Friday, December 3, 2010

Business Body Language Secret # 33:
Thumbs Forward Arms Akimbo

When accessing or using the "Arms Akimbo" stance, it is very important to note whether the thumbs are facing forward or the fingers are forward as these two variations have dramatically different meanings. Here, Actor Zelda Williams - daughter of Robin Williams is show outside Las Palmas nightclub in Hollywood. When someone's thumbs facing forward, this indicates a supportive, friendly and inquisitive emotional tone (Navarro, Pease).  It is more common in women and very common among mothers gathered at the playground.