Reading body language: Bored

May 11, 2010
By staff
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The emotion: Bored

The body language: A bored co-worker will rest his head on his palm and stare blankly into space. He might entertain himself by clicking a pen nonstop, and he could even yawn—it’s almost impossible to suppress a yawn.

How you should respond: Don’t become agitated by a less-than-attentive co-worker. Instead, try a different approach to getting your point across.
Next pose: Nervous