Yawning As Social Behavior
from the I-need-a-nap dept
Do people yawn for a reason? There are all sorts of crazy theories. Here’s one more: yawning is a leftover social behavior from our more primitive days.
According to this story, yawning suggests who is the leader of a social herd and is usually followed by “submissive” yawns. So try yawning at your next meeting to see if anyone subconsciously bends to your will….
Comments on “Yawning As Social Behavior”
It's the Tiredness...
I think it is more a primitive way of communicating tiredness to the rest of the tribe (maybe even before we developed language). I don’t think it’s submission, I’ve yawned with people that I am definately not submissive to.