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look at each other: Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers All body language must be considered in context, but if you've set your scene and established your characters, a little body language can help! Anger Distress Anger is one expression of fight-or-flight mode an automatic, instinctive reaction to a threat. In many cases, there is an underlying fear of being harmed. Thanks to autonomic nervous system arousal, the heart rate increases, pupils dilate and the face may flush. Other signs of anger: Men in particular have a tendency to stroke or rub the nape of the neck when they're upset. It acts as a self-soothing gesture to deal with a "pain in the neck. Crossed arms arms act like a protective barrier Self-hugging- arms are crossed, hands gripping upper arms One-arm cross one arm crosses the body to hold or touch the other arm women keep a hand on a purse or bag strap to make this look more natural Clutching a purse, briefcase, or bag with both arms Adjusting cuffs or cuff-links (men's version of the purse-strap grab) Folding the hands together in front of the crotch (men) " Balling the fists Crossing the arms tightly Clenching the fists once arms are crossed Tight-lipped smile Clenched teeth Shaking a finger like a club Stabbing a finger at someone - " " - Attraction " " Pupils dilate - Women will cross and uncross legs to - draw attention to them Mirroring (usually unconsciously) mimicking the other person's body anguage Lying Lying causes a subtle tingling in the face and neck, so the gestures below are attempts to eliminate that feeling Closed to Conversation - Covering the mouth can be like a shh Keeping the hands in the pockets (esp men) gesture, or they may cover the mouth completely some people try to cover it by coughing Touching or rubbing the nose or just below the nose often a quick, small gesture, not a scratch Rubbing the eyes (especially men) Scratching the neck with the index finger Arms and legs crossed " Sitting back - Folding the hands together on a table . (creates a barrier) - The "figure-four leg cross (setting the . ankle of one leg on the knee of the other) and then grabbing the lower half of the top leg with both hands " Superiority, Confidence, Power, Dominance " Steepling the fingers (aka setting the - Folding the hands behind the back Opennesss and Honesty Exposure of the palms Arms and legs unfolded Leaning forward tips of the fingers together) Thumbs sticking out from pockets when hands are in pockets (can be front or back pockets) Submissive Signals - Smiling that's why some people smile - Hands on hips Straddling a chair when they're upset or afraid -" Slumping the shoulders - Doing anything to appear smaller . Hands folded behind the head while sitting up (in men; in women this thrusts the breasts out and becomes sexual) THE FICTION WRITERS GUIDE PSYCHOLOGY © Archetypewriting. com-Got psychology/writing questions? Visit The Fiction Writer's Guide to Psychology May be reproduced freely for personal and educational purposes only lunarmoment: theinformationdump: Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers As described by Selnick’s article: Author and doctor of clinical psychology Carolyn Kaufman has released a one-page body language cheat sheet of psychological “tells” (PDF link) fiction writers can use to dress their characters. Because I realize all my characters do is look at each other and have their eyebrows shoot up. Sometimes they even lower their eyebrows too!
 look at each other: Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers
 All body language must be considered in context, but if you've set your scene and established your
 characters, a little body language can help!
 Anger
 Distress
 Anger is one expression of fight-or-flight mode
 an automatic, instinctive reaction to a threat. In
 many cases, there is an underlying fear of being
 harmed. Thanks to autonomic nervous system
 arousal, the heart rate increases, pupils dilate
 and the face may flush. Other signs of anger:
 Men in particular have a tendency to
 stroke or rub the nape of the neck when
 they're upset. It acts as a self-soothing
 gesture to deal with a "pain in the neck.
 Crossed arms arms act like a
 protective barrier
 Self-hugging- arms are crossed, hands
 gripping upper arms
 One-arm cross one arm crosses the
 body to hold or touch the other arm
 women keep a hand on a purse or bag
 strap to make this look more natural
 Clutching a purse, briefcase, or bag with
 both arms
 Adjusting cuffs or cuff-links (men's
 version of the purse-strap grab)
 Folding the hands together in front of
 the crotch (men)
 "
 Balling the fists
 Crossing the arms tightly
 Clenching the fists once arms are
 crossed
 Tight-lipped smile
 Clenched teeth
 Shaking a finger like a club
 Stabbing a finger at someone
 -
 "
 "
 -
 Attraction
 "
 " Pupils dilate
 - Women will cross and uncross legs to
 -
 draw attention to them
 Mirroring (usually unconsciously)
 mimicking the other person's body
 anguage
 Lying
 Lying causes a subtle tingling in the face and
 neck, so the gestures below are attempts to
 eliminate that feeling
 Closed to Conversation
 - Covering the mouth can be like a shh
 Keeping the hands in the pockets (esp
 men)
 gesture, or they may cover the mouth
 completely some people try to cover it
 by coughing
 Touching or rubbing the nose or just
 below the nose often a quick, small
 gesture, not a scratch
 Rubbing the eyes (especially men)
 Scratching the neck with the index finger
 Arms and legs crossed
 " Sitting back
 - Folding the hands together on a table
 .
 (creates a barrier)
 - The "figure-four leg cross (setting the
 .
 ankle of one leg on the knee of the
 other) and then grabbing the lower half
 of the top leg with both hands
 "

 Superiority, Confidence, Power, Dominance
 " Steepling the fingers (aka setting the
 - Folding the hands behind the back
 Opennesss and Honesty
 Exposure of the palms
 Arms and legs unfolded
 Leaning forward
 tips of the fingers together)
 Thumbs sticking out from pockets when
 hands are in pockets (can be front or
 back pockets)
 Submissive Signals
 - Smiling that's why some people smile
 - Hands on hips
 Straddling a chair
 when they're upset or afraid
 -" Slumping the shoulders
 - Doing anything to appear smaller
 . Hands folded behind the head while
 sitting up (in men; in women this thrusts
 the breasts out and becomes sexual)
 THE FICTION WRITERS GUIDE
 PSYCHOLOGY
 © Archetypewriting. com-Got psychology/writing questions? Visit The Fiction Writer's Guide to Psychology
 May be reproduced freely for personal and educational purposes only
lunarmoment:
theinformationdump:

Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers
As described by Selnick’s article:

Author and doctor of clinical psychology Carolyn Kaufman has released a one-page body language cheat sheet of psychological “tells” (PDF link) fiction writers can use to dress their characters.


Because I realize all my characters do is look at each other and have their eyebrows shoot up. Sometimes they even lower their eyebrows too!

lunarmoment: theinformationdump: Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers As described by Selnick’s article: Author and doctor of clinical...