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Proactive attitude of trying to change someone’s behaviour.
Who withdraws into oneself while drawing back or becoming tense!
One of the four quadrants used in the movement of the eyes; it corresponds to a nonconscious movement of the glance at the top right.
One of the four quadrants used in the movement of the eyes; corresponds to a nonconscious movement of the glance at the top left.
The physical attitude of a human being corresponds to his mental attitude. It is congruent.
Gesture essential to the description (ex: He moved towards this door)
Rigidity under stress
These are emotions that are not really felt, but which we seek to convey. We therefore express an emotion while feeling another one at the same time.
Expression of an interior feeling (sensation) resulting in a gesture, a movement or a micro-movement
One of the four quadrants used in the movement of the eyes; it corresponds to a nonconscious movement of the glance at the bottom right.
One of the four quadrants used in the movement of the eyes; corresponds to a nonconscious movement of the glance at the bottom left.
A fusion of nonverbal communication: We feel the same emotions as the other and we are in the same bodily state as he or she. We identify with the other. This definition is more in keeping with the discoveries of emotional intelligence than with the traditional psychological dialogue, which describes empathy as a process with which it is possible to distance oneself.
A very short-term state of being which can change itself or not, into an emotion and which is seen by a micro-movement
By definition, a gesture which does not seem consistent with what is stated after the fact
Reasoning which starts from a premise. Bringing in the proposal itself, what we seek to observe. Introducing the perspective that we seek to demonstrate by bringing it to the core (center) of the demonstration. Example: “I think this person is sad because I observed this and that.” By this reasoning, we refuse to read anything other than sadness. Induction immediately removes any scientific claim to reasoning.
Reasoning which comes from what was observed. A logical operation by which a proposal, by virtue of its link with other proposals already held for true, is accepted. Reasoning is based on what was noticed. By looking at this and that, therefore it may mean that. Reasoning must be deduced.
Movement that expresses the inner state of the present emotion
Gesture or movement that describes an attitude; (hand gesture, body position on the chair, blinking of the eyes, etc…)
Which tilts to the sides; particularly important when analyzing the movements of the head
Contrary to the truth, action to lie, to twist the truth, omitting details
The accumulation of images in our mind, allowing the reading of nonverbal communication
This is one of two forms of micro-movements, the other form of micro-movements being that made by micro-reactions. Micro-attitudes are different from micro-reactions simply because the hand comes into action when they are expressed. We can identify three types of micro-attitudes: micro-scratches, micro-caresses and micro-fixations.
Narcissistic retreat into oneself in comparison with a feeling that is unconsciously expressed: gesture of self-contact. It is addressed to oneself, when it is performed in front of his speaker, with the desire to see him get closer to us. e.g.: to stroke the left internal forearm; can also express the need for comfort: e.g.: “To wash the hands» can show discomfort and the gesture of micro-caress comforts us.
Motionless posture of concentration or total relaxation
Concept and surreptitious movement: There are two types of micro-movements: micro-attitudes and micro-reactions
Surreptitious movements of the face or the body.
Unconscious itching, which is not caused by allergies
Non conscious (gesture)
Also called an unconscious gesture; the person who produces a non-conscious gesture cannot be aware of it. Ex:Lower Sampaku
Which excludes words. Appeared for the first time in the English language in 1956.
Space separating the higher and lower eyelids.
Gesture which establishes the relationship between the body and all objects which can come into contact with it.
Projecting ones feelings by gestures inviting others in the communication. Gesture describing nothing in particular, which serves to emphasize the emotion
Movement of the articulation that causes a rotation of the hand, which allows the palm of the hand to turn downwards or inwards. Pronation indicates a closed mind and sometimes a stiffness under stress (hands) or a certain control (feet). Often seen on the axes of the wrists and ankles – stiffness
Quadrants of the eye
The movement of the eye is divided into four quadrants.
From right to left or from left to right: Important in understanding the movements of the neck or the ankles.
From front to back: Serves to describe certain movements of the neck. Distress
There is sign of great distress when the white is visible underneath the eye. Emotional state identified in the area of the eye above and below the iris.
Top sanpaku: the white of the eye is visible under the superior eyelid.
Lower sanpaku: the white of the eye is visible under the lower eyelid
A gesture that is done unconsciously, but can also be identified by both the person who carries it out and the one who receives it. The majority of gestures are semi-conscious.
Movement contrary to pronation: The rotation of the hand therefore consists of turning the palm upward or outward. Supination indicates an openness (hands) or carelessness (feet). Often seen on the axes of the wrists and ankles – fluidity
Conscious cultural gesture representing what one seeks to convey (example: this is O.K.).
The unconscious is what is not conscious. The concept does not overlap with the reality of the psychoanalytic concept.
GLOSSARY – OTHER TERMINALOGY RELATED TO NON VERBAL COMMUNICATION
Asymmetry of the face
Tone of voice
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