Walking doesn’t only burn calories but can also reveal your personality traits.
Similar to the way you sleep or your favorite color, the way your walk is a given; you don’t really think about how and why while doing it, you just start walking for the first time as a baby and then naturally keep it on.
It might also be genetic or learned through observation since many people walk almost the same way as one of their parents or close relatives.
Not to mention that it’s easy to tell the mood of a strange person walking down the street just by watching the way they move, for instance, a sad person walking won’t walk the same way when overjoyed, yet, their essential walking style remains the same.
In a 2017-study, researchers compared the walking speed and styles with the main personality traits, which include agreeableness, openness, neuroticism, extraversion, and conscientiousness, in addition to personality types, such as the corrector, the driver, and the supporter in order to analyze how the way we walk reflects our personality.
11. The Executive
If you usually walk at a quick rate while using focused and fast strides, then you are an executive.
You walk confidently with your head up, but you’re mostly hanging out somewhere deep in your thoughts, which is why you rarely pay attention to your surroundings and may often bump into other people walking near you.
You are an efficient problem solver as well as you are goal-oriented, but you may also be perceived as intense with an unfriendly attitude.
10. The Corrector
If you normally walk using small steps while being hunched over, then you are a corrector.
Chances are you tend to avoid making eye contact with other people walking around you. Correctors avoid eye contact because they are quite shy and introverted. They don’t feel comfortable when being confronted and like to do things at their own rate. Also, being a corrector means that you’re always on guard before engaging in a serious or strong relationship with others as well as you don’t make friends quickly because you need time to open up.
9. The Politician
If you usually walk with your head high, chest forward, and shoulders back while adding liveliness to the mix, then you are a politician.
You are a confident speaker and enjoy the sight of an interested audience in front of you as well as you truly enjoy engaging with different people.
You thrive when other people appreciate who you are and acknowledge your strengths. Moreover, you enjoy challenges, learning about a variety of fields, and going through new experiences. However, you tend to get bored quickly and easily.
8. The Worrier
If you normally walk very slowly while being constantly alert, then you are a worrier.
While walking, you tend to make short strides and may or may not drag your feet. Being a worrier means you generally keep your eyes down as well as you appear unsettled as you walk. You are thoughtful and very likely introverted, however, you may also be vulnerable and other people can easily assume that you’re fearful.
7. The Chiller
If you normally walk at a medium to slow pace with a relaxed posture and loose body, then you must be a chiller, which is the most easy-going of all walking styles.
Your gestures are usually small and you can sometimes seriously engage in an internal monologue. Plus, you may seem lost while walking because you tend to focus on other people or interests besides your own tasks. You trust your gut and have a good temper, yet, you seem to be easily influenced and a slacker.
6. The Showboat
If you usually walk with intent and a high level of confidence, then you are a showboat. You also tend to move your hips and arms exaggeratedly, plus, you often keep your head high and your shoulders back, as well as you tend to focus on yourself.
This can reveal that you enjoy being the center of attention and unintentionally behave in a certain way to attract attention from everyone around you. A showboat generally has personality traits of a leader and charismatic person, however, they can also be self-absorbed and unreliable.
5. The Supporter
If you normally walk using confident and medium-paced strides, then you are a supporter.
You are a team player and tend to speak thoughtfully as well as you are cooperative and your friends would describe you as a good listener. Moreover, you truly value unity, friendships, and meaningful relationships. You’re also dependable, loyal, and helpful.
Similar to Politicians, Supporters make eye contact, use gestures, and interact with other people while walking.
4. The Short Strider
If you usually take short strides while walking, then you are a short strider.
Generally, you are a self-centered person who isn’t demanding at all. However, if you’re a woman, it’s important to keep in mind that short strides may result from pain in the calves and hamstrings, or even worse, it could be a sign of a progressing hip issue. In this case, make sure to seek professional help to clear out any threatening health problems.
3. The Arm Crosser
If you normally walk with your arms crossed, it means you are (obviously) an arm crosser, who prefers solitude and would choose to live alone over having any kind of fabulous roommates.
Crossing arms while walking also indicates vulnerability. According to communication experts, keeping your arms crossed while walking is very risky, especially in empty places and at night, because it makes you seem weak and thus an easy target for criminals. To avoid dangerous situations, it’s best to walk fast, upright, and confidently while keeping your arms straight.
2. The Stomper
As you may have guessed, Stompers use concentrated and powerful steps that may make a sound rather than simply walk.
If this is your walking style, then you must be highly persistent or constantly feeling angry or frustrated. However, sometimes, using stomps while walking might have something to do with the positioning of the limbs and there are high chances that it’s a sign of loss of sensation in the limbs.
1. The Multitasker
You are a multitasker if you move simultaneously and have the ability to multitask as you take a walk. Chances are, you are very imaginative while walking, which is pretty unique and indicates your highly creative nature. Moreover, you are brave and an excellent problem solver, plus, you enjoy helping and supporting your friends and loved ones.
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