Test – 1
Duration : 30 minutes
Body Language,technically known as _____________________________,
is a significant aspect of modern communications and relationships.
The sending and receiving of body language signals happens on _________
(a) Conscious level
(b) Subconscious level
(c) Both a and b
Body language comprises/ includes:
how we position our bodies
our closeness to and the space between us and other people
(proxemics), and how this changes
our facial expressions
our eyes especially and how our eyes move and focus, etc
how we touch ourselves and others
how our bodies connect with other non-bodily things, for instance,
pens, cigarettes, spectacles and clothing
our breathing, and other less noticeable physical effects, for
example our heartbeat and perspiration
Body language tends to include the pace, pitch, and intonation, volume,
variation, pauses, etc., of our voice.
Body Language Analysis: Body language is instinctively interpreted by us
all, however there is potential for confusion. What are some of the factors
that can influence the analysis of body language?
Body language also depends on context: body language in a certain situation
might not mean the same in another.
Someone rubbing their eye might have an irritation, rather than
being tired - or disbelieving, or upset.
Someone with crossed arms might be keeping warm, rather than
Someone scratching their nose might actually have an itch, rather
than concealing a lie.
Sufficient samples/ evidence: A single body language signal isn't as
reliable as several signals:
As with any system of evidence, 'clusters' of body language signals provide
much more reliable indication of meaning than one or two signals in