None of us use body language perfectly, but if we strengthen what we lack, we can make a remarkable improvement in our personality.
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There are certain body language signals that are more noticeable. These are your posture, facial expressions, manner of walking, and the tone and speed of your speech. Making improvements in these can mean remarkable improvement in your personality. To achieve this goal, let us first determine the best body language signals.
- Posture – A perfect posture is naturally straight without being rigid.
- Facial Expressions – These must always be positive. Smile, laughter, kindness in the eyes, and a relaxed face are positive facial expressions.
- Manner of Walking – Your steps should neither be too long nor too short; the hands must move naturally on the sides. The feet and legs must point to the front where you are walking.
- Tone and Speed of Speech – You need to adopt a positive and friendly tone of voice without a hint of authority, sarcasm, jealousy, etc. The speed at which you speak must neither be too fast nor too slow.
Now, you need to adopt these perfect body language signals into your mannerisms and personality. To get a perfect posture, identify your weak areas. For example, if you have dropping shoulders, then you must do shoulder exercises to strengthen your shoulder and arm muscles. Exercise almost always corrects bad posture. You may customise your workout regime to strengthen the muscles that are weak. In a month, you will find that your posture when standing, sitting or lying down is naturally straight. A good posture expresses confidence. Along with looking good, you will see the added benefit of being healthier.
Using Positive Facial Expressions
We are mostly aware of what facial expressions we usually use. Some of us smile a lot, some frown more often, and some have the habit of rolling their eyes. Whatever characteristic facial expressions you possess, if they are negative, it is best to get rid of them. Take a moment to visualise the face that you would like to see. You will find that the face you visualised has positive facial expressions, be it a calm face, a smile, kind eyes, or a happy expression. Remember that what you like is what others like as well.
To develop more positive facial expressions, you must begin to notice and change negative facial expressions when they appear. You can also practise making positive facial expressions in front of the mirror just to develop the habit of using them more often.
Correcting Manner of Walking
To walk smartly, you must walk with a straight posture and with your feet pointing forward. Do not let your legs move to the sides; always move them straight ahead. Do not take too long or too short steps. Keep your back straight, shoulders broad, and your head nicely poised (neither high nor low).
Using the Right Tone
As discussed earlier, your tone of speech must not express negative characteristics such as jealousy, sarcasm, arrogance, anger, irritation, and superiority. To develop a neutral tone of voice, you must practise to not allow emotions to surface into your speech through your tone of voice. To do that, you will need to become conscious of your tone of voice when speaking. It is better to have a neutral tone than a negative one.
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