The Power of Body Language

Don’t underestimate the power of body language.
What does this sign mean to you?

If you’re Turkish, you probably use this a lot.
“Very, very good!”, “Excellent!”

Though when you get down to Syria, this sign might not be as positive.
You’ll see taxi drivers using it while squeezing you through the impressive traffic game of Damascus as it means “Wait!”

And in Italy?
“What the F—!”

Don’t nod to a Bulgarian if you mean Yes.
This one is really tricky, but just shake your head and smile.
Imagine yourself in an opposite world where No means Yes, and Yes means No. That’s Bulgaria!

How do you communicate without words?
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2 thoughts on “The Power of Body Language

  1. retrotraveller

    Gestures mean alot of different things around the world and can be tricky… seem to think they is something about thumbs up being bad in some parts of the world.

    The photo reminded me of when I was in China though… perhaps not quite related, but they count to ten with hand gestures differently to us in the west… I’m sure one of them (for the number 9 maybe) is very similar to the way the hand is in the photo… sadly I can’t quite remember them all.

    Have you heard or seen what I mean??


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