Tag: Body Language

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

The old “fake-it until you make-it” taken one step further to fake-it and be it! This video is highly worth watching in it’s entirety. Find how adopting a posture can lead to desired consequences!

Synopsis: “Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.”

Link to Ted talks: http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html
Amy Cuddy bio: http://www.ted.com/speakers/amy_cuddy.html

Body Language Dictionary Launch

We have beta launched our nonverbal dictionary and will accept any input into making it better for our readers. It is completely free to use and catalogs all (most) of the body language signals and the lexicon that goes along with reading people. There are well over 500 terms already, and naturally, with the scope of the topic that likely encompasses over 1,000 terms in my estimation, if peripheral terms are included, it is incomplete. This is primarily why we need outside help to grow the word base as it is a nearly impossible job for just a few people to tackle. However, having said this, as far as we are aware, this dictionary is the most inclusive of terms related to the subject in the world. Correct us if we are wrong, and we’ll just grow to surpass them! :)

You can suggest terms in the comments section or e-mail us directly and we’ll add it to our growing list. When you do write us, there’s no need to define the word yourself, unless you are into that sort of thing! So please enjoy the database and the images, and please help us spread the word. We always appreciate it when links to our pages are seeded across the Internet. No doubt, other people will find the information useful too!

Here is a link to the main page of the dictionary, enjoy.