Sunday, May 2, 2010

Why a Hand in the Pocket Makes Us Nervous

The British Inspiration Awards - Arrivals

Gareth Pugh arrives for The British Inspiration Awards on April 23, 2010 in London, England.

Take a look at the above picture. We do not like to see another person with a hand in their pocket because at any moment it could be removed from the pocket and what if there is something in their hand, like a weapon?

People from the days of the Roman Empire have concealed weapons, so whenever we cannot see the hands something in our survivalist brains puts us on guard. This is why the secret service does not allow people, even on a cold day, to have their hands in their pockets.◦