The way you eat, talk, sit or walk is likely to present a unique insight into your inherent personality traits, a study reveals.
The results of the study showed that people who display similar behavioural characteristics tend to move their bodies in the same way .Those who have similar movements will tend to display more organised collective behaviour.
In addition, people who move in a certain way will also react in similar ways when they are performing joint tasks. Further, people with comparable movement would also find it easier to coordinate with each other during interpersonal interactions.
Each person has an individual motor signature (IMS) ¬¬ a blueprint of the subtle differences in the way they move, such as speed or weight of movement. The IMS ¬¬ and how the person interacts with others¬¬ can give an insight into their mental health condition, the researchers noted in the new study. The study opens up new pathways to diagnose and treat people, especially with mental health conditions.