What is Body Language?
Astonishingly, body language is the most important factor in human communication. Numerous studies have been undertaken in how Western society communicates and the figures do vary slightly though commonly it is stated that a whopping 55% of communication is down to physiology, or body language, 38% to tonality – the way it is said and just 7% down to the words that are actually used! I would guess that great orators like Stephen Fry and Churchill may disagree but we can all relate to going to a party and for some reason really liking someone and for another reason really not liking someone else, based on nothing but intuitive reasons. Body language, physiology, unspoken or non-verbal communication (it goes under many guises) plays a fundamentally important part of the way that we interact with every other person. It is like a mirror that tells us what the other person thinks and feels in response to our words or actions. Body language involves gestures, mannerisms, and other bodily signs.