In an Interview conducted by Jagranjosh.com, Karishma Gaur, English Language Expert (CELTA Certified) discusses her opinion on “Is aggression required in a Group Discussion”?
Key points Discussed in the Video:
Rule about the Body Language: “Only 20% of what you feel gets translated on your facial expression”. But, this many not hold true everywhere.
What will be observed!
- Behaviour i.e. (words and expressions) and,
- Body Language i.e. (Outward Appearance: hand gestures, looking at someone, way of sitting)
Aggressive Body Language
Aggressive body language often becomes noticeable when you do not agree with others:
- A double take expression when you contradict with the other person
- Glaring at the speaker, if you do not second their opinion
- Getting up from the chair, or being shifty on the chair. It shows that you are not comfortable with the opinion of others
- Making “Lord gesture” in order to put forward your point of discussion
- Lowering down your head ad smiling to yourself when others are speaking
What to Avoid!
- Avoid non-friendly kind of hostile behavior
- Do not show “Lord Gesture” hand movement as it would not drive the attention of others on you in an agreeable manner.
- Avoid making wrong head gestures as it showcases that you are a judgmental person
What to Follow:
- Give verbal nods which are much appreciated
- Keep nodding subtly to what others are speaking
- When you contradict say “hmm… well I don’t think I agree with this right now” in a polite manner.
- If you wish to contradict say: “well I am sure, that it is the way you believe, however, what I think is...”. In this manner, you showcase Respect to the opinion of others.
Takeaway: Aggression is never appreciated anywhere. It might offend the other people who are at same level with you. So, stay positive with the content that you wish to deliver.