Ivanka Trump is a creature of habit, from the way she talks (or doesn’t) to the media to her perfectly coiffed hair. If you scroll through her Instagram for long enough, you’ll also notice that she is almost always standing in one pose: with one leg out in a sort of T-shape. (Seriously, take a look yourself.)
What does this betray about Ivanka’s inner world? We contacted body language expert Patti Wood, author of Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma, to help us understand what’s underneath the silky hair and pageant-ready poses. According to Wood, Ivanka’s body language reveals a lot about her personality — and about how she wants to be seen personally and professionally.
Ahead, read why Ivanka always makes does the same pose and what her other mannerisms mean.
“It’s a pose that you’re taught when you go to any training to be a model,” Wood says. “Also at cotillion,” when debutantes are presented to the world. “It’s meant to make you look more flattering, more slender.” It makes sense that Ivanka learned this pose when she was a teenage model.
But that’s not all: Wood says Ivanka executes this common pose slightly differently than most people.
“Her forward foot and leg are generally slightly further out toward the camera than usual, and her feet are further apart than normal,” Wood says. “That is her attempt to look stronger and more forceful, more competent.” And as a White House adviser, it’s important for her to portray competence.
Her arms are a different story…
“Her arms are typically at her side, close to her body. Not quite as tense as Melania’s. This reads as subdued, lacks power, more ladylike,” Wood said.
Her legs also reveal a conflict, Wood says…
“The feet are always the most dominant — that’s …read more