Monday, June 26, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3979: Ivanka Trump, "I Try to Stay Out of Politics" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Ivanka Trump was a guest today on "Fox and Friends". During her interview, the Senior White House adviser and daughter of Donald Trump said, "You know, I try to stay out of politics".

At multiple times during this exchange, Ivanka Trump spoke with her mouth in an asymmetrical configuration - sometimes highly asymmetrical.
























Whenever a person speaks out of one side of their mouth, we should always consider several possibilities:

1. A constant, long-term habit. This is a tic-like behavior and is much more commonly displayed by men. Ivanka Trump is only displaying this signal intermittently - thus this etiology is not applicable here.

2. Another explanation to consider for asymmetrical mouth configurations are medical causes - such as trauma, nerve and/or muscle palsies (e.g., Bell's Palsy) or a stroke. None of these possibilities apply in Ms. Trump's case.

3. Another intriguing category of behaviors includes those of the overlapping swagger/hubris/bravado/sarcasm.

4. Insincerity and deception are another possibilities to consider when you see a person speaking out of one side of their mouth. It's crucial to stress that while a person can be a generally sincere individual, they may be lying at any given moment. The reverse is also true - a person who is chronically insincere can be "caught telling the truth". Thus a person's sincerity level incorporates a greater aspect of their personality, whereas the telling of any given lie does not predict an overall personality pattern.

In this particular case example, which of last two categories describes the cause(s) for Ivanka Trump's asymmetrical speaking behavior? What other specific nonverbal signal(s) assists in differentiating between swagger/hubris/bravado/sarcasm vs. insincerity/deception?

It's of profound importance to stress that individuals who speak out of one side of their mouth are judged to be less trustworthy compared to others with mouth that's symmetrical in shape. This interpretation is universal - true across all cultures - regardless of the person's level of nonverbal training.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3978: Keanu Reeves, Chuck Spadina, Sincerity, and Empathy

Body Language Analysis No. 3976: Bill Conner bicycles 1,400 miles to hear his daughter's beating heart again

Body Language Analysis No. 3974: Elle Fanning, Robert De Niro, and Easter

Body Language Analysis No. 3972: Vladimir Putin, Oliver Stone, and a Facial Expression Red Flag

Body Language Analysis No. 3970: Kamala Harris and Jeff Sessions, Part II - Deception, Alpha, and Beta Behavior

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3814: Claire Foy's recounting of Meeting Kate Winslet

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3782: Zoey Deutch, Ryan Seacrest and Embarrassment

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3760: Rory McIlroy's "Little Interviews"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3624: Terrorist Attack in Nice, France


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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3978: Keanu Reeves, Chuck Spadina, Sincerity, and Empathy - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




Chuck Spadina, er, ah, Keanu Reeves was recently a guest on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show. As with any accomplished actor, when they're not "in character" - e.g., when Keanu is just being Keanu - their body language betrays their true feelings - just like you, me, and the person down the street.

One commonly overgeneralized and/or misunderstood nonverbal display is when a person covers their mouth while smiling and/or laughing.

























While there may be a component of embarrassment present - this is also a nonverbal tell that there are overall personality traits of both high sincerity and high empathy.

In such cases, the smile is virtually always one of high sincerity as well (although the smile may often be partially suppressed) - AND there is blushing present.

























Summary: Covering one's mouth when there is a smile (or laughter) present is highly consistent with both high empathy and high sincerity quotients. People with pretentious, arrogant, and egocentric personalities rarely, if ever, display this gesture. This action is a valuable nonverbal tell which will help you foresee their behavior at other times - e.g., predicting overall personality traits - not just in that moment.

Additionally, blushing always signals a sincere (Duchenne) smile - although it's commonly partially suppressed.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3977: Anthony Kennedy - One Signal You Never Want to See From a Judge During Your Testimony

Body Language Analysis No. 3975: Travis Kalanick and Sheryl Sandberg - and Uber's Need for Empathy, Sincerity, and Emotional Intelligence

Body Language Analysis No. 3973: Alex Jones, Megyn Kelly, and a Fundamental Insincerity Tell

Body Language Analysis No. 3971: Elon Musk, Amber Heard, Affection, and Ownership

Body Language Analysis No. 3969: Vladimir Putin Offers James Comey Asylum

Body Language Analysis No. 3967: Jeff Sessions' Testimony, Microexpressions, and Duping Delight

Body Language Analysis No. 3958: Vladimir Putin interview with Megyn Kelly

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3905: Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, and Deep Joy

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2900: Lionel Messi and the Lateral Lip Purse - Body Language Tells


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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3977: Anthony Kennedy - One Signal You Never Want to See From a Judge During Your Testimony - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTOS)





















Anthony Kennedy will turn 81 next month. Sources close to the Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court report that he is strongly considering retiring - yet it's unclear exactly when.

The image above shows Kennedy in a particular nonverbal configuration which, if you were testifying, you'd never want to see displayed by the judge.

The resting of the hand on the face with the index finger extended is one of many varieties of what is known as a "Critical Evaluation Display". More colloquially stated, he's not buying what you're selling - not by a long shot. To nuance this even further, the action of his index finger also being pointing at his eye strongly indicates Anthony Kennedy believes he's being told a lie.


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See also:


Body Language Analysis No. 3976: Bill Conner bicycles 1,400 miles to hear his daughter's beating heart again

Body Language Analysis No. 3974: Elle Fanning, Robert De Niro, and an Easter Egg Hunt

Body Language Analysis No. 3972: Vladimir Putin, Oliver Stone, and a Facial Expression Red Flag 

Body Language Analysis No. 3970: Kamala Harris and Jeff Sessions, Part II - Deception, Alpha, and Beta Behavior

Body Language Analysis No. 3968: The Grenfell Tower Fire, Empathy, and Emotional Processing 

Body Language Analysis No. 3965: Manspreading, Madrid, and a Business Faux Pas

Body Language Analysis No. 3963: Donald Trump regarding James Comey and Loyalty

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3851: Donald Trump's Impromptu Press Conference - "Russia is a Ruse"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3077: Caroline Wozniacki & Rory McIlroy - One Reason Why Relationships Fail - and an Important Warning Sign (PHOTO)

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2313: Elisa Lam Video in Elevator at Cecil Hotel - What Her Body Language Tells Us .... 


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Body Language Analysis No. 3976: Bill Conner bicycles 1,400 miles to hear his daughter's beating heart again - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)






The worst thing any parent can experience is a loss of a child. Bill Conner experienced it. When his daughter, 20 year-old Abigail Mae Conner, died in a freak accent in Cancun, Mexico earlier this year, 21 year-old Jack Loumonth was simultaneously suffering a heart attack. Ms. Connor's heart saved Mr. Lounmouth's life and some of her other organs saved three others.























Arriving in Madison, Wisconsin after bicycling 1400 miles from Madison, Wisconsin - Bill Conner got a chance to hear his daughter's heart once again. And although the two had not met before, the nonverbal nuance of their hug demonstrated true affection.

























It's unusual that two men who have never met would hug so sincerely and with such affection - particularly in public. Yet this was anything but a typical situation.

From a body language perspective, note the full palm contact of Bill Conner's hands on Jack Lounmouth's back, shoulder, and head. Full palmar contact signals both high sincerity as well as high affection.

Note also Mr. Conner's closed eyelids - fully drinking in the emotion of the moment and being so close to his daughter's heart - another signal of sincerity and affection. The touching of Conner's and Lounmouth's full torsos is also congruent with these feelings. Moreover, the head-to-head and head-to-neck contact seen here also signals both emotions.

Prayers and strength to you Bill Conner. Stay strong.
























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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3975: Travis Kalanick and Sheryl Sandberg - and Uber's Need for Empathy, Sincerity, and Emotional Intelligence

Body Language Analysis No. 3973: Alex Jones, Megyn Kelly, and a Fundamental Insincerity Tell

Body Language Analysis No. 3971: Elon Musk, Amber Heard, Affection, and Ownership

Body Language Analysis No. 3969: Vladimir Putin Offers James Comey Asylum

Body Language Analysis No. 3967: Jeff Sessions' Testimony, Microexpressions, and Duping Delight

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3931: Marine Le Pen's Default Configuration (and What it Tells Us)

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3927: Jimmy Kimmel's Emotional Monologue regarding His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3873: Brie Larson's Eyes, The Bachelor, and the Edge of Consciousness

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3676: Colin Kaepernick Says He Be Sitting Down During the National Anthem




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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3975: Travis Kalanick and Sheryl Sandberg - and Uber's Need for Empathy, Sincerity, and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Travis Kalanick was forced to resign as the CEO of Uber Today. After a tumultuous year, the company's shareholders made it clear his continued leadership in that office was both unsupportable and unwise. Uber board member, Arianna Huffington is pushing for Facebook's COO, Sheryl Sandberg, to replace Mr. Kalanick.





Whenever you evaluate another person's personality, whether it be in the act of interviewing, being interviewed, a negotiation, a testimony, dating, or any kind of business interaction - we all - to some extent, size-up the many qualities of the other person's character - both consciously and unconsciously. Perhaps the two most important attributes are sincerity (which although wider in scope, also includes honesty) as well as their empathy level.



























There's no doubt that Travis Kalanick and Sheryl Sandberg are both creative, intelligent people with many skills. Yet after viewing several interviews of Mr. Kalanick and Ms. Sandberg, if you are skilled at nonverbal communication and emotional intelligence assessment, you should be able to discern that Kalanick's empathy and sincerity quotients are low while Sandberg's are both quite high. Moreover, Mr. Kalanick also displays indications of poor impulse control - which is not exhibited by Ms. Sandberg.

























Summary: The ability to accurately vet is a skill for which there is no substitute. Yet such competence is rarely learned or taught. Qualities which should always be determined are the candidate's:
  • Empathy Quotient
  • Sincerity Quotient
  • Susceptibility to Poor Impulse Control
With each these three characteristics, Sheryl Sandberg's scores are far superior to Travis Kalanick's. Ms. Sandberg's leadership will greatly benefit Uber - but will certainly be Facebook's loss.

How skilled are you at qualifying and quantifying these attributes?

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3974: Elle Fanning, Robert De Niro, and Easter

Body Language Analysis No. 3972: Vladimir Putin, Oliver Stone, and a Facial Expression Red Flag

Body Language Analysis No. 3970: Kamala Harris and Jeff Sessions, Part II - Deception, Alpha, and Beta Behavior

Body Language Analysis No. 3968: The Grenfell Tower Fire, Empathy, and Emotional Processing

Body Language Analysis No. 3965: Manspreading, Madrid, and a Business Faux Pas

Body Language Analysis No. 3932: Raúl Labrador's Town Hall statement, "Nobody dies because they don't have access to healthcare..."

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3060: Bradley Cooper, Air Guitar, Neil Young & the R2E2 Expression

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3292: Empathy, Yawning and Dogs

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3864: Uber's CEO, Travis Kalanick Arguing with an Uber Driver regarding Falling Fares


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3974: Elle Fanning, Robert De Niro, and Easter - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




During Elle Fanning's recent guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she recounted an Easter from her childhood, when her family had Robert De Niro's family as guests in their home. Her description of an Easter Egg Hunt provides an excellent nonverbal example of an honest effort to recall an event (a high sincerity quotient) - followed by an immediate change of emotional direction.

























In this first image, Elle Fanning is focusing her eyes on the middle-distance (4:35). This signifies an honest, concentrated effort to recall an event.


























In the next moment (4:36) Ms. Fanning displays the nonverbal cluster of:
  • Squinting her eyes - focusing her thought
  • Exhaling - clearing the mind and concentrating
  • Displaying a Lateral Lip Purse (to her left) - deciding between a small number of choices    (e.g., What should I tell him?)



























Next, we see very rapid blinking/fluttering before she says, "... I don't remember if they did ..." (4:37).



























Then Elle looks up/up to her left (4:38) - significant for the visual recall of a specific event. This change is crucial - for she has remembered specifically what happened.


Summary: Although Elle Fanning is somewhat nebulous in her VERBAL LANGUAGE in how her mother eventually resolved the Easter Egg Hunt dilemma ("...  I feel like I, pr, probably my Mom, like, did some nice, she's like, 'Everyone gets one ...") - Elle's BODY LANGUAGE shows us that she did, in fact, recall what specifically happened here - but Fanning refrained from telling the full/true story - probably in an effort to save someone embarrassment. Importantly, we can tell the precise second she decided to switch directions and tell a fib. And although this is a benign little lie which has no serious consequences, it's of profound importance in the everyday world to spot these moments.

Intriguingly, research shows that this is one of the most common reasons WOMEN lie - to save others from emotional discomfort/embarrassment. Men will not lie for this reason as often.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3973: Alex Jones, Megyn Kelly, and a Fundamental Insincerity Tell

Body Language Analysis No. 3971: Elon Musk, Amber Heard, Affection, and Ownership

Body Language Analysis No. 3969: Vladimir Putin Offers James Comey Asylum

Body Language Analysis No. 3967: Jeff Sessions' Testimony, Microexpressions, and Duping Delight

Body Language Analysis No. 3964: What Donald Trump Really Thinks about James Comey

Body Language Analysis No. 3941: H.R. McMaster’s Press Conference, Part II — Donald Trump, Russia & Classified Information

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3885: Vogue's 73 Questions with Selena Gomez

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3862: Oscars Mistake - "La La Land" erroneously named Best Picture over "Moonlight" 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3798: Elle Fanning, Channing Tatum and Dialing Up the Alpha 


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Body Language Analysis No. 3973: Alex Jones, Megyn Kelly, and a Fundamental Insincerity Tell - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





As you learn body language, one crucial skill to learn (and hone) is the ability to detect when a person is being insincere. "Insincerity vs. Sincerity" casts a wider net than "Dishonesty vs. Honesty" - for while a person may not be lying to you in any given moment, if their personality is overall, an insincere one, they will lie to you - count on it. And often they are very skilled in getting closer to you - whether it be in business or in your personal life. Moreover, their lies will do more damage, often much more damage, than other peoples' lies. So while it is very important to be able to spot a lie, it is even more important to detect those with chronically insincere personalities.

So it's not surprising that one of the most common questions I get asked is, "What are some ways I tell if a person is being insincere?"

There are many answers to this question, however, statistically, the most common nonverbal signal indicating insincerity is overly-frequent use of the forehead muscles. This is true regarding the entire width of the forehead, but in particular, if the central forehead is contracted and pulled upward (an elevated CFC) - and this is displayed chronically - regardless of what the remainder of the face is expressing, it screams of an overall pattern of insincerity (a low sincerity quotient). If one were to search for a classic example of this behavior, they'd have to look no further than Alex Jones.

























Summary: Alex Jones is chronically insincere. The frequent over-use of his forehead muscles, particularly his central forehead - is a profound nonverbal tell of insincerity.



























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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3972: Vladimir Putin, Oliver Stone, and a Facial Expression Red Flag

Body Language Analysis No. 3970: Kamala Harris and Jeff Sessions, Part II - Deception, Alpha, and Beta Behavior

Body Language Analysis No. 3968: The Grenfell Tower Fire, Empathy, and Emotional Processing

Body Language Analysis No. 3965: Manspreading, Madrid, and a Business Faux Pas

Body Language Analysis No. 3963: Donald Trump regarding James Comey and Loyalty

Body Language Analysis No. 3956: Keri Russell's Tongue

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3921: Kim Jong-un, North Korea, Alpha Status, and Clapping

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3856: "Belle" Clip - Beauty and the Beast

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3765: Conjoined twins Jadon and Anias McDonald - See each other directly for the first time


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3972: Vladimir Putin, Oliver Stone, and a Facial Expression Red Flag - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)






When it's displayed frequently, one particular facial expression which should always send up a red flag.

What facial components make up this expression?
  • Elevated Central Forehead Contraction (CFC)
  • Partial Mouth Smile
Both the elevated CFC and the partial mouth smile must be present together.

Another feature, not required, yet is seen in this example as an amplifier is:

  • Partial Eyelid Closure

In the above promotional video of Oliver Stone's "The Putin Interviews", during 0:36 - 0:38, at the end of the sentence, "Suffice it to remember the Rosenberg spouses who were electrocuted", Vladimir Putin displays this precise cluster: his central forehead elevates, his mouth configures in a partial (suppressed) mouth smile, and his upper eyelids are partially closed (see image below).

In this context, this expression overlaps with the phenomena of what is known as "Duping Delight" - indicating that President Putin takes pleasure in the Rosenberg's execution (Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were United States citizens. After being convicted of committing espionage for the Soviet Union, they were executed. Coincidentally, their deaths occurred sixty-four years ago tomorrow - June 19, 1953).

Note the crucial caveat, "when it's displayed frequently" - for we all display this same face on occasion. We may use this expression when we're feeling:
  • Arrogance
  • Disbelief
  • Contempt
Contempt and arrogance are emotions which are overlapping in nature. It's also very important to note, that all three of these emotions can be displayed by way of other facial expressions.

Summary:  When a person displays an elevated central forehead contraction together with a partial (suppressed) mouth smile - and does so frequently, this has very high correlation with sociopathic behavior (Antisocial Personality Disorder).



























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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3971: Elon Musk, Amber Heard, Affection, and Ownership

Body Language Analysis No. 3969: Vladimir Putin Offers James Comey Asylum

Body Language Analysis No. 3967: Jeff Sessions' Testimony, Microexpressions, and Duping Delight 

Body Language Analysis No. 3964: What Donald Trump Really Thinks about James Comey

Body Language Analysis No. 3958: Vladimir Putin interview with Megyn Kelly

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3912: Keri Russell's Schadenfreude, Matthew Rhys' Fear, and a Hesitancy to Disclose

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3857: Taunting a Snowplow Driver - Belleville, Ontario

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3760: Rory McIlroy's "Little Interviews"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2979: "Tomorrowland" Trailer-teaser, Britt Robertson and Stanislavski


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3971: Elon Musk, Amber Heard, Affection, and Ownership - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTOS)





















Amber Heard is an accomplished actor. Elon Musk is one of the most influential people on the planet. Mera and the man who wants to colonize Mars have been romantically linked for months. Musk first became infatuated with Heard in 2013 during the filming of "Machete Kills", in which they both appeared. The image above is from Heard's Instagram taken during their recent trip to Australia.

From a body language perspective, when we lean on another person in public - it's an open declaration of "ownership". We want others to see we belong to each other. While hand and waist holding are certainly also are affectionate in nature, they too partially serve to send the same territorial signals - "We are a couple now". And although we didn't see Amber kiss Elon, her deliberate remnant of lipstick similarly marks her man.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3970: Kamala Harris and Jeff Sessions, Part II - Deception, Alpha, and Beta Behavior

Body Language Analysis No. 3968: The Grenfell Tower Fire, Empathy, and Emotional Processing

Body Language Analysis No. 3965: Manspreading, Madrid, and a Business Faux Pas

Body Language Analysis No. 3963: Donald Trump regarding James Comey and Loyalty

Body Language Analysis No. 3961: Mike Rogers' Testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Body Language Analysis No. 3956: Keri Russell's Tongue

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3922: Vladimir Putin and Michael Flynn in Moscow

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3853: Tom Hiddleston, a School Play and Eddie Redmayne

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3802: Amanda Nunes, Ronda Rousey and UFC 207


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3970: Kamala Harris and Jeff Sessions, Part II - Deception, Alpha, and Beta Behavior - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





The contrast in body language between Kamala Harris and Jeff Sessions during Sessions' testimony earlier this week was profound.


























Note the image above and immediately below - which are both representative of the Senator's and the Attorney General's nonverbal behavior during much of their exchange.

Senator Harris' upper arms, elbows, and forearms are held away from her torso at a modest angle. This indicates a level of high confidence. In contrast, Attorney General Sessions' upper arms, elbows, and forearms are all held close to his torso - in a protective mode, indicative of low confidence.

Senator Harris' hands are loose and not touching each other - also projecting a confident and alpha emotional tone. Attorney General Sessions' left hand is touching and covering his right hand. This self-touching of his hands (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier aka MAP) - as well as their close proximity to his chest, further demonstrates a lower confidence, beta mindset.


























Another significant signal is the relative angle of their torsos - Harris' is leaning forward with her back away from her chair - toward Sessions, while Sessions is leaning at a considerable angle - away from Harris. This screams of Sessions' defense and Harris' assertiveness.

If we were endeavoring to prepare a witness for a testimony, deposition, or any type of legal proceeding - we would never advise him to conduct himself as Attorney General is behaving here. His body language is fearful - making him look as if he has something to hide.
























Later in the video, Senator Harris gestures with her right hand - and while she refrains from pointing with a finger - she does so modestly point with her pen. This is perhaps, one of the few times when such "surrogate pointing"/"pen-pointing" is advisable. It up-regulates her alpha-tone and it's intimidating to the Attorney General. And while it should not be performed too often (for it can backfire), pointing with a pen or pencil is not as not as harsh as pointing with one's finger (and highly discouraged).



 





















Now flashback to 4:16 - Senator Harris asks, "Before, before being sworn in as Attorney General, how did you c-, typically communicate with then candidate or President-Elect Trump?"

SESSIONS: "Ah, would you repeat that?"

HARRIS: "Before you were sworn in as Attorney General, how did you typically communicate with then candidate or then President-Elect Trump?"

SESSIONS: "Ummm"

HARRIS: [over-talking] "Did you communicate in writing?"

SESSIONS: "I did not submit memoranda. Ah, I did not, ahhh, make formal presentations."

HARRIS: "Did you ever communicate with him in writing?"

SESSIONS: "I don't believe so."

Note that Attorney General Sessions:
  • Asked for the question to be repeated
  • When Senator Harris was repeating her question, the Attorney General's hands moved beneath the table. 
  • He looked down to his right just before, and once again while he says, "Ummm"
Asking for a question to be repeated may, of course, simply be a hearing issue. However, it's also a very common stalling technique used to give a person a few seconds extra to formulate a response - rather than recall what occurred.


























The sudden dynamic of moving one's hands out of sight (whether beneath a table or in pockets) is a particularly telling gesture in the context of a testimony. This illustrator screams of low confidence and alone makes deception in this moment much more likely.

The lower right quadrant - where Sessions glances - is the direction most often looked toward while lying.

Summary: Attorney General Sessions body language behavior during his questioning by Senator Harris was highly correlative with low confidence. She was displaying alpha characteristics while he was considerably beta.

In addition, there is a high likelihood Jeff Sessions was being deceptive and that he did correspond with Donald Trump in writing prior to Sessions being sworn in as Attorney General.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3969: Vladimir Putin Offers James Comey Asylum

Body Language Analysis No. 3967: Jeff Sessions' Testimony, Microexpressions, and Duping Delight

Body Language Analysis No. 3964: What Donald Trump Really Thinks about James Comey

Body Language Analysis No. 3962: James Comey's Testimony

Body Language Analysis No. 3960: James Comey, Critical Evaluation, and The Side-Eye

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3918: The Image of Kim Jong-un He Most Prefers the World to See

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3862: Oscars Mistake - "La La Land" erroneously named Best Picture over "Moonlight"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3798: Elle Fanning, Channing Tatum and Dialing Up the Alpha

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3741: Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Weddings and Tears


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