In the comfy confines of home, our body movements often feel comfortable, and we don’t need to worry about them.
But carry out those same postures at work, and they can backfire.
Donald Trump has been doing a lot handshaking of late, what with becoming President of the US and all.
There have been many people to meet and greet, and with the eyes of the world watching too.
Our ancestors made themselves look big and threatening, or curled up to make a smaller target as a form of defence.
All the worry or anger you feel is part of your biological “fight or flight” system.
“It increases your stress and anxiety and mine.” A better way is for the applicant to turn the chair slightly for a more natural position for a conversation.
“I want to move the chair 30 percent off-center,” Driver said.
We already know Trump avoids holding his wife’s hand because he wants to seem more ‘alpha’, and body language expert Darren Stanton believes the same is behind his handshaking technique.It’s just another example of Trump doing something we all do, but in an abnormal way. Some people have suggested that Trump’s aggressive handshake technique is a way for him to try and exert dominance and authority over the other person involved - he wants to make it clear he’s the one in control.We saw this with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Judge Neil Shinzo Abe and Judge Neil Gorsuch.Alternatively, intimidation may result from the type of society in which individuals are socialized, as human beings are generally reluctant to engage in confrontation or threaten violence.Like all behavioral traits it exists in greater or lesser manifestation in each individual person over time, but may be a more significant "compensatory behavior" for some as opposed to others.