National Body Language Day is celebrated on the first Friday of October and highlights the importance of non-verbal communication. Do you know how to understand other people through gestures, facial expressions, a smile? Body language is too important to ignore. Join the party and find out more!
National Body Language Day was founded in 2018 by international body language expert Blanca Cobb, founder of TruthBlazer LLC. Throughout her activities, she emphasized the importance of the holiday and was heard.
Body language is a non-verbal form of communication in which physical behavior plays a major role. Words can sometimes be boring! Remembering others is much easier if you look at their movements. In many situations, this is the only possible method for communication, for example if you are communicating with people with disabilities.
Surprisingly, humans are not the only creatures that benefit from this gift. The animals that surround us know much more about it than you can imagine! Observe the behavior of your pets: sometimes they behave in strange ways, but it’s understandable if you look at it from the point of view of body language.
It is noteworthy that:
- Each country has its own “distance for comfortable communication”: in America it is 45-120 cm, in Japan – 25 cm;
- Of all types of facial expressions, the smile is the most deceitful;
- people unconsciously copy the behavior of other people – studies show that women do this more often;
- The UK is on the list of countries where physical contact in everyday life is minimal;
- Micro gestures always express sincere feelings, as they cannot be faked, but it is very difficult to catch;
- The gesture “thumbs up” in Greek means “fuck off”.
How to take part
Learn more about the art of reading body language – there are many interesting books and works of various experts in the public domain. Experiment with friends: organize a party and try to understand each other without words. Discuss interesting interactions in body language on social networks, find like-minded people and develop your understanding.
When is National Body Language Day celebrated in 2022?
National Body Language Day is observed on the first Friday in October each year.