Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's just the way you move!

Today as I was watching the Dancing with the Stars results show they had a body language expert analyzing the contests body language.

Shawn Johnson always shrugs her shoulders, showing a bit of insecurity, which is different from her presentation at the Olympics.
Lawrence and Chuck both look up and then down a lot during eliminations which show they aren't sure of themselves.
Melissa Rycroft covers her tummy frequently during judging and elimination which signals she feels the butterflies.
Lil' Kim has her eyes and mouth wide open which tells us she's trying to take it all in.
Ty holds onto his partner as much as possible, which says she is his rock, his sense of security.
Gilles shows a lot of humility while being judged, as he looks up a lot in a praying kind of position. That shows he knows the scores are out of his control.
Steve-O puts his hands on his waist a lot, his head and waist tilted up as if awaiting bad news.

When I am insecure I cross my arms over my chest, play with my hair and just fidget in general. When I am nervous I tend to bite my lip a lot. When I'm really excited I talk A LOT and really fast. People have always told me I wear my heart on my sleeve and I have learned that my emotions are very easy to read by my facial expressions.

What are you telling others with your body language?


Larissa said...

I tend to fidget when I get nervous or play with my hair when I get bored/finished talking to the conversation has ended and now its time to move on.

p.s.- you are so right about taking things slowly-- my problem is that im impatient and I want everything right now...thanks for the reminder! :D

Shoshanah said...

I'm always crossing my arms, which I know makes me look closed off. By whenever I notice myself doing it, I can't find anything else comfortable to do with my arms, and feel far too awkward.

Amber said...

Larissa, I'm the same way. Wanted everything yesterday! ;)

Shoshanah, I do that too! Then I just look silly as I'm trying to figure out what to do with my arms and cursing myself for not wearing pants with pockets! Haha!

Jenny Georgio-who said...

When I am nervous I notice that I start to talk a bit faster. It makes having a serious conversation with the boss interesting because I spend half the time reminding myself, "Slow down."

I usually cross my arms. A lot. All the time. It doesn't matter if I'm bored, angry, nervous, happy. It's just the most comfortable thing to do with my long lanky arms. It confuses people as they don't know what I'm feeling!

marisol said...

I tend to cross my arms when I am uncomfortable or play with my hair whenever I am anxious/bored,

Who are you rooting for?