Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. (Note: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility. Read Amy Cuddy’s response here:

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31 thoughts on “Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

  1. ただの先入観ではなく、良い言動が人格そのものにまで結びつくことを科学的に証明するのはとても興味深いです。

  2. Three conclusions:
    1. If in the experiment risk tolerance varies on average of 22.5% for high power people and 12.5% ​​for low power people, it is clear that high power people tend to be more unstable.
    2. 86% bluff for high power people indicate that they are also more dishonest. This may explain the corruption bias in politics (more power, more dishonesty).
    3. The negative bias for high power people is higher than for low power people. So, possibly high power people are most affected by failure.

  3. I have to say to the naysayers saying that this study is wrong—that it is actually right. You can argue the specifics all you want and be an elitist, but you can't argue the basic essence of her argument. This argument comes at an important time when minorities are being threatened with overarching majority. And to those who just want to ridicule the argument because she is a female and can't be popular for her academic work/dominant personality, shame on you!

  4. I have started utilizing power posing every day after watching this talk and reading Cuddy's book. What I have experienced has been profound. After monitoring my body language and assuming more expansive body postures throughout my day I have been able to deal with conflict and participate more in college. I even managed to conquer my fear of small talk, which quickly brought me to bagging a job from someone I originally felt intimidated by. The best part is I got the offer without doing an interview, without searching for the job, and it pays better than any job I've had before. Also, I didn't realize before just how much my sitting slumped in a chair, touching my neck was negatively impacting my mindset and my emotional state. I really believe there is something valuable to this research. Don't knock it 'til you try it.

  5. wonder why the lady, who should be an experienced teacher is soooo nervous. and why her hair needs to cover her eye(s)? seriously. something does not feel right.

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