Amy Cuddy explains how body language is crucial to how others perceive us, based off of emotions and confidence. Her TED talk explains how “power posing” before an important meeting or event can raise make you more confident and ready for whatever you face. Power posing is standing in a position of confidence, such as with your hands up and out to the side, even when you don’t feel confident. It works because it raises testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain. Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions, and even our own body chemistry, by simply changing body positions.
Along with thinking about your own body presence, by watching the above video you can have a deeper physiological understanding of what others are feeling or thinking.