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I'm trying to find a word or short description for someone who...

  • ...May well wave their arms and legs around, but not in a clumsy, clowny way, not randomly, not without a purpose.
  • ...Is not afraid of getting attention from physical expressions, but may not actively seek it either.
  • ...Generally likes to move his\her body around, with no sports activities or physical tasks involved.

Some examples of the movement I'm talking about:

  • Dancing, especially without music or being the only one dancing around other people.
  • Stretching arms and legs far and wide while not alone.
  • Literally jumping around for being in a good mood (I'm talking about grown ups)
  • Likes to use the whole body to impersonate something or someone, when explaining or telling a story.

These people are usually extroverts, but 'extrovert' has way too broad meaning.

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    There are different words for different situations, with different connotations. Here are three: prance, flail, gesticulate. Which fits your intent? – Lawrence Feb 10 '16 at 9:23
  • Maybe effusive, gesticulative or overgesticulative. – Yay Feb 10 '16 at 10:23
  • An eccentric personality? – BiscuitBoy Feb 10 '16 at 10:58
  • A *gestural communicator" or, when speaking, a "gestural talker" ? – Graffito Feb 10 '16 at 11:40
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animated

full of movement and activity

or (although it's not as broadly usable as animated)

gesticulator

one who gesticulates, where gesticulate means

To say or express by gestures.

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Physically talkative, demonstrative personality, even perhaps in Don Quixote's sense.

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