What does your sitting position say about your personality?
Body language is a part of communication. A recent study has found out the tiniest movement of your body gives your feelings away! Through the body and gestures, we express a lot of emotion that sometimes we are not aware of or we don’t want to express them verbally. Your body expression says more than your words. Sometimes we communicate solely through body language. For example, shrugging or frowning.
Body language can further enhance our words or tell us that we have crossed the line of the truth. Observing the legs of our interlocutor can tell a lot about his character and his attitude toward the conversation. With these points, you will learn how to recognize the character of a person just by observing her legs while sitting. So now, before going any further with this article, go ahead and observe your way of sitting or your partner's way of sitting in order to get the best out of this article!
1. One leg on another
People often sitting in this position are loving, creative, and they are dreamers. They often have strange ideas that explain their unique way of thinking. With these people, you do not get bored. They love to spin new plans and explore new places. Not only that, but they also love to travel and learn new things. They become anxious when they stay in one place for a long time. These people are always surrounded by a group of loyal friends.
A body language expert says: "If you find yourself talking to someone who is sitting like this while talking to you, you may find yourself wondering what it means. Chances are that he or she feels very comfortable with you and is interested in what you have to say and getting to know you better. More than likely, his or her knee will be pointed towards you, letting you know in a non-verbal way that you are the one that has all of his or her attention."
"Usually, women are more likely to sit like this than men. Perhaps one reason a woman is more likely to assume this sitting position than a man is because when a man is interested in someone, he usually sits with his legs open. A woman is typically taught that sitting like that is not well-mannered, so sitting with one foot tucked under the other allows her to show an open, attracted stance while still not feeling as if she is sitting impolitely."
"Many people unconsciously shake one leg while sitting. This is usually a sign of nervousness or restlessness. Even if a woman is sitting on one foot, which is an informal stance, she may shake one leg because, if she is interested in you, she may be shy and the shaking is just a way to let out nervous energy. Some people are just naturally fidgety. If they are not shaking their leg, they are tapping their fingers or playing with their hair."
2. Legs outside, heels inside
In this position, the person is sitting friendly and is willing to sacrifice their own interests for the benefit of others. At the same time, they are very demanding. They also have trouble concentrating. They easily get distracted. This is a person with a good heart. They love to give gifts to their loved one and they also are incredibly patient in a relationship.
3. Legs together
People who are holding their legs together are impatient and hate tardiness. They are intelligent and are not afraid to express their feelings in public when they are forced to do so. They can fight hard for their loved one and loudly express their opinion without considering whether it is positive, or if it will hurt others or not. Sometimes people that sit in this position hide their insecurity. Their attitude shows that they are very tense and, if necessary, are fully ready for operation.
4. Legs joined and stacked on the side
Legs joined and slightly tilted to one side means the person is ambitious, stubborn and hard endeavoring to their targets. These are people who believe that everything has its time and place. They carefully plan their education and career. These people are excellent observers. They are able to accurately analyze the surroundings and what is happening around them. They like to feel comfortable, and if you happen to make things unpleasant for them, they can respond with hostility.
Men also have this weird way of sitting and that is when they sit with their crotch on the display! Here is what a body language expert has to say about this! Barbara Pease says: "The crotch display is effectively putting a man's masculinity on show. His feet are planted firmly on the ground, with his legs apart, displaying the crotch, and letting whoever is observing know that he's not going anywhere."
5. Knees together, ankles outside
Typically, these people are good conversationalists and listeners. Often they say something before they think. They are also charming and a bit childish but juvenile at times. They cannot focus on one task. Facing a problem often they want to wait for it to be solved automatically or waiting for someone to solve it for them. They do not waste time on something they do not understand. In general, people see them as a happy person.
Janine Driver, another body language, commented on crossing legs saying: "We have three areas on our body where we open up when we are stress-free and relaxed: the neck dimple, belly button, and 'naughty bits,'"
For sitting with legs spread, she believes: "People with power are seen to take up more space,"
According to the website, best job interviews, you need to be pretty aware of your legs when in interviews! This is what is written on the page: "Be aware of the interview body language message your legs are giving. Lots of leg movement is both distracting and indicates nervousness. Resting one leg or ankle on top of your other knee makes you look too casual and comes across as arrogant. Crossing your legs high up conveys a defensive attitude in the one-on-one context of a job interview."
"Crossing them at the ankles or placing both feet flat on the floor conveys a confident and professional look during the job interview"
6. Wide straddle
People sitting in this position, they have trouble concentrating on important tasks. Whether this is a problem at home, at work or with friends, they give the impression that they are surrounded by a certain drama. They like the convenience and comfort. Always choose loose t-shirts and jeans instead of an elegant outfit.
7. Hip opener
This position provides that the person feels confident and at ease. Here you should pay attention to the position of the hands. If a person lifts them and put them behind his head, this means that he/she feels completely confident. On the other hand, when the hand is located on the leg and squeezed, and the sitter leans forward, this means that he/she is creating a kind of barrier. The person is very confident and rejects all proposals.
8. Pointing knee
Curling a leg into the second one means that the person is interested in something. Their bent knee is pointing at an object of interest or the direction in which a person wants to go. If further their head is tilted, and their hands are open, that is a sign that they are very curious.