Print

News >> Browse Articles >> Career Advancement

News >> Browse Articles >> Job Seekers

+6

10 Body Language Blunders

HRPeople

September 09, 2009

7. Aggressive Nodding


When you agree with someone a natural reaction is to nod. When you’re a little nervous, people tend to exaggerate that. But when you answer yes to a simple question, you shouldn’t look like you’re having a seizure.

A fast, repetitive nod says that you’re nervous. A slow, short nod utilizes body language to emphasize something important, the point of agreement. It also shows that you’re not eager to please, you just happen to please (and happen to be the right match).

Points of agreement are magic moments, you don’t want to ruin them by creating a hurricane with your head.

NEXT MISTAKE


Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?