Hi! I’m Vanessa Van Edwards, and I am a recovering awkward person. I love studying the hidden forces that drive our behavior and what makes people tick at our human behavior research lab, the Science of People. I am fascinated by body language, leadership, and charisma and write about these topics for CNN, Fast Company, and Forbes. I am also a Huffington Post columnist and published author, but more importantly, I’m addicted to Sour Patch Kids, airplane coffee, and puppies.