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Parts-of-the-body language

 

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You can send signals with individual parts of the body as well as in concert. Here's details of the contributions of each part of the body.

Head

We look a lot at the other person's head, which is used to send many signals to us. Many are subconscious, which can be very useful.

Arms

We often talk with our arms, windmilling as we describe with arms and hands what we are saying.

Torso

The torso, though often ignored, contains the main mass of the body and can give important signals.

Legs

The legs often betray body language when the person is trying to control their body (and often forget the lower half). Particularly when seated, if you can look down you may find another story.

See also

Using Body Language

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