How do YOU hold your phone? Expert reveals the common ways and what they say about your personality

What does the way YOU hold your phone say about your personality? Using both hands signals you’re ‘highly assertive’ while ‘attention-seekers’ clutch their devices horizontally, says body language expert

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Quick-firing senders who need only hold their mobile phone in one hand to people who use both their thumbs to text – how you hold your device when messaging can reveal a lot about you.

That’s according to body language expert Hillie Marshall, who teamed up with UK-based Buymobiles to compile a list of the most common positions and what type of person uses them. 

From the standard one-hand grip to the ‘attention-seeking’ horizontal holder, there are a host of different ways to clutch your phone when texting. 

Here, Hillie suggests what the different positions say about you… 

Body language expert Hillie Marshall has teamed up with UK-based Buymobiles to compile a list of the most common ways to hold your phone and what type of person uses them (stock image)

Assertive = holding your phone with both hands and texting with both thumbs

People who text with two thumbs indicate that they have no time to waste, according to Hillie. 

They are likely to work in a highly demanding and competitive sector and have the capacity to process many thoughts at once. 

This type of texter also demonstrates an element of adaptability and assertiveness and is likely to have high levels of energy.

From the standard one-hand grip to the 'attention-seeking' horizontal holder, there are a host of different ways to clutch your phone when texting (stock photo)

From the standard one-hand grip to the ‘attention-seeking’ horizontal holder, there are a host of different ways to clutch your phone when texting (stock photo)

Disciplined = holding your phone with both hands and using one thumb

Those who hold their phone with both hands and use one thumb to text are likely to be cautious, disciplined, initiative and methodical in their approach to life, said the expert. 

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