Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4010: Lisa Murkowski Responds To Donald Trump's Criticism - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





This morning, President Trump criticized Lisa Murkowski - a Republican Senator via a tweet














In the video above, Senator Murkowski responded to Trump's tactic (beginning at 0:26), "I am in, ahum, in a position where I'm not looking to a re-election until 2022. That's a long time away - and, quite honestly, I don't think it's, it's wise to be operating on a daily-basis thinking about what a statement, or, or ahum, a response, ah, that, that, causes you to be fearful of, of - of your electoral prospects. We're here to govern."

In the entire second half of her statement, beginning at 0:38, Senator Murkowski displays a "Self-Righteous Head Wiggle" (aka "High Confidence Head Wiggle"). A Self-Righteous/High Confidence Head Wiggle (SRHW/HCHW) is a rapid, side-to-side shaking of the head and neck. An analog behavior can sometimes also be exhibited with the torso and/or jaw (with motions existing in isolation or superimposed with the more common head and neck oscillation).

Sometimes a SRHW/HCHW will be very evanescent (a microexpression or near-microexpression), but often times (as with this example) it can last much longer.

A Self-Righteous/High Confidence Head Wiggle is displayed during hyper-alpha moments of very high confidence when particularly strong opinions are being expressed. It's very much a type of nonverbal swagger

Please watch the video, as the SRHW/HCHW is a dynamic process, and is not able to be captured via a still image. 

Although not always present - in this example, the SRHW/HCHW is accompanied with an additional superimposed backward vectoring of the head and neck. This is seen when there are emotions of contempt, disgust, and/or disbelief are also present. This variation is seen beautifully, during 0:50, as Senator Murkowski says, "... fearful ..."

In other examples (not seen here), there may be an overlapping forward motion (with coexisting condescending emotions or arrogance).

Fascinatingly, the vocal pitch often temporarily grows higher during the Self-Righteous Head Wiggle. In this example, this phenomenon is heard during the same moment when the Senator from Alaska says, "... fearful ...". This is a fantastic example of congruity of body language and paralanguage.

Another detail in this exchange is Lisa Murkowski's two displays of Lip-smacking (during both 0:29 and 0:54). Lip smacking is also a signal of high confidence.

Summary: Senator Murkowski exhibits very high confidence with her response to President Trump's criticism of her. She's in disbelief at Donald Trump. She's not afraid nor intimidated by him.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4009: Donald Trump regarding Jeff Sessions - "Time Will Tell"

Body Language Analysis No. 4007: Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, and Anthony Scaramucci's First Press Conference

Body Language Analysis No. 4005: O.J. Simpson's Parole Board Hearing

Body Language Analysis No. 4003: Donald Trump, "Let Obamacare Fail"

Body Language Analysis No. 4001: Jodie Whittaker, Dr. Who, and Flirting from a TARDIS

Body Language Analysis 3988: Kim Jong-un, ICBMs, False Joy, and Fake Laughter

Body Language Analysis No. 3978: Keanu Reeves, Chuck Spadina, Sincerity, and Empathy
 
Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3929: Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron

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


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4009: Donald Trump regarding Jeff Sessions - "Time Will Tell" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Earlier today, during a press conference at the White House with Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, Donald Trump was asked several questions regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions. One of these exchanges is included below, followed by an analysis of a particular nonverbal tell.

JOURNALIST (beginning at 0:00): "You spoke earlier today to the Wall Street Journal, we've all seen those comments, but I think everybody here probably is hoping, ah, that you could talk a little more about this. Ah, you have called your Attorney General, 'Beleaguered', you've criticized his decision to recuse himself on the Russia matters, ah - and, you're kind of catch phrase or motto before the White House was, 'You're fired', so, I'm wondering if you would talk to us a little bit about whether you've lost confidence in Jeff Sessions, w-whether you want him to resign on his own, ahum, whether you're prepared to fire him if he doesn't - and, and, why you're sorta letting him twist in the wind, rather than just making the call for him?"

DONALD TRUMP: "Well, I don't think I am doing that. But I am disappointed - in the Attorney General. Ah, he should not have recused himself, almost immediately after he took office, and if was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office, and I would have quite simply picked somebody else. Ah, so I think that's a bad thing, not for the President, but for the Presidency. I think it's unfair to the Presidency. And, ah, that's the way I feel. Thank you."

Note that as the journalist says, "... you want him to resign on his own, ahum ..." (during 0:28 - 0:31), Donald Trump configures his lips in what is known as a "Forward Lip Purse" (be careful to not confuse this with a "Lateral Lip Purse").

A Forward Lip Purse is an extremely valuable nonverbal signal indicating a Clandestine Plan and/or a Clandestine Disagreement. This is a particularly fantastic example of this facial expression, for President Trump is very much not telling the public (and very probably his staff) whether he plans to fire Attorney General Sessions or is trying to force him to resign (or maybe another alternative).

Fascinatingly, the forward lip purse is only made by a person who perceives himself to be a relative alpha within the context of the interaction (e.g., in this example, Donald Trump is the alpha to relative Sessions', the journalist's - and the American public's relative beta status).

Moreover, when the forward lip purse is made, those who display it believe their plan of action has a high probability of success.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis 4008: Veteran Who Survived Dunkirk Reacts to Film

Body Language Analysis No. 4006: Vladimir Putin and Melania Trump at the G2 

Body Language Analysis No. 4004: US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asks NASA scientist about Civilizations on Mars 

Body Language Analysis No. 4002: Justin Trudeau Meets His Namesake

Body Language Analysis No. 3987: Chris Christie Denies His Day at The Beach

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

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

Body Language Analysis No. 3952: Emmanuel Macron's Handshake with Donald Trump at NATO Summit

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3841: Tom Brady's and Roger Goodell's Handshake after Super Bowl LI


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Body Language Analysis 4008: Veteran Who Survived Dunkirk Reacts to Film - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





For those who are not familiar with the WWII history of the Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk, you owe it to yourself to read up on this event and then watch the recently released film by the same name. The movie does an excelled job at recreating the story of the tactical withdrawal and evacuation of allied troops who, between 26 May and 4 June 1940, were surrounded by the advancing German army on the French coast centered around the town of Dunkirk (My only criticism of the film, is that it should have included the story of the 30,000 French soldiers who stayed behind, holding off the Germans). Many of the 338,000 plus men evacuated over those nine harrowing days were brought back to England via small yachts, fishing boats, and other small craft - manned by civilians rescuers.

In the above news video, a former British Sailor and Dunkirk veteran, Ken Sturdy, is interviewed. His body language is particularly telling. For while it's easy to discern from his words, his runny nose, and his tears that his emotions are deep and true - he also displays an additional nonverbal tell - which in the majority of everyday scenarios, is not accompanied by these other, more dramatic signals.

 
























Notice that several times during his interview (edited in multiple segments), Mr. Sturdy touches his left temple with the tips of his fingers - e.g., as he says,

"I never thought I would see that again. It was just like I was there again."


























... as well as,

"I cried because it's, it's never the end. It will happen - we are - this human species, we are so intelligent. We do astonishing things. We can fly to the moon - but we still do stupid things [followed by another brief temple touch

The frequent and sudden touching of one's face or head with multiple extended finger tips and/or palms indicates higher degrees of both Empathy and Sincerity - not only in the context of the moment - but also as overall personality traits (enabling us to better predict their future behaviors).

Further nuancing this gesture - Finger Tip Touching to one or both of the temples - is further indicative of a high degree of disbelief as to what one is seeing, hearing, recalling, or thinking. It's a body language signal of Emotional Processing - where one's emotional brain is grappling with what the intellect already knows.

Thank you Ken Sturdy, for what you and so many others did so long ago. May we always be worthy of your sacrifices.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4007: Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, and Anthony Scaramucci's First Press Conference

Body Language Analysis No. 4005: O.J. Simpson's Parole Board Hearing

Body Language Analysis No. 4003: Donald Trump, "Let Obamacare Fail"

Body Language Analysis No. 4001: Jodie Whittaker, Dr. Who, and Flirting from a TARDIS

Body Language Analysis No. 3995: Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron, and the G20 Group Photo

Body Language Analysis No. 3989: Peter Sagan Regarding his Disqualification from the Tour de France and Mark Cavendish's Crash

Body Language Analysis No. 3983: Female Kurdish sniper fighting IS narrowly cheats death

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

Body Language Analysis No. 3953: Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron meet in Versailles



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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4007: Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, and Anthony Scaramucci's First Press Conference - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)






Yesterday, immediately after he was named as the new White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci held his first press briefing. He spoke for approximately 34 minutes displaying numerous nonverbal signals. What follows is an analysis of a portion of his response to a question regarding Robert Mueller.

JOURNALIST (Lisa): "... Okay. So, well, well, I'd, I'd like to ask you though, if [stutter] is, is, the strategy that seems to be coming from this White House now in going after Robert Mueller's credibility [microexpression] the right one?"

SCARAMUCCI: "Lisa, I, again, that's sorta in that zip code of, like, ya know, the legal team, and not really in Sarah or my zip code. So I just wanna stay away from the question. No, it's ac-, it's ac-, it's ac-, it, it, it's actually very complicated. And I don't want to bore all the people here with the legal details related to it. But I just think it's important for me, on my first day standing up here, that I don't go in that direction. So I'm not going to answer the question - not because I'm not trying to be forthcoming, I just think there's legalities there that I don't wanna touch...."


























Just after the Journalist says, "going after Robert Mueller's credibility", Mr. Scaramucci displays a microexpression of regret (during 1:00:34). We cannot say (with this specific moment) whether his regret was because of the legal strategy being employed by President Trump, the fact that this question had been asked, that he now feels possible entanglement with the Russia investigation, etc. - but the Communications Director did indeed feel regret.



























Notice that during Mr. Scaramucci's, begins stuttering (... No, it's ac-, it's ac-, it's ac-, it, it, it's actually ...) as he first points, but then rapidly segues into a scratching/rubbing of the back of his head with his left hand (1:00:46 - 1:00:48). This signals a high level of anxiety. Having significant television experience, Mr. Scaramucci is no doubt aware that touching, rubbing, or scratching anywhere on one's head or neck while on camera, is a tremendous faux pas. Of course, being human, he makes mistakes - and in this moment, he let us peek into his emotional mind.

Summary: At his first press briefing, Mr. Scaramucci displayed regret when asked about the legal strategy of "going after Robert Mueller's credibility". Moreover, Anthony Scaramucci displayed his highest level of anxiety of the entire press conference during his answer to this question.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4006: Vladimir Putin and Melania Trump at the G20

Body Language Analysis No. 4004: US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asks NASA scientist about Civilizations on Mars

Body Language Analysis No. 4002: Justin Trudeau Meets His Namesake

Body Language Analysis No. 4000: Garbiñe Muguruza, Wimbledon, and Sincerity

Body Language Analysis No. 3998: Donald Trump's "Bait and Switch" Handshake-Hug with Brigette Macron

Body Language Analysis 3988: Kim Jong-un, ICBMs, False Joy, and Fake Laughter

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

Body Language Analysis No. 3945: Donald Trump's Anxiety - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence

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


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Friday, July 21, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4006: Vladimir Putin and Melania Trump at the G20 - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTOS)


























These images of Vladimir Putin and Melania Trump were taken earlier this month at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

There are many photos available online of the Russian President and the American First Lady captured during this particular meal. Despite being taken from multiple angles by different photographers - they all show Vladimir Putin with similar body language.
 



























From a nonverbal standpoint Vladimir Putin was persistently displaying the following nonverbal cluster:
  • The Russian President's torso is rotated to his right - away from Melania Trump
  • He is not centered on his chair - but shifted an inch or two to his right - again away from the First Lady
  • Putin's right elbow is projected out and backward 
  • His right hand is contracted, fingers flexed
  • Vladimir's thumb is hooked in his belt or in the waist of his pants
We cannot see his leg, knee, or feet - yet if we could, these would also probably be rotated and pointing away from Melania. 
 



































This nonverbal cluster is an emotional signal that Vladimir wanted to leave the conversation. And although we don't have enough information to say exactly why - it's interesting to recall that during the last hour of this three-hour meal, the Russian leader spoke at length with Donald Trump (who was seated some distance away) in their second meeting of the G20 summit. There is no doubt that Vladimir Putin was trying to extricate himself from this situation with Melania Trump.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4005: O.J. Simpson's Parole Board Hearing

Body Language Analysis No. 4003: Donald Trump, "Let Obamacare Fail" 

Body Language Analysis No. 4001: Jodie Whittaker, Dr. Who, and Flirting from a TARDIS 

Body Language Analysis No. 3999: Donald Trump Jr., A Russian Lawyer, and Another Person in the Room

Body Language Analysis No. 3994: Vladimir Putin at G20 - Donald Trump agreed with me

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

Body Language Analysis No. 3946: Melania Swats Away Donald Trump's Hand as They Arrive in Israel

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3872: "Fearless Girl" Statue in Manhattan's Financial District

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



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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4005: O.J. Simpson's Parole Board Hearing - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Earlier today, O.J. Simpson was granted Parole after a hearing. He's been in prison for approximately nine years. His expected release date is 1 October 2017.

The full video of Mr. Simpson's Parole Board hearing is included above. Body language analysis of two particularly illustrative moments is included below.


























As the Chairperson of the Nevada Parole Board, Connie Bisbee, reads off the list of his convictions, Mr. Simpson makes many rapid and rather hyperbolic facial expressions. One of these displays is captured in the image above during 5:53 after Simpson:
  • Partially closed his eyelids with significant tension in his lower lids
  • Lowered his eyebrows
  • Contracted his eyebrows closer together 
  • Looked rapidly up to his left, then up to his right, and back up to his left
  • Rapidly pulled his head, neck, shoulders, and torso backward 
  • Rapidly shakes his head side-to-side
  • Mumbles to himself 
These accusations are not new him. His expression of surprise-bewilderment is feigned - and is poorly performed. When I watched this display, I was immediately reminded of the quote from Hamlet (apologies to William Shakespeare), "The gentleman doth protests too much, methinks".


























Another nonverbally interesting moment appears just after Commissioner Tony Corda asks Mr. Simpson (beginning at 21:51), "So you believe that the property was yours?"

O.J. responds, "It's been ruled, legally, by the State of California that it was my property and they've given it to me. I have it."

As he answers, Simpson leans forward toward, his eyelids grow tense, he elevates the volume of the volume of his voice, and bares his teeth (as he says, "legally" during 21:56-21:57), and displays a "Self-Righteous Head Wiggle" (aka "High-Confidence Head Wiggle") as he says, "that it was my property".

Now, of course, O.J. Simpson may very well be 100% legally correct in what he's saying, but the manner and the context in which he's saying it is not at all consistent with a person who's trying to develop rapport with his parole board.

Summary: During his Parole Board Hearing earlier today, O.J. Simpson exhibited significant signals strongly suggesting he has a problem with impulse control.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4004: US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asks NASA scientist about Civilizations on Mars

Body Language Analysis No. 4002: Justin Trudeau Meets His Namesake

Body Language Analysis No. 4000: Garbiñe Muguruza, Wimbledon, and Sincerity

Body Language Analysis No. 3998: Donald Trump's "Bait and Switch" Handshake-Hug with Brigette Macron

Body Language Analysis No. 3995: Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron, and the G20 Group Photo

Body Language Analysis No. 3990: Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, The G20, and Default Expressions

Body Language Analysis No. 3982: Bangkok Police Officer's De-Escalation Genius

Body Language Analysis No. 3955: Jeff Sessions, Russia, and Sergey Kislyak

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3917: American Airlines Stroller Incident - Anger, Contempt and Escalation (vs. Deescalation)


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4004: US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asks NASA scientist about Civilizations on Mars - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Recently some NASA scientists were speaking before the US House of Representatives' Space Subcommittee, when Representative Dana Rohrabacher asked a rather peculiar question - fielded by Ken Farley, Ph.D. What follows is a transcript of this segment as well as a partial nonverbal analysis.

ROHRABACHER (beginning at 0:24): You have indicated that Mars, had a, ah, was totally different thousands of years ago. Ah, is it possible that there was a civilization, on Mars thousands of years ago?

FARLEY: So the evidence is that, ah, Mars was different Billions of years ago -

ROHRABACHER: [over-talking] Billions - well, yes, but ...

FARLEY: - not thousands of years ago, and, and, um, there would be - there is no evidence that, ahhh, I'm aware of, that would

ROHRABACHER: [over-talking] Would you rule, would you rule that out that - see there's some people, well, anyway [inaudible]

FARLEY: I would, I would say that is extremely unlikely.


During most of the time when Dr. Farley is speaking, he can be seen displaying a "Self-Righteous Head Wiggle" (aka "High Confidence Head Wiggle).

A Self-Righteous/High Confidence Head Wiggle (SRHW/HCHW) is a relatively rapid, side-to-side movements of the head and neck which is also often simultaneous with a similar movement of the torso (which is well exemplified here). Sometimes even the jaw is involved in an analog behavior.

This particular SRHW is relatively of relatively long duration (several seconds - waxing and waning) - although it's often a very short-lived behavior (e.g., a near-microexpression).

As its name implies, a Self-Righteous/High Confidence Head Wiggle is displayed by people who are in hyper-alpha moments of associated with strong emotions and high confidence. There's often an additional component of Hubris or Swagger

It's important to note that the SRHW/HCHW is a very dynamic body language signal - and is not captured with still images. Please view the video several times to appreciate the particular dynamics.

Although not present in these examples, the SRHW/HCHW may also sometimes have an additional superimposed backward movement (when disbelief, disgust, and/or contempt are accompanying emotions) - or a concomitant movement forward (when condescending or arrogant feelings are coexisting).

Although present to a relatively minimal degree here, the vocal pitch very often grows higher during the Self-Righteous/High Confidence Head Wiggle. The speed of Dr. Farley's speech more noticeably increases - keeping relative tempo with his head and torso oscillation. These two changes exemplify strong associations between body language and paralanguage.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4003: Donald Trump, "Let Obamacare Fail"

Body Language Analysis No. 4001: Jodie Whittaker, Dr. Who, and Flirting from a TARDIS 

Body Language Analysis No. 3999: Donald Trump Jr., A Russian Lawyer, and Another Person in the Room

Body Language Analysis No. 3997: Donald Trump Jr., Natalia Veselnitskaya, and a Microexpression

Body Language Analysis No. 3994: Vladimir Putin at G20 - Donald Trump agreed with me

Body Language Analysis No. 3933: Sally Yates Testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee

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

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3829: Mary Tyler Moore - Flirtatious, Sexy, Alpha Female Smile


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4003: Donald Trump, "Let Obamacare Fail" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





At the very beginning of this video, before Donald Trump says, "Let Obamacare fail" - the President prefaces by saying, "We've had a lot of victories - but we haven't had a victory on healthcare - ahhh, we're disappointed. I am very disappointed ..."

Just after he says, "but we haven't had a victory on healthcare", President Trump displays a Loose Tongue Jut (during 0:03). A loose tongue jut is a nonverbal signal of the thought-emotions of: "I've been bad" or "I've been caught" (Navarro). Take care to not confuse this with a "Tight Tongue Jut".

Another useful way to think of a Loose Tongue Jut - is that it's a nonverbal manifestation of the emotional dissonance being felt between the tensions of what a person wanted to happen vs. what actually did happen.

Summary: President Trump's Loose Tongue Jut in this context tells us that he believes the failure of the US Senate to pass their version of the "Repeal and Replace Obamacare" (Healthcare Bill) is a quite significant. In particular, Trump feels that he shares some fault for this political failure.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4002: Justin Trudeau Meets His Namesake

Body Language Analysis No. 4000: Garbiñe Muguruza, Wimbledon, and Sincerity

Body Language Analysis No. 3998: Donald Trump's "Bait and Switch" Handshake-Hug with Brigette Macron

Body Language Analysis No. 3996: Donald Trump Jr.'s and Natalia Veselnitskaya's meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 3994: Vladimir Putin at G20 - Donald Trump agreed with me

Body Language Analysis No. 3985: Grief, Pain, and Barometers of Empathy

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

Body Language Analysis No. 3947: Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction to Donald Trump's statement, "I never mentioned the Word or Name 'Israel' "

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


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4002: Justin Trudeau Meets His Namesake - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





In this image below and accompanying video, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is holding two-month-old Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal. His parents, Afraa Hajj Hammoud and her husband Mohammed Belal are Syrian refugees. They named their son as a tribute to Trudeau.

"For me he is wonderful and compassionate," said Mr. Belal - "I hope all leaders, whether Easterners or Westerners would be like him."

Many smiles are not sincere - but rather various forms social smiles. But in the image below, the child's mother - Afraa Hajj Hammoud - is displaying all the components of a Sincere Smile (Duchenne Smile):
  • Relaxed (uncontracted) forehead
  • Partially closed eyelids
  • Temporary concave-up furrows in each lower eyelid
  • Upward vectored cheek muscles
  • Only upper teeth visible 
Yet there is another display here which adds to the emotional richness of this moment. Notice Afraa Hajj Hammoud's head and neck are tilted. In the context of a sincere smile - simultaneously tilting of the head represents a sincerity amplifier.


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Photo Credit: Adam Scotti


See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4001: Jodie Whittaker, Dr. Who, and Flirting from a TARDIS

Body Language Analysis No. 3999: Donald Trump Jr., A Russian Lawyer, and Another Person in the Room

Body Language Analysis No. 3997: Donald Trump Jr., Natalia Veselnitskaya, and a Microexpression

Body Language Analysis No. 3995: Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron, and the G20 Group Photo

Body Language Analysis No. 3993: Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and subordinate Behavior

Body Language Analysis No. 3986: Anthony Kennedy, The Supreme Court, and Predicting Empathy

Body Language Analysis No. 3983: Female Kurdish sniper fighting IS narrowly cheats death

Body Language Analysis No. 3944: Dwayne Johnson, The 2020 Presidential Election, and The Rock Dialing Up His Alpha

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3909: North Korea's Parade - Projecting Power and Control



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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4001: Jodie Whittaker, Dr. Who, and Flirting from a TARDIS - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
























For those of you in distant and parallel Universes, who haven't yet heard, Jodie Whittaker will be the next Time Lord. Dr. Who, a British science fiction television series, running since 1963, has had twelve male actors playing the lead protagonist. Ms. Whittaker will be the first woman in that role.

From a nonverbal perspective, what makes this image of Jodie Whittaker flirtatious?

The Time Lord's left eye is partially covered. When an eye is partially or fully covered, depending on the other nonverbal signals present, several distinct emotional messages are projected:

  • One is an Air of Mystery. This partial revealing of an eye makes us curious. We wonder. It makes us want to know what Jodie is thinking.  
  • Having one eye partially or fully covered is also a metaphor for A State of Partial Undress. And just as if her hair were clothing - it leaves us wanting
  • Covering an eye also is A Form of Play - a peekaboo analog from our childhood. It sends forth feelings of, "Come play with me".   

    What else is Jodie's face revealing? Notice her mouth - there are two specific nonverbal elements present which, through nonverbal alchemy, combine to form a third:

    • Ms. Whitttaker is displaying a Partially Suppressed Mouth Smile. It's not a sincere smile - for her eyes are not "smiling". Yet a partially suppressed mouth smile primes the emotional brains' of anyone seeing it, such that their feelings of joy-happiness-humor-fun are partially but immediately elevated. As human beings, we want to mirror these emotions - and thus a partially suppressed smile is a very effective and very rapid method of triggering rapport.
    • Dr. Who's is also displaying a Forward Lip Purse - which signals a Clandestine Disagreement and/or a Clandestine Plan. This adds to her mystery. It amplifies our curiosity - which simultaneously magnifies sexual attraction
    • A partially suppressed mouth smile together with a forward lip purse combines to project an emotion of mischievousness - which further adds to attraction

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    See also:

    Body Language Analysis No. 4000: Garbiñe Muguruza, Wimbledon, and Sincerity

    Body Language Analysis No. 3998: Donald Trump's "Bait and Switch" Handshake-Hug with Brigette Macron

    Body Language Analysis No. 3996: Donald Trump Jr.'s and Natalia Veselnitskaya's meeting

    Body Language Analysis No. 3994: Vladimir Putin at G20 - Donald Trump agreed with me

    Body Language Analysis No. 3992: Angela Merkel's Eye Roll for Vladimir Putin's Mansplaining

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

    Body Language Analysis No. 3959: Vladimir Putin - Megyn Kelly Interview, Part II

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

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


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