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Fun Test: The Way You Cross Your Arms Reveals Your Personality

Fun Test: The Way You Cross Your Arms Reveals Your Personality

About the kind of person you are, the kind of relationship you have, your partner's rapport with you and so much more.

Experts say that the part of our brain that influences the thought processes can be revealed by analyzing our body language, and there are also a few studies dedicated to uncover and understand this. One of the most popular ways to decipher a person's body language is the way you cross your arms. Crossing one's arms is commonly deciphered as being defensive, but as Joe Navarro M.A., former FBI Counterintelligence Agent, tells Psychology Today, it is a misconception. The simple act of crossing your arms can, in fact, speak volumes about the kind of person you are and your overall personality. Broadly, for this body language, there are three ways to perceive it. Have a look and check which type you are.

How do you cross your arms?
How do you cross your arms?

 

1. Right hand out

If you like to fold your arms with your right hand resting on top of your left arm, then you are a tremendously creative person who loves to think out of the box. Intuitive by nature, you are in tune with your emotions and feelings and have a knack to sense the shifts in the mood in your environment. The way you function is that you always go with your gut when it comes to making decisions and the only reason you would minutely examine and critically evaluate things is when stakes are pretty high and the decision is life-altering.

Right hand out
Right hand out

Your partner feels lucky to have you, as you are an extremely empathetic lover, thanks to your control over your emotions and a perfect balance of it. You go out of the way to ensure that your partner's emotional needs are fulfilled. You have a strong sense of warmth and your affection towards others and things in general, draw people to you. You are uniquely gifted to understand how people feel even before they can express it and this always allows you to spot things that people usually miss.  

 

2. Left hand out

If you prefer to fold your arms with your left hand resting on top of your right, then you are an extremely practical person, who likes to use logic over intuition. Under no circumstances do you ever let your emotions, feelings, and heart influence your judgment about people, things and life. You critically analyze issues at hand before jumping to a conclusion or making a decision, be it a personal matter or a professional one. Your elegant way of approaching people or situations leaves people enamored and attracts them to you, while many may also find themselves falling head-over-heels in love with you.

Left hand out
Left hand out

Your friends know you as the one who is intelligent, sarcastic and witty and someone who can make people laugh. Your one-liners are epic and you are unbelievingly sharp, one who can see through deceit, making it difficult for people to cheat you.  You are extremely popular with your charming pick-up lines and ever-so-cool personality, which is also the primary reason your partner connects with you easily and enjoys the deep conversations you can have with them.

 

3. Both hands out

If you are someone who folds your arms with both hands resting on opposite arms, then you are one of a kind! You are self-confident and self-assured, with a strong sense of direction in your life. You are very focused on things that you are destined to do and very clear about the kind of decisions you are comfortable making. You have a sense of authority, and yet are approachable, which motivates people to turn to you for help. A selfless leader who considers other people's feelings and opinions and gives a solution that would benefit all, you believe in leading by example.

Both hands out
Both hands out

Your frank, honest and openminded persona makes everyone feel comfortable around you and is also the reason they respect you. When it comes to relationships, you take the first step, be it after a fight or just approaching a person for the first time. Your partner is always content with you because of your thoughtful gestures, be it cooking for them or getting them their favorite flowers or booking a surprise vacation among many other things, that you do time and again. Your bonds are long-lasting, fulfilling and deep.

There is also a fourth type, which isn't so common as the other three. This includes people who hide their hands when they fold their arms. This lot seems to be the introverts and would like quiet places than going to parties. You prefer small groups and are concerned about how others are doing and would take the extra step to help out people who need help, you are a social changemaker. You may sometimes change your style of folding your arms, entirely depending on your mood or the situation. You also adopt different postures, which reflects a blend of multiple personalities.

Sources:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/spycatcher/201410/9-truths-exposing-myth-about-body-language

http://www.uob.edu.bh/en/images/offices/CareerCounsellingOffice/BodyLanguage.pdf

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/32299582.pdf

https://themindsjournal.com/cross-your-arms-personality-test/

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