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Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are

Amy Cuddy | 21:05


So I want to start by offering you a free, no tech life hack. And all it requires of you is this that you change your posture for two minutes. But before I give it away, I want to ask you to right now, do a little audit of your body and what you're doing with your body. So how many of you are sort of making yourself smaller, maybe your hunching, crossing your legs, maybe wrapping your ankles, sometimes we hold on to our arms like this. Sometimes we spread out, they see you. So I want you to pay attention to what you're doing right now.

We're gonna come back to that in a few minutes. And I'm hoping that if you sort of learn to tweak this a little bit, it could significantly change the way your life unfolds. So we're really fascinated with body language. And we're particularly interested in other people's body language, you know, we're interested in like, you know, a, an awkward interaction or a smile or a contemptuous glance or maybe a very awkward wink, or maybe even something like a handshake.

Here, they are arriving at number 10. And look at this lucky policeman gets to shake hands with the President of the United States. On here comes the prime minister that No. A handshake, or the lack of a handshake, can have us talking for weeks and weeks and weeks, even the BBC in the New York Times. So so obviously, when we think about nonverbal behavior, or body language, but we call it non verbals as social scientists, its language. So we think about communication. When we think about communication, we think about interactions. So what is your body language communicating to me? What's mind communicating to you?

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