Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3165: Bruce Jenner's 20/20 Interview, Part I - Body Language Tell (VIDEO, PHOTO)





Bruce Jenner made his long-awaited appearance on 20/20 last night - discussing his gender-transitioning as well as many other related subjects about which some have been curious. There were numerous nonverbal signals throughout the two hour interview. Request for analyses of this particular interview have been voluminous. These will be broken into several key segments over the next few days.




















Jenner begins in this video, "Shouldn't I take my pony tail out? Yeah, why not, huh? We're talking about all this stuff [deep inhalation] Yeah, let's take the damn pony tail out."

As Diane Sawyer notes - it's removal is indeed a symbol - a metaphor for an openness and change. Yet from a nonverbal perspective this goes significantly deeper.

His elbows are vectored out laterally (NOT pointed strait ahead) - thus exposing his open armpits in a significantly-sexual moment. Bruce Jenner is about to announce to the World he is "For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman", and he's projecting his sexuality for all to see. It may sound odd to some, but although he is feeling anxiety - and even fear (see below), in this moment he is for the first time openly a trans-woman and wants to be perceived not only as female in gender - but also sexually. Bluntly stated - Bruce Jenner the (trans-)woman is feeling sexy.





















When Jenner fluffs his hair, this preening behavior projects a component of femininity as his more overt sexuality display diminishes.


























For fraction of a second, with Bruce blurred in the background, we can see on the monitor Jenner's "Mouth of Fear" (mild-moderate) - with additional jaw clenching and neck muscle tightening ("Neck of Fear"). He is experiencing emotional dissonance - which is very understandable. The former Olympic Gold Medal Decathlete and World record holder is happy this moment has arrived - yet he's fearful too. Who wouldn't be?


See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3164: Johnny Depp's portrayal of Whitey Bulger in "Black Mass" trailer

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3162: Robert Downey Jr. walks out of Interview - Star walks out when asked about past

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2840: Shailene Woodley, Jon Steward Show and a Body Language of Sexual Interest Display

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3138: Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, "God She's Beautiful" and Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2701: Cuddling, Romance, Affection and Foot-Shunning
 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3164: Johnny Depp's portrayal of Whitey Bulger in "Black Mass" trailer - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Johnny Depp stars as Whitey Bulger in the upcoming film "Black Mass" (due for release on 18 September 2015). Whitey Bulger is an infamous former organized crime figure from South Boston and currently serving two consecutive life sentences plus five years on multiple charges including racketeering and involvement in 11 murders. 

In the above film trailer during the 0:44 - 0:45 and 0:48 - 0:50 segments, Johnny Depp displays a very good (although dramatic) acted example of a "Loose Forward Lip Purse" nonverbal sign (in distinction to a "Tight Lip Purse" or a "Lateral Lip Purse" which both have different meanings). This body language has associated with it, a very specific and profoundly valuable set of thought-emotions. It signals a clandestine disagreement and/or a clandestine plan. In other words - they are voicing little or no disagreement, when they're feeling dramatic disagreement. Also, if they're telling you one plan - it's a ruse - for their intention is to use another. Those who display this signal view themselves as the alpha compared with the other(s) with whom they're communicating. They also believe they've good chance of success - and their plan bearing fruit.

Take home points: A loose forward lip purse indicates a disparity (which is often extreme) between the spoken word and what is truly being thought and felt. Johnny Depp's acted forward lip purse shown here is dramatic - and most every day examples are moderate and subtle.

See  also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3163: Robert Downey Jr. Interview Part Deux - Body Language mistakes interviewers and negotiators should never make ...

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3085: Olivia Munn Doesn't Like Johnny Depp - Just Listen to Her Body Language (Not Her Words)

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3056: Jeb Bush Interview - 14 Dec. 2014 - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2973: Rand Paul's Body Language Tells Us His Plan B for 2016


































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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3163: Robert Downey Jr. Interview Part Deux - Body Language mistakes interviewers and negotiators should never make ... (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Robert Downey Jr. walks out during an interview promoting the film, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" - Part Deux.

While naturally the cameras were, the majority of the time, trained on Robert Downey Jr., some of the time we could see Krishnan Guru-Murthy. There is a clear pattern that develops here - as Guru-Murthy's words and questions as well as his vocal qualities grew more offensive and condescending - his body language did as well. This DOES indicate sincerity - in other words, although these qualities are not desirable, the triad of verbal language, vocal qualities (paralanguage) and his Body Language - were all congruent and all trended in the negative direction as this interview proceeded.

What follows here is a partial analysis of some of this negative behavioral pattern.



0:11

Displayed early on,
a Palms Up Illustrator is very
rapport building and non-confrontational. 

This is consistent with and fosters - both trust and openness to questions while still being assertive.




1:04

Mr. Guru-Murthy pointed several multiple times at Robert Downey Jr.

Index Finger Pointing is universally (World-wide) interpreted as offensive, reprimanding and patronizing. It never builds bridges - rather it destroys rapport.

If you want to build your ego - go ahead and point though ....


4:51

Palms out - toward audience (even an audience of one)

Fingers moderately tense - here a modification of "The Claw" and the "Split Finger Fastball" a good alpha-beta hybrid with a large audience, but in front of just one person this can often be too aggressive and inflammatory. There are elements of the "Dominant Spider" here too.


5:29

Palms out and fingers straightened with increased tension - pointed at Robert Downey Jr.

This illustrator is often used by politicians and those asserting authority, yet it often backfires if not used in proper contexts and in small doses. With an interviewer this body language projects a disproportionate authority and condescending emotional tones which are not conducive to a good interview or favorable negotiations.

Words, vocal qualities (paralanguage) and nonverbal signals must always be congruent. When they're not - something is wrong. Moreover - when they are parallel, they should be fully understood and directed in a manner which engenders rapport and never to inflame. It's as if we're all given a room full of instruments - anyone can make noise, but hopefully we play music.

Krishnan Guru-Murthy self-destructed like a slow motion car crash.


See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3162: Robert Downey Jr. walks out of Interview - Star walks out when asked about past - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2941: Barack Obama at NATO Summit - Split Finger Fastball & the Dominant Spider

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3025: Vladimir Putin, Alpha Hand Signals and "The Claw"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3122: Lebanese TV Host Rima Karaki Cuts Short London-Based Islamist's (Hani Al-Seba'i) Interview following Insolent Remarks

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2322:  Jeb Bush & Matt Lauer - Which one is the Narcissist?  Body Language Red Flags

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3162: Robert Downey Jr. walks out of Interview - Star walks out when asked about past - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




Earlier today this video was published on YouTube. In it, Robert Downey Jr. speaks of his thoughts on super heroes, Iron Man as well as his latest film "Avengers: Age of Ultron". However the talented actor did not care for Krishnan Guru-Murthy's questions (along with most everyone who watched it) and he walked out early. This interview is so very full of nonverbal signals - below is a partial analysis of some of the more telling moments.



3:55.3

Downey displays some Subtle Contempt 

Do you detect some signals of disbelief as well?










3.55.7

His contempt is slightly more expressed - although still mild-moderate. Many would falsely label this a "bit of a smile" or a "polite smile" or "social smile".

Note also his left eyebrow is further raised signaling incredulity (e.g., "I can't believe you're making this inference!").

[Prominent Head Shaking follows- a further incredulity signal, please view the video to see this dynamic].
What other nonverbal signals here telegraph some anger?




3:56

Sincere Smile (Downey's smiling at what he feels is a ridiculous situation - thus partially sarcastic-sardonic and to a degree - a [healthy] coping mechanism)










4:01

Downey looks up and slightly to HIS left while temporarily focused at a distance. This is significant for Visual Recall when Guru-Murthy asks him about a quote Downey gave to the New York Times. He is trying to and/or visualizing the quote, in print, in his mind's eye.





4:46

"I couldn't even tell you what a liberal is ... so ..." [then "Take it or leave it Expression"]

Elements of dismissive emotional tone

Elements of incredulity as well

Subtle anger here too



After the 5:00 minute mark, Mr. Downey's respiration increased. An even greater increase in his breathing is seen about 5:25 mark.



5:42

Robert Downey Jr. displays an extended blink as Guru-Murthy implies Downey's lack of comfort level with the subject matter. It's at this exact moment that Downey "Emotionally Red-lined" with respect to reaching the mental state of realistically walking out of the interview.






5:56

Robert Downey Jr. says, "Your foot is starting to jump a little bit, you better get to your next question."

Note Downey's Deep Inhalation after his statement.

When he is visible, Guru-Murthy's legs and feet were much of the time in motion along with frequent readjustments in his chair signifying significant anxiety.

(As a body language expert, I must say I was tickled pink when Downey called out Guru-Murthy on this nonverbal display - implying its significance. However in YOUR day-to-day world, the vast majority of the time it is best to keep such knowledge to oneself thus maintaining a profound advantage.)

A greater increase in respiration is noted at about 6:00 - as Robert Downey Jr.'s breathing even becomes significantly audible. The Videographer notices this significant emotional change and thus zooms in.



6:48

Clear defensiveness on the part of the interviewer as he crosses his arms across his chest.















6:54

Jaw Jut displayed by Guru-Murthy - indicating significant anger. 









See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3161: John Stamos Announces Full House is Coming Back on Jimmy Kimmel - Body Language regarding Bob Saget

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2768: Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin - and the VERY UNconscious Uncoupling foretelling their Conscious Uncoupling

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2838: Robert De Niro, Graham Norton and Acting Advice - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3005: Barack Obama, "I would enjoy having some Kentucky Bourbon with Mitch McConnell" - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3121: Barack Obama and George W. Bush at the 50th Anniversary of the First Selma-to-Montgomery March

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3161: John Stamos Announces Full House is Coming Back on Jimmy Kimmel - Body Language regarding Bob Saget (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





It certainly is not the cultural equivalent of Harper Lee's upcoming second novel, "Go Set a Watchman" - yet the return of the '80s-90s T.V. show, "Full House" was announced last night by John Stamos on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

A body language analysis of a few key moments gives us insight into what John Stamos was thinking - and whether or not Bob Saget is (yet?) on-board for the series return.



Beginning at 1:01, Kimmel asks, "Will ah, your friend - your friend Bob Saget has to be on it, right?"

Stamos' first "Tongue Jut" (aka "Lizard Tongue") occurs during 1:06 just as Kimmel says, "... on it ... "








1:08

"Well - he bet-, he better be."

His second tongue jut (with a lick lip) just after word "be".












Kimmel: "He will be on it"

Stamos:"Yeah" - rapidly following with his third tongue jut, lick lip (during 1:09)











In this context, John Stamos' tongue jut/lizard tongue indicates his affirmative of, "Yeah" is deceptive. His earlier statement, "He bet-, he better be" tells us that Stamos feels a significant "stepping over the line" anxiety. Stamos feels he's put either the production company or Bob Saget (or both) in a difficult spot (one of them probably directed him to do so). The tongue jut is the psyche revealing to outside world, "I've been bad", "I've been caught", "I've done something foolish" or "I've gotten away with something" (Navarro)(when a tongue jut is clustered with other nonverbal signals it can indicate excitement or sincere self-deprecation).

This example serves an excellent illustration of how the ability to interpret nonverbal behavior in real-time is profoundly valuable in the context of the sales process, a negotiation, deposition, testimony, etc. 

What other nonverbal signals did Stamos display which reinforce his deception.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3160: Warren Sapp Recounts Night with Prostitutes - Body Language

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1482:  George Clooney's Lizard Tongue (Tongue Jut)

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3130: Barack Obama on Jimmy Kimmel - "I don't think I've got his home number" & Kanye's Response - Who's Lying? - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2424:  Giada De Laurentiis on Conan O'Brien  Beautiful Teeth but Insincere Smiles and  Some Body Language Signals of Waning Love

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2863: Gary Oldman's Apology on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - Sincere or Insincere? - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3104: 2016 Presidential Candidate Hopeful Gov. Scott Walker - and a Body Language Signal which a Leader should NEVER adopt

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3138: Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, "God She's Beautiful" and Body Language

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3160: Warren Sapp Recounts Night with Prostitutes - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





TMZ Sports has just released a video of a portion of Warren Sapp's interview-interrogation associated with his subsequent arrest in Phoenix, Arizona on 2 February 2015 (the day after the Super Bowl) for allegedly soliciting a prostitute.

The above video is shown here because it includes a very telling nonverbal. When one arm (and often this is seen with both arms) is directed laterally (NOT pointed forward) - and usually for more than just a second or two - wherein the armpit is widely exposed (it may of course be covered by clothing), depending on the other nonverbal signals with which it is clustered, it usually indicates one of three emotional states:

1. Alpha Dominance
2. I or We have just been defeated or captured
3. Sexual attraction or sexual fantasy with a component of sexual arousal

Based on the other signals present, which of the above scenarios do you think applies to Warren Sapp in this scenario? How would your decision and body language analysis be influenced by the fact that at the time of this video, Mr. Sapp did not believe he was going to be arrested?





















See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3159: "When a Silverback attacks" - Gorillas, Cross-species Body Language, False Distancing, Fear and Surprise

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3041: Jim Harbaugh Body Language Tutorial

Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1805:  The Most Beautiful Woman in the World  What Makes Her Even More Alluring?  Aishwarya Rai

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2748: Tatia Pilieva's Brilliant Video "First Kiss" - Body Language of Romance and Affection

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3153: Jodi Arias gets a Life Sentence Without Parole for Killing Travis Alexander - a Body Language Warning Signal 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3138: Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, "God She's Beautiful" and Body Language 

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3159: "When a Silverback attacks" - Gorillas, Cross-species Body Language, False Distancing, Fear and Surprise (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Although gorillas and other primates (and virtually all mammals, birds, and the majority of phyla) vocalize, they rely heavily on their nonverbal behavior for communication. This short video acts as a reminder of both the ubiquity of body language - and how a lack of this understanding can back-fire. We also see some great examples of human facial expressions here - and can even draw some analog behavior with distracted driving.



0:05 - In the reflection in the glass we can see a young girl (perhaps five years old) beating her chest. Of course, we cannot blame her - she's mirroring others behavior standing next to her or perhaps she's recalling numerous animated examples.









0:08

When a gorilla beats on its chest this is a threat display. The alpha male gorilla, thinking his authority has been challenged, begins to charge.

Notice how his head and thus his eyes are turned to side - this non-direct eye contact demonstrates a less than full-fledged attack (e.g., had the glass not been there and these people were instead gorillas, this action was not intended to be lethal - yet an aggressive warning).



0:09

At last split-second, the gorilla turns his head and leaps at the glass with his fists and his full momentum - cracking it.











 0:09.20

For a few milliseconds, the gorilla's dark body acts as a mirror-backing to enhance the reflective effect of the glass. This enables us to see the videographer (man in red shirt holding his camera-phone) and a woman to his left (our right). Though it is of low resolution, we can see he has a relatively neutral expression on his face. The act of recording an event on camera often acts as an insulating effect - taking the person filming it out of the immediate mental-emotional setting (often at their peril). In marked distinction, the woman on the right side of this image (pink shirt) has a moderate "mouth of fear". Why this emotional disparity? Her expression (and his lack of one) is not that he has more courage or she quicker reflexes - she is simply more fully present because she's not recording the event - she's engaged in the present moment. The man in the red shirt is not fully engaged. This same delayed-response and mental-emotional insulation (false-distancing) phenomenon occurs when we are texting or speaking on the phone when driving.

Note the crack in the protective glass in the lower left side of this image.



0:09.28

Less than a tenth of a second later, the woman's expression turns to a "mouth of surprise".

The man's surprise response is beginning - yet it's delayed.






See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3158: ESPN's Britt McHenry's Narcissistic, Berating Rant of a Tow Company Employee - A Valuable Body Language Teaching Point

Nonverbal Communication No. 3110: Scarlett Johansson gets invaded by John Travolta - An Awkward Moment from the 2015 Oscars - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2512:  Matthew Cordle's YouTube Confession  and the Death of Vincent Canzani  "I Killed a Man" - What His Body Language Tells Us ...  It's NOT what you think!

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2929: Jessica Alba, Sin City 2, Action Figures and the Jaw Confessional

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3158: ESPN's Britt McHenry's Narcissistic, Berating Rant of a Tow Company Employee - A Valuable Body Language Teaching Point (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




ESPN's Britt McHenry has become infamous in the last few days. Her berating of a tow company clerk will win her few fans. Besides her dramatic and multiple verbal examples of narcissism, the viral video also provides multiple classic nonverbal teaching points. The camera is not directed at the best angle to illustrated most of these body language/facial expressions - however one tell in particular she repeats and this is isolated and discussed below.


0:48

When asking a sarcastic question, one of a rhetorical nature, or a manipulative (clandestine) question that one already knows (or believes they know) the answer to - the entire eyebrows along with the entire width of the forehead elevate (this premise does not always hold when it's only the inner eyebrows and central forehead). Thus when the entire width of the eyebrows elevate during a question - it indicates insincerity. In this first image (during 0:48 and also somewhat less dramatically below at 0:36), Ms. McHenry is obviously being (among other things) dramatically sarcastic.



0:36

Yet a high percentage of times this nonverbal tell is seen during conversation when sincerity is being feigned and manipulation is ongoing (very often successfully).

Take hope point: When the entire width of the eyebrows elevate during a question - it's a big red flag, for at the very least it indicates insincerity - and very often deception and manipulation. The person asking already knows (or thinks they know) the answer!

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3157: A Body Language Characteristic of Ed Miliband which makes Him Less-Likable

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2424:  Giada De Laurentiis on Conan O'Brien  Beautiful Teeth but Insincere Smiles and  Some Body Language Signals of Waning Love

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3074: A Body Language Tell of Bad Actors and ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2275:  Lance Armstrong's Insincerity -  Body Language revealed in Oprah Winfrey Interview  Part III

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3127: Hillary Clinton's Press Conference and a Body Language Down-regulator of Sincerity

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3129: Robert Durst, HBO's "The Jinx" and Body Language

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3157: A Body Language Characteristic of Ed Miliband which makes Him Less-Likable (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





On 7 May 2015, the people of the United Kingdom will have their general election. The video above includes the current Prime Minister, David Cameron, participating in a recent debate with five others vying for Number 10.  What follows is a brief discussion of but one nonverbal sign which the leader of the Labour Party - Ed Miliband, displays far more frequently than the average person (or average politician).



There are many different varieties of an otherwise healthy and symmetrical mouth momentarily taking on asymmetrical configurations. The many nuances differentiating these, as well as the multitude of other body language signals with which they are clustered - can result in a good number of different meanings.






Most politicians have a significantly greater tendency to speak out of one side of their mouth when compared with most people. Those who have this lop-sided pattern will also tend to have an overall lower likability in polling and are also viewed to be less trustworthy.










Some people who speak asymmetrically do so only occasionally - while others display this body language chronically.  The more often a person's mouth moves in such a fashion - the more they also tend to be judged as insincere and of lower confidence.






See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3156: Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2940: David Cameron at NATO Summit - His Thin Lip Grows Thinner

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2409:  David Cameron & Fran├žois Hollande -  Variations on the Hand Chop & Palm Orientation

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2061:  David Cameron Defends London Olympics against  Mitt Romney's Remarks -  Alpha Dominance and Illustrators -  Matching Hands and Feet as Sincerity Amplifiers

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2063:  Mitt Romney and Ed Miliband -  Under Used and Backfiring Uses of Hands

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3053: Giada De Laurentiis, Insincere Smiles and Divorce

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2474:  Mayor Bob Filner's False Smile -  Insincerity, Body Language and San Diego


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3156: Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





The second teaser for the upcoming "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens", was released today. And although the plot is known but a few, there is a moment in this trailer which is spot-on.


Whenever an outstretched hand is offered in assistance - it is nearly always offered palm-up. Indeed, if one desires the other person to truly take one's hand - (literally or metaphorically) - offering it palm-upwards will dramatically increase the odds of such help being accepted.

When a hand is offered, the other person will very often look at it as if had the momentary value of a human face - and with intensity. It's almost as if in these rare moments, the hand acts as surrogate face - and the opened, face-up palm is evanescent equivalent of a smile. The expression on the offering person's face (which cannot be seen on Daisy Ridley's character's [Rey] here) should always be one of sincerity - if it is not sincere (or does not "feel" sincere) - this is a huge red flag - take heed.

Yet this is not the only crucial body language take-hone point in this moment. John Boyega's character's facial expression (Finn) is one of quizzical-urgency. His mouth is agape in a "slack-jawed" configuration of shock (again, the plot is not known here, but if Boyega [and the director - J.J. Abrams] gets it correct, Finn was certainly NOT expecting Rey's help). His eyebrows are vectored downward and drawn together - which is often confused with anger - yet there is no tension in his lower lids, thus Finn is thinking, "WTF!?, Why is she offering to help - I thought she would was going to kill me!"

























See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3155: Aaron Hernandez found Guilty - gets Life Sentence without possibility of Parole - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3116: Leonard Nimoy and Disbelief - Body Language of Spock

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2683: Alice Eve, Craig Ferguson, Kierkegaard and Free Will, Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3103: Dr. J's reaction to Zack LaVine's "Space Jam" Slam Dunk - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3040: Mourning after the Sydney Hostage Crisis - Sincerity & Empathy

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2360:  Bill Clinton and the Body Language of a  "Loose Hand, Palm Up Point"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2818: The Caring Hand, Palms Up and Building Rapport

Negotiation Body Language Secret No. 554: Running for President - Paul's Palms Down Faux Pas

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