Body-language and nonverbal communication

Tag "behaviour"








Anger in the face enhances cues of strength

New research has been done on facial expression and human behaviour. This research (Evolution and human behaviour magazine) proves that humans assess others` fighting ability by monitoring cues of strength. Cues can be found and clearly identified by facial expression. Biologically and socially this is a hidden important competence of humans. So to say ………

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Strange is strange is not strange…`s me!

In German we have at least five different aspects of “strange”. Or so to say five different ways of understanding “strange”:

1. a stranger looks strange or behaves strange, in the way that I perhaps never have seen before.

2. not to be familiar with something or someone.

3. stranger in the sense of foreigner, coming i.e. from another country or culture

4. strange can also mean “to be different to oneself

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Fotografic body-language







At least in Germany body-language is a very popular issue. People often think that you can analyse someone very quickly in order to know what to do and how to behave. Or in order to be prepared about the others acting and behaving.

But there is a big misunderstanding about body-language and body-reading. Far too often body-language is regarded to be useful under the photographic perspective.

This means:

If you look at someone, see his actual gesture that this gesture always has the same meaning and when you can identify this gesture and the meaning that you know what it’s all about.

But this can be true but it has not have to be true. This photographic kind of body reading seems to be popular because it misleads to a, I will call it, instant body-reading.

Body-language has to be of course regarded, and I hope you will agree to this, under various perspectives. At least it is always as I told you about some weeks ago, expression of the other and my own impression as observer. And of course result of the specific culture.

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