10 Body Language Mistakes That Will Harm Your Life

Whether you are on a date, a job interview, at a conference or a party, or just interacting with someone you’ve met for the first time in your life, the rules of communication state that 58% of your success depends on your body language. Cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff

Smashingabs.com collected the most common body language issues that can ruin your image without you even realizing it. Cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff

10. Poor posture

Standing with your shoulders drooped makes you look insignificant, weak, and unconfident. If you slouch in your seat or lean too far back, it signals to others that you are too comfortable and disinterested in what you are doing. If you are still not convinced, there is scientific proof that slouching can lower your mood and self-esteem. Cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff

9. Poor legs and feet position

The position of your legs and feet are more subconscious and, therefore, more difficult to control. Yet it can convey your insecurity and give away your state of mind or hidden intentions. The way you place your legs when sitting can also reveal something about your personality.

  • People choosing position A (knees together, feet apart) project an image of somebody childish, insecure, and dreamy.
  • Crossed legs like in picture B may reveal a defensive, distant, or closed-minded attitude.
  • Position C signals dominance and significance. However, it also reveals arrogance and is often inappropriate and impolite in formal situations.
  • Parallel legs like in picture D is a neutral position, making you look open and calm.
  • Placing the legs as in picture E is more common for women and makes them look more feminine and attractive.

8. Exaggerated gestures

Monitor your hand and arm movements. When a person is moving their hands wildly, it signals a lack of confidence and professionalism. It’s no surprise that nervous movements such as cracking your knuckles, playing with your hair, or biting your nails and lips make you look anxious and insecure. Yet the absolute lack of gestures can be harmful as well and signal a loss of interest.

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