25 Amy Cuddy Quotes from American Social Psychologist

Amy Joy Casselberry Cuddy is an American social psychologist, author, speaker and ex-faculty at Rutgers University, Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School.

Born in 1972, Cuddy grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

She received her MA and PhD in social psychology from Princeton University.

Her research focuses on the stereotype content model and the “power posing” technique, both of which have made significant contributions to social psychology.


Cuddy’s work on power posing, a self-improvement technique that allegedly alters hormone levels and boosts performance has sparked controversy due to questions about its scientific validity and difficulty in replicating the initial results.

Despite stepping away from her tenure-track position at Harvard in 2017 she continues to contribute to executive education programs.

Amy Cuddy upcoming book is ‘Bullies, Bystanders, & Bravehearts’.

Here is a best collection of quotes by Amy Cuddy for you.

Best Amy Cuddy Quotes


Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes. ~ Amy Cuddy.


Trust is the conduit for influence; it’s the medium through which ideas travel. ~ Amy Cuddy.


Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. ~ Amy Cuddy.


Our nonverbals govern how other people think and feel about us. ~ Amy Cuddy.


Your body language shapes who you are. ~ Amy Cuddy.


Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become. ~ Amy Cuddy.

We convince by our presence, and to convince others we need to convince ourselves. ~ Amy Cuddy.


You never figure out how to write a novel; you just learn how to write the novel that you’re on. ~ Amy Cuddy.

Being a comfortable public speaker, which involves easily being able to go off-script, strongly signals competence. ~ Amy Cuddy.

Famous Amy Cuddy Quotes

Virtually everyone can recall a moment when they felt they were being true to themselves, but few can say they always feel that way. ~ Amy Cuddy.


All changes have their melancholy. ~ Amy Cuddy.

It’s not uncommon for people to overvalue the importance of demonstrating their competence and power, often at the expense of demonstrating their warmth. ~ Amy Cuddy.

Focus less on the impression you’re making on others and more on the impression you’re making on yourself. ~ Amy Cuddy.

Presence emerges when we feel personally powerful, which allows us to be acutely attuned to our most sincere selves. ~ Amy Cuddy.


A lot of politicians, not surprisingly, hire consultants to help them with their nonverbals, presence, generally how they come across. ~ Amy Cuddy.

Top Amy Cuddy Quotes

Our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes. ~ Amy Cuddy.

Power is generally defined as control over resources and control over access to resources, which often means control over other people because we’re thinking about things like financial resources or shelter, or even love and affection, but we also possess resources that we sometimes can’t access. ~ Amy Cuddy.


A truly confident person does not require arrogance, which is nothing more than a smoke screen for insecurity. ~ Amy Cuddy.

Inspiring Amy Cuddy Quotes

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. ~ Amy Cuddy.

When our body language is confident and open, other people respond in kind, unconsciously reinforcing not only their perception of us but also our perception of ourselves. ~ Amy Cuddy.


Presence stems from believing our own stories. ~ Amy Cuddy.

When we close ourselves off, we’re not just closing ourselves off to other people, we’re closing ourselves off from ourselves and impeding ourselves. When you open up, you allow yourself to be who you are. ~ Amy Cuddy.

Wise Amy Cuddy Quotes

Everyone is walking around with these self doubts, so there’s something reassuring about that. And self-doubt in one or a few areas doesn’t mean that you have generally low self-esteem. And you have the power to get yourself out of feeling that way. ~ Amy Cuddy.


A confident person – knowing and believing in her identity – carries tools, not weapons. ~ Amy Cuddy.

Preparation is obviously important, but at some point, you must stop preparing content and start preparing mind-set. You have to shift from what you’ll say to how you’ll say it. ~ Amy Cuddy.

So these were the 25 top Amy Cuddy quotes and sayings.

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