BODY LANGUAGE

Body language plays an important role to judge a personโ€™s confidence and personality. Try to make use of positive gestures while interacting with others. This shows that youโ€™re at ease while having a discussion. Studies reflect that 75% of our communication happens non-verbally. Your gestures thus play a vital role while interacting with others.

Donโ€™t cross your arms or legs โ€“ You have probably already heard you shouldnโ€™t cross your arms as it might make you seem defensive or guarded. This goes for your legs too. Keep your arms and legs open.

Have eye contact, but donโ€™t stare โ€“ Keeping too much eye-contact might creep people out. Giving no eye-contact might make you seem insecure. If you are not used to keeping eye-contact it might feel a little hard or scary in the beginning but keep working on it and youโ€™ll get used to it.

Donโ€™t be afraid to take up some space โ€“ Taking up space by for example sitting or standing with your legs apart are signals self-confidence and that you are comfortable in your own skin.

Relax your shoulders. When you feel tense itโ€™s easily winds up as tension in your shoulders. They might move up and forward a bit. Try to relax. Try to loosen up by shaking the shoulders a bit and move them back slightly.

Nod when they are talking โ€“ nod once in a while to signal that you are listening.

Donโ€™t slouch, sit up straight โ€“ but in a relaxed way, not in a too tense manner.

Lean, but not too much โ€“ If you want to show that you are interested in what someone is saying, lean toward the person talking. If you want to show that youโ€™re confident in yourself and relaxed lean back a bit.

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