If you’re like a lot of introverts, you may not feel entirely confident in social situations. You may have heard of some confident body language tricks, but haven’t quite mastered them yet.
Instead of looking and feeling confident, you may have closed off body language: crossed arms, slouching, looking down.
Not to worry, even if you’re an introvert who tends to feel inhibited and uncomfortable in social situations, the confident body language tricks I’m sharing today will help you to loosen up and exude self-assuredness.
With more confidence you can gain respect, make friends and feel better about yourself. There’s also a sense of freedom that comes with feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin. You’ll be free to open up, express your true emotions and move through a room without feeling self-conscious.
I want you to experience that sense of freedom! That said, here are a few confident body language tips that will help you make a great impression.
5 Confident Body Language tricks
Nowadays, people spend a lot of time looking down at their devices. In social situations there’s always the temptation to pull out your phone every time you feel uncomfortable.
To exude more confidence, put your phone away and look up. Confident people keep their head and chin up and rarely look at the ground or their feet.
Keep Your Hands in The Truth Plane
Keeping your hands at the belt line is what Mark Bowden, author of Winning Body Language, calls the “Truth Plane”.
When you keep your hands in the Truth Plane you convey that you’re genuine and trustworthy. Use your hands for emphasis, but try to keep them in the same plane in line with your navel.
Walk With Confidence
You can always tell someone’s level of confidence and comfort in their own skin by the way they walk.
Here are some quick tips:
- Take balanced, medium-stride steps (instead of shuffling)
- Keep your torso exposed
- Straighten your back
- Walk with purpose
- Enter a room with your head up
How you position yourself relative to others and within the room indicates your confidence levels.
Here are some quick tips:
- Mirror your conversation partner’s positioning.
- Have something to lean on and rest your arm on, such as the bar.
- Be visible and stand in an accessible area of the room.
Make eye contact
Eye contact is one of the most important indicators of confidence. If direct eye contact feels uncomfortable for you, choose another spot on the person’s face to look at, such as their cheek or between the eyes.
Making eye contact about 70% of the time during a conversation will show that you’re interested and engaged in the conversation.
If you need to look away, do so with a nod or gesture (like bringing your hand to your chin) to indicate that you’re listening/thinking).
The great thing about using these confident body language tricks is that they will make you appear more self-assured in an instant. Not only that…
Changing your body language will help you to genuinely FEEL more confident. After all, how you carry yourself affects how you see yourself.
So go ahead and give these tips a try for yourself and share your thoughts in the comments.
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