Ivanka Trump Does This Pose In Every Photo & Here's What It Means

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Ivanka Trump is a creature of habit, from the way she talks (or doesn't) to the media to her perfectly coiffed hair. If you scroll through her Instagram for long enough, you'll also notice that she is almost always standing in one pose: with one leg out in a sort of T-shape. (Seriously, take a look yourself.)
What does this betray about Ivanka's inner world? We contacted body language expert Patti Wood, author of Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma, to help us understand what's underneath the silky hair and pageant-ready poses. According to Wood, Ivanka's body language reveals a lot about her personality — and about how she wants to be seen personally and professionally.
Ahead, read why Ivanka always makes the same pose and what her other mannerisms mean.
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"It's a pose that you're taught when you go to any training to be a model," Wood said. "Also at cotillion," when debutantes are presented to the world. "It's meant to make you look more flattering, more slender." It makes sense that Ivanka learned this pose when she was a teenage model.

But that's not all: Wood said Ivanka executes this common pose slightly differently than most people.
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"Her forward foot and leg are generally slightly further out toward the camera than usual, and her feet are further apart than normal," Wood said. "That is her attempt to look stronger and more forceful, more competent." And as a senior White House adviser, it's important for her to portray competence.

Her arms are a different story...
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"Her arms are typically at her side, close to her body. Not quite as tense as Melania's. This reads as subdued, lacking power, more ladylike," Wood said.

Her feet and legs also reveal a conflict...
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Happy Holidays! 😘

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"The feet are always the most dominant — that's the first part of the body that responds to stress and danger, so it's less controlled," Wood said. "There's a struggle there. There's a part of her that wants to be strong and powerful, but another part that wants to be very ladylike."
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"You'll notice that she always sets up her Instagrams to look fabulous," Wood said. "They're not spontaneous."
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"Everything has to be perfect, like those porcelain dolls people display in their dining room. She's making that decision, and it does create that image, which matches the branding of her clothing."
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"In photos with Jared, she likes to be seen as ladylike, so she often has her head tilted toward him."
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"In some photos with Jared, she's slightly in front of him — it shows that she wants to be upfront, and body language is wonderfully symbolic that way — she wants to be seen as having a little more power."
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Bonne Nuit! 🇺🇸🇫🇷

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Here, her foot is slightly pointed toward him, which signals that she wants him to appear important, Wood said.

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