Sleeping Position Reveals Personality Traits
Whether it’s curled up in the fetal position , flat on the stomach or stretched out across the bed, the way people sleep reveals their personality, a British sleep expert said. The expert has identified six common sleeping positions and what they mean. “We are all aware of our body language when we are awake but this is the first time we have been able to see what our subconscious says about us, ”he said. Crouched in the fetal position is the most popular sleep pattern and favored by 51 percent of women, according to the results of the study he conducted for a large hotel group. Fetal sleepers tend to be shy and sensitive while people who assume the soldier position, flat on their back with arms at their sides, are quiet and reserved. Sleeping on one’s side with legs outstretched and arms down in what he refers to as the log, indicates a social, easygoing personality. But if the arms are outstretched in the yearning position, the person tends to be more suspicious. The free fall, flat on the tummy with the hands at the sides of the head, is the most unusual position. Only 6. 5 percent of people prefer it and they are usually brash and gregarious. Unassuming, good listeners usually adopt the starfish position — on the back with outstretched arms and legs.The expert, who identified the positions by comparing personality traits of people.
Ⅰ. There a re some adjectives describing people’s persona lity in the a rticle and please match them with phrases :( brash, unassuming, reserved, easygoing, suspicious, gregarious)
1. relaxed in manner and easy to deal with———
2. preferring to be with others rather than alone———
3. thinking that someone might be guilty of doing something wrong or dishonest, without
being sure ———
4. confident in a rude or aggressive way———
5. showing no desire to be noticed or given special treatment———
6. quiet and unwilling to express your emotions or talk about your problems———
Ⅱ. Answer the following question:
How many sleeping positions have the expert identified and what are they?
Ⅰ. 1. easygoing 2 . gregarious 3. suspicious 4 . brash 5 . unassuming 6. reserved
Ⅱ. There are six positions, they are fetal position, soldier position, log position, yearning position, free fall position and starfish position.