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Infographic: Power Poses: A Two Minute Life Hack for Empowerment

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Quick! Where’s your body? Are you folding up compact and snug like origami, or is your body dominating your space, arms akimbo and feet spread?

Like it or not, your body is projecting information. And, even less likable, low self-confidence is an issue many women face.

Women, especially at work, hide low self-esteem less adeptly than men do. This can result in lower pay, less challenging work assignments, and being perceived as less intelligent.4

The good news is that confidence can be faked, and faked so well that our brains and bodies respond chemically.

Infographic Power Pose

Reviewed April 25, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

1) Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are. ted.com. Retrieved April 11, 2016.

2) How Low Self-Esteem Can Cost You The Job. forbes.com. Retrieved April 11, 2016.

3) Amy Cuddy Takes a Stand. NyTimes.com. Retrieved April 14, 2016.

4) The Confidence Gap. TheAtlantic.com. Retrieved April 19, 2016.

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