Here’s what Social Psychologist, Amy Cuddy had to say about this in her 2012 TedTalk “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are”
“Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Power posing — that is, standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.”
That is so…POWERFUL!
Interestingly, Amy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions – and perhaps even our own body chemistry, simply by changing body positions.
Doesn’t it make you feel more confident when you just stand a little taller, and not slumped forward with your eyes looking toward the ground?
I sure do! I feel like freakin’ Wonder Woman, in fact!