Pat on the shoulder body language

man patting on the shoulder

Patting another person’s shoulder is common in social interactions. This body language gesture is highly context-dependent. Who does it and when determines what it means. In this article, we’ll explore all the possible meanings of ‘pat on the shoulder’ body language gesture. After that, we’ll discuss the meaning of a closely related ‘resting hand on …

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Tongue pressed against cheek body language

tongue pressed against cheek

In body language, the ‘tongue pressed against cheek’ facial expression occurs when a person’s tongue presses against the inside of their cheek on one side of the face. As a result, their cheek bulges noticeably on the outside. This facial expression is subtle and usually lasts for only a fraction of a second. Where and …

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Wringing hands body language meaning

wringing hands body language

The ‘wringing hands’ body language gesture is where a person squeezes one hand with the other repeatedly or alternately, or both. Usually, the knuckles of one hand get pressed between the palm and the fingers of the other hand. Other times, the person rubs their entire hand as if they were washing it. In other …

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Body language: Stretching arms above head

body language stretching arms above head

Stretching the arms above head body language gesture is often accompanied by yawning i.e. stretching facial muscles whilst opening the mouth. And accompanied by deep, slow inhalation followed by quick exhalation. Yawning and stretching arms can occur independently, but when they occur together, the gesture is called pandiculation. Pandiculation is an involuntary gesture where a …

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Body language: Pinching the bridge of nose

woman pinching bridge of nose

Pinching the bridge of nose gesture consists of pinching the top of the nose with one’s index finger and thumb. It’s often accompanied by a lowering of the head, closing the eyes, and releasing a deep sigh. Sometimes, the person may also squeeze the skin in the area repeatedly. Pinching the bridge of nose means …

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Body language for interviews (Do’s and don’ts)

This article will highlight some interview body language tips- things about body language that you should keep in mind when attending a job interview. But why does it matter? People say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Yet, that’s exactly what the human mind does over and over. It also manifests in interview …

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7 Signs of attraction based on body language

signs of attraction in body language

Body language signs of attraction are signs that people display, often unconsciously, when they’re in the presence of someone they’re attracted to. Wouldn’t it be nice to know whether someone is interested in you before they even talk to you? Yes, it’s possible thanks to body language. With the power of body language, you can …

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Mixed and masked facial expressions (Explained)

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A mixed facial expression is the one that someone makes when they’re experiencing two or more emotions at the same time. A masked facial expression results from suppression, conscious or unconscious, of an emotion. Masked facial expressions usually manifest as weak expressions of the emotion but sometimes we also use opposite facial expressions for masking. For …

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How we express disapproval with the mouth

When you’re angry, how do you express disapproval or threaten the person who caused your anger using your mouth? That’s easy; you press your lips together strongly in an attempt to show determination- a determination to take action against the person. But what happens when you are extremely angry, the I’m-going-to-eat-you-alive type of angry? When you’re …

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