Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are Amy Cuddy uses her own research on body language to reveal that we can change other people’s perceptions, and even our own body chemistry, simply by changing body positions.

Associate Professor Amy Cuddy talks about how body language affects how others see us. She demonstrates how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect our testosterone and cortisol hormone levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

We’re fascinated by other peoples non-verbal body signals. But can changing our own body language change how we feel about ourselves? Awkward interactions, a stranger smiling or even a wink can leave most of us talking about it for weeks. So when we think about non-verbal communication, we have to ask – what exactly is being communicated?

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