El lenguaje corporal moldea nuestra identidad.
El lenguaje corporal influye cómo nos ven los demás, pero también puede cambiar cómo nos vemos a nosotros mismos. La psicóloga social Amy Cuddy muestra como las "posturas de poder" —mostrar una actitud de seguridad, aún sintiéndose inseguro— pueden alterar los niveles cerebrales de testosterona y colesterol, e incluso mejorar nuestras probabilidades de éxito.
Amy Cuddy wasn't supposed to become a successful scientist. In fact, she wasn't even supposed to finish her undergraduate degree. Early in her college career, Cuddy suffered a severe head injury in a car accident, and doctors said she would struggle to fully regain her mental capacity and finish her undergraduate degree. But she proved them wrong. Today, Cuddy is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, where she studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people from the classroom to the boardroom. And her training as a classical dancer (another skill she regained after her injury) is evident in her fascinating work on "power posing" -- how your body position influences others and even your own brain. "Using a few simple tweaks to body language, Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy discovers ways to help people become more powerful." TIME Game Changers, March 19, 2012