The Way You Carry Your Bag Reveals Your Personality

how you carry your bag

How do you carry your bag? Behind your back so that you can be carefree or hold it in your hand like a briefcase? Or do you prefer cross-body style? 

If you are wondering, how does that even matter, then please know that the way you move with your handbag says a lot about personality, according to body language expert Patti Wood. It speaks volumes about your status, your taste, and your outlook on life. Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D. one of the pioneers in the field of body-centering psychotherapy, highlighted different positions to carry a bag and the personality traits associated with it. 

Let’s find out what your style of carrying handbags says about your personality and lifestyle.

1. Behind your back

behind your back

If you carry your bag behind your back, then you are adventurous and independent. You are prepared to travel at any moment and ready for any situation.

You don’t care about what other people think of you. Because your focus is on comfort, style, and being clutter-free. People admire you because you are self-sufficient and reliable. 

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2. In your hand

in your hand

That’s equivalent to carrying a briefcase, but a  fantastic option when your bag is too small.  Carrying a bag in your hands is a sign that you want everything to be in your control and your professional life in order.

You always like to be updated about everything and everyone. If the situation demands, you can tell others the whole truth about themselves. That said, you are a very reliable person, which makes more people reach you for help.
People are drawn to you because you are modern, confident, independent, goal-oriented, productive, and have a strong self-image. 


3. On your shoulder

on your shoulder

If you carry your bag on your shoulder, then you are a good reader and tactful. It also indicates that you are carefree, confident, and self-assured.

You are a woman who prefers functionality over display.

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