Category Archives: legs/feet

The Leg Cross

The person crosses legs relaxedly. One shoe may be tilted upwards.body language The Leg Cross

Confidence The person is relaxed and feels comfortable.
“Everything’s fine.”

Explanation
Crossed legs prevent us from escaping quickly. We only block ourselves if we feel secure. Usually, the rest of the body shows a relaxed attitude.
Criminals may take this pose to pretend that everything is fine.

Categories legs/feet, easy

This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.

The Pointing Foot

Most of the weight is resting on one leg, while the other foot points in one direction.body language The Pointing Foot

Disinterest The person is not interested in the other person if the foot is turned away.
“I would like go over there.”

Attraction The person interested in the other person, if the foot points there (not shown).
“I find you attractive.”

Interest The person is curious about the topic, if the foot points towards the conversation partner (not shown).
“I would like to learn more about it.”

Explanation
The foot shows the direction, we find interesting. This can be toward or away from a person. In the second case (as depicted), the other person should end the conversation. The foot can also point towards the sky, e.g. during a phone call. This may indicate a good mood.

Categories legs/feet

This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.

The Pointing Knee

The legs are crossed and one knee points in a direction.body language The Pointing Knee

Interest The person is interested in the person pointed at.
“I want to learn more (about you).”

Explanation
Our knee shows the direction the person is attracted to. The attraction may be towards a person, an object or an exit. If the knee points away from something/someone, it functions as a barrier.

Categories legs/feet

This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.

The Seesaw

The feet teeter stronger than before.body language The Seesaw

Nervousness, Excitement or Impatience This self-soothing gesture shows that the person is currently faced with a unpleasant thought or question.
“I do not know how to respond.”

Explanation
Many people are not aware of what they do with their feet. Yet, feet are a good indicator for the mood of a person. People usually wiggle because they are impatient or bored. If a the wiggling becomes stronger when touching a particularly topic, this indicates that the person feels unpleasant.

Categories legs/feet, uneasy

This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.

The Four

One leg crosses the other. The ankle lies on the thigh.body language The Four

Self-confidence The person feels safe and challenges the other or arguments against the other’s point.
“Let’s see who has the better arguments!”

Explanation
The gesture challenges the other. Sometimes one or two hands grab the crossed leg. The gesture mixes self-confidence with dominance and relaxation. In Asia and Arabia, showing the shoe sole is considered rude.

Categories legs/feet, easy, dominant

This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.

The Leg Barrier

The person crosses the legs while the rest of the body is tense and/or the arms are folded.body language The Leg Barrier

Defense and Protection The person feels insecure.
“I feel backed into a corner.”

Explanation
If a person suddenly crosses his/her legs or wraps them around a chair, the person feels uncomfortable. This closed posture shows the need for protection and support. This pose is often accompanied by the hands pressing on his/her knees or holding on to a chair. Give the person something in his/her hand or put them in motion, so that they can relax.

Categories legs/feet, uneasy

This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.