Nonverbal Communication Physical attractiveness is one way to convey your thoughts to others.
There have been numerous studies on body type and personality, most notably that of William Sheldon (1898-1977). These studies have been debunked. However it turns out that sometimes body types can communicate meanings and even fuel stereotypes. The body types actually create stereotypes even though they do not determine personality.
Depending on your body type and how you use it, you may be able to enhance your communication ability.
Scientifically there are considered to be three general body types.
Delicate Built Body
Long fingers and toes
Long thin boney hands
Takes Longer to Gain Muscle
Stereotype Tense, anxious, reticent, self conscious.
Hourglass Shaped (Female)
Rectangular Shaped (Male)
Mature Muscle Mass
Gains Muscle Easily
Gains Fat More Easily Than Ectomorphs
Short tapering limbs
Combination Body Types
Some bodies are are a combination or the basic types. Some may be one body type with traits of the others.
Research on college students some years ago found people wearing glasses were thought to have higher intelligence and be more industrious.
Other studies have found those wearing glasses are associated with closed mindedness, clumsiness and being religious.
Can you see ways to use your nonverbal communication physical attractiveness to improve how you get your message across?
Depending on your message, project the personality of the person you need to be and avoid being what people stereotype you as.
Think this is not a thing?
According to an article in the Frontiers of Psychology, "Cyrano de Bergerac, the protagonist woos Roxane by speaking to her through the more handsome body of Christian. In the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Baum, 1900/2000), the seemingly powerful wizard turns out to be a frail man behind a curtain with a voice amplifier who had gained authority by speaking through an imposing and seemingly powerful body."
"...science fiction films have further explored the potentials of recombining bodies and minds. The films Surrogates (Banks et al., 2009) and Avatar (Kalogridis et al., 2009), for instance, focus on identity, status, and power transformation made possible by surrogate bodies..."
Yes, you can tap into nonverbal communication physical attractiveness. To do so, you have to think, see and believe yourself to be the person you need to be to give the speech your audience needs to hear."
The above was from: The Body that Speaks
Speechmastery.com: The Nonverbal Communication Physical Attractiveness Resource
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