Interpretation of a body language

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  1. NFLDERS

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    A person whom is wearing a suit crosses or folds their arms with hands tucked under their arm pits. I'm curious why someone does this because I wore suits during my working years and, I can not recall anyone doing this nor, imagine it would be comfortable.
     
  2. design_mom

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    I would say their hands are cold, and they're trying to warm up their hands. Weird to do in a suit, but I've seen plenty of people do it in jeans and a sweatshirt.
     
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  4. Hikergirl

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    I think it really depends on the setting.
    Was this person outside, in a room with air conditioning?
    Were they in the middle of a meeting, a debate, just standing at the water cooler?
    Is their name Mary Katherine Gallagher?
     
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  5. gillep

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    Thankfully my job does not require that I wear a suit often at all, but when I do have to it is usually for a big presentation or meeting with the higher ups which can be nerve wracking, and when I am anxious in that way I get very very cold, especially my hands, so I could see myself doing something like this just because I am freezing and shaking and trying to stay warm. Thankfully this is a very rare occurrence for me as I likely look ridiculous.
     
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  6. Christine

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    I've probably done it. Sometimes it's just nerves. I don't know what to do with my hands. Rather than fidget, I will cross my arms.
     
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  7. NFLDERS

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    Old saying here,

    Cold hands, warm heart.
     
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    Board meeting.
     
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  10. Skellingtonj

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    There’s no real reason for it. Unless they are about to lose their crap on someone and that’s their way of calming down...
     
  11. bdcp

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    I'm not a big believer in every way someone sits, stands, etc means anything. It usually has more to do with habits.
     
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  12. low-key

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    maybe they have web fingers
     
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