I naturally move my arms and hands when I talk, as a way of emphasing my speech. For example, if I were telling someone that the big and little horse galloped through the field, I might gesture 'big' and 'small' with my hands, then move both of them to indicate 'through the field'. However, often they're not even that descriptive, just general movement. It's not a conscious act, in fact I have to concentrate very hard to not do it.
I've recently noticed that people are mocking me for it; when I'm talking to someone, I see them standing behind the person moving their hands around - that sort of thing.
Is it really so unusual to move one's hands when talking? I guess I assumed a lot of people do it, but now I look around I don't see many people gesticulating like this...
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- 30-10-2011 20:17
- 30-10-2011 20:34
*waves hands, wags finger*.
Don't think it's that unusual .
I use my hands quite a lot I think, although I am told I move my eyebrows a lot *raises right eyebrow*
You probably just get mocked for a bit of banter- much worse things to be known for :P
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- 30-10-2011 21:07
I do this so so much, but I think I got it from my mum, who does it an awful lot (possibly because she's a teacher of the deaf).
- 30-10-2011 22:04
I also do this
- 30-10-2011 22:12
People might find it strange because its kind of redundant to make those gestures when you're saying the exact same thing.
Or maybe they associate it with communication for the deaf.