Kinesics & Proxemics

By: Brooklynn Petito

Kinesics

definition: the study of the way in which certain body movements and gestures serve as a form of nonverbal communication.
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example: 1

This picture shows that the man is not understanding what's happening or being said in the moment , in other words he's frustrated.
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example: 2

This little girl is probably upset because she didn't get what she wanted or something bad happened to her.
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example 3:

He is probably mad at someone or yelling at someone to do something.

Proxemics

definition: the branch of knowledge that deals with the amount of space that people feel it necessary to set between themselves and others.
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example 1:

This is implying that the 3 ladies don't know each other and aren't uncomfortable.
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example 2:

These two look like they are close friends and with their body language they look like they tell each other everything.
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example 3:

It seems they know each other maybe a couple but by their look and hand gestures he did something wrong or something else.