Confidence is a crucial element of social success influencing relationships from recreational mingling to the work force to dating. There is a physical body language that can be consciously controlled to help display confidence outwardly, while also subconsciously increasing confidence inwardly.
The easiest and most basic physical display of confidence is to keep your head up, looking straight and to stand tall with aligned spine, shoulders back, and all around good posture. While the alternative (head down, sluggish posture) suggests a person is intimidated, lazy, and scared of their environment, good posture suggests a person is ready and able to take on the world and feels comfortable in their environment.
Acknowledging other people such as passersby while walking through a park shows that someone considers them self to be worthy, equal, and comfortable. A good approach would be to smile when eye contact is made while passing someone or when someone enters a room. The alternative here (dodging eyes, turning your head, or otherwise refusing to acknowledge a person) comes across as fear, feeling unworthy, or being rude.
When in public, except when in a crowded spot, take up space. A wide stance and free appearance show a hint of dominance and ownership which portray confidence.
Walking with purpose shows confidence in your ultimate mission, whether that be walking into work or simply going for a stroll. Walking speedily and uncontrolled appears nervous and odd. A slow, purposeful stroll exudes confidence.
Hands in pockets can make someone appear intimidated and scared, and hands out of pockets but fidgeting can show nervousness. Free hands calmly at your side when not needed appear strong and confident.
This list includes the five most important body language signs that can be consciously controlled by any person wanting to exude confidence.
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