Agreement Gesture

September 9th, 2021

Their conversation may not seem overtly tense, but a relaxed atmosphere won`t exist until their hand gestures on hips are abandoned and more open gestures are used. In India, the head is swung from side to side, called Head Wobble, to mean “yes”. It`s confusing for Westerners and Europeans who use this gesture to communicate “Maybe yes – maybe no”. As we`ve said, the nod in Japan doesn`t necessarily mean “yes, I agree” – it usually means “yes, I hear you.” Open your palms and say, “What do you think?” or “I can see that you have ideas about this. Do you bother me to tell me what they are? Fold back, arms outstretched, palms visible, and wait for the answer. If the person says they agree with you, but continue to choose the imaginary plush, you may have to choose an even more direct approach to uncovering their hidden objections. In Greece and Cyprus in particular, the nod that says “no” is almost always combined with a simultaneous raising of the eyebrows and, most often, with a light (or full) eye roll. There is also a tone that sometimes accompanies the whole gesture, called “τσου”. This sound sounds very similar, but is not identical to the sound of British Tutting. The use of “τσου” is optional and reserved only for a strong emphasis on the “no”. This gesture is typical of professionals such as accountants, lawyers, business managers or people who feel dominant or confident superior.

If you could read that person`s thoughts, they would say things like , “I have all the answers” or “Everything is under control” or even “Maybe one day you`ll be as smart as I am.” Executives use it regularly, and newly appointed male managers suddenly start using it, although they rarely used it before their promotion. It is also used by “better-drunks” and intimidates most people. This is the trademark gesture of men who like you to recognize how well informed they are. It can also be used as a territorial sign to show that the person has claimed that particular area. There are three basic top positions. The first is with Head Up and is the position taken by the person who has a neutral attitude towards what is being said. The head remains silent and the conversation may be interrupted by a small occasional sign. In this position, hand-to-cheek evaluation gestures are often used. The legal gesture is “convincing” insofar as it manifests and communicates “intention”: the intellectual will of one or more parties to make a modification or a legal relationship. The execution of a calculated, perhaps even complicated, gesture suggests that a gesturor really wants to make a promotion, a sale, etc. The gesture supports and confirms the words spoken at the same time. Legal actions can also prove or express emotions that accompany or cause a legal change or relationship.

Legal transactions are usually “border” events involving transitions from one welfare state to another. Such events are often occasions for experiencing strong feelings….

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