There’s the strut, there’s the model walk, there’s fast pace, there’s slow pace. With so many ways people hold themselves as they walk it makes me wonder… what does my walk say about me? Some walks show confidence, some show insecurity. Taking a stroll on the beach shows relaxation. There’s a difference between pacing and a stride. Taking a hike is much different than a march. Prancing and tiptoeing are two totally different genres! You can tread along a path or you can meander. Your walk can tell others you are depressed or happy. If you saunter you may look peaceful, but if you shuffle you may look clumsy.
Do we define people by their walk? I think so. I believe the way people walk and hold themselves gives us our first impression of them. But is the impression correct? Can you tell a lot by the way a person walks or is the person walking that way to fool you, to cover up an insecurity? If a model is walking on the catwalk can we correctly assume she/he is confident? What about a person who plods along with his/her head down… do you automatically think that person is unsure or sad or even angry?
Most of us have thought about they way we walk at some point in our lives. Now imagine that everyone else thinks about it too. That might change your perspective and you might not be as quick to make assumptions about that person. Walk means to get from one place to another, to travel. So how does that allow us to develop an opinion about someone? I believe there may be more to the way you walk.