TED Talk by Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects what people think of you, and also what you think of yourselves.

But why not trying to understand better how to benefit from our own body language? If it can help us to feel more secure, comfortable and stronger in social environments, it is surely worth a small space in some areas of the brain where we store useful information.

I was fascinated by this topic several discontinued times so far (reading books, quitting the topic, then again reading papers etc…), but this Ted Talks is worth the twenty minutes it lasts as a nice introduction to the topic. True, the content is not rocket science, and also generally true, the first impression might be misleading. But take it as a  easy kick-start if you want to get more into the topic.

Enjoy!

 

If you want to know more:
Who is Amy Cuddy?

And what about you? What do you think about the TedTalk? Do you believe that body language affects the result? Or do you have a completely different view? I am curious to hear from you!
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4 thoughts on “TED Talk by Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

  1. our thoughts don’t create our motions, it’s our motions that create our thoughts, cool:) I notice that typically people who feel sad, are lying down in bed curled up in a ball, meaning If you want to raise your mood, it’s important to get up and move around as if you are happy. this will boost your mood. same idea with the power posing, cool TED talk, nice post:))

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    1. Hi Vincent,
      I totally have to agree with you and with the Talk. Being conscious of the power our body has on the mood is relevant in so many occasions!
      Thing is, this whole topic is so interesting and huge that the power posing is only a small part of it.
      Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day!
      Greta

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