Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says that body language can dramatically affect your professional, social, and romantic relationships.
There are a handful of poses that may boost your confidence and make you feel more powerful, according to her 2010 research.
Although some scientists are skeptical (In late 2016, the study’s co-author, Dana Carney, dismissed the power poses’ effects), Cuddy says certain stances can change the amounts of testosterone and cortisol in your body, helping you feel more dominant and less stressed.
The power of these poses could be a placebo, but sometimes we need a confidence boost wherever we can find one.
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