For my TED Talk video I chose “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html“>
I used to be like my mom where I wanted to hide or blend in to my surroundings and I didn’t want anyone to look at me because I was afraid that they were judging me. But after taking notice of the difference between my parents postures, I knew that I wanted to appear like my dad did, even if I didn’t have things figured out and wasn’t confident; I wanted to at least look like it. So, I started watching my body language and posture and trying to change it. I became aware of when I trying to be small and I forced myself not to be.
I thought it was interesting how Ms. Cuddy pointed out the increase and decrease in the levels of testosterone and cortisol based on how we felt about ourselves. I was surprised that it only took about two minutes for us to be in or hold a power position pose and it increased the testosterone level to make us feel more confident. I also liked how she talked about faking it, “Fake it til you make it”. And then she took it one step further in saying, “Fake it until you become it”. I myself feel like I have done that. I have gone through that change of faking it until I make it. I am still working on faking it until I become it but I feel like I have made great strides from the past up to the current day.
My dear cat clearly has his body language figured out as he demands to be the center of attention 🙂
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