It’s safe to say that each person is unique and different in their own way. It could be in terms of appearance, attitude, fashion sense, interests…and even the way a person walks. Yes, each person’s walk is different and can help to identify an individual. Interestingly, your walk has the ability to reveal a lot about you, and can even give away a lot of information about how you’re feeling. Find out what your swagger is revealing about your personality right now.
1. THE DRIVER: If your weight is usually forward and your stride is quick, like you’re charging ahead, you are a “Driver.” Bonus points if you multitask while you walk, like using your phone, thinking of a solution for a problem, or making some kind of list in your head. If there’s an obstacle in your way, you are going to take the most direct path through or around it. If that means occasionally bumping into someone, a Driver probably won’t care too much. If this sounds like you, you have some very positive personality traits. You know how to get things done, are extremely productive, very logical, and most likely very intelligent. People admire you, but they may find you a little cold. You tend to be a competitive and your fiery personality can get the better of you.
2. THE INLUENCER: If you walk with your chest forward, shoulders back, and your head held high, there’s a good chance you’re an “Influencer.” Another key factor is that, like the Driver, you walk quickly, but you have a springy pep in your step. Influencers are also engaged with most of the people they pass and tend to smile, wave, make eye contact, or shout out a friendly “hello!” Alot of politicians and celebrities have an Influencer gait. If you are in Influencer you are fun, charismatic, socially adept, but some people may think you’re a little much. Your over-the-top personality tends to hog the spotlight, and sometimes you rob it from others when they have a right to it.
3. THE SUPPORTER: If your weight is over your legs, not forward or back, you may be a “Supporter.” Your speed is medium-paced and your movements are anything but choppy — you’ve got one smooth swagger. Much like an Influencer, you tend to gesture and engage with people while walking, though you tend to make eye contact rather than wave or shout. If you’re a supporter, you tend to be more interested in people than tasks, and prefer enjoying your personal life rather than focusing on career. You feel a great satisfaction being part of a group, and may thrive in your family life or being part of a team sport. You also like to be acknowledged but are too humble to admit it, and something like a random phone call or card from one you love can go a long way. Yet, you do tend to get distracted sometimes. You have a lot of admirable qualities, but Drivers and Influencers may perceive you as weak and try to take advantage of you. Try to stay focused when you’re around someone you are trying to impress and it will go a long way.
4. THE CORRECTOR: If you’re light on your toes when you walk and your eyes are glued to the floor, you may be a “Corrector.” Your pace is slow and cautious, like you’re afraid to make a wrong step. Your arms are held close to his sides as well, as to no intrude in others’ personal space. You do not use a phone while you walk, nor do you engage with friends as you walk with them — unless you have to. You’re most likely introverted, but polite. You like to treat others the way you would like to be treated. Yet, due to your introverted nature, you don’t verbally communicate what you want or need. You just expect people to know. This may lead to annoyance towards others and those others being confused by your irritable nature. Try your best to verbally communicate, even if what you say isn’t polite. Try to find the nicest way to express yourself while being honest and you’ll be surprised by how much smoother your life suddenly becomes.
Now that you know that your walk says a lot about you, it should help you to be more aware of how you move and walk. Regardless of your personality or mood, it is best to have good posture: walk with your chin up, chest out and back and shoulders straight. Make sure to look ahead and don’t hunch. The ball of your foot should be the first to hit the ground when you put your foot down to step and walk. Avoid taking too long or too short of strides. Learning how to walk confidently is important, because you can make a lasting impression even in a crowded room. You can try to improve your walk by practicing in front of a mirror. When you have mastered how to walk with a proper posture, you’ll look and feel more confident. Last but definitely not least, walk with a smile on your face or a neutral/relaxed expression to have and give off a positive vibe.