Expressive movements - what gives, transmits, reflects and forms a person s state. Usually this expression (facial expression), expressive body movements (pantomime), gestures and expressive intonations. Expressive movements are a peculiar and rich language for conveying shades of emotions, feelings, assessments, desires and relationships.
It is his emotions that a small child tells his parents what he wants and what parents need now. Most women purposefully set their emotions when they need to harness men to realize their wonderful intentions. A close person can say a lot with one expression of the eyes, one intonation, one quiet exhalation ... Watching the emotional movements, you can unravel even what the other person wants to hide from you. See Emotions: communicative function.
Hardly expressive movements have a single source. Expressive movements can also be part of an emotional reaction, and a deliberate performance in an emotional action, and the result of a good or bad habit.
Expressive movements are closely related to emotions and the general state of a person. Expressive movements not only reflect emotions, but are one of the natural channels for their launch.
Emotional actions can be accompanied by experiences in very different degrees. The more emotional actions are accompanied by experience, the more they are considered sincere. In other cases, they are considered either manipulations (including cute manipulations), or simply expressive movements ↑.
Skillful communicators use expressive movements in communication quite consciously. Expressive movements are the most important part of the transmitted text, where meanings and relationships are transmitted non-verbally. Copying the expressive movements of the partner in communication is the moment of extension and is an effective means of establishing contact. What and how to copy it is possible, and what is wrong - see Attachments.
Not all people have the same expressive movements: there are people who are capable of expressing with their face, voice and gestures a great palette of emotions and feelings, there are people with rather poor expressive movements. It’s good that expressive movements can be developed, and those who set such a task, will soon receive this richest toolkit at their disposal ↑.
It should be borne in mind, however, that upbringing involves restraint in expressive movements. Too loud laughter, hand waving speaks about low culture, breadth of gestures and loudness of voice, well-educated people often replace for accuracy, subtlety and targeting in expressive movements ↑. This is a separate art: the ability to express their feelings not with a shovel of the palm, but with live playing fingers, each of which can talk separately; express surprise - not by turning the whole body, but with one glance or with an elevated eyebrow. The face of an educated person usually expresses calmness, attentiveness and benevolence. It sensitively reflects the partner’s condition and expresses the emotions that support the partner and prompt suggestion.
An important moment in communication is the ability to understand the expressive movements of the interlocutor. Attention to the body language, knowledge of the features of expressive movements in different groups and cultures makes communication more effective, at least - adequate. Even close people are useful to check how well they can read each other s expressive movements (see Exercise Emotional Dictionary).
The development of expressive movements in children
The first expressive movements in children are sufficiently involuntary, then children learn them in the same way as speech and other moments of human culture - in the process of joint activity with adults, through mastering cultural patterns, through infection and in free search for the best ways to influence parents. See →