Facial expression is an integral part of body language and expressive emotion. A precise interpretation is based on the interpretation of several signs in combination – such as the movement of the eyes, eyebrows, lips, nose and cheeks – to get an idea of a person`s mood and mental state; it must always be viewed in addition to the context in which it occurs and the likely intent of the person. [5] Although Adolf Hitler used the gesture of Hands on Hips to try to appear authoritarian for advertising photos, he still could not prevent his left hand from crossing his body and trying to cover his solitary testicles. Did you know that you communicate all the time, no matter what words come out of your mouth, and even if you don`t? Studies show that 55 percent of your communication is body language, while 38 percent is the speed and tone of the voice. (This leaves only 7 percent for words.) Positive body language is when your movements and gestures show that you are engaged, interested, responsive and open. Learn about these examples of positive body language and what they communicate with others. If you want to get close to someone because you love them, because you trust them or because you are interested in them, you tend to support the whole body in their direction. For this message to be sent to the person you are talking to, it is important not to infiltrate the space and enter. When you arrive on a basketball court, all your teammates next to you, bloated and ready to walk, you form impressions on the other side, of its strength and unity, of its mood and its body language.

Of course, the physical element is stronger in sport, but something similar happens in politics, where you can read the mood on one side or the other by simply looking at them, sitting all together. [55] Whichever strategy they choose, it is important that your emotions are not at your best and that you are always listening to your intuition, which signals are appropriate and useful. Then you can use body language to your strategic advantage. Body language contributes significantly to the attitude that a person transmits to others. Albert Mehrabian says that during a conversation that deals with feelings and attitudes (i.e. like-minded people), 7% of what is communicated is done by what has been said, 38% by denton of the voice, and the majority, 55%, is on body language. This is also called «7%- 38% – 55% rule»[54] and is often considered in studies on human communication. While there is a broader debate about the percentage that should be attributed to each of the three contributing factors, there is general agreement that body language plays a fundamental role in determining the attitude that a person transmits. But in addition to the unconscious language of the body, we also send conscious body signals. It is a language that we learn to understand and that is conditioned by our cultural environment.

We apply it in appropriate situations to send a particular message or to emphasize what we are saying. Typical examples are the index finger raised for «attention!» thumbs up for permission or open hands to cool a situation or soothe emotional flare-ups. But you should act with caution, as body language is always read in a cultural context. A particular gesture may have a very different meaning on another continent or in different cultures. In most cultures, Head Nod is used to mean «yes» or chord.