Body Language Worksheet


This is an interesting activity to organize in your company, especially if you are working in a diverse workplace. Try to get as many people from different backgrounds, countries, races and social circles as possible. Arrange them to sit in a circle where they can all see one another. Now, give them a printout of this worksheet and ask them to answer the questions −

S.I. Non-verbal Actions Interpretations
1. Smiling
2. Smiling with raised eyebrows
3. Rolling eyes with smiling
4. Rolling eyes without smiling
5. Shrugging shoulders while answering a question
6. Shrugging shoulders while asking a question
7. Stretching your arms sideways while speaking
8. Looking down while saying something
9. Hand held up with palm facing you
10. Hands with palm facing down while explaining
11. Waving to someone
12. Tapping someone on the shoulders
13. Holding someone’s hand
14. Standing close to someone
15. Winking at a friend
16. Crossing arms while taking feedback
17. Shaking hands without a firm grip
18. Yawning while listening to someone
19. Drumming table with fingers, waiting for lunch
20. Placing hand over mouth on hearing something
21. Swinging feet and tapping feet to music
22. Crossing legs while in a meeting
23. Nodding the head up and down while listening
24. Turning the head side to side while listening
25. Whistling while walking alone
26. Clapping on listening to something
27. Scratching your head when asked a question
28. Showing an outstretched palm to a speeding car
29. Wagging one foot while keeping it on a knee
30. Raising hand inside a classroom
31. Looking elsewhere when someone talks to you
32. Keeping hands in your pocket while talking
33. Rubbing the neck when asked about something
34. Cracking fingers while at work
35. Looking around waiting in the reception area