Body postures / gestures / expressions (Facial Expressions (Frown = to…
Body postures / gestures / expressions
When people tap their foot you know they are impatient.
She was tapping her foot impatiently on the ground.
= speaking with hesitations and repeated letters
I stammered my apology.
= agreement, yes
She gave him a dismissive shrug.
Shaking the head
= negative, no
Hands covering gaping mouth
Drumming your fingers
while someone else is talking.
= think deeply
Hand on the chin or hands supporting the chin
Indicates evaluation or that negative thoughts are being held, that boredom has set in, or that a person is tired.
To shy away from
= to avoid
= bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame.
(bending at the waist)
He turned and bowed to his father.
= be in or move into a
out of the
Lean too far.
in his chair
= a sloping position or movement. (înclina)
the tilt of her head
Sit down (only a chair ?)
Lie down on the couch.
I had to lie down because I was groggy
= bend one's head and body in fear or in a servile manner.
She cringed at the feel of his breath on her neck, struggling to get away from him.
Our bodies literally speak volume
= our body language says a lot
Avoiding eye contact
Deadpan face = without an expression
Resting bitch face
= an expression seen as bad-tempered or unfriendly that a woman has when she is relaxed and not thinking about how she is perceived
A light in someone's eyes
a curl of your lip
= a movement of your top lip upwards at one side in a way that shows that you are annoyed, bored, or do not respect someone
She curled her lip in disgust at the suggestion.
Frown = to show annoyance, disapproval or worry
= stare in an angry or fierce way.
She glared at him, her cheeks flushing
A flush of embarrassment rose to her cheeks
Eyes staring into the distance
Raised eye brows
= doubtful, disbelieving
= a sad, disappointed, or serious expression on someone’s face
= looking very angry
Straight-faced = not showing that you want to laugh
annoyed about something or they do not approve of it
Things you can do with your hands and arms
On a busy bus - clutch the hand rail
you can clutch an object
Let go of
your teeth (you're angry)
Fold your arms
Cross your arms
Extend the arm
People scratch because they are
or something is itchy
Or they have a
( when you are in a crowd and make space with the elbows)
Click your fingers
Snap your fingers
Rub your eyes
Don't rub your eyes cause the mascara will rub!