Nonverbal Cues. R. Bruce McNellie, Ph.D.,LCSW,LPC, LMFT,DCSW. Cue 1. Withdrawal of chin into chest. 2. 'Dogface' Expression 3. Nodding affirmatively . Interpretation 'Go away. You are intruding.
R. Bruce McNellie, Ph.D.,LCSW,LPC, LMFT,DCSW
1. Withdrawal of chin into chest.
2. 'Dogface' Expression
3. Nodding affirmatively
'Go away. You are intruding.
The Prisoner's expression: wearing a masking expression that is apathetic, characterless. Says: Don't notice me
Agreement (Does it match verbal output?)
One eyebrow lifted
Rub nose (or chin)
Head signal toward another
Head and eyelid up at the end of statement
Disagreement (Does it match verbal output)
'It's your turn to talk.'
Head and eyelid down at the end of statement
Biting or chewing lip
Taking off glasses, looking away
Direct eye contact
Avoidance of direct eye contact
'I don't want to see or know.'
A. Firmly on arm -To make point, emphasize
B. Friendly, arm around - Friendliness, shoulder warmth
C. Invasion of territory -Touch for control
Touching, fondling inanimate objects
Hunching of shoulders
'I am lonely' 'I am starved for companionship‘
Rotating feet Toes or feet turned upward
Sensual come-hither movement
Toes or feet turned upward
Other Sexual Gestures:
Flirting glance, fluttering eyelashes, putting head to one side, rolling hips, putting hand on hip, exposing wrist or palm
Tightly clasped hands
Open hands with fingers spread wide
Tapping or stirring feet
Need for self-reassurance
Annoyance, impatience desire to end conversation
territory (sitting too close, to control
moving aggressively toward
on table emotional support
a. making oneself tallest in Dominance
b. 'bowing and scraping' Submission
c. Bowed shoulders Carrying a heavy weight or burden
person or group --Disagreement or disconnecting
head elbows extended like wings -High status, set apart from others
-Ordered mind, or 'charm-school training'