|Originally posted by igottaknow |
"When we feel threatened, our body language becomes defensive. We use closure to place the barriers of our arms across in front of us to defend ourselves from attack.
We also may be signaling to the other person that we are not a threat to them. Thus the held-in arms shows that we are not attacking and looking away from them removes aggressive staring.
Crossed arms denote that the person is closing in on himself, and has made the conscious or unconscious decision not to be receptive to what you are saying. "
Yea, I was just chillin. The cop was actually really cool and understanding.