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Body Language For Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Elizabeth Kuhnke

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Chapter 10

Standing Your Ground

In This Chapter

arrow Finding the right stance for your attitude

arrow Showing how you really feel

arrow Revealing information without meaning to

At certain times in your life, you’ve had to take a stance and make a firm decision. You probably planted your feet firmly on the ground and got on with what you had to do. At other times you’ve been able to take it easy, wandering from one pillar to another post.

You’ve stamped your foot in anger – or known someone who has – you’ve rubbed your ankle up against another’s as well as your own, and you’ve stood with your weight on one leg in boredom, as well as bouncing on your toes in excitement.

In this chapter, I look at the different types of stance you adopt depending on your mood and circumstances. You also discover what the swinging foot is saying, as well as the pointed toe.

Showing Commitment and Attitude through Your Stance

The foundation for any stance is to stand with your feet evenly placed under your hips and with your weight equally distributed between them. What you choose to do with that foundation depends on what you want to show and how you want to be perceived. How you hold yourself reflects the effects of ...

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