How to Read Body Language


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What are expressions that last for only a fraction of a second and can be helpful in revealing someone's true feelings despite them trying to mask their affect?

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1. Which of the following is NOT true about body language?

2. Susan gained 20 pounds in the first 6 months of college. When her parents saw her for the first time since the beginning of college during the holidays, Susan's mother told her that she looked great while raising her eyebrows. What emotion is Susan's mother displaying?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Body language can be interpreted in many different ways, and this quiz/worksheet will help you display your understanding of it as well as the emotions behind it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Emotion that fidgeting hands and a shaking leg may indicate at an interview
  • Expressions that last for a fraction of a second that can be helpful in revealing true feelings
  • Emotion a mother is displaying if her eyebrows are raised while complimenting her daughter
  • True statements about body language
  • Emotion displayed by standing with arms crossed and slouched posture

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - link your understanding of the concept of body language with emotion
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding body language
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about emotions indicated by raised eyebrows

Additional Learning

To learn more about body language, review the accompanying lesson called How to Read Body Language. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discover the definition of body language
  • Learn how to read emotions based on the position of the head
  • Understand what pouting of the lips can mean
  • Know how a rubbing of the eyes can be interpreted