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body language BODY LANGUAGE IN COMMUNICATION What do we

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									BODY LANGUAGE IN COMMUNICATION

What do we mean by “Body Language” ??
The medium through which people and animals communicate using gestures, expressions and posture.

Why is Body Language important?
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Body language plays a big role in intuition as it gives us messages about the other person, that we can interpret at an intuitive level.
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Components of Body Language
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Facial Expression including Eye contact

Gestures

Stance Space Relationship

Facial Expressions
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There are some universal facial expressions; a smile, a frown, a scowl.

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Eye contact is direct and powerful. The use of eye contact varies significantly from culture to culture

Gestures
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Fidgeting shows boredom and restlessness. Pressing fingers together to form a steeple shows interests, assertiveness and determination.

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Touching the nose or rubbing eyes indicates discomfort.
A hand to the back of the neck may indicate withdrawal from a conversation.

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Open Stance
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Interested people always have an erect posture, pay attention and lean forward
A firm handshake will give the impression of assertiveness or honesty People showing open hands, both feet planted on the ground are accepting

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A head tilted to the side indicates interest

Closed Stance
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Leaning backwards demonstrates aloofness or rejection Folding arms across ones chest or body is protective and gives the impression of a closed, guarded and defensive character. People with arms folded, legs crossed and bodies turned away are signalling that they are rejecting messages. A head down is negative and judgmental

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Space
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There are four distinct zones in which most people operate:

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Intimate Area 15-50 cm

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Personal Area 0.5-1m
Social Area 1-3m

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General Area 3m

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