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Shoulder Shrug Gesture

The shoulder shrug is also a good example of a universal gesture that is used to
show that a person does not know or understand what you are talking about. It is
a multiple gesture that has three main parts: exposed palms, hunched shoulders
and raised brow.

The Ring or OK Gesture

The OK meaning is common to all English-speaking countries and it means "All


correct".

The Thumb-Up Gesture

In Britain, Australia and New Zealand the thumb-up gesture has three meanings, it
is commonly used by hitch-hikers who are thumbing a lift, it is an OK signal, and
when the thumb is jerked sharply upwards it becomes an insult signal, meaning
up yours or sit on this. In some countries, such as Greece, its main meaning is
get stuffed.

Congruence (state of agreement)


We often see a high ranking politician standing behind a lectern with his arms
tightly folded across his chest (defensive) and chin down (critical or hostile), while
telling his audience how receptive and open he is to the ideas of young people.

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