“Amy Cuddy: Your body shapes who you are.”
Body language forms who you are. From being hunched forward with arms crossing having the feeling of insecurity, to having a powerful posture with hands free of any way of making someone feel diffident. Body language can show a lot to a person and can shape whom you are. Our body language shows what people see in us and how we see ourselves. Amy Cuddy, a Social Psychologist, presents how “power posing” can be one of the smallest tweaks in your life to opening up a world of opportunities. Power posing is the act of standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident, and with this can raise testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain. With this, it can change the confidence in a person and change the way we see ourselves. Cuddy portrays many different ways a person can show who they are. These judgments that we make, really makes us decide different decisions in. Cuddy gives an example by saying when we see people’s body language, it helps decide who we hire or who we ask out on a date, and I think that is just a powerful attribute that humans have. With these judgments, it can alter the course of someone’s life and possibly their own. This video took interest in me, because I can relate very much to it. I tend to try and make myself feel secure when I’m around certain people and to curl myself up from people who I think have authority over me giving me confidence issues because of prejudice people and it bringing my self-esteem down. Do people who “ooze” confidence dominance high testosterone levels necessarily care more than the opposite body language? I believe and have experience that the good intentions of the heart of that individual are what should be believed, but in the world we live in, body language is the formality a person is.
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