Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nonverbal Communication Reveals Status

Body Language Reveals Wealth from yahoo.news. Not just a wealth of information about you, but what wealth and status you have.

From the article:

A flashy handbag or Armani suit can signal a person's wealth, but so can their body language, according to a new study. People of higher socioeconomic status are more rude when conversing with others.

Psychologists Michael Kraus and Dacher Keltner of the University of California, Berkeley, ... looked for certain gestures that indicate level of interest in the other person during one-minute slices of each conversation. .. They found that students whose parents were from higher socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds engaged in more of what he called "impolite" behaviors, such as grooming, doodling and fidgeting. Lower SES students showed more "I'm interested" gestures, including laughter and raising of the eyebrows.
Research appeared in January issue of Psychological Science.

If you want to know more about nonverbal communication, and how to manage yours, order "Nonverbal Communication" or take The EQ Course. Email me for more information - sdunn@susandunn.cc Coaching includes personal assessment of your own nonverbal communication gestures, expressions, etc.

Clearly it pays to know what your nonverbal communication reveals about you, and how to get it in line with what you want it to reveal.
What do Obama's nonverbals reveal? See ARTICLE HERE on discussion of Obama's gestures, expressions, posture, etc.

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