Sit up! Don’t you just want to yell that at times to someone you are talking to? It is so rude to speak with someone, especially in a business environment or an interview, who is slouching. It is disrespectful so pull yourself up and look engaged. I remember there was a school superintendent who was in on stage with a meeting with parents and you would have thought he was in front of the TV with a remote in his hand. He was reclining in the chair with his feet sprawled before him. We were mortified. People lost all respect for him and it appeared he would have preferred to be anywhere other than our meeting.
How you carry yourself tells a great deal about your self-esteem. If you are hunched over, you most likely don’t have much self-confidence. At least that is what it looks like. This is especially true when you are first dating someone. It is not very appealing to be with someone that seems to be lacking self-confidence. You will appear to be needy and for women, you may be seen as a vulnerable and a target for abuse. Even if you are nervous, that is to be expected but just sitting up straight, can make you feel better. Most likely, the other person is anxious too. Lean forward to show you are interested in what they are saying.
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