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BODY LANGUAGE

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BODY LANGUAGE QUIZ

1. In Bangladesh the thumbs-up sign is an insult. V/F

2. You shouldn’t shake a Saudi Arabian woman’s hand upon meeting her. V/F

3. In Japan the OK gesture is considered to be an affront, equivalent to using


the middle finger.
V/F
4. It is offensive in the Middle East to point at someone with the index finger
as if to call them to come to over. V/F

5. In China, Sweden and Germany slouching is considered rude and a sign of


poor manners. V/F

6. A smile always means the person is happy. V/F

7. In some countries nodding the head up and down means “no”. V/F

8. In Middle Eastern countries, China, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, and Korea the
V/F
feet are considered unclean and showing the heels considered insulting.

9. In Asian cultures, when place the hand up with palm towards someone
means “stop.” V/F

10. Putting hands on hips is always a sign of confidence. V/F

11. In some countries eye contact is considered to be offensive. V/F

12. Countries such as China and Saudi Arabia require the most amount of V/F
personal space.
Answers:
1. Yes, it is considered to be insulting. The thumbs-up gesture is also considered rude in Nigeria
and Sydney, Australia.

2. Yes, the touching of a Saudi Arabian woman’s hand by anyone other than her husband is
against the Sharia Laws and considered immoral.

3. The Ok gesture is considered offensive in Brazil and most Latin American countries, Germany,
and Austria. In France it means “zero” and in Japan it means “money.”

4. Yes. It is also considered an insult to do this in Portugal, Spain, Latin America, Japan, the
Philippines, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. If the index finger must be used to call someone, make
sure the palm is down as that is more acceptable.

5. Germany, Sweden, and China consider slouching to not only be rude, but also a sign of poor
manners.

6. Not always. The Japanese often smile when they are confused, angry, or even embarrassed. 

7. True, in Bulgaria and Greece.

8. Middle Eastern countries, China, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, and Korea consider the feet to be dirty
and the heels of the feet should never be shown to another.

9. False. It means to ask permission to speak.

10. It is in American and Britain, however, in some Asian countries is it seen as a sign of
arrogance. In Mexico, it is seen as a sign of hostility. Putting one’s hands in the pockets in
Indonesia is considered rude.

11. In most Western cultures, eye contact is considered a good thing, but in Japan, Latin American
countries, and the Caribbean, direct eye contact is considered disrespectful.

12. False. Americans definitely like their personal space, but Germans and Japanese require even
more. Personal space it not as important to those from China, France, Latin American countries,
and Saudi Arabia.
THE POWER OF BODY LANGUAGE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cg192cQYUA

Watch the video and answer the questions:

1. What sort of messages can we read from the feet pointing in a different
direction?

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2. What does the figure four position mean?

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3. How do men unconsciously send their sexual signals?

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4. Why is it necessary for a woman to make an eye contact with a man three
times to let him know she’s interested in him?

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5. Why is understanding the space difference important?

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6. How can you understand who is more powerful by watching people holding
their hands?

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7. Name at least 3 other things that can make a statement about you.

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