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Like most other aspects of communication, body language mainly develops from observing and (sub-consciously) copying those around us. So it varies between countries, cultures, communities. The usual example given is eye contact. In the dominant (i.e. white, Christian) culture in the UK, it’s polite to look at people when we talk to them. Not making eye contact can be regarded as a sign of shyness – or of lack of interest, insincerity or even deviousness! But in other countries, making direct eye contact can be interpreted as being over-familiar or even aggressive.

 

One thing to remember is that when frightened or angry the body releases adrenaline this has many effects including:

  • Heart rate increases
  • Respirations increase.
  • Pupils dilate – eyes concentrate, stare
  • Sweat
  • Face goes red or pale
  • Restless – may pace around
  • Hands may shake

 

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