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BodyLanguageProjectCom - JabbingJabbing: A type of finger pointing but with added emphasis and direction, usually aimed at a person who is being spoken to, and repeated rhythmically.  It is a rude gesture as it is as if the person is being stabbed.

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BodyLanguageProjectCom - Jaw Tightening Or Jaw ClenchingJaw tightening or jaw clenching: A nonverbal signal that indicates hidden grief, stress, anxiety or that aggression is being suppressed.  The jaws appear to be tightly compressed and the teeth can even be ground together.

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Jerky movements: Unpredictable, twitching, erratic, flailing wildly, theatrical, impulsive or random motions by the head, arms, hands, feet, legs, torso and so forth.  Jerky movements can also spread to the voice as it becomes high pitched and increases in volume.  Jerky movements spells hysteria, unflattering, frustration, and breeds a lack of respect in others.  It says nonverbally, “I have lost complete control.”

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