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What does a person's posture say to you?

  1. soconfident profile image84
    soconfidentposted 6 years ago

    What does a person's posture say to you?

  2. rutley profile image75
    rutleyposted 6 years ago

    It says........A sloucher is usually a slacker unless it's a health issue!

  3. LucidWarrior profile image60
    LucidWarriorposted 6 years ago

    Posture, like all body language, is a clear communicator of your mood and self image. People with poor self image or who experience depression often tend to tense up their shoulders forward, look down, avoid eye contact. People with a healthy self image stand tall, look forward, shoulders down and back, and look people in the eyes when they talk. This is just one example of many on what a person's posture says about them.

  4. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    How they are feeling. What they think about a topic. What they think about themselves. Etc.It's important and interesting.

  5. RPirate profile image60
    RPirateposted 6 years ago

    Very good question. One's posture doesn't necessarily mirror his state of mind, it can determine one's state of exercising and lifestyle!
    It is a mirror. Would you agree?

  6. NiaG profile image91
    NiaGposted 6 years ago

    I think of confidence when I think of posture. Of course some people can't help the shape their posture is in. But to me confidence would be sitting more erect and slumping over I see as lacking it.

  7. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Not always a lot, I don't think.  I know a few people who make a real point out of having "good posture" because they've heard that it makes them look confident and/or better.  On the other hand, I try to make a big deal out of not having what I see as "strutting good posture"  because 1) I don't think artificially "good" posture is always attractive, 2) I don't want to look more "strutty" than I really am, 3) I'm not in the Miss America pageant, and 4) I like to create the impression that I'm not as confident as I am because I find too much "strutting confidence" in a person unappealing.  So, at least in my own case, what my posture should tell someone is that I'm not about to take on an artificially stiff posture just because people say it creates a better impression.

    I like people to be natural and not contrived for one reason or another.  That means that sometimes my posture is fine, but I'm not above slumping in my chair if I feel like it.  I suppose if I were either someone who wanted to fake confidence because people say others should fake confidence, or if I were someone who in fact were overly-confident, I might opt for always having great posture and a confident air.  I'm neither.  I really find "head stuck in the air" and "shoulders back" unappealing. 

    The day I enter either the military, the "Super-Model Business", or the Miss America pageant will be the day I worry about having perfect posture.  Since that day isn't going to happen, I'm happy to be "just me" and not worry about effecting phony body language because someone says it's better to "look confident" than to just be me.

    The way I see it, there's something very confident about the person who is relaxed enough to slump or sure enough of himself to feel free to look at the fallen acorns or interesting patterns in the sidewalk as he walks (rather than worry about who thinks what about his posture).  LOL

  8. athena2011 profile image56
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    Actually I think that posture says a lot. Good posture is typically associated with someone who is self confident, possibly even successful in life. Slouching is usually associated with laziness and a lack of self esteem.

    I'm not sure that these associations are always 100% correct but this is what usually comes to mind for me.