The next country and second on the series of understanding body language and Hispanic culture.
The meaning of gestures Puerto Rico
- As in most Latin countries, people tend to stand close to one another in any social or even business setting. This relates to a different perspective on ‘personal space,’ with North Americans and many Europeans believing that people should stand about an arm’s length from one another. If you tend to move away from a Latin first, it could be considered as offensive or insulting.
- Men tend to smile and stare at women, which is considered acceptable, but the reverse is not.
- Puerto Ricans tend to interrupt each other frequently and are not upset when this occurs.
- If someone wiggles their nose, it probably means he or she is saying ‘What’s going on here?’
- You will hear restaurant patrons signal for waiters by making a ‘psssst’ sound.
We hope you enjoyed from the meaning of gestures Puerto Rico and feel free to send us a comment if you know more of these gestures that belong only to Puerto Rico. 🙂
Photo courtesy: Ballet Majestad Negra of Piñones at the city of Loíza, Puerto Rico