Understanding Body Language: Definition & Signs


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Which of the following factors is essential to consider when accurately interpreting another person's body language?

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1. Which of the following is an example of body language that changes based on the context?

2. Rubbing your own neck, holding your own hand and patting your own knee are all examples of which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gestures, posture and facial expressions are some of the ways people communicate without uttering a single word. This quiz and worksheet focus on some familiar examples of body language and how to interpret nonverbal signals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment on body language covers the following topics:

  • Translating body language
  • Postures and positions
  • The role of physical space

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of body language and nonverbal communication
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read about evaluating body language and understand the key points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different elements of body language

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson, Understanding Body Language: Definition & Signs. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List some examples of unconscious body language
  • Explain the problem with universal interpretations of body language
  • Understand the elements of body language
  • Assess the value of body language in understanding another person's intentions