Is this something you feel others see or view you as due to how you carry yourself? People with poor posture are often viewed as lackadaisical or apathetic. They may also be perceived as having low self-esteem, as they may appear to be trying to make themselves seem smaller or less noticeable. On the other hand, people with great postures are viewed as confident and in control of their lives. They may appear more competent and trustworthy and are more likely to be viewed as successful. Someone with poor posture usually has an overall slumped, rounded, and hunched posture. Their spine may be curved forward, their head and shoulders may be jutted forward, and their stomach may be sticking out. Physically, someone with poor posture appears slumped, tired, or tense. On the other hand, someone with perfect posture has a straight, upright, and symmetrical posture. They are perceived as confident, happy, and in control. They stand tall, with their head up, their back straight, butts tucked in, and their shoulders are drawn back. Perfect posture portrays an image of poise, health, and alertness. 1. Prolonged sitting: Poor posture can be caused by sitting for prolonged periods of time, either at school or at work. This results in tightened muscles and a weakened core, which can strain the spine and lead to poor posture. 2. Lifting heavy objects incorrectly: Not using the correct lifting technique and not lifting with the legs can cause your back to arch, putting pressure on the spine and leading to poor posture. 3. Technology: Looking down at phones, tablets, and laptops with your head tilted forwards can cause the head to tilt forwards and put a strain on the neck and shoulders. 4. Stress: Stress can cause us to hunch our shoulders, leading to poor posture. 5. Muscle weakness: Weak muscles in the core, arms, and shoulders can cause poor posture as they are unable to provide adequate support for your spine.