The Characteristics Of Christian Jarrett's The Psychology Of Stuff And Things

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In Christian Jarrett’s article “The Psychology of Stuff and Things” Jarrett talks about our attachments to our possessions. Jarrett states that our possessions are a part of us that since childhood we begin to feel that they are an extension of ourselves. The author feels that our possessions communicate to the world who we were, are, and want to be. I agree with Jarrett that our possessions can communicate who we were, are, and want to be, but that possessions only plays a role in this process. Our identity, who we exhibit to society that we are, were or want to be is not just determined by our possessions but by our speech and body language as well. While our possessions are not the only thing that projects our identities it still does…show more content…
Body language informs people who we were or want to be, it communicates to people the type of person that we are. My sister is the type of person who puts her head down and avoids eye contact as frequently as possible. She 's the person who is inclined to sit alone in large crowds, curl into herself and focus on her phone. Based on her body language you can determine that she is a shy person who is not up for conversation. She is the girl, who for the time being, wants to be left alone. In contrast to my sister, my brother in crowds puts his phone away uncrosses his arms, has a smile on his face and tends to position himself in the middle of the crowd. Based on his body language you can recognize that he is a social person who doesn 't mind conversations or being the center of attention. Our body language discloses a lot about us; avoiding eye contact says “I don 't want to talk” while arms uncrossed says “it 's okay to approach me”. Tapping your foot quickly can mean annoyed or impatient while tapping your foot slowly can mean delighted and tranquil. Body language helps people communicate to others who they are or want to be, it tells people if your social or talkative or quiet and shy. Our possessions can reflect to people what our identity is. Possessions can tell people who we are, were and want to be but it 's not just our possessions that do this. Jarrett in this article “The Psychology of Stuff and Things” argues that the possessions we select tell the world what our identity is and while he is right our speech and body language do that as well. Possessions, speech, and body language allow us to communicate to society, and the people within, who we want to be, are and

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