Body Language and Self Confidence
Body language helps in understanding the personality of an individual by observing the behavior of the body. Body language plays a great role in all major aspects of our life. Whether it is an interview, meeting a new date, greeting your employees or making a presentation, a good body language will always give you an edge over the others. At the same, a bad body language will only prove to be a down fall.
Body language can also determine confidence in an individual and it is only the confidence that can take you go to places. Let us understand the relationship between body language and self confidence.
Make a video of the way you talk and observe yourself carefully. Do you make hand movements every time you speak or does it occur only randomly ? If you find it difficult to get over the hand movement then try to hold on to something, like a pen or a notebook in order to overcome the habit.
A person walking with head held too high such that the chin is extended outwards is believed to have over confidence.
When you maintain a straight position of the head, you will feel confident above yourself.
Those who sit in such a way that they bend forward and keep playing with their hands as judged to have low self confidence. Those who keep changing their sitting position, as if in quest of comfort, are also said to have low self confidence. Hence, these points must be kept in mind.
When you sit with your back straight, head straight, talk while making minimum of the hand movements and do not shake your leg; this reflects a good body language. Preferably, your hands should be clasped together and kept on the table.
Steps should be small and uniform. This shows that you are a balanced personality and have good self confidence.
There are many factors which may interfere in building in a good body language. It could be lack of self esteem due to obesity, financial problems, loss of job, etc. Your negative feeling will be reflected in your body language and hence show a low self confidence.