What your walk says about your personality
Like appearances, each person’s walk is different and unique from any other individual. Some people walk fast while others like to take it slow. Did you know your walk can give away a lot about your personality? Find out what your walk is saying about your mood and personality!
It's safe to say that each person is unique and different in their own way. It could be in terms of appearance, attitude, fashion sense, interests...and even the way a person walks. Yes, each person’s walk is different and can help to identify an individual. Interestingly, your walk has the ability to reveal a lot about you, and can even give away a lot of information about how you're feeling. Find out what your swagger is revealing about your personality right now.
People who walk fast are, obviously, individuals who want to get somewhere fast. But more than that, fast walkers tend to be people who have high energy and are typically go-getters. They can be identified as individuals who are confident, courageous and all about having no-fuss in life. They also expect other people to keep up with them. If they are escorting someone, fast walkers often guide and walk ahead of their partners instead of walking alongside.
Individuals who walk slowly or have short strides are classified as being relaxed. They tend to be more laid back and calm. People who walk slow should always keep alert as they are more susceptible to accidents and ill-behaved individuals. When walking at night, they should avoid crossing their arms. Crossing of the arms indicates vulnerability and fear, which always attracts predators.
People who stomp while walking are agitated, angry or frustrated. Stomping may be bit childish, but some people can’t help but to do it anyways.
Walkers who walk timidly and quietly are described as having low self-esteem and being shy. In order to appear more confident, people who walk quietly are encouraged to walk in a brisk pace with longer strides.
Walk and health
Apart from revealing your attitude and current mood, your walk can also expose your health problems. Someone who takes shuffled steps can indicate having parkinson’s disease or other illnesses that affect the locomotor abilities of a person. People who walk bowlegged, or have their knees slightly bent in toward the other leg, can potentially suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
Walk like you own the world
Now that you know that your walk says a lot about you, it should help you to be more aware of how you move and walk. Regardless of your personality or mood, it is best to have good posture: walk with your chin up, chest out and back and shoulders straight. Make sure to look ahead and don't hunch. The ball of your foot should be the first to hit the ground when you put your foot down to step and walk. Avoid taking too long or too short of strides.
Learning how to walk confidently is important, because you can make a lasting impression even in a crowded room. You can try to improve your walk by practicing in front of a mirror. When you have mastered how to walk with a proper posture, you’ll look and feel more confident. Last but definitely not least, walk with a smile on your face or a neutral/relaxed expression to have and give off a positive vibe.
Do you know what your walk says about you? Does it depict confidence or insecurity? Have you used your walk to your advantage? We’d love to hear from you.
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