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    What are SPs supposed to do?

    I rarely make gestures but when I do it's wide open and relaxed hands gesturing in a fairly small area. The chopping and "claw" both sound weird to me.

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    When I get excited I look like an orchestra conductor. I sort of wave my fingers/hands around. Think hybrid chop with rhythm.

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    every time I read claw I think of "the claw" from Liar Liar! :yim_rolling_on_the_
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    Is your source online? I would be interested in reading more. For example, what about SPs and NFs?
    I recall reading it in Keirsey's Please Understand Me II. I do the claw thing but so does my ESTP friend who does it far more frequently than me.

    I haven't thought about it in a while but I'll definitely start looking for the chop and other movements more. Not sure how much correlation there actually is though. I think Neidnagel's stuff on body language/sports might interest you though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    every time I read claw I think of "the claw" from Liar Liar! :yim_rolling_on_the_
    That sounds about right... Bua ha ha ha -- "THE CLAW!!!"

    Poor Cary Elwes.

    I don't know. I think body language can reveal some particular individual traits (i.e., intro/extroversion, etc.) ... but I don't think it is nearly consistent enough to be used to judge type, and I think cultural influences probably play a much larger role than type in what movements are practiced and expressed.
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    I talk with my hands a lot. I wave them around, make weird open-palmed shapes with my hands, point to the heavens, ect.

    I guess kind of like Bob Dylan in this video, just to a lesser degree.

    YouTube - Bob Dylan

    Otherwise (as in, body language that isn't hands when talking), I think I huddle into my own zone. I kind of tap out all the beats running in my head on whatever apparatus is around me and bob my head. Or I lean forward into my hands and stare into the clouds. I close off everything but myself and the person I may be talking to with my body language I think.

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    I use my hands a lot when I speak. I do all sorts of movements with them to illustrate what I am trying to say in each time.

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    I tend to mirror the body language of the person I am speaking to.
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    Smile SP gestures

    Well I know that when I'm using body language (I'm ESFP btw for those that don't know) I am usually very animated. With the hands it can be very open gestures like having my arms far away from my body and palms up. My eyes start flashing very brightly when something is really interesting or I'm very happy. I'm "like a puppy dog" as my friends tell me. I get very hyper and I'm like talking so fast sometimes you can't understand what I'm saying. When I'm angry my face turns beet red, and if I'm REALLY pissed my head starts shaking violently like a bull. Hmm, what else. The wheels in my head are turning but not much is coming out. Hmmm...I often have the raised eyebrow when I'm surprised and I can make crazy gestures when im frustrated:steam: . When I want to make a strong point my voice can become very rough and I can growl like a dog. I'm basically a dog trapped in a man's body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyebyte View Post
    I have heard people from different places using their hands differently - meaning from English/German descent using lower held hand gestures while Mediterranean descendants using higher up hand gestures when talking - not sure if it hold water, though.
    That might actually hold some... Because i'm of scandinavian upbringing, and it's very much like the german culture... Holding hands low, not so dramatic.
    I've got some spanish and walloon (read frenchie) blood and I wave my hands and arms around up high, much like Whatever.

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