New on ROK: Masculine Body Language

I have a new article on Return of Kings, discussing how you can display body language (below the head) that conveys a sense of masculinity, confidence, and strength.

While the head (and particularly the eyes) are the most “readable” part of your body, there’s obviously a whole lot more body to deal with, and that’s what this article will deal with.

The first issue that we will be dealing with with regards to the body is, of course, posture!

Posture shows and affects the attitude that you convey.

Remember that body language is the sum of the parts of all the body. Think of it like this: the face shows the mood, and the body shows the intensity of the mood. Confidence starts at the face and spreads through the body

As with the face and head, you want to be tight, upright, and symmetrical. However, masculine and dominant body language with regards to the torso and limbs adds a new dimension, that of taking up space.

To put it very simply (and thus make it easy to understand and perform in your daily life), high status and confidence are reflected in an open and wide posture. And conversely, low status makes people shrink up, showing posture that is closed and prospective.

Placing the weight evenly between the legs, while standing firm and upright, shows strength, confidence, and all of the masculine traits that you want to convey.

 Hold your head high, chest open, and stomach in and tight. The feet and legs have to work in harmony with the torso, arms, and heads to convey a certain image. If you want to be seen as powerful, you must stand firm with your legs shoulder width apart and your chest puffed out.

And don’t think that these rules only apply when you’re standing. When sitting down, the strong and confident man has his legs retain their shoulder length position, and the body is slightly leaned back and the arms are relaxed and neutral: not open, not closed.

Read the rest of the article here