Do you have different sitting postures for dates, interviews, watching Netflix on your comfy couch or attending conferences? Or do you sit the same way all the time? Well, don’t be surprised! Your sitting position speaks volumes about your personality.
Your body language says things that you don’t communicate verbally. This post mainly focuses on how you sit. Your sitting position and how you keep your hands and legs when sitting down can reveal your feelings, mood, emotions, and underlying meaning to what you are saying. And that plays an important role in communication and establishing relationships.
So, in this post, I will discuss 20 different sitting positions (that includes sitting on the floor too) and associated personality traits. Read on to know more about yourself.
1. Sitting upright
People who always sit upright are very confident, strong and decisive. They have a helpful nature, thereby people rely on them for comfort and support. Sitting straight with good posture also means you are a fun-loving person.
2. Sitting in reclined position
If you’re sitting while leaning back on your arms then you are judgemental. You assess a situation without taking action and waiting for things to happen. Sitting with a slouch reflects disinterest or tiredness and can be considered as an attitude problem.
3. Sitting while leaning forward
Curiosity is what drives your life. You have an explorer spirit – travelling to new places and meeting new people always give you pleasure.
Though you have an impressive attitude, you may sometimes lose control of your behaviour.
4. Sitting while leaning backwards
The posture indicates a casual and indifferent attitude. Isn’t it? But, people who lean backwards while sitting are actually very weighed. They take a decision only after careful analysis and consideration.
5. Sitting with ankles crossed
When your ankles are crossed but legs are slightly open, it’s an elegant and relaxed posture. Sitting like this indicates you prefer to be comfortable. You are a down-to-earth and open-minded person, which makes other people around you feel confident.
Liking this position also means you love things to be in your control. At work place this position can also signal apprehension and defensiveness.
However, sitting with ankles crossed and knees close together (hiding less of your legs), means you’re secure and sure for yourself.
6. Sitting with ankles wide apart
If you are sitting with knees close together and ankles wide apart, then it means you’re creative, adventurous and charismatic. These traits help you make friends easily.
But, your habit of making decisions in haste can put you in trouble. That said, your charming look can save you from a sticky situation.
7. Sitting with legs close together
People who sit with legs close together but not crossed are calm and collected. They love to complete any task with perfection. No wonder why they always have a neat and well-organized personal space. Also, they are known to be smart, sincere, honest and rational thinkers.
8. Crossing one leg over the other
You seem to have high self-awareness and rich imagination. But, this sitting position also signals that you’re insecure as you’re hiding the bottom leg. Sometimes, you hold back yourself so that people don’t peek into your weaknesses.
But your empathetic nature and good listening skills bring you closer to people. At a workplace, sitting with legs crossed and foot kicking slightly is the sign of boredom.
9. Sitting with crossed legs on the floor
Sitting in this style on the floor means you’re an open-minded, agile and carefree person. If your knees are slightly spread to the sides then, it means you’re physically open to new ideas as well as emotionally flexible.
Sitting with legs crossed and hands clasped behind your head is a sign of confidence and superiority.