- Body Language Tutorial
- Body Language - Home
- Body Language - Introduction
- Body Language - Defining
- Body Language - Significance
- Nixon Vs. Kennedy Debate
- Body Language - Business World
- Non-Verbal Communication Quiz
- Body Language - Communicates
- Body Language - Head Positions
- Body Language - Gestures & Words
- Body Language - Open & Closed
- Body Language - Eye Movements
- Body Language - Expressions
- Body Language - Pitfalls
- Body Language - Conclusion
- Body Language Useful Resources
- Body Language - Quick Guide
- Body Language - Useful Resources
- Body Language - Discussion
- Selected Reading
- UPSC IAS Exams Notes
- Developer's Best Practices
- Questions and Answers
- Effective Resume Writing
- HR Interview Questions
- Computer Glossary
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Body Language - Gestures & Words
Scientists claim that the human brain processes gestures from the same place of the brain from where it processes words. This means there is an innate link between our gestures and the words we speak, and any dis-coordination between both will be noticed immediately.
|Sr.No||Gestures & Description|
Pointing with Finger
People getting pointed at will be intimidated with this gesture. It is normally used to show dominance and authority.
Wagging Finger Side To Side
This gesture is used to deny an action or negate a statement. It’s used as the substitute to the head wagging from side to side.
Wagging Finger Up To Down
This motions people to sit down, and if used while presenting points, this gesture helps in underlining important parts of the speech.
Pointing Thumb Upwards
Pointing thumbs upward means appreciating some task that is well-done and meets your standards of approval.
Pointing Thumb Downwards
Pointing thumbs downward, on the other hand, signifies disappointment in the effort. It also means ‘no’ in taking opinions on something.
Index Finger Touching Thumb
This is the ‘Okay’ sign and signifies that everything is fine and meets your requirement. This was made famous by the US president, Martin Van Buren during his presidential campaign.