You might not think it but when your parents told you to “sit up straight” and “quit slouching,” they were doing you a much bigger favor than you imagined. The reason for this is that we form opinions about people in the first three seconds of meeting them. Although not usually part of a conscious process, the awareness of a person’s posture, and general overall carriage is a strong factor in our first opinions. A person with an upright and erect posture is presenting themselves as someone who has a strong sense of personal worth and confidence.

For more on this check out the short video below: