The hands are folded and pressed against the body.
Self-confidence The person is confident and has no intention to change his/her mind.
“This is where I stand and I will not move!”
Anger or Concern The negative feelings are compensated by strong embracing oneself.
“This can not be happening!”
or Restraint The person is still assessing the situation and holds back to avoid rash actions.
“We’ll see how things will develop.”
There are three different positions: hands in front of the face, hands placed on the table or hands in front of the crotch. The higher the hands are held, the stronger the signal. Give the person something in his/her hand or bring him/her to do something else.
This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.