Does a confident posture to gain confidence in yourself?

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Does a confident posture to gain confidence in yourself?

If to take a confident position in your life nothing will change

Surely you have heard that in order to gain and to prove to others that you are the boss in the room, it is necessary to adopt a confident posture — for example, stand up straight and rest your hands palm side. And if the dominance in the room is you can think a bit about the confidence of the question. In a recent study published in the journal , the researchers came to the conclusion that the so-called “confident posture” does not actually make you feel more strong and self-confident.

a Strong, confident woman

Remember your favorite pose Wonder woman — the heroine of the DC comics of the same name and kynoselen — feet shoulder width apart and the hands rest with the palms in the side? Until 2010 it was thought that the people who took such a landslide (or military) posture, decreased levels of cortisol (a hormone ), increased testosterone levels and in General, they felt stronger and more willing to take risks. However, according to some scientists there is no research to support claims that power posing works.

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For the First time a study that refuted the opportunity to gain your confidence by adopting a confident posture, was released in 2010. However, the work caused a storm of criticism after none of the scientists failed to reproduce the results of the experiment. In 2018, scientists responded to the criticism by presenting an updated analysis of their own and other studies. Nearly all studies that examined the experts, the power poses were compared with the uncertain positions, such as slouching. However, the lack of neutral postures for comparison may skew the results. The fact that there might be any difference between a confident posture and insecure, as insecure posture makes you feel worse, and better confident.

Confident pose of wonder woman (in fact not working, sorry)

The Researchers note that the number of people around the world who believe in the effectiveness of confident posing, huge. Only one lecture has garnered over 70 million views, and the book on the same subject became a bestseller the New York Times. At the same time, there have been no studies that compare the confident posture with normal and yielded no positive effect from taking confident, the power pose. Moreover, previous studies found no evidence that confident posture can give you confidence and change lives for the better.

"Stand up straight"

Only 4 out of nearly 40 research on power posing, was designed to shed light on confident posing. In one of these studies compared the influence of slouching, neutral and power poses on feelings of dominance. According to the findings, feelings of dominance was highest in the neutral position, and the position was associated with a decrease in feelings of power. Similarly, three other studies have examined three poses to determine their effect on mood. All subjects who participated in the study reported significant differences in mood in different poses, but scientists believe that the results are affected by the negative effect of stooped posture.

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The Only conclusion that researchers should draw from existing literature about the acquisition of self-confidence due to his confident poses, is that you should avoid insecure postures, such as slouching. But this is hardly big news. In the end, all of us parents and teachers at the school were advised not to slouch.

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