/fa/ body language and mannerisms? What are some fashionable mannerisms or habits to pick up? I don't mean habits as in smoking cigs and/or drinking coffee but physical habits such as running your hands through your hair every few minutes or how you look at someone.
We have a lot of threads on clothes, hair, shoes ,etc., but being /fa/ is not excluded to how you look but also how you act.
body language should come naturally. everything else is very iritating and seems off. it won't do you any good. rather work on getting real confidence, then your own characteristic bodylanguage will mirror that.
This thread could reach autistic proportions.
Well, I try to smile, show my teeth more often since a lot of people don't really do much of that. I don't come off as creepy so I like to place my hand on their arms, hell even their legs when they're sitting down. I also like to bite my lip a lot, but just to pull out of the skin cos this weather sucks shit. Apparently that comes off as suggestive, but whatevs.
Always keep a good posture and be masculine in your ways, give of the impression that you're in charge even though you might not actually be, at the same time be relaxed, calm and caring so that people aren't afraid to approach you.
Self-confidence plays a big role, gestures should be done unconsciously.
I started noticing a big difference when I got a new job and started doing heavy labor work, you gain a certain mentality, you want to get shit done and you want to do it well, nothing half-arsed.
Being /fa/ is 90% about how you act. To be /fa/ you must be truly confident and comfortable with yourself, your body language will reflect this. Look up "Domonant body language" for an idea.
Watch anime, watch movies, read manga. I'm serious. These are created characters whose mannerisms are specifically created to enhance their appearance and persona. Even though it's cliche, imitation is the first form of learning. Once you've picked up a mannerism, it's your job to make it your own. Practice it until it feels and looks natural.
That doesn't mean your behaviour should be artificial either. but that we all have seen a character do something and realized it expressed an intent or feeling exactly how we'd like to do so. There's no harm in picking up these habits. But the moment you start creating a character to be, rather than accentuating your natural character, you need to check yourself.
tl;dr If you want to rub the back of your head when embarrassed, go for it. Just don't become an autistic bundle of mannerisms and acting.
OK. But you're forgetting a lot of these are made by men and women who spend all day paging through fashion magazines, old movies, and photographs for characteristics, clothing, and movements that fit their characters. Their entire job is literally to collect components of how people act, dress, and live. They then draw them, which allows for all of these components to be expressed a "pure" (as in unfettered by reality) form which is easily understood and translated.
You're just saying shit without thinking.
Are you fucking kidding me? I'm not talking about copying some kawaii moe blob shit. I'm saying that there are plenty of anime and manga drawn by adults with a fantastic knowledge of anatomy and non verbal behavior. It's no different than copying a movie character or even your friend. You judge it by the same standard of fitting the situation and yourself. It's just another source of material. What kind of pleb are you that can differentiate that?
chill out dude. did you spit out the autism medication your mom gave you this morning? if you try learning mannerisms from cartoon characters then you're going to end up looking like a massive try hard faggot. looking confident can't be learned, but being confident can. you can't feign looking confident, you actually have to BE confident. it's not something you can just pick up by looking at a few picture books. you actually have to develop confidence as a character attribute, it's a process that takes a while. that's the only way.
The fact that this is even being discussed is not effay. If you honestly can not clue in to what socially acceptable and fashionable mannerisms are - that is a defining trait of autism.
If you have to ask - you don't have it.
Just give up.
i don't think you understand what he's trying to say
the people who make some of these 'cartoons' have done extensive research in human interaction, body language etc. to fully portray a character, some of these books/animes aren't full blown babby shit for under 21 year old neckbeards and if you're attentive enough you can learn something from it
inb4 recommend me an anime/manga
Only because you haven't done your own research.
does it ever occur to you that there are literally dozens of other boards that have nothing to do with glorious nippon culture? I've literally never watched anime except from spirited away and I've never read a manga. Get the fuck back to /a/
Does it occur to you that this image board collective was once a single image board entirely devoted to anime and manga content diverted from Something Awful? The entire point is that even if you don't care for anime, this place is founded and run by weeaboo to the very core.
stop pretending you aren't the guy I was responding to. and stop bullshitting about how all of your cartoonists do "extensive research"
anime and manga are for manchildren. that's that. i've done extensive research in human interaction, body language, etc. and have determined that they're all manchildren living in their parents basements.
Not rushing. Stay calm and cool and if you're about to miss your bus but the next one come's in just 10 minutes - just fucking relax and don't try to make some run for it. Walk slowly, avoid running and stressing.
Personally I make a rule about never running anywhere.
Also don't use Facebook. If you absolutely must, keep it to an absolute minimal. Don't be active, don't keep a shitload of info there, don't upload picture and shit.
also dont forget to assymetrically swing your arms as you walk
and dont keep one hand in your pocket, it's either two hands in two different pockets or two hands out and swinging (assymetrically)
when i made the decision to stop looking like a fucking faggot all the time a couple years ago i sat in front of the mirror and worked on making my smile and other facial expressions less autistic looking, you could probably do something similar with your body language
everyone saying that you can't pick up mannerisms is autistic. what is acting?
look at yourself in the mirror, be more conscious of what you're doing. get better posture, don't let your foot/leg shake when you sit, don't bite your nails, don't dart your eyes around
Eye contact should be aggressive
Stoic and angry expression
Expression should be minimal
You don't fuss you keep still focus on nothing
Slight smug asshole smile is acceptable as default.