How aware are you of cultural differences in body language?

Body language or a non-verbal communication plays an important role in how people communicate. It reveals an 392412-4762-29unspoken intention through the physical behaviors. These behaviors include body gestures, eye movement, touch, hand sign, facial expression, greeting and personal space. A non-verbal communications also indicate emotions and a state of mind of that person such as angry, frustration, satisfied, happy, pleasure and relaxation. However, one must be aware that body languages are different from culture to culture. There are many body gestures that are commonly used in one culture, but may have different meanings in other cultures.

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Your body language shapes who you are!

“Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.”- Amy ?????????????????Cuddy

Amy Cuddy, an American social psychologist, conducts many researches on emotions, power, nonverbal behavior, stereotyping and discrimination as well as the effects of social stimuli on hormone levels. In October 2012, she appeared in TEDTalk show to speak about body language. Her TEDTalk, delivered at TEDGlobal 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland, has been viewed more than 7 million times and ranks among the top 15 most-viewed TEDTalks.

To boost you self-confidence, just smile to yourself and do the power posing in front of the mirror for 2 minutes and you will have more confident through out the day!


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