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How do people use body language to express feelings?

These are some of the ways people use body language to express their negative feelings:
  • rolling their eyes
  • plugging their ears
  • crossing their arms
  • glaring
  • sighing
  • clenching their fists
  • biting their lips
  • gritting their teeth
  • tapping their feet impatiently
  • pointing a finger at someone
Not all body language communicates negative feelings. Here are some examples of positive messages:
  • waving hello
  • smiling
  • hugging
  • blowing a kiss
  • patting someone on the back
  • clapping
  • giving someone a thumbs-up
  • nodding in agreement
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