Wednesday 13 February 2013

Word of the Day: Isopraxism


"A non-learned, neuro behaviour in which members of a species act in a like manner" (Soukhanov 1993:135).
A deep, reptilian principle of mimicry, i.e., of copying, emulating, or aping a behaviour, gesture, or fad.

An impulsive tendency to, e.g., a. stand and clap as audience members nearby stand and applaud, or b. wear the same style of jewellery, clothing, or shoes.
The first of many posts related to the reading / using of body language during the interview process.

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