Different countries, different customs and culture again. Body language that you normally do could be considered rude in other places. This is the seventh body movements that must be avoided during a visit to various countries.
A thumbs-up sign to agree in western countries. For the Javanese, the thumb is used to indicate the direction politely. But in Iran and Middle East countries, meaning rough thumbs.
Called the 'bilakh' in Iran, meaning thumbs 'up'. Even if you're traveling and standing in the street, thumbs-up on passing vehicles means 'please pass' not quit.
2. Finger movements 'OK'
Finger movements 'OK'
OK gesture, with thumb and forefinger forming a circle, looks normal in many countries including Indonesia. But be careful, this gesture could mean rough in some Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Brazil, and Greece.
This sign is considered to give a signal if someone is cowardly or brash person. This movement also means homosexuality. In some Middle Eastern countries, this movement also means evil eye.
3. Using the left hand
Using the left hand
In Muslim countries, do not use your left hand to shake hands. Similarly to eat, or give an item. The left hand is considered dirty, so it's not polite if used when meeting other people.
4. Using the forefinger
Using the forefinger
In many countries, less polite if you use forefinger finger to point the direction. In any country you are in, use whole open hand to indicate the direction.
5. Motion excessive familiarity
Motion excessive familiarity
Some countries have their own familiarity movement which seemed strange in the eyes of foreign tourists. Mediterranean countries for example, ordinary people kissed each other both women and men.
In some Muslim areas such as the Middle East, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to shake hands with men. In Buddhist countries including Thailand, very rude if you touch the head of the local residents. Therefore, better'll let someone else introduce myself first.
6. movement of the foot
movement of the foot
In eastern countries, the foot is considered as part of the body that are less clean. Very disrespectful when you designate a place using the foot.
7. a wink
Do not wink to anyone in India, except you have a sexual purpose!