Last Updated on September 21, 2020
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.