Body language What your sitting position reveals about your personality

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How you sit reveals a lot about your personality.

play Different sitting positions. What your sitting position says about your personality. (Notey)

Your sitting position, in most cases, usually depends on the type of mood that you are in.

You feel lazy you might slouch on your chair a bit. You may cross your legs at the ankles, for the ladies, when you are wearing a skirt for instance.

What most don’t know though is that your sitting position can actually reveal a lot about your personality.

Sitting upright with your feet firmly on the ground

play Sitting upright with legs firmly on the ground. What your sitting style says about your personality. (Cosmopolitan)


You are confident. You are also very strong and reliable and people can turn to you whenever they need help.

You also know how to have a great time.

Crossing your legs at the ankles

play Seated with legs crossed at the ankles. What your sitting position says about you. (Little Things)


This means that you are elegant, open and down to earth; some may even say that it is queen like.

When you sit with your feet crossed at the ankles it also shows that you feel comfortable.


play Seated cross legged. What you sitting style reveals about your personality. (Shutterstock)


This indicates that you are a free spirited and open. Experts say that the flexibility you use to sit in this position shows that you are also emotionally open.


play Reclined sitting. What your sitting style says about your personality. (Little Things)


This sitting position indicates that you are judgmental and very analytical. You sit back assessing a situation without having to do something about it.

On the bright side though, sitting in this position could also mean that you are considerate to other people’s feelings.

Crossing your legs

play Crossing your legs when seated. What your sitting position says about your personality. (Medical Daily)


People that cross their legs and swing or shake their legs are considered to be creative, organized and timely people.

You are calm even when there is a lot of chaos around you plus you always keep your promises.

Hands crossed on the lap

play Seated with arms between the thighs. What your sitting style says about your personality. (Little Things)


You are loyal, kind, peaceful and are a great conversationalist. People tend to listen keenly to you and respect what you are saying more.

Sitting with your knees to the side

play Sitting with legs to the side. This shows you are flirtatious. (Cosmopolitan)


This sitting position could indicate that you are flirtatious. If your knees and chest face the person that you like then you translate that you are open and available.

Sitting with arms crossed

play Seated with arms crossed. What your sitting style says about your personality. (Cosmopolitan)


Sitting with your arms crossed usually translates that you are protective and strong. It can sometimes come off as if you are an angry person or are close-minded.

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