Your body language shapes who you are

Your body language shapes who you are

Next week we will try something new. No reading required, but instead a 20 minutes long and (hopefully) thoughtful ‘TED talk’ on internal and external effects of body language.

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” – standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident – can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. To put it bluntly, she argues “Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.”

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions – and even our own body chemistry – simply by changing body positions. Find out more about Amy here.