Monday, October 24, 2011
Body language not always as it seems.
People may think that I am resisting them when I fold my arms. However, just as often as not, I am crossing my arms because I am cold, not because I am angry. It is a very comfortable stance for me because I can warm myself. It may also be that I am thinking about and contemplating what is going on around me. Often times, I have to remind myself to place my arms at my side in order to not communicate something I am not intending to communicate. I often times wish it wasn't so widely believed that crossing ones arms is a negative gesture. I also like to place my hands in my pockets when I am standing. This too can be read wrong. Some people may think it says I am trying to hide something when I am really just trying to keep warm my hands. When you see people and you think they are saying something by their body language, give them a chance to speak their mind and share their thoughts. It may not be their intention to say what you think they are saying.