“A person’s posture can sell an entire library of insight into their character, chapters so subtly implied in the slightest of actions”
I lean, not slouch, slump or support myself against but lean on surfaces. When I’m leaning it’s a sign that I’m safe in an environment and at work it’s a sign of control, the ability to control a room from one key location with a singular tone of authority. The action also implies a safety about my mood, an inherit security for those surrounding me as the trigger finger is resting idle at the side of my readily unfriendly temper.
The very activity of letting every muscle falter into relaxation is a thing to spread the warming calmness through my body; an equally important activity is how I resume upright motion. Too quick and assertive and I could be on the verge of a volatile reaction, slower motion an indication of mellowed resistance and a composed disposition.
The best photo of me that I can recall is me leaning against a pillar, unaware there are even cameras slyly pointing lenses in my vicinity!
So what about you:
Do you hunch in a repressed posture of stress or frustration?
Do you spring from one arena of action to another in energetic pose?
Do you shape yourself into those dark corners of the room in shaded insecurity?
However your body naturally accustoms itself, I say make it yours and do it right