Body Language Mastery
When pain is suspected in a person who is unable to communicate verbally or to understand, such as the case with receptive aphasia often seen after strokes, the assessment of pain will depend heavily on being able to recognize aberrant physical or behavioral responses (10,11). Body language that has typically been associated with pain unfortunately also may be associated with other etiologies. For example, grimacing or wincing may be associated with nausea, disgust, or distaste. Fist clenching or muscle tightening may be associated with anger. Withdrawal can be reflexic or occur when frightened or startled or even in response to tickling. Crying, of course, can reflect sadness or, in many circumstances, even happiness. Usually, adequate assessment of a person who is unable to communicate includes a best-guess assessment of common body language and behavioral manifestations in conjunction with a trial intervention, which may include drugs. Distinguishing the usual from unusual...
The silverback gorilla shows dominance through size and fur coloration 2. Bighorn sheep posture and fight to establish dominance 3. Wolves use subtle body language to show submission and dominance 4. Kangaroos face each other, standing erect, crouching, and grooming themselves while challenging a competitor before fighting. (Illustration by Wendy Baker) 1. The silverback gorilla shows dominance through size and fur coloration 2. Bighorn sheep posture and fight to establish dominance 3. Wolves use subtle body language to show submission and dominance 4. Kangaroos face each other, standing erect, crouching, and grooming themselves while challenging a competitor before fighting. (Illustration by Wendy Baker)
The content complexity approach emphasises that lying can be a cognitively complex task (Vrij, 2000). Liars have to think of plausible answers, should not contradict themselves, should tell a lie that is consistent with everything which the observer knows or might find out, and should avoid making slips of the tongue. Moreover, they have to remember what they have said, so that they can say the same things when someone asks them to repeat their story. People engaged in cognitively complex tasks speak slower and pause more (Goldman-Eisler, 1968). Cognitive complexity also leads to fewer movements, due to the fact that a greater cognitive load results in a neglect of body language, reducing overall animation (Ekman and Friesen, 1972).
Dren to mentally note equivalences between transformations of their own bodies and those that they see in another. These first imitations may also help the child to pick out and identify the members of the family circle who are recognized not only by their faces but also by their gestures and behaviors. These gestures and behaviors thus promote social identification.
Is a handshake really just a mere handshake, or does it express so much more? Discover Body Language and How it Can Benefit You. You will never be in the dark again on a persons mood when you can read their body language!