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May 25, 2008

The body language of work

Filed under: body gestures, work — Tags: , , — marley howards @ 8:26 am

There are many awkward situations that present themselves in the world. As professionals, we must be well aware of and deal with these situations. Our body language says a lot about our emotions, whether we mean them or not. Here are awkward moments which actually have their corresponding meanings.

1. Hands on hips – this signifies readiness and aggression

2. Hands on cheeks – this means evaluation, deep thinking

3. Hands clasped behind legs, legs crossed – this indicates confidence and an air of superiority

4. Pulling or tugging an ear – this means indecisiveness

5. Rubbing the eye – this shows doubt and disbelief

Funny, I did ALL of these in the past and I never imagined they can show what I was feeling at those moments.


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