Chapter 4

Limbs

‘He that has eyes to see or ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips, betrayal oozes out of every pore.’

Sigmund Freud

We’re going to look at the signals given out by our limbs in this Lesson. As you’ll see, so much of our body language is conveyed through the hands, arms, legs and feet. We’ll also look at the various displacement activities and self-comfort gestures that are associated with our limbs and how they leak information that gives away our true feelings. Please remember these two terms, which are widely used in body language vernacular. They form the basis of recognising signals that you may see and ones that you are sending out to ...

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