The body language of defeat


    The body language of defeat

  • 1 Curved back

    When a person is defeated, their back becomes curved. The more humiliating the defeat is for the person, the more curved the back of the person will become. See body language of the back.

  • 2 Putting both hands on the head

    When a person experiences a loss, they might put both of their hands on the top of their head. This is one sign that shows that the person is experiencing defeat.

  • 3 Looking down

    When a person gets defeated, they will probably look down instead of looking up. The head will be pointed downwards and the person might stare into the ground.

  • 4 Covering the face

    After experiencing defeat, some people cover their faces with their hands. This can also be an expression of the shame that comes with defeat. See the body language of shame.

  • 5 Crying

    Crying is one of the strong signs that shows that a person is experiencing deep misery because of defeat. It's not uncommon to see players crying after losing an important soccer match.

  • 6 Slumped shoulders

    When a person gets defeated, their shoulders are going to slump. This is also usually accompanied by a head that is tilted downwards and a curved back. See the body language of confidence.

  • 7 Covering the mouth and nose

    When a person gets defeated, both their hands might cover their mouth and nose while looking down. The person will tilt their head to slightly face the ground and they might cover the mouth and nose with both hands.

  • 8 Staring into space

    When a person gets defeated, they will probably keep visualizing many negative things. This might force the person to stare into space while looking down. See the body language of depression.

  • 9 Hands on waist

    When a person gets defeated, they might put their hands on their waist. This gesture usually means that the situation is bigger than what the person could handle.

  • 10 Sitting on the ground

    When a person gets defeated, their feet might not be able to carry them. In such a case, the person might feel like sitting on the ground instead of standing.