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10 Body Language Blunders to Avoid on the Job


September 23, 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.