Ex­tremely telling

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In ad­di­tion to the open hand in front of the chin, there are other sim­i­lar ges­tures that have com­pletely dif­fer­ent mean­ings: If some­one clenches his hand into a fist and then rests his chin on it, he is feel­ing tense and com­bat­ive. And if he presses his thumb into his cheek and places his in­dex fin­ger against his mouth, it sig­nals skep­ti­cism. It means: I don’t be­lieve a word you’re say­ing.

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