The hand holds the other wrist behind the back.
Authority and Self-assurance The person walks through his/her terrain fearlessly.
“Nothing can harm me.”
Distance The person monitors the situation, but does not want physical contact with the other – usually subordinate – persons.
“Please do not touch me.”
This gesture is found with high-level personal, such as high-ranking police officers, military personnel or bosses. They pace out their territory and inspect. The vulnerable front demonstrates that the person has no fear. The hands on the back offer little opportunity to engage in physical contact with them.
Categories arms/hands, easy, , territorial
This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.