Friday, July 29, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3638: Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech - and One Expression Which Profoundly Lowers Her Likability (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Hillary Clinton's likability and trustworthiness are polling parameters which have been discussed heavily during the last 18 months. Many pundits will argue, in a left-brained, logical fashion that relying on likability is a poor way to pick a President. And yet we are human. Personality matters. It's bad advice to ask a person to put aside their instincts. And while no one's instinct's are 100%, learning to trust your instincts is of profound importance. So likability matters. Likability matters a lot.

























One expression that we should almost never use (but Hillary Clinton did excessively last night during her Presidential nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention) is that where our eyelids are opened wide, with eyebrows lowered (or at a neutral, baseline position) with the forehead muscles relaxed (not contracted). This is an expression indicative of a high level of anger (rage). If you use it too frequently (which doesn't take much), people will rapidly become alienated.
























Granted, if you were in Hillary's shoes, you have reason to be angry. Few could stand the mudslinging that accompanies seeking political office - particularly the Presidency.
























But if you appear angry too often - even if you're saying 'all the right things' - it will be interpreted (consciously or unconsciously) as emotional dissonance - and it will destroy rapport, not build it. This is a nonverbal absolute and is true regardless of one's gender.
























This expression also tends to creep people out. In Hollywood (to the point of even for decades included in cartoons), and in the real-world, this "Eyes Wide Open" - with the brows down or neutral - and the forehead relaxed - is a red flag. Keep away.

























It's very important to note that this facial expression should not to be confused with another - which to the casual observer may appear identical or very similar - but it's not. The second expression is this: eyelids wide open, eyebrows up and forehead contracted (image immediately above). Hillary also displays this second facial expression often (far too often) - and although this expression - when used too frequently is also very much not advised AND also rapport destroying, it's indicative of a completely different emotion (do you know which ones?).


























Secretary Clinton, was of course, amp'ed up and full of adrenaline. This may be one cause which would give rise to the second expression (elevated forehead and eyebrows) - but not the first (eyebrows neutral or down and forehead relaxed). Whenever a person is so far from emotional baseline, the ability to accurately assess their own body facial expressions - as well as those of other people - is greatly diminished.

Take home point: If you're an office holder, seeking political office, giving a speech or in any position of leadership, sales, teaching, etc., - stop using this nonverbal expression. Immediately. If Hillary Clinton wants to build rapport, trustworthiness and likability, she'll never succeed unless she stops projecting this facial expression.


See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3637: President Obama's Speech at the DNC, Hillary Clinton and Anxiety

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3632: Hillary Clinton formally introduces Tim Kaine as her VP Choice 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3627: Donald Trump regarding President Obama & Shooting of Baton Rouge Police Officers, "But you just look at the body language - there's something going on" 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3610: Star Swain sings The Star-Spangled Banner at the Lincoln Memorial - Why Do Singers Close Their Eyes? 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3602: Samantha Cameron's Beta Behavior - How Not to Stand Beside the Prime Minister

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3591: Jo Cox, The Brexit and Sincere Smiles

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3564: Kanye West, Ellen and Beta Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3523: Jaws - "You're Going to Need a Bigger Boat"



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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3637: President Obama's Speech at the DNC, Hillary Clinton and Anxiety - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Most experienced politicians rarely touch their face or any place else on their head (or neck). Last night at the Democratic National Convention however, in the midst of his endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama committed one of these fundamental body language mistakes.

Continuing at 12:54 in the above video, President Obama says, " ... Now, eight years ago ... [laughs] ... that's right .... Let me tell ya'. Eight years ago, you may remember, Hillary and I were rivals for the democratic nomination...".

During 12:55 - 12:57, as he says, "... eight years ago ...", Barack scratches in back of and below his right ear. The point of contact is very often the Mastoid Process (protuberance or "bump" behind the ear) or just in front of or below it. In nonverbal parlance, scratching or rubbing another part of the body is termed a MAP (Manipulator, Adaptor or Pacifier) and, the vast majority of the time, it's at least in some measure, indicative of anxiety. This example is no exception. Yet to further nuance the meaning behind this nonverbal signal here - it indicates an "Honest Anxiety" - or said another way, anxiety which is NOT associated with deception.

























This website serves as an objective reference source for the science and art of Body Language/Nonverbal Communication. In an effort to be both practical and academic, many examples from/of varied cultures, politicians, professional athletes, legal cases, public figures, etc., are cited in order to teach and illustrate both the interpretation of others’ body language as well as the projection of one’s own nonverbal skills in many different contexts – not to advance any political, religious or other agenda.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3636: Donald Trump, Hillary's Emails, Putin and Russia - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3634: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic National Convention and Emails

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3629: Donald Trump's interview regarding Melania's Speech and Plagiarism

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3615: Store Owner Abdullah Muflahi Interview regarding the Shooting of Alton Sterling

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3592: Gary Johnson, The Libertarian Party and Beta Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3573: Angela Merkel, the G7, Destroying Rapport and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3532: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and The Graham Norton Show

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3486: Donald Trump and Chris Christie on Super Tuesday - Display the Same Telling Nonverbal Signal to Same Statement re: Trump's Wall - Body Language


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Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3636: Donald Trump, Hillary's Emails, Putin and Russia - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





This short video excerpt of Donald Trump discussing Hillary Clinton's missing emails on Tuesday 27 July 2016, has raised concerns. It's also loaded with nonverbal information. One of these in particular stands out and is discussed below.

Beginning at 0:09, Mr. Trump says, "What do I have to get involved with Putin for? I've nothing to do with Putin. I've never spoken to him. I don't know anything about him other than he will respect me. He doesn't respect our President. And if it is Russia - which it's probably not - nobody knows who it is, but if it is Russia - it's really bad for a different reason. Because it shows how little respect they have for our country - when they would hack into a major party and get everything. But it would be interesting to see. I, I will tell you this, 'Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the thirty thousand emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.' Let's see if that happens. That'll be next. Yes, sir?"

Note that during 0:39 - 0:41, as he says, "...  I, I will tell you this ...", Mr. Trump looks directly to his (punctuated by a blink). While it is not 100% definitive, with a vast majority of right-hand dominant people (and Trump is right-handed), when they look directly to their left, it's Highly Suggestive of Auditory Recall. This strongly implies that Mr. Trump is remembering conversation regarding the invitation of Russian sources to actively hack and locate Hillary Clinton's missing emails.

Moreover, the phrasing of "...  I, I will tell you this ...", is a particular interesting clustered paralanguage correlate. For not only does he stutter at the beginning - this preposition is also typically not what would be expected when making an invitation. He started to say something addressing the press audience directly in front of him - and then Trump quickly changes directions to addressing Russia.

Red Flags abound.



























This website serves as an objective reference source for the science and art of Body Language/Nonverbal Communication. In an effort to be both practical and academic, many examples from/of varied cultures, politicians, professional athletes, legal cases, public figures, etc., are cited in order to teach and illustrate both the interpretation of others’ body language as well as the projection of one’s own nonverbal skills in many different contexts – not to advance any political, religious or other agenda.


See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3635: Michelle Obama's DNC Speech and a Body Language Mistake

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3631: Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech at the GOP Convention

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3628: Donald & Melania Trump's interview with Matt Lauer Prior to Her Speech at Republican Convention

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3612: Sam Querrey defeats Novak Djokovic at Wimbeldon

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3601: Casey Neistat & Candice Pool - Water Spit Challenge - Body Language, Laughing and Mirror Neurons

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3582: Brock Turner's Dad Draws Outrage of "20 Minutes of Action" - Lack of Empathy and No Remorse


Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3569: Johnny Depp Surprises Pink on Jimmy Kimmel

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3529: Vladimir Putin's Alpha Body Language - Correlations between the Hands and the Face

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3635: Michelle Obama's DNC Speech and a Body Language Mistake (VIDEO, PHOTOS)






By most accounts, Michelle Obama did a good job in her speech last night in her endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. However, going beyond her spoken words and looking at her body language, there were several things she could have definitely improved upon. One of these nonverbals highlighted in this post is what is known as a "Political Point".

The political point resembles what many would call an "Okay sign". It's a "softer" way to point (thus an "Alpha-Beta Hybrid) and therefore it's used instead of an index finger point (AKA a forefinger point, which should almost never be used).

Michelle Obama, to a fairly dramatic degree, overused the political point. While it is indeed an example of an "Alpha-Beta Hybrid" - and the display of this class of nonverbal signals are to be encouraged, the political point is somewhat of an exception. The reason for this is that it's a gesture that's almost exclusively used in the political realm - and while this alone makes it suspect, politicians also tend to rather naively overuse it. Anytime a body language display is overused, at the very least, it's considered a bad habit or poor form. It also can be a signal of anxiety. In addition, although it's not a reason in this particular context (we know this by Mrs. Obama's other nonverbal displays), it can also be a signal of insincerity.

This website serves as an objective reference source for the science and art of Body Language/Nonverbal Communication. In an effort to be both practical and academic, many examples from/of varied cultures, politicians, professional athletes, legal cases, public figures, etc., are cited in order to teach and illustrate both the interpretation of others’ body language as well as the projection of one’s own nonverbal skills in many different contexts – not to advance any political, religious or other agenda.

























See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3634: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic National Convention, Emails and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2276: Michelle Obama's Eye Roll .... What was she thinking? and What Did Boehner's & Barack's Body Language Say?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3124: Michelle Obama & George W. Bush at Selma-to-Montgomery March 50th Anniversary 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2797: Michelle Obama, a Ten Year Old Girl and a Résumé - Body Language of Fear

Negotiation Secret No. 299: Michelle Obama and Silvio Berlusconi ... At Arm's Length

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3454: Donald Trump - Buying the Farm after 2nd Place Finish in Iowa Caucuses

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3470: Taylor Swift's Speech at 2016 Grammys

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3622: Theresa May's First Speech as Prime Minister


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Monday, July 25, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3634: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic National Convention, Emails and Body Language (PHOTOS)
























At the end of the Democratic Convention later this week, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will resign as chair of the DNC. This morning at the breakfast meeting for the Florida delegates she was heavily booed. The image above was captured during that meeting.

Although we can't see her mouth, from a nonverbal perspective, we know Ms. Wasserman-Schultz is feeling deep sadness. She knows she's made a big mistake - as the contents of her and others' emails at the DNC are being "submitted to a candid world" via WikiLeaks.

When emotional pain or physical pain is significant (either for oneself or for others via empathy), the central forehead is contracted and elevated (elevated CFC). Charles Darwin was the first to describe this in the scientific literature, nicknaming it "The Grief Muscle".

Note also the considerable contraction and tension of Rep. Wasserman-Schultz's lower eyelids. Along with this, her entire eyebrows (as a unit) are lowered - simultaneous with the elevation of the inner (medial) portions of her eyebrows.

In addition the muscles on the upper "bridge" of the nose and between the eyelids are also contracted.

Ms. Wasserman-Schultz is NOT covering her mouth and nose to prevent others from seeing her tears. The reason we configure our hands in this manner during times of such pain is a epiphenomenon of emotional processing. The logical brain knows what is transpiring - but the emotional brain has not yet fully grasped what is happened.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3633: David Duke's Duplicity & The US Senate

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3409: Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Reaction to Bernie Sander's Criticism of the DNC

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3595: LeBron James, Disbelief and Emotional Processing

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3485: Chris Christie's Facial Expressions standing behind Donald Trump - Bad Body Language on Super Tuesday

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3333: Did Bill Clinton ask Donald Trump to Run for President? 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3614: Daniel Radcliffe, Imperium and a Subtle Body Language Tell

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3568: Hillary Clinton, (Low) Likability, Rapport (Destroying) and Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3625: Donald Trump Introduces Mike Pence as his "1st Choice" VP Pick (Not!)


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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3633: David Duke's Duplicity & The US Senate - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





David Duke is an "American white nationalist, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier, politician, and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan"(Wikipedia). On Friday, 22 July 2016, Duke announced he is running for the republican nomination for the US Senate for the State of Louisiana.

The video above is Duke's YouTube announcement. There are several significant nonverbal signals in this ad, however one in particular stands out and is discussed below.
























The above video ad of David Duke's ends with this expression (which appears on the video from 2:22 - 2:25). Note how the right side his mouth is down-turned in what many would label a slight frown (yet it's not), while his left side is up-turned in an attempt at a "social smile". This mouth configuration is in no way indicative of a sincere smile. This "smiling out of one side of the mouth while frowning out of the other" (aka a "Twisted Smile") is highly characteristic of duplicity and deceit and thus a profoundly valuable red flag.


See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3632: Hillary Clinton formally introduces Tim Kaine as her VP Choice

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3630: Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Donald Trump

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3612: Sam Querrey defeats Novak Djokovic at Wimbeldon

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3605: John Kennedy, Hands on Podium and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2942: Vladimir Putin's & Recognizing Duplicity in Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3462: Donald Trump calls Ted Cruz a "Pussy"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2959: The Hunger Games Mockingjay - What makes Donald Sutherland (as President Coriolanus Snow) look so Evil?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3482: Donald Trump Refuses to Disavow David Duke and the KKK



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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3632: Hillary Clinton formally introduces Tim Kaine as her VP Choice - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)






Today Hillary Clinton formally introduced Senator Tim Kaine as her pick for VP. Kaine has also held the offices of the Governor of Virginia as well as the Mayor of Richmond.

This was his first speech as a Vice Presidential candidate and although many felt he performed well, he did show several significant nonverbal signals of anxiety - two of which are discussed here.

Tim Kaine displayed a relatively rapid shifting back and forth from foot to foot, swiveling his weight and turning his body as he did so. While this can certainly be associated with an inexperienced speaker, here it is a signal of what many would call "nervous energy" - a byproduct of his temporary hyper-adrenaline state. Most probably in the upcoming weeks, this relatively high frequency shifting and turning will slow down considerably.

Another signal of anxiety is Kaine's frequent placing of his left hand in his front pant pocket. More specifically, this behavior signals a momentary "Beta-flux" (more beta, less alpha) - projecting a temporary lower emotional comfort and a short-lived shift to lower levels of confidence.

While occasionally placing one or both hands in the back pants pockets (overly the buttocks, with the elbows pointed out and vectored slightly backward - see example below) is a good example of an alpha-beta hybrid and should be employed from time to time (as long as it's not practiced too frequently or for relatively longer duration) - placing either or both hands in the front pants pockets should never be practiced. This is particularly true during a speech while seeking (or holding) a position of leadership.

This website serves as an objective reference source for the science and art of Body Language/Nonverbal Communication. In an effort to be both practical and academic, many examples from/of varied cultures, politicians, professional athletes, legal cases, public figures, etc., are cited in order to teach and illustrate both the interpretation of others’ body language as well as the projection of one’s own nonverbal skills in many different contexts – not to advance any political, religious or other agenda.



























See also:


Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3631: Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech at the GOP Convention

Negotiation Body Language Secret No. 831: Santorum's Hands and the Alpha-Beta Hybrid

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3628: Donald & Melania Trump's interview with Matt Lauer Prior to Her Speech at Republican Convention

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3626: Mike Pence's Wikipedia Profile Picture says "WTF"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3611: Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo and a Tattoo

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3551: Donald Trump, Body Language and an Alpha-Beta Hybrid

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3534: Taylor Swift's (Vogue's) Rapid-fire 73 Q & A Session

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2605: President Obama and Health Insurance Cancellation Fix - and an Alpha-Beta Hybrid Body Language Illustrator



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Friday, July 22, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3631: Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech at the GOP Convention - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTO)






Last night Donald Trump accepted his party's nomination as the 2016 Republican candidate for President. He gave a long speech (73 minutes) and there are thousands of body language signals to evaluate, however three in particular are analyzed here.

Beginning at 0:01 Trump says, "America is far less safe - and the World is far less stable, then when Obama made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America's foreign policy. Let's defeat her in November, 'K? [Tight Forward Lip Purse, Whole Body Turn Left, Lapel Pull] I am certain - that it was a decision that President Obama truly regrets ..."



























During 0:50 we see Donald Trump configure his mouth and lips in what is termed a "Forward Lip Purse". This is an indication of a clandestine plan and/or a clandestine disagreement. It is displayed only by a person who perceives himself to be an alpha relative to the people with whom he is speaking/interacting. Moreover it also signals that he believes he has a relatively good chance of implementing and succeeding in his plan.
























During 0:50.8 - 0:53, Trump rotates to his left and then back forward again.
























 The Republican Candidate then pulls forward his lapels in a false straightening gesture (0:54 - 0:55). This is an example of a hyper-alpha body language maneuver. It has the same emotional tone as if he were patting himself on the back, flexing his muscles in the mirror and marking his territory - all at the same time. This is a truncated version of our distant cousins - a dominance display of a silver back gorilla pounding on his chest. It's a wonderful example of how nonverbal behavior is so deeply rooted in our brains (yes, all of us - both republicans and democrats).

The earlier tight forward lip purse, the brief sideways turn and the lapel pull are all clustered together - grouped, congruent and reinforcing.


See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3630: Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Donald Trump

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3628: Donald & Melania Trump's interview with Matt Lauer Prior to Her Speech at Republican Convention

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3621: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3609: Emma Watson, Tina Turner, Ring Tones and Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3385: Adele, "Hello" and SNL - Body Language Tell

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3504: Raúl Castro Lifts Barack Obama's Arm at Press Conference

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3481: Gordon Ramsay Tries Girl Scout Cookies for the First Time

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3436: Is Hillary Clinton Intimidated by Donald Trump?


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3630: Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Donald Trump - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Last night Ted Cruz spoke at the GOP Convention. He also refused to endorse Donald Trump for President and was booed in the closing moments of his speech.

This morning Cruz spoke to the Texas Delegates. He also spoke his mind and explained his reasoning for not following the party line. What follows is an excellent example of a very telling and particular nonverbal display.

Beginning at 0:28 in the video above, Cruz says, "I am not in the habit - of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father. [audience applause and booing] And that pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi - that I'm goin' to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father."


























During 0:50 as he says, "... goin' to ...", Senator Cruz begins an evanescent display of Disgust which lasts just slightly longer than a textbook microexpression (thus termed a near-microexpression).


























The junior Senator from Texas continues his disgust expression as he says, "... nonetheless ...". 

There were certainly other body language tells displayed here by Ted - yet this one in particular stands out. And while his verbal message matches his nonverbal behavior in this particular moment - tens or hundreds of times a day in the typical, professional or personal life - they won't. In such cases of verbal-nonverbal disparity - it's the nonverbal message which always tells the true thoughts and emotions.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3629: Donald Trump's interview regarding Melania's Speech and Plagiarism

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3626: Mike Pence's Wikipedia Profile Picture says "WTF"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3621: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton


Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3619: Lone Protester, Baton Rouge Police and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3615: Store Owner Abdullah Muflahi Interview regarding the Shooting of Alton Sterling

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3598: Gary Johnson, Donald Trump's Wall and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3565: Adolf Hitler, Jesse Owens, Archie Williams and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3538: Barack Obama, David Cameron, Number 10, Brexit and Body Language


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3629: Donald Trump's interview regarding Melania's Speech and Plagiarism - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)






Wednesday morning Donald Trump spoke directly for first time regarding Melania's speech and the issue of plagiarism.

What follows is a nonverbal analysis of the Republican Presidential Candidate at some key moments during this exchange.

George Stephanopoulos (beginning at 0:10): "How 'bout this speech by Melania? We learned today that ah,  someone that works with you, a Meredith McIver, offered her resignation. Why not accept it? Weren't you angry?"

Trump: "She [j]ust made a mistake. And I thought it was terrific they way she came forward and just said, 'Look, it was a mistake that I made' - aaaand she thought it was very unfair to Melania. Although [hard swallow] - interestingly, the press treated Melania very well, because they didn't think it was her."






















 0:12 - Donald Trump displays a Jaw Jut with a prolonged blink as George Stephanopoulos is saying, "... learned today ...". This nonverbal cluster indicates Anger coupled with "Blocking Behavior". 

























Candidate Trump displays a Tongue Jut (more specifically a "Tight Forward Tongue Jut) during 0:15 as George says, "... Meredith McIver ...". This is similar both in appearance and emotion to an infant pushing out food with his tongue he doesn't want to eat - he is repulsed and disgusted.






















 

During 0:15 - 0:16, Mr. Trump makes this expression as Stephanopoulos says, "... offered her resignation ...". Although his closed eyelids open back up part way through this statement  - we see his "Inward Lip Roll (ILR) with a clenched jaw persist longer. This is a classic nonverbal cluster revealing that Mr. Trump is trying to suppress his anger.

It may be difficult to tell, however the candidate's overall posture indicates he is standing with his feet close together - which is an unusual configuration for Donald Trump. This foot positioning both indicates and engenders lower confidence, lower assertiveness and a beta emotional tone.


See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3628: Donald & Melania Trump's interview with Matt Lauer Prior to Her Speech at Republican Convention - Body Language

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3336: Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Deception and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3265: Donald Trump, Exaggerated Mouth Movements and Narcissistic, Hyper-Alpha Personalities - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3142: Mike Pence - Governor of Indiana interview with George Stephanopoulos & the Religious Freedom Restoration Act - What Makes Gov. Pence Look Worse?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2357: Why is this Image so Sexy? Body Language of "Hide & Seek"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3431: El Chapo, Sean Penn, an Interview and a Handshake

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2918: Lauren Bacall, Flirting and a "Come-hither look"


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