Zoë Saldaña recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel. The beautiful and skilled actress plays Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on the New Star Trek movie, "Into Darkness". As always, truckloads of body language, however I will focus on two hand gestures, which are captured in still images below.
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At 1:42 Zoë is again touching Jimmy's desk. Here however she is exhibiting increased assertiveness and alpha behavior with the nonverbal of a "dominant spider".
Here, at 1:08, Ms. Saldaña displays the full palm down touch which is even more alpha and demonstrates more assertiveness. If you display this dominance nonverbal, it should be almost choreographed into your discussion or negotiation at particular moments where you wish to drive home a particular point. The more alpha the gesture, the higher the chances it can backfire. People who use the palms down gesture excessively are either highly confident within the context of that specific discussion - or likely to be narcissistic or worse (not meant to be implied here with Ms. Saldaña).
When the full palmar touch makes contact with another person - what does this indicate? How about full contact with the palm on oneself?
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