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Body Language

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Way to live in your body most efficiently. not wasting energy - but channeling it to most efficient ways. Minimizes tension. Gives your body a center/balance - helps vocal cords. Also helps mind-body connection. Helps you gain height

2. Cues listeners use to signal that we decline our turn to speak. Ie sustaining a relaxed posture - while remaining silent slow and frequent positive head nods - and positive vocal utterences to signal speaker to keep going.

3. Used by the listener to signal the speaker that he or she would like to talk. Ie raising the hand - audible intake or breath - tensing and straightening of posture -

4. How open you are - available for communication. Shown through direct body leaning - anything not symmetrical.

5. Used by speakers who want to continue talking. They are especially observant when listener is trying to interrupt. Ie: keeping eye contact to a minimum increasing the rate and loudness of speech - indirect body orientation - filled pauses - and halti

6. __ status people tend to take up max space - are incredibly still - and don't make noise - hold eye contact.

7. Any kind of posture that can be used to cut people out.

8. Territory considered to be the exclusive domain of its owner; if the territory is used by its owner virtually every day

9. Open to anyone and is seldom under the constant control of any one person or group. Subject to temporary ownership and often protected with as much vigor as personal property. Most difficult of all territories to maintain

10. With Alexander Technique - there are several rules.1) __/__: so you can understand ticks. 2) __: inhibit your old habits. Constant. Must choose not to respond habitually - break out of old habits - and set new ones. 3) ___: 4 concepts of good body us

11. Personal space. Portable - carry it with us everywhere we go.

12. Length of your stride.

13. No wasted movements-only uses energy that's necessary and appropriate to accomplish a task.

14. Opposite of immediacy. Can also take you away from people - or show you're 'right there' like leaning back but can show status too if you did that like in an interview

15. Shows difference between people because of differences in status because of body language.

16. Head and neck extended toward object - ears forward - focused eyes - sniffing - held up

17. Head is steady - ears are neutral - cocked foot - casual tail

18. Not under the owner's exclusive control; generally associated with a particular person or group frequently seen in and around it. Think of a popular meeting place. More vulnerable to invasion and takeover by others

19. __ status people tend to make themselves seem invisible

20. Movements; nonverbal message in which visable body actions communicate a particular message either in place of speech or together with speech. Can be formed with any part of body - even face.

21. How you hold yourself. Habitually or intentionally chosen posture.

22. Ears fixed on source - wide open eyes - flared and snorting - standing frozen or fleeing -

23. The amount of twisting and swaying that the lower part of the body does

24. Shakes head - darting ears - attentive eyes - nostrils quivering - pawing - vocalizing -

25. Ending conversations; eye contact/body language. Given by speakers who wish to discontinue talking and givve the listener the opportunity to take the speaking role. May include direct body orientation - a forward lean - a beckoning gesture with the h

26. Head down - half mast ears - droopy eyes - slack muzzle - inactive feet - low and still tail

27. Rate at which you move. How fast or slow you just do things in general

28. Fluctuation and variation of movements marked by natural flow of body or regular occurance (like people who walk on their toes). Usually relatd to music..the musicality of your body.

29. Head up and tense - flicking ears - darting eyes - quivering nostrils - frozen or moving around maybe sweating

30. Voluntary and involuntary movements of eyes

31. Develop wherever people congregate for social exchange. Two people standing in the middle of a hallway carrying on a conversation and how passerbyers go a great length to avoid intruding.

32. When two people imitate or share a similar posture. May symbolize agreement - equality - and liking between them.

33. Head and neck stretched up and out - moving slowly back and forth - ears extremely active - eyes focused - nostrils are flared - lipping - chewing - prancing - tail is held high swishing

34. SADFISH - Sadness - Anger - Disgust - Fear - Interest - Surprise - Happiness - love SADFISH

35. Head low and averted - half mast ears - eyes averted - chewing and smaking lips

36. Type of posture usually when two people are engaging in a conversation. Could be a sign of more formal relationship (boss employee) - someone needing monitoring - more active interaction.

37. Regular patrons. Represents groups who have taken a public place and made it their own. Claimants have a sense of freedom in terms of their behavior and their control over the territory is somewhat continuous.

38. The amount of twisting and swaying that the upper part of body (chest and arms too) does.

39. Form of non-verbal communication which consists of body posture - gestures - facial expressions - and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals subconsciously.

40. Head/neck stretched -'snaky' - ears pinned - eyes closed to slits - muzzle pursed - swishing tail - kicking - stomping

41. Meeting of the eyes between two individuals

42. Open posture