How You Eat Pizza and What It Says About Your Personality

I just did a story last week on the way you eat pizza and what it says about your personality. It was just quoted on Live with Kelly and Michael.

Here are the personality types I used in the Pizza article for I also used these types for the How You Fold Your Laundry Says A Lot About Your Personality.

What Is Your Personality and How To Deal With Conflict Based On The Other Person's Personality . From Patti Wood’s book, “The Conflict Cure.” Copy write 2007

How can you recognize immediately the best way to interact with someone by reading their  body language. How do you look to others? What does your body language say about you and how can you read other people and asses their personality?

 Your personality affects your preferred way of moving, standing, gesturing, speaking and other body language and paralanguage and you can look at someone body language and listen to their paralanguage to note what what personality style they are using.

Using a simple version of the DISC personality as your guide, you can quickly figure a match of voice and body language to the four major personality styles.  The DISC is a personality assessment first developed by William Moulton Marston PHD has used various labels for the four personality types.

Driver who wants to Get it Done,

Influencer who want to Get Appreciated,

 Supporter who wants to Get Along and

 Careful Corrector who want to Get it Right.  

The Driver Get it Done nonverbal cues body language is strong and confident. They will bound into the room. They are directing forceful and commanding. When they make eye contact it will be strong and direct. Their voice can be loud and forceful and they can talk at a rapid fire pace. They may interrupt and get loud to get what they want. They love you to be quick direct and to the point.

The Influencer Get Appreciated – Is a charismatic speaker one you can easily recognize they are typically charismatic and have a happy smile There voice can be expressive and engaging to listen to. They often talk with their hands and sometimes their entire bodies. They give a full range of facial expressions and you can easily tell how they are feeling. They laugh easily and are enthusiastic they keep their hearts open as they gesture. They may move and talk fast and seem to always be having fun. They love for you to be excited and enthusiastic.

The Careful Corrector Get it Right.- They love to solve problems and figure things out. While they are the great “thinkers” their body language may be reserved. They may have their hands in the pockets or behind their back or have their hand pressed the thumb across the chink fore finger up as they think.  You may not be sure what they are thinking but they are thinking.  Their face is not super expressive. They may even look a bit critical as your talk. Their voice is typically kept at a low volume and slow paced and may sound monotone to other types especially Drives and Influencers. Though they feel things deeply they may seem to others to be unemotional and monotone. They seem smart and analytical they know the facts. In my research in the last 30 years on how DISC and other personalilty indicators are perceived through nonverbal communication and I find that when people are presenting facts and or reading from notes or reading slides in  a power point ppint presentation the voice and body language can sound like a Get it Right.  In every day business interactions true Get it Rights  are extremely organized they won’t talk till they have something to say. They will focus on preparing the specific words and facts. And while they may saying nothing or very little after at the face to face meeting or durring a conference call they are very likely to send you a long email or text later, after they have the silence and time to get what they wanted to say.

Called, “The Gold Standard of body language experts by the Washington Post and credited in the New York Times with bringing the body language to the national consciousness, Patti Wood is a true  expert. She speaks and consults to Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Merk, GE, Hewlett Packard, The Kroger Company, McGraw-Hill, DuPont, Prudential, Chase,  Porsche and Deloitte to enhance their, communication skills.   Patti taught Nonverbal Communication at four universities, and has authored 7 books including “Success Signals Body Language”.

She is viewed as a Body Language expert by law enforcement, judges and you see her regularly on CNN, Fox News and Fox Business Network, the BBC, PBS, Good Morning America, The Discovery Channel, Regis and Kelly, Bravo, Dr. Drew, Nancy Grace and The History Channel.   You see her quoted every week in publication such as The Week, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Bloomesberg Business Week,  The Huffington Post, Oprah, Esquire, , USA today, People, "US" weekly,  Fortune and many more.

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at