Female Body Language

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					Body Language
         Territory
Intimate           Social
 Touching            Close 4-7 feet
 6-18”               Far - 7-12 feet
Personal           Public
 Close -1½ to        Close - 12-25
  2½ feet              feet
 Far - 2½ to 4 ½     Far - 25 feet or
  feet                 greater
 Different Cultures ...
A crowded
 culture



What is your
 private space?
When you invade my space

Reactions to an
 invasion of your
 space
  Feel troubled
  Get defensive
  Become
   aggressive
  Retaliate
Masks We Wear
       Public Masks
        Public smile
        Clothing
        Putting on my face
      Extended territory
        On the road
        At work
      Can we drop masks?
 Jockeying for position
Inclusive - Non-inclusive
  How you include/exclude others in a
   group
Parallel body positions
  Will position yourselves to relate to each
   other
  Side by side are neutral
  Facing means people are involved
Congruence-incongruence
  Groups that imitate each other
            Looking
How long do you look?
  Staring- dehumanizes or challenges
  Glances - socially acceptable timing
  Appraisal- may indicate interest
Do you look when you talk?
Do you look when you listen?
Actions Speak Louder than Words?

 ‘What often happens in any relationship is that
  language itself becomes a mask and a means of
  clouding and confusing the relationship. If the
 spoken language is stripped away and the only
 communication left is body language, the truth
 will find some way of poling through. Spoken
 language itself is a great obscurer”

 Body Language, Julius Fast, MJF books, 1970.
Misinterpretation = Trouble??
        Lost business
          Lack of animation = lack
           of interest?
          US tendency to get right
           to business
          Troubles

                    Conflict with
                     peers




• Different work styles
• Wrong assumptions
          Trouble….
 Misinterpretation
 of signals
  Can be BIG
   trouble
  Legal trouble
  Do you know
   how to act or are
   you confused?
Do you know what you are saying?