Marrying into the British Royal family is huge. The change this can have on one's lifestyle and status is enough to turn even the most confident woman, into a stammering,nail biting wreck!
Just ask Meghan Markle, who we observed, has a very interesting way of handling the nerves that must have befallen her, ever since her engagement to Prince Harry. Without a doubt she's been thrust into a limelight quite different from the one she's used to as a popular American actress. We are all human and we all have our fair share of habits—Good and bad. Some bite their nails. Others cross their arms, while many others shift on their feet. As for Actress Meghan Markle, she touches her hair—constantly. Fortunately, when she does, it comes off as adorable, and even pretty.
|American actress Meghan Markle is the newest member of the British Royal family|
According to Blanca Cobb, a body language expert :
"Some people touch their hair, play with their fingernails, or rub their arms, as a way to psychologically and physiologically calm themselves when they're feeling anxious, uncomfortable or stressed," Does it work? Not all the time, but for most people it has become instinctive.
As in the case of Harry's Bride: "Some people might touch, twirl or stroke their hair when in awkward social situations such as when they're not sure what to do or what to say." This behavior is the grown-up version of clenching to a teddy bear or sucking a pacifier. (Which means we never really grow up), We Just—Change tools.
|Meghan Markle's hair touching is a sign of nervousness|
When Princess Diana married Prince Charles, she was even more vulnerable than Meghan, having never been in the public eye before. Markle of course is used to being a public figure. But trust me, nothing really quite prepares one for being married to a royal. Especially an Heir to the Throne of England.
But how can you tell if someone is actually nervous, shy or overly confident when they don't tell you so themselves? cobb explains:
"Context is key when distinguishing a habit from a nonverbal tell," Cobb says. "For example, if someone frequently touches their hair in a variety of non-stressful situations such as talking on the phone, reading a book, or watching TV then it's more likely a habit they're not even aware of.
But there is another side to it. "If, however, they tend to touch their hair when having a heated discussion or they're uncomfortable with someone around them, then it's more likely a body language tell."
Meghan Markle's hair touch is a calming gesture. Alot of the time she does it, her head is also tilted down slightly. Shyness?
Actually alot of us, sometimes when we feel too much attention, we might tuck our chins downward—away from the glare. Yes, it's protective rather than defensive. A strange and impulsive way to shield ourselves.