A Kineme refers to units of "body language," or the ways in which people communicate with each other through their stance, gestures, facial expression, etc. Many of us are familiar with the ways other people communicate anger, irritation, discomfort, and other emotions without saying anything.

Similarly, we're also familiar with the way that people sometimes say things that seem polite or socially acceptable, rather than what they really mean, or really want to say. With practice and study, it is possible to determine what people are really thinking from their appearance and actions, rather than relying on words.

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