Body Language

<<posture and gestures>>

This involves both conscious and unconscious non-verbal communication conveyed by various parts of the body to emphasise an idea or emotion, attitude or feeling. Such behaviour includes facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of interpersonal space which can be either with or without accompanying speech and reinforce or negate any words spoken. Many of these indicators are wholesome expressions and convey recognised meaning while others are devious and unclear. The Bible mentions some such as those who wink their eyes, signal with their feet and motion with their fingers besides the physical touch to impart blessing (Prov 6:13, 16:30; Mk 16:17,18).  

See also: communication, hands.

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