Step 1Make a list of all of the nonverbal gestures you can think of and their meanings.
Include things such as the following:
- Hand gestures
- Facial expressions
- Body language
Write the meaning of each gesture briefly after the description (or drawing or photo) of the gesture. If the gesture means different things in different cultures, say so. For example:
Step 2Observe the people around you and in public places.
You can collect more gestures by observing others. If you’re unclear about what their gestures mean, consider asking them.