYOAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA212&lpg=PA212&dq=posture+interpretation&source=bl&ots=eBqm4AHZ0Y&sig=dU4VUSNNebo48N6vpMBsa4bw2N0&hl=zh-TW&ei=SEXPSozPO5qY6wOgruT1AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8#v=onepage&q=posture%20interpretation&f=false

  • http://www.webwombat.com.au/entertainment/movies/images/monalisesmile.JPG

  • http://www.ruggedelegantliving.com/a/images/Mona.Lisa.smile.by.da.Vinci.jpg

    * Pictures were taken from these sites


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References

  • http://whyfiles.org/236math/images/math_practice.jpg

  • http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TM3gVgC5eEY/SUr_aXSoygI/AAAAAAAAAWA/B0-b8ErlGU0/s400/bush-scratching-head.jpg

  • http://www.vgboxart.com/boxes/Wii/10913_need_for_pee-v2.jpg

  • http://www.queenbexy.com/legacy/hikaru/gen3.2_057.png

  • http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UuH2FQWFNOc/SCutmGVouFI/AAAAAAAAACg/z7KduktDu5k/s400/ape_waving_hand_hg_clr.gif

  • http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/1919636/2/istockphoto_1919636-woman-waving-hello.jpg

    * Pictures taken from these sites.


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