Outside the glass booth, Herman could see the upset woman waving her free hand and gesticulating during her telephone conversation. She banged her palm against the wall of the booth and pointed aggressively into the air, gesticulating and emphasizing her displeasure with hand and arm motions. After hanging up, the woman tossed her hands over her head and gesticulated her feelings of frustration and helplessness without any words being said.
Quiz: Why do people often gesticulate?
- They want to show respect for someone by bowing their head.
- They want to have time to think about an idea before sharing it.
- They want to use hand movements to help communicate a point.