The Cobra

The person leans back and folds his/her arms behind the head openly.

body language 1 CobraSelf-confidence The person feels safe and underlines his/her high status.
“I have everything under control.”

Superiority The person feels safe regarding the issue and/or superior to a person.
“I’m smarter than you.”

The body is open and yet the person claims territory. He/she shows distance and emotional coldness. The gesture makes us look bigger and shows dominance.

Categories body, easy, dominant, open, territorial

This is one out of 63 gestures from the body language trainer.