Hands are also very expressive. Open gestures such as moving your hands away from your body, resting them on your lap palm upwards or on the desk in front of you, including exposing wrists, make you appear open and honest. Making too many hand gestures can make you appear nervous and uncontrolled, which is especially worth remembering when attending interviews.
Avoid putting your hand over your mouth or wringing your hands together or touching your sleeves – these gestures can make you appear tense, nervous, and sometimes dishonest. However, when reading other people’s body language, remember that you have to take account of a range of clues to come to a conclusion about someone. For example, some people may cover their mouths when speaking to you but that could be because they don’t like the way their teeth look, or it could have just become a habit.
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