Reading body language: Angry

May 11, 2010
By staff
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The emotion: Angry

The body language: An angry co-worker will blink incessantly and will grip the edge of the desk or countertop with his fingers. He could clutch his elbow with one hand or clench his fists. He might even kick dust in the air—people do this subconsciously.

How you should respond: Stay cool and speak calmly to defuse the tension.
Next pose: Doubtful