The arms are folded, while the hands embrace the body and the thumbs point upwards.
Defense and Self-confidence The person feels secure in what he/she does and does not allow arguments to come near him/her.
“Don’t even try to attack what I am saying.”
This ambiguous signal shows a negative attitude. The thumbs show dominance. Give the person something for the hands or walk with him/her. This may relax the situation.
This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.