Cultural Considerations of Body Language

It is really important to think about the cultural background of the person you are supporting regarding body language and the differences between you. For some people it is rude to have eye contact with elders, shameful to express feelings and not appear composed or have different “rules” around personal space. If you are unsure about anything be open and ask for clarification, don’t jump to conclusions.

A muslim student speaking to a staff member, both adopting good body language