Haptics is a subcategory of Body Language, is the study of touching and how it is used in communication. As such, handshakes, holding hands, kissing, back slapping, high fives, brushing up against someone or pats all have meaning.
Oculesics is a subcategory of body language, the study of eye movement, eye behavior, gaze, and eye-related nonverbal communication. As a social or behavioral science, oculesics is a form of nonverbal communication focusing on deriving meaning from eye behavior.
Gestures are movements made with body parts (e.g. hands, arms, fingers, head, legs) and they may be voluntary or involuntary. Arm gestures can be interpreted in several ways.
Body language refers to various forms of nonverbal communication, wherein a person may reveal clues as to some unspoken intention or feeling through their physical behavior. These behaviors include (but are not limited to) facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of space. Body language exists in both animals and humans, but this article focuses on interpretations of human body language. It is also known as kinesics.
By understanding body language you can avoid potentially embarrassing situations. Speaking is a risky business in dating and also in life in general. This is especially true when one does not know what emotional ground others stand on. Body language can also outline where one is in a relationship such as what level of attraction, or rejection is present at any one time. It eliminates all the guess work when it comes to people - all people. The research makes it easy to determine the underlying, hidden motives which drive a person's subconscious. A student of body Language will know when it's a waste of time to further a pursuit with a man or woman and when it's time to hang in for the long haul, when it's time to close a deal, or when it's time to jump ship as a confrontation is brewing. Body language is the most useful skill in determining the real thoughts and emotions of a person!
While some differences occur across cultures and situations, those differences are minuscule. Cultural differences do not related to basic emotions such as fear, love, and intimacy which are essentially true to all people. One unit of body language or cue, in and of itself, is not an accurate indication of the full picture. Body language is additive and multiple cues come together to paint the full picture. One must understand all the body positions to have a clear picture of what a person is thinking and feeling subconsciously.
The Body Language Project is the culmination of more than a decade of study on body language. Namely, it currently encompasses an ebook on dating Body Language Project: Dating, Attraction and Sexual Body Language, a 450+ word dictionary and (coming soon) a gigantic ebook on body language covering every aspect of body language for all facets of life; from business, to personal life. BLP is ever expanding to be the foremost source of body language on the web.
Watch for these interview body language signals from your interviewer to read the message they are sending you.
Body language cues that can indicate boredom include resting head on hand, fiddling with hands and losing eye contact. If this happens wrap up what you are saying and move on by asking the interviewer a question such as:
"Is there anything else you would like to know about that topic?"
Drumming fingers and rubbing the face can indicate irritation. Clarify that you are answering the question with the information they want and not frustrating them with an off-the-point response.
Speaking in a clear and controlled voice conveys confidence.
Avoid speaking in a monotone by varying your tone and pitch, however don't overdo it and come across as overly excited or emotional.
Breathe and pause before answering a question, this gives you time to react in a considered way and it ensures that the interviewer has finished the question.