Body Language & Gender

Learn the differences between male and female body language in this Howcast video.

Transcript

There's a big difference between male and female body language. Essentially, the difference is how we fall line into specific gender roles, right? So, men are supposed to act a certain way. Their body language is supposed to, you know, demonstrate certain things. And woman's body language is supposed to demonstrate certain things. So for example, and you don't want to see incongruence in this. So for example, you don't want to see a guy on a date cross his legs like this and fold his hands like this and every once in awhile go like that and play with his hair. It looks to feminine, so it's not right. So in terms of the difference between male and female body language is one of the big things, is that you want to see that they're aligned. So you want to see that a male's body language is aligned with how the male is, how it's appropriate in that society, right. So it's culturally relevant and socially relevant. For the most part, um, our body language should demonstrate our gender roles. So the body language of a man should look like a man and the body language of a woman should look like a woman. Now there are certain contexts where this is different, right? But for the most part it falls along those lines. Also, women tend to be a little, research, some research points to women tend to be a little bit better at spotting nonverbals then men. So, women tend to be a little bit more perceptive for certain things. And they tend to, you know, be a little bit more animated in their nonverbals. Um, I think the research is a little bit questionable in my opinion, but for the most part it, it points to women being the better communicators.

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