One step at a time: Your walk can reveal your aggression!

Yes! A new study has found that the exaggerated movement of both the upper and lower body indicates aggression.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2016, 13:38 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

London: A person's walk says a lot about their personality. It either adds to it or takes something away, but the moment you see someone approaching, you can't deny that it does give an edge to that person. It's human nature to make assumptions of someone's personality when they come walking toward you.

But, little did you know, that a person's walk can also reveal a lot about their levels of aggression.

Yes! A new study has found that the exaggerated movement of both the upper and lower body indicates aggression.

"When walking, the body naturally rotates a little, as an individual steps forward with their left foot, the left side of the pelvis will move forward with the leg, the left shoulder will move back and the right shoulder forward to maintain balance. An aggressive walk is one where this rotation is exaggerated," said lead researcher Liam Satchell from the University of Portsmouth in Britian.

This research basically confirms that personality is indeed manifested in the way we walk.

Further, identifying the potential relationship between an individual's biological motion and their intention to engage in aggression could be used to help prevent crime, Satchell noted.

"If CCTV observers could be trained to recognise the aggressive walk demonstrated in this research, their ability to recognise impending crimes could be improved further," he said.

(With IANS inputs)