In human communication there are different types of language and one of them is kinesic language, that is, one that is characterized by not being verbal and expressing what one wants through movements made by the body. It is also known as body language or kinesthetic behavior and, to know how to “speak in that language”, it is necessary to make movements, postures, facial gestures, and even simple eye contact.
There are several fields in which great use is made of this language and one of them is acting, for example, in the era of silent movies , stories were only told through gestures or movements , as is the case of the famous Chaplin or Mary Pickford.
examples of kinesic language
- Look at the ground: Do not believe what you hear.
- Join the ankles: Apprehension or suspicion.
- Hands on cheeks: Analysis.
- Touching the jaw: Making decisions.
- Clasp fingers: Power or dominance.
- Tipping the head : Interest.
- Hitting your fingers on something: Uneasy.
- Blushing: Embarrassment or discomfort.
- Give a tug to the ear: Indecision.
- Frowning: Contrariety or ‘I don’t understand’.
More examples of kinesic language
- Sighing is an adaptation gesture that is used to contain moods.
- Snorting is equivalent to being annoyed about something, although it can also indicate tiredness.
- Constantly opening and closing your eyes may be due to embarrassment or shyness.
- Resting your head on your hands or looking down at the ground means you are getting bored.
- Turning the head from side to side horizontally is used to express a negation.
- Raising the thumb is a sign that everything is correct.
- Crossing the index finger in front of the lips is equivalent to staying silent and not divulging anything.
- Making the gesture of a smile with your mouth means being satisfied with what happened.
- Crossing one leg over the other is equivalent to taking all the time in the world.
- Sitting with your hands clasping your head from behind is a sign that you feel confident in mastering the situation.
- Constant nail biting can be from being insecure or nervous.
- Walking with your hands in your pockets and your shoulders hunched is a sign of being downcast.
- Covering your mouth with your hand serves to express what should not be said.
- Rubbing or touching the eye or nose is an action that is used when lying.
- Holding hands behind the back means there is anger, fury, or even frustration.
- Crossing the arms at chest level is done when one is on the defensive.
- Shaking your hand towards yourself is a sign that the other person is approaching you.
- Crossing one leg over the other while swinging your foot is equivalent to being bored.
- Joining the hands under the chin can be by way of imploring.