*HeadNODDING!

@ridingbet (61784)
Philippines
May 14, 2018 4:05am CST
I watched in passing a scene from an afternoon series on television wherein a senior actress was talking to somebody over the phone; she nodded her head in approval of what was said by the caller. This is what we do at times: we nod our head to show approval or agreement, or affirmation to the person we talk over the phone, with the accompanying word YES! Or we shake our head when we say NO! It is as if the caller can see us nodding or shaking our head. I am sure many of us even give hand gestures when we are stressing a point to somebody we communicate over the phone. Although our speaking voice can demonstrate our emotions like anger, embarrassment, fright, and sweetness, I think all these can be manifested with our body movements, and the caller cannot even see us. Do you do this too when you are conversing with somebody on the phone?
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@Jessabuma (33128)
• Baguio, Philippines
14 May
Hahaha!!!! Yes I can relate.. sometimes I do this..
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
14 May
indeed. thanks.
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@Jessabuma (33128)
• Baguio, Philippines
14 May
@ridingbet you're welcome.. have a great evening po
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@mlgen1037 (29606)
• Manila, Philippines
14 May
Most of us do. I think it is innate on us people to do that.
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
14 May
yes it should be innate but there are some exceptions to the rule.
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@mlgen1037 (29606)
• Manila, Philippines
14 May
@ridingbet hehehe yes or else we look insane.
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
15 May
@mlgen1037 right. have you tried talking over the phone to somebody in an angry tone but smiling? i think our voice will 'say' it all that we are not actually angry and instead joyful.
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@just4him (132416)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May
I do it all the time. I think it's natural to do so.
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
14 May
yes i think so too. we cannot convey what we feel if we do not do body movements even by calling or talking to someone.a raised eyebrow is also an emotion by body language
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@just4him (132416)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May
@ridingbet Yes, it is, though I can't raise just one eyebrow. I've tried.
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
15 May
@just4him i can do the one eyebrow raised when the person i am talking to over the phone is somewhat sarcastic or does not listen to me.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
15 May
It is possible, Although I have not really noticed it when talking on the phone myself.. I have noticed it in other people. I am often saying what the heck are they doing... ? only to discover that lone person walking down the street looking crazy is just someone on bluetooth talking and gesturing wildly. lol
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
18 May
haha! all the more crazy for someone who uses the bluetooth. talking loudly and gesturing will make a person look lunatic. for me, i usually talk loud because the truth is i cannot hear the voice of the person at the other end of the line. i even shout. and my voice is not good to hear. hahaha.
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 May
@ridingbet lol. if you are talking loudly.. how does that help your ears hear any better?
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
19 May
@minx267 that is my problem, good thing is my colleagues who call me, know that i should be hearing their voices in slow motion.
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@Peach10 (1930)
18 May
All the time. Even my eyes speaks too
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
19 May
ohyes. if you are angry, your eyes get smaller, right? or when surprised, your eyes bulge out.
@Peach10 (1930)
19 May
@ridingbet yes they surely do
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@aureliah (20774)
• Kenya
15 May
I believe this is just in us
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
18 May
yes, it is just in the caller or receiver. it is not by the books anyway. hahaha
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@aureliah (20774)
• Kenya
18 May
@ridingbet haha very true
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@LadyDuck (188205)
• Switzerland
14 May
I think it's natural, I move my head, I do not move my hands a lot.
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
15 May
really? so you do nod your head when you agree or approve, or affirm what is being said over the phone?
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@LadyDuck (188205)
• Switzerland
15 May
@ridingbet Not all the time, but sometimes I do, when the discussion is animated.
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@alberello75 (19930)
• Genova, Italy
14 May
Usually, for me, NO. But talking directly with a person, sometimes I have this kind of behavior. This usually, when I lose my patience!
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
14 May
when we are filled with emotions like anger, we somehow do these actions partnered with the tone of our voice.
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@alberello75 (19930)
• Genova, Italy
14 May
@ridingbet Exactly. You're right.
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@JustBhem (46053)
• Davao, Philippines
14 May
I think it's normal. I mean, even if you are talking to someone, indicating that you are listening too.
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
15 May
our emotions can be manifested with our voices as well. we cannot just stress a point if we do not do the 'finger-pointing' on to something.
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@id_peace (7705)
• Singapore
14 May
I actually do that when I am talking on my phone.
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
15 May
we are similar. i also have to stride when i talk over the phone.
@cintol (8897)
• United States
14 May
Yes, I catch myself doing this from time to time, I guess one forgets that there is no visual over the phone. lol
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
15 May
hahaha! yes, i agree. unless we are on Skype or video-call that the caller will see how we communicate with him.
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@Paradon (2131)
• Pattaya, Thailand
14 May
On TV and movies there is really nobody on the other side of the line! If I am talking to an idiot (actually I am the idiot for answering) I will always do a little dance or something silly.
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
14 May
true, and the caller will not actually know what actions you are doing while answering, right?
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@rakski (24124)
• Philippines
14 May
Guilty as charge! Lol I think we all do this
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
14 May
yes but there are some who commented here that they don't do it and it is a silly thing to do, as commented by somebody
@Herlyn123 (389)
14 May
No. I don't. It would be a silly thing to do.
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@ridingbet (61784)
• Philippines
14 May
okey. thanks for dropping by
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