The Usefulness of ``Psychological Gesture`` and Limitation Lim, You Young The ``Psychological Gesture`` is one of the most unique and useful aspects of Chekhov`s acting technique. It is essence only one part of actor`s technique in Chekhov`s complex acting system. As the use of qualities and sensation is the key to the actor`s creative feelings, ``Psychological Gesture` is the key to another part of the actor`s psychology, the desires or will power. Like feelings, the will power of the actor cannot be commanded. It also must be coaxed by indirect means. Chekhov chooses the term ``Psychological Gesture`` because of the effect it has on the actor. It affects entire psychology and its purpose is to influence, stir and attune the actor`s whole inner life to its artistic aims and purpose. The ``Psychological Gesture`` is a preparatory tool that never shown to the audience. It is not a gesture that a character uses on stage. With Chekhov the ``Psychological Gesture`` is a technique for developing the actor`s psychology and its responsiveness to the body, as well as a technique for developing a characterization. It is never a gesture that is performed for an audience. In discussing the way an actor applies the ``Psychological Gesture`` to his work. Chekhov begins by discussing an alternative, using one`s analytical mind instead of the ``Psychological Gesture``. It is also possible to use the ``Psychological Gesture`` for any moment the Character has on stage. A ``Psychological Gesture`` might be successfully develop for a scene, a speech or even a sentence that needs special attention. In order to understand and appreciate fully Chekhov`s techniques of creative expression, one must aspect is premise that great acting comes from a actor`s imagination. The actor is primarily interested in line readings and blocking that are decided upon early in the rehearsal process, he(her) will frustrated by Chekhov`s techniques. ``Psychological Gesture`` require time and patience. They are not easily defined and their results are often unclear at first. These techniques are not good for all actors, especially those who are practically minded and who need things to be understandable at all times. However, for actors who enjoy exploring the depths of creative expression, whose imaginations love to improvise as they create characters who are not tied to real-life prototypes. Chekhov provides indispensible keys to success.