We can show our self-esteem through our words and actions but as well through our body language.
When we see ourselves on video we can see us as others do. In these videos we see our body language that normally happens without our consciousness.
But body language doesn’t just happen to us, we can direct it.
Here are 5 main signs of the body language you show when you have a high self-esteem.
- Sit or stand with your back straight and keep your shoulders back and relaxed.
- Look forward with open interested eyes at the people you’re speaking with and keep eye contact without staring.
- Speak clearly with a steady and normally loud voice.
- Smile, laugh and nod while you’re listening to others.
- Keep your arms open, don’t cross them, make the same with your legs. Give friendly and open gestures toward others.
There is without any doubt a strong connection between body language and self-esteem. You can find this out with a very simple test. Stand or sit comfortably with straight back, look forward and then try to cry. Then sit with bended back head slumped forwards, look at the floor and then try to smile.
You’ll feel that your body language and your mental situation don’t fit. You can’t have happy thoughts and sit with head slumped forward looking at the floor.
Our body language expresses how we feel about ourselves. But it isn’t a one-way-movement. With our body language we can boost our self-esteem. When we live a positive body language we develop our self-esteem toward a higher level.
Body Language: Master Body Language & Non-Verbal Communication For Increased Influence In Relationships & At Work (body language, communication, … mind reading analyze mastering self esteem)
- Author: Steve Gold
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 20, 2016)
- Paperback, also available as ebook
- 134 pages
It is not too much of an exaggeration to say that body language is perhaps the defining factor in how others form their impressions of us. With studies showing that up to 70% of our communication is non-verbal, what you say is not nearly as important as the messages we all give off non-verbally. Despite this, most people are not consciously aware of their own body language or the body language of others.
This is quite an interesting book on Body Language and after reading it, it is hard not to try analyze either your own body language or others one. One particular good point about this book is that it has good illustrations. I find this book to be a very helpful source when it comes to understanding body language. The explanation has been delivered in such a way that we get interested in reading page by page.
To interpret the meaning accurately of the body movements is not easy but this guide helps by giving the readers the general meaning and helps you decipher the true meaning behind it. There is a lot of tips and tricks that can help you and the key is being observant.
I really felt this book presented a wide array of life circumstances where the influence of nonverbal communication can be felt at.