Table of Contents
How to Analyze People 1
Chapter 1 – Language- The Nonverbal Canvas 4
Chapter 2-The Cultural Dimensions of Body Language 8
Chapter 3 – Haptics 12
Chapter 4- When is it Appropriate to Touch? 20
Chapter 5- Eye Contact 29
Chapter 6: Smiles and Laughter 31
Chapter 7 – The Study of Proxemics 35
Chapter 8 – Sitting Body Language 48
Chapter 9- The Use of Body Language 52
Chapter 10- Types of body language 58
Parts of the body 58
The intent of using the body language 60
Chapter 11 – Message clusters Delivered through body Language 62
Chapter 12 - Getting the Mastery of Body Language 68
As A Speaker: 69
As A listener: 71
Chapter 13 – Body Language Analysis in Serious Relationships 73
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Across varying cultures, Nodding of the head may refer to the diverse meanings from agreement to acknowledgement. The customary reply to a conclusion with which the other party or group of people do not agree is mostly showed through quiet gestures. No compliance is uttered erratically. Sometimes nodding connotes that although the other party is listening yet not agrees, however, in some cultures, both listening and agreement is showed through nodding of head. So in case of any misunderstanding you can ask more than once, so that the answer becomes clear. Sometimes open ended questions may be helpful.
Head shaking is one of the first signs that we learn how to make as we are growing. It is the universal symbol of now, and we often do it instinctively without thinking about what we are doing. In most cultures, it is used when trying to say something without speaking, but many other cultures, especially in the Western world, us it while they are speaking to reinforce their …show more content…
You see it everywhere you go: from the opera to the grocery store – men and women holding hands to keep themselves connected. It is one of those momentous “firsts” that we have in our relationship. Especially when we are younger, it is seen as the “big step” toward forwarding a relationship. Insignificant and stupid as it might feel in an older, more modern relationship, it was probably your first attempt in building romantic physical intimacy.
Is interlocking fingers a more sustainable, stable relationship?
Generally speaking, at least from a body language perspective, yes, it's more physically and emotionally bonding than simply walking hand in hand with your hands cupped. But it doesn't apply to everyone, some people just uncomfortable doing it. This is especially true in people who work more manual labor jobs, as they have tougher hands, and relationships where there is a large size difference.
Support, Strength, Guidance, and Authority
Another use that we have for holding hands, especially for those that are young (or older) than us is to guide and protect those who are less able to lead themselves or those who aren’t as confident as we