Mimic Gestures

Mimic Gestures

(Photo Credit: Silvio C.)

The hand gesture in the picture above is a perfect example of what’s known as a ‘mimic gesture’.

Mimic gestures transmit a silent message to the receiver, one in which no words are needed to help assist with its meaning. The purpose of a mimic gesture is to attempt to replicate or mime real objects or actions.

The ‘gun’ gesture seen here is also known as a primary gesture, because its action has no other existence of function, the interpretation would be the same in any culture, even without prior knowledge of its meaning.

Drink Mimic Gesture

Mimic Gesture Drink

(Photo Credit: leadfoot)

Phone Mimic Gesture

Mimic Gesture Phone

(Photo Credit: Dion Hinchcliffe)


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