Er, yep. I’ve got the ‘ump big time and my arms are tightly folded in front of my chest. There is no way I am budging on this one!
Or, are my arms folded tightly to my chest because it’s ten below freezing and I look like an icicle?
What exactly do the actions of our arms reveal about us?
How can we tell what someone is thinking by what their arms are doing?
Confident people sit and sprawl their arms out to make themselves a ‘big’ as possible while, when we feel bored or low we try to make ourselves seem ‘smaller’ by hiding our hands and keeping our arms tight to our body. Seems simple, right?
But is it?
Here’s one example where a movement can mean two different things.