Talking with hands

Do you find it weird when people use their hands excessively when talking? For me, definitely! It is very distracting..really. I end up watching where the hands are going rather than what’s coming out from the mouth.

What’s the word..what’s the word??

Yes! Gesticulation

So the question here is “Is it a bad habit to move your hands while talking?”

Moving your hands excessively is definitely a bad habit. Your hand doesn’t really have to move with every word that comes out of your mouth-its just so uncool and the worst part is the person doesn’t even notice it. [My sister-perfect example – HOW I HATE IT!!! Gawd!!]

Use your hands by all means, I do it too BUT ONLY when I have to emphasize something or if I am really excited about the subject I’m talking about.

You might wanna check your hand movements the next time you talk, if you’re overdoing it and then after some time your hands are all over the place and you don’t even realize it.

22 thoughts on “Talking with hands

  1. I think it’s gotten to the point where it’s involuntary. The need to make gestures, for me at least, is how I convey emotion. The situation defines how intense they are. They could be calm gestures or wild but it’s a little hard to focus on how much my hands are moving when I’m giving expression of the mood my all. Maybe with conscious practise, it’s doable.

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