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Welcome to episode 23 of the Deception Tips Podcast. Thanks for tuning in, once again. Last time, we talked about a sign of deception that was similar to what we spoke about in episode 1. We talked about crossing the legs.
Now, we talked about the lower part of the legs- so, down by the shins and ankles. People can lock those ankles, and tuck them back under their chairs. Those legs will be in the form of an ‘x.’ It’s more of a warding off, blocking, shrinking, minimizing behavior.
In addition, it’s also a withholding, or a defensive gesture where when people do it, they may be withholding information. Like, they want to speak but they lock themselves up so they don’t say whatever they’re trying to say or whatever they think they should say.
In addition, it could be defensive because when they’re being attacked they make an ‘x’ to kind of ward off those accusations. Very, very similar to folding the arms in that gesture could mean many things. It could be defensive, withholding, or cold.
The crossing of the legs could mean they’re cold. Maybe they’re trying to curl up for more warmth to get the body closer together to conserve some heat. You never know. This is why you must look for other clusters and patterns of behavior.
As I mentioned, the crossing of the legs can be a cluster if they make an ‘x,’ they lock the ankles and tuck them under. Now they’re minimizing. They’ve crossed them. They’ve tucked them. That’s a bunch of things.