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Here at the Science of People we are working on collecting the largest set of data ever recorded on body language skills and nonverbal communication. Help us and quiz yourself by answering the questions below to test your skills.

 Take this 5 minute quiz and see how your body language ranks!


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1. Watch Free Body Language Videos to Improve Your Score

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About Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and behavioral investigator. She is a Huffington Post columnist and her courses and research has been featured on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. As a published Penguin author, Vanessa regularly speaks and appears in the media to talk about her research. She is a sought after consultant and speaker.

  • Daniel Ott

    Not working for me! Anyone else having trouble with it?

    • Bonnie Fiser

      It didn’t work for me either.

    • bdam

      It doesn’t work on Chrome, IE works

  • Cody Sheets

    Worked for me!

  • BobbyA

    You asked , ” Which of these poses would make you feel the most confident? “. My correct answer is not the person striking their power pose. For me it is the person that knows the situation and remains competently calm, mentally prepared for the task. Best exhibited in pose B.

    • Jonathan

      I had the same thought. I chose B as well

  • Jess

    Works on Chrome. Does not work on Safari. :)

  • Dawn

    I tried to take this quiz like 5 times, wondering why I couldn’t get any results. Now I see someone says it doesn’t work with Safari. Well why not?!? It’s the ONLY browser I have on this computer. Really bummed because I bought the CL course and looks like I may not be able to use some of these resources since I don’t have another browser. :(

    • Maui

      Wondering why it wasn’t working for me. Just use Chrome or Firefox, doesn’t take much to download them.

  • Mustafa

    Thanks for great quiz
    Got 78% :)

  • Mark Midwinter

    Ha! I got 56%! I’ve got a bit of studying to do! Thanks Vanessa – really good and interesting quiz!

  • Connie O

    Hey, picked only one answer wrong, 89% score. Fun to do, Thanks Vanessa!!

  • Ray

    78% not bad! Never knew that i am good at it. :) Indeed a fun quiz!

    • Danielle McRae

      Hi Ray, thanks for taking the quiz! And awesome job! – Danielle and the Science of People Team

  • Hunter Ellis

    Yeah I got 100%

  • michael grattini

    Could not get a score.

    • Danielle McRae

      Hi Michael, sorry to hear you are having problems with the quiz. Perhaps try it once more to see if you can get a score? -Danielle and the Science of People Team

  • Murali Mg

    89 :-)

    • Danielle McRae

      Awesome job, Murali! -Danielle and the Science of People Team

  • Zenith Jubilant

    89% :D

  • guest

    The eyebrows in the image for fear almost resemble surprise. Aren’t the brows regularly more rigid and drawn together when someone is afraid?

    • Danielle McRae

      Hi, thank you for your comment. It’s very easy to confuse fear and surprise, so here’s the clue: when experiencing fear, the eyebrows raise up but stay flat across the face. When experiencing surprise, the eyebrows raise up and form and upside down “U” shape. Hope this helps! -Danielle and the Science of People Team

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