Does the way you hold your handbag reveal your personality?
Body language expert reveals insight on how women hold their purse.
How do you schlep your handbag around town? Your purse-carrying style could be telling others what you’re really like. A body language expert has revealed that the way a woman holds her handbag can reveal insight into her life and personality. The article was featured on Refinery 29.
If you carry your clutch with both hands and hold it in front of you, called the “Twofer,” chances are you are shy or defensive.
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Meanwhile, if you hold your bag under one arm like a clutch, you’re doing the “Baguette,” which is a “utilitarian look, and you don't really care about the bag, but rather what's in it. You're goal-oriented,” says body language expert Patti Wood.
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And if you’re like many of us who seem to be carrying large loads around via multiple purses slung over our shoulders at once (appropriately dubbed the Schlepper), you probably need a day off, because chances are you’re the type that runs yourself ragged. “You're fatigued, exhausted, and in a rush,” says Wood. “The bags suggest you're a little spaced-out and having a hard time being present.”
See the rest of the bag-carrying styles at Refinery 29.
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