Entwining Your Legs Some gestures are particular to men and others are particular to women. A lot of people in the corporate sector make the mistake of sitting in the wide-four style. In particular when a person is trying to control their body language, they typically concentrate on the upper body. This is a clear sign of a stubborn or tough-minded individual who is closed to any other opinion but their own. Legs are honest - learn to watch and understand their stances and movements. Standing Leg Cross: In business contexts, we have observed that people sitting like this talk in shorter sentences, reject more proposals and can recall less detail of what was discussed than those who sit with their arms and legs in an open position. If, however, the ankles remain in the locked position, the crew are alerted to the fact that the person may really want something, even though he or she may be saying 'No'. Studies demonstrate that male viewers will watch video programming longer the more legs are exposed. Although she was confident about her knowledge of the material, she felt shy and timid speaking in front of such a large group of people, many of whom she didn't know. Smarty Pants: Since their lower extremities are out of the way, liars forget about them and are betrayed by micro-muscular movements in their legs and feet. Strutting her stuff Putting Your Foot Forward When we're interested in either a conversation or a person, we put one foot forward to shorten the distance between us and that person. A slight twitch in the right direction can thus signal aggression and cause embarrassment. It tells you tells you that a person is standing his ground and is favored by those who wish to show their dominance. He's probably wasting his time. If they like us back, they raise their eyebrows. If you interact with them you would find that one or all of them are unfamiliar with others in the group. Some people will claim that they are not defensive or feeling insecure when they cross their arms or legs, but do it because they're cold. On a Date If you are in a restaurant, first of all a male should not sit next to the lady, he should sit opposite her. While open legs can show openness or dominance, crossed legs shows a more closed, submissive or defensive attitude as they symbolically deny any access to the genitals. Because the human brain is hardwired for these two objectives - to go towards what we want and move away from what we don't want - the way a person uses their legs and feet reveals where they want to go. High heels make the legs look more toned, giving the illusion of better health and more fertility. Standing Crossed Legs The next time you attend a meeting with men and women you will notice some groups of people standing with their arms and legs crossed. A relaxed cross with lower legs falling close together needs a wider pelvis and hence may be used as a sexual signal by women, particularly if they have exposed legs. Legs Apart The legs apart stance, predominantly a male gesture, is a resolutely stable immovable posture. Read this excerpt of Superflirt by Tracey Cox and learn how to decode any guy's body language with ease. You Sit:
Sitting When sitting, legs do not have to support the body but they are more visible and so send more obvious messages unless they are under a table, where they still may subconsciously point in a direction of interest. When someone wants to warm his hands he'll thrust them under his armpits rather than tucking them under the elbows, as is the case with a defensive arm-cross. Open legs display masculinity; closed legs protect masculinity. With hands clasped behind head, legs crossed It means: This means that the legs and feet are an important source of information about someone's intrinsic attitude because most people are unaware of what they are doing with them and rarely consider faking gestures with them in the way that they would with their face. For a woman, positions like the scissors stance and the single leg crossed stance send two messages: Taking a stable position is readying the body in case the other person attacks and can be a cautious position. Sitting with one leg crossed over the other stretches the muscles and reveal smooth sexy legs. The leg may also be tapped, perhaps in time to music and perhaps impatiently. He'll serve you an eyebrow flash. A single slap can say 'Right, let's go' and signal that the person is about to make a suggestion. While crossing the legs may indicate a closed and reserved attitude, it's not always so. A fully-closed standing position has knees touching. Standing Crossing legs when standing can be an indication of shyness or being coy and may be accompanied by such as hands held behind the back and a lowered head.
The Parallel Stance 2. It's a formal position that shows a neutral attitude and is taken by schoolchildren talking to a teacher, or if you are reporting to your commanding officer, or standing in front of a judge, awaiting sentencing. Women wearing pants of any sort progressively can also be seen sitting in the figure four position. It tells you tells you that a person is standing his ground and is favored by those who wish to show their dominance. All these characteristics are consistent with increase fertility - thus increased attractiveness. Closer investigation would reveal that these people are friends or are known personally to each other. In an unconscious manner it exposes the genitals and takes more space — a confident, self assured and even cocky posture. If, however, the ankles remain in the locked position, the crew are alerted to the fact that the person may really want something, even though he or she may be saying 'No'. A comfortable stance or feeling a bit of a fall chill? Women's arms tend to swing even further back because their arms bend further out from the elbow to enable them to carry babies more effectively. On the downside this posture is interpreted as an insult in parts of the Middle East and Asia because it shows the sole of the shoe which is culturally associated with filth. Boredom At Work If you are a junior sitting in front of a senior then ideally you should not cross your legs. Also note that two types of leg crosses exist: Swinging the leg may simulate kicking. There are two ways someone can cross a leg while standing up, one is crossing one leg in front of the other and resting it on the toes of that foot and the other way is by crossing one leg parallel to the other as if they really needed to pee. It's still informal but shows more involvement than previous one.
People who aren't sure about their position on a subject adopt the parallel stance. This genital display arises also in the primate world, negating the damage that might be inflicted in a physical fight as male chimps or monkeys constantly reorder group hierarchy. Sometimes also this sends a signal. In this article I'll focus on the different sitting positions, primarily those done when seated a chair. This sitting position cannot be comfortably replicated by most men. Paul Ekman and William Friesen on deceptive behaviors, shows that when a person lies he produces more signals associated with deceitfulness in the lower part of his body than in the upper part - this applies to both genders. If, due to extensive dental work, the patient has to make a number of visits to the dentist, that person becomes more comfortable in the dentist's chair after four or five visits, and doesn't lock his ankles. It can also be a frozen walk, indicating that the person wants to go somewhere which way are they pointing? Foot tapping repeatedly on the floor can suggest impatience or anxiety, it can commonly be found in the dentist waiting rooms, waiting to take the final exams, and so forth. The leg may also swing in time to music, indicating that the person is relaxed and enjoying the vibe and perhaps inviting others to join in. Standing with their legs closely placed together they're indicating that they feel hesitant or tentative. With their higher center of gravity, men adopt the legs apart stance more frequently than women. The dominant stand can usually be observed amongst confident men approaching women, but most notoriously found amongst superior officers giving instructions to the awaiting-instruction-cadets, as well as bouncers and cowboys. Women wearing pants of any sort progressively can also be seen sitting in the figure four position. Often people though most commonly women who are shy or timid will entangle their legs together creating this sort of over and under leg cross as if attempting to lock their negative emotions in place and make themselves as narrow and small as possible in order to appear non-threatening. Their height notwithstanding, men also adopt this position more frequently in the company of other people when using their posture as a means of communication.
This custom was mostly reserved for royalty and meant that the women whose feet had been bound were unable to stand on their own two feet without causing pain. I'm here! With their higher center of gravity, men adopt the legs apart stance more frequently than women. Shy women often entwine their legs while standing Seated Parallel Legs Women's legs and hips have bone structure enabling them to sit in this manner, projecting strong feminine signals. In the women's variant of locking ankles the knees are held together, the feet may be to one side and the hands rest side by side or one on top of the other resting on the upper legs. The findings showed that liars pay more attention to what their hands, arms, and faces are doing because they know that's where people look. Open legs displays and makes vulnerable the genitals. The leg over leg "standard position" is usually done with the dominant leg on top. Surprisingly so, men are pre-programmed to send out physical clues when they're interested in a woman. To begin with his posture should be erect as time goes by he can be relaxed but still maintain an erect posture. Shy Tangle: In sitting scenarios it's actually even more obvious, as anyone who ever got stuck at the end of the sofa alone can tell. Stretch out your legs under the table. This may be a sign of the tough-minded, stubborn individual who rejects any opinion other than their own. Standing with their legs closely placed together they're indicating that they feel hesitant or tentative. It requires that your legs are straight, and that your feet are placed wide apart with your weight equally distributed between them. Entwining Your Legs Some gestures are particular to men and others are particular to women. TODAY By iVillage You lock eyes with the handsome man sitting across the dimly lit bar, and instantly, 1, questions rip roar through your mind — is he single? On average 7 out of 10 people will cross their left leg over their right, so always keep in mind that leg crossing should be read in context and in groups or clusters with other body language gestures. Using appropriate questioning techniques during a negotiation, in which one party locks his ankles, the questioner can get the other to open up and reveal valuable information. Your body language should show others that you are attentive, interested and involved in the meeting. Legs are longer than arms and have much bigger muscles. One or both legs may be flopped down sideways as far as they can go. If we pay limited attention most of us will be aware of our facial expressions and gestures. This sitting position cannot be comfortably replicated by most men. The concern may be more obvious if the person is leaning forward. Some people also choose to reinforce their attitude through physical cues, for example, those that have a clearly competitive attitude reinforce what they feel by locking their crossed leg position using one of their hands.
The leg may also be tapped, perhaps in time to music and perhaps impatiently. Legs are honest - learn to watch and understand their stances and movements. A slow walk may be a person who has time to kill, is daydreaming, is lazy or perhaps gets aches and pains when they walk faster. Finally, Nierenberg's and Calero's research showed that patients who were being wheeled into an operating room with their ankles crossed and their hands clenched, tend not to have reconciled themselves to the unavoidable. No one says a word, yet the visual messages tell the story. On average 7 out of 10 people will cross their left leg over their right, so always keep in mind that leg crossing should be read in context and in groups or clusters with other body language gestures. Sitting When sitting, legs do not have to support the body but they are more visible and so send more obvious messages unless they are under a table, where they still may subconsciously point in a direction of interest. Further studies into patients in a dental surgery showed that, of male patients observed, immediately locked their ankles when they sat in the dentist's chair. Standing Crossing legs when standing can be an indication of shyness or being coy and may be accompanied by such as hands held behind the back and a lowered head. Using typical male courtship body language he's likely to stand with one foot pointing toward her with his legs apart exposing his groin area, and holding his arms in a splayed position to make himself look larger and fill more space. Apprehensive travellers sit with their ankles locked, especially during take-off. When the people feel comfortable and at ease they move from the parallel stance to an open position in which the feet are slightly apart and facing the other person. Young, healthy people walk faster than older people, with their arms swinging higher in front and behind due to their additional speed and greater muscle flexibility. Paying Attention: Defendants sitting outside a courtroom waiting for their hearing are three times more likely than the plaintiffs to have their ankles tightly crossed and tucked under their chairs in an attempt to control their emotions. Dominant Stand: He's probably wasting his time. Arrogance, combative, sexual posturing A complete no-no would be the American style of sitting-basically the ankle resting on the opposite knee in a wide four. In business contexts, we have observed that people sitting like this talk in shorter sentences, reject more proposals and can recall less detail of what was discussed than those who sit with their arms and legs in an open position. The beauty of the legs is that the further away a body part is from the brain, the less aware we are of what that body part is saying about us — we can be somewhat aware of what our facial expressions are portraying and sometimes control our arms, but we almost always forget about what our legs are saying. Many older women by habit will still sit in this position even though they no longer wear short skirts. This is partly a product of physiology and also of the practical matter in what women may wear. Studies demonstrate that male viewers will watch video programming longer the more legs are exposed. Locking a competitive attitude into place Locked Ankles Studies of body language by Gerard Nierenberg and Henry Calero, in which they paid particular attention to the participant's ankles, has shown a high rate of individuals locking their ankles when holding back information.
The reverse is also true and pulling a leg back may show disinterest. If you ask a dentist about his patients he will confirm that 9 out of 10 patients lock their ankles when they are receiving an injection, and 8 out of 10 will usually have their ankles locked during the whole procedure — observe your legs next time you go to the dentist to see for yourself. Most informal positions have the tendency to be spread out and take strange forms. Those same studies undeniably further show these men remembering less of what women said. It may be easier than you think, though. The expressions 'Having your feet on the ground' and 'Standing on your own two feet' refer to the ancient Chinese custom of binding women's feet. Pointing a foot at where the mind wants to go This a valuable clue to a person's immediate intentions, because we point our lead foot in the direction our mind would like to go and this stance looks as if the person is beginning to walk. Paul Ekman and William Friesen on deceptive behaviors, shows that when a person lies he produces more signals associated with deceitfulness in the lower part of his body than in the upper part - this applies to both genders. While the shoe dangling off their foot, they remove and enter their foot back and forth into it. Feet placed closely together reduce the foundation for standing and make the stance more precarious. Sitting When sitting, legs do not have to support the body but they are more visible and so send more obvious messages unless they are under a table, where they still may subconsciously point in a direction of interest. Finally, one person takes the foot forward position, showing acceptance of the other person image 2. Nervousness At a Business Lunch or Dinner In a business lunch or dinner, if the place cards are missing, then the protocol is that the senior most heads the table and the second in command sits next to him or her. See also. Seductive stroking can thus be a strong sexual invitation. At a sit-down dinner, talking across the table is considered a major gaffe. In-flight airline personnel are trained to spot passengers who would like service and who are too shy to ask for it. Sit erect in the middle of the chair with legs in a 90 degree with a gap of inches between one's feet or slightly sideways in the corner of a sofa. This will improve your self-confidence and others will perceive you in a more positive way and more fully engage you. Male participants at sports contests can be seen standing around with each other in this position at half time, scratching or giving their crotch an adjustment. A comfortable stance or feeling a bit of a fall chill?
You might end up hitting her and it can send out a wrong signal. While the shoe dangling off their foot, they remove and enter their foot back and forth into it. Mar 11, , If, however, the ankles remain in the locked position, the crew are alerted to the fact that the person may really want something, even though he or she may be saying 'No'. If we pay limited attention most of us will be aware of our facial expressions and gestures. Do not confuse this in the woman who constantly crosses and uncrosses her legs when she's with a man she desires; in that case the leg shifts are a means of drawing attention to her legs. Open Standing Legs which are held apart when standing provide a stable base for the person. When people get lost in the wilderness, they tend to walk in circles. If you're sitting with your legs crossed, you may twitch the hanging foot up and down, or back and forth. Legend has it that men make the first move, then plead, cajole, wine, dine and basically bribe via chocolates, flowers and dinner dates women into their bachelor pads to either a have their wicked way or b get down on one knee. With legs intertwined and all twisted, especially for women It means: Many politicians and public figures who want to telegraph a message about their vitality adopt a more vibrant gait. As a demonstration of anxiety it is often combined with clenched fists resting on the knees or with the hands tightly gripping the arms of the chair and a seated pelvic display. Sit with a slouch or sink in your chair.
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Sometimes also this sends a signal. Pointing Legs may be used to point to things of interest, as with other parts of the body. With their higher center of gravity, men adopt the legs apart stance more frequently than women.
How We Move from Closed to Open As people begin to feel more comfortable in a group and get to know others, they move through a series of movements taking them from the defensive crossed arms and legs position to the relaxed open position.
The reverse is also true and pulling a leg back may show disinterest. This can be a sexual display especially men to women or a show of power especially between men.
Women should avoid crossing their legs in business meetings unless wearing a dress or business suit that has a skirt with a hem line below the knee. Do not confuse this in the woman who constantly crosses and uncrosses her legs when she's with a man she desires; in that case the leg shifts are a means of drawing attention to her legs.
This is apparent when a person is trying to appear bigger by spreading their arms wide, locking them behind their head, and crossing their legs the American style, all indicating that they feel argumentative or competitive. Do not confuse this in the woman who constantly crosses and uncrosses her legs when she's with a man she desires; in that case the leg shifts are a means of drawing attention to her legs.