Topics: Nonverbal communication, Gesture, Kinesics Pages: 4 (1464 words) Published: June 19, 2013
Body Language
The Oxford English Dictionary (revised 2005) definition is:
"body language - noun - the conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated [for example]: his intent was clearly expressed in his body language." "body language - noun - the process of communicating what you are feeling or thinking by the way you place and move your body rather than by words kinesics - the study of the way in which certain body movements and gestures serve as a form of non-verbal communication kinesics - the technical term for body language. Kinesics is pronounced 'kineesicks' with stress on the 'ee'). The word kinesics was first used in English in this sense in the 1950s, from the Greek word kinesis, meaning motion. "Body language is the unconscious and conscious transmission and interpretation of feelings, attitudes, and moods, through: body posture, movement, physical state, position and relationship to other bodies, objects and surroundings, facial expression and eye movement,

Proxemics is the technical term for the personal space aspect of body language. The word was devised in the late 1950s or early 1960s by Edward Twitchell Hall, an American anthropologist. The word is Hall's adaptation of the word proximity, meaning closeness or nearness. Being able to 'read' body language therefore helps us greatly: -to know how people feel and what they mean, and

-to understand better how people might be perceiving our own non-verbal signals, and (often overlooked) -to understand ourselves better, deeper than the words we hear ourselves saying. the six universal facial expressions ;

*Happiness *Anger
How to read body language
Pay attention to how close someone is to you;
-The closer they are, the warmer they are thinking of you. The farther away that someone is, the less they actually care of the situation or person. -If you move slightly closer to them, do they move...
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