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Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy



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When we feel powerful, we make ourselves big; we stretch out; we take up space. We're basically opening up. However, if we feel insecure, we make themselves smaller. Maybe we're hunching, crossing our legs, wrapping our ankles or holding onto our arms.

Non-verbal language ...

Natural body language

When people win a physical competition, they naturally put their arms up in the V and their chin slightly lifted. They will do it even if they've never witnessed someone doing it. However, when they feel powerless, they do the opposite. They close up and make themselves small. 

When we come...

We know that nonverbals govern how we think and feel about others. But body language also governs how we feel about ourselves.

For example, we smile when we feel happy. Conversely,  when we're forced to smile, it makes us feel happy. When it comes to power, it also goes both ways. When you ...

The two-minute power pose

Powerful people tend to be more assertive and confident, more optimistic. They take more risks. 

Studies showed that a two-minute power pose leads to hormonal changes that configure your brain to be either assertive, confident and comfortable, or stress-reactive.

    Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes

    Before you enter the next stressful evaluative situation, for two minutes, try a Power Pose. Configure your brain to cope the best in that situation. Get your testosterone up and your cortisol down. 

    Leave the situation feeling like you really got to say and show who you ar...

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