Friday, December 15, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4150: Was Omarosa Fired or Did She Resign? - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




Was Omarosa Manigault Newman Fired or did she resign? The reality TV star who, up until recently was a top-level advisor to President Trump, gave an interview on Good Morning America on Thursday 14 December 2017. What follows is a partial nonverbal and paralanguage analysis of the above video.


MICHAEL STRAHAN [beginning at 2:30]: ... Let's get straight to it -

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: [Feigned, Strained laughter]

MICHAEL STRAHAN: What happened?

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: I resigned, ahum π - and I didn't do that in the residence - as been reported. John Kelly and I sat down in the situation room - which is a very secure, very quiet room in the White House - and we had a very candid conversatiant [mispronounced "conversation"] - [shaking head up and down] and I wanted to make the one-year mark ∆  - that [shaking head no] was one of the goals that I set out to § - and then get back to my life.

MICHAEL STRAHAN: So you resigned. You weren't fired as, as has people reported?

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: [over-talking] No - and you know I, I li-, I like to hear all of these interesting tales, but I have to tell you that - they're a hundred percent false. One of the things that I'd ask of those people who are making those assertions, since they assert that I did it so publicly - is where are the pictures or videos? If I had confronted John Kelly - who is a very formidable person Ω, ahum, it would garner enough attention for anyone in the room to at least take a picture or video or something. The assertion that I would do that in front of six hundred guests at a Christmas party and no one has reported that except for one individual who has a personal vendetta against me And so I, I have to tell you - completely false, unverified reporting - and John Kelly and I had a very straightforward discussion about concerns that I had, issues that'd I raised, and as a result, I resigned and it will be taking place January 20th when I leave this very interesting administration.

MICHAEL STRAHAN: So what you're saying that all these reports are coming from one person, but you speak of -

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN [over-talking]: One person, no - let's, let's be clear - only one person -

MICHAEL STRAHAN: Only one person -

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: No one else has reported what she's reporting - and this is the one person who has attacked me for the last year - 

MICHAEL STRAHAN: and -

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: and so you know that this is personal....























At the very beginning of this exchange (2:33 - 2:36), as Omarosa says, "I resigned, ahum - and I didn't do that in the residence" - she has ZERO eye contact.

Moreover, as she says, "ahum" (2:34 notated by π ), she displays very rapid blinking (involuntary). This is a nonspecific signal of increased anxiety.

























Note from 2:47 to 2:50, When she is saying, "... and I wanted to make the one-year mark ..." she shakes her head up and down [in a classic "yes" illustrator] - she then makes a regret expression as the right corner of her mouth contracts directly laterally (in the image immediately above during 2:50 - this is a subtle but classic microexpression notated by ). She then moves her head side-to-side [shaking her head "no"], as she says, "... was one of the goals ...", during 2:51 - 2:52.

Why did she suddenly change from a "yes" shaking - to a "no" head shaking? This nonverbal display contradicts her verbal statement. When these two categories of behavior are in disagreement - it's the body language which always tells the truth.

Please watch this segment of the video at regular speed and again at 1/2 speed as these dynamics cannot all be captured with still images.

Notice also, during 2:47, Omarosa mispronounces "conversation" as "conversatiant".


























During 2:53, just after she says, "... that I set out to ...", Omarosa displays an evanescent asymmetry in her mouth (pictured immediately above). Suddenly speaking out of one side of the mouth is a sign of Insincerity and/or Bravado/Hubris (notated by § ).

She displayed this particular nonverbal display multiple times (how many others did you see?).























From 2:57 - 3:04, as Ms. Manigault Newman answers Mr. Strahan saying, "No - and you know I, I li-, I like to hear all of these interesting tales..." during this entire seven seconds - she has ZERO eye contact with him (with her eyes mostly closed looking down to her left). In the context of denying an allegation, lack of eye contact during this crucial juncture is highly indicative of deception.

Moreover, during this same time, Omarosa's hands were gesturing rapidly, in an out-of-sync manner with respect to her verbal cadence (her hands are somewhat obscured by GMA banner). This high frequency, nonverbal-verbal disparity is indicative of anxiety and in this context is highly suggestive of deception.

























Just after she says, "... If I had confronted John Kelly - who is a very formidable person ...", Omarosa displays a Tight Tongue Jut (3:20 notated by Ω ).

A Tight Tongue Jut conveys thought-emotions of Disdain, Disgust, and Repulsion - which are indeed Omarosa's feelings for John Kelly.



























During 3:37 (notated by ) just after she said, "... except for one individual who has a personal vendetta against me ...", she displays a dramatic, but very brief (ergo a "Microexpression) "Forward Lip Purse".

Forward Lip Pursing is a signal of Clandestine Disagreement and/or Clandestine Plans. Omarosa has a vendetta of her own - and she's got a plan to implement it. She also believes that she's the relative alpha (to her perceived adversary's relative beta status) - and, in her opinion, the odds of her carrying through with her plans are high.

A few of the many Paralanguage tells of Ms. Manigault Newman include:

Why did she switch tenses when she said,  I resigned (past tense) and it will be taking place January 20th (future tense)? 

Why did she say, "... unverified reporting ...", rather than false reporting? The word "unverified" is not a descriptor she would use if she knew the reporting to be false.

Why, after Michael Strahan said, "So what you're saying that all these reports are coming from one person, but you speak of " - did Ms. Manigault Newman then feel the need to correct him by restating the essentially the same thing, "One person, no - let's, let's be clear - only one person" - Why? Yet earlier in the same conversation she referred to her antagonists in the plural saying, "... those people who are making those assertions, since they assert ..."

Summary: Omarosa Manigault Newman left her post at the White House involuntarily. She was fired (or told, "If you don't resign, you're going to be fired"). She has feelings of disdain, disgust, and repulsion for John Kelly. She has her own vendetta (and a plan) against a female senior staff member at the White House - and while this person may have been her most vocal critic, Omarosa's had multiple foes in the West Wing.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4149: Zendaya, Zac Efron, and The Greatest Showman

Body Language Analysis No. 4147: Alabama Senator Richard Shelby regarding Roy Moore

Body Language Analysis No. 4145: Steve Bannon stumping for Roy Moore (and against Mitt Romney) in Alabama

Body Language Analysis No. 4143: Billy Bush regarding Donald Trump on the "Access Hollywood Tape" (Stephen Colbert Interview)

Body Language Analysis No. 4134: Hope Hicks, Emotional Intelligence, and Communicating Nonverbally

Body Language Analysis No. 4104: Walter Cronkite Reaction to JFK Assassination

Body Language Analysis No. 4063: The Murder of Laci and Connor Peterson - Scott Peterson

Body Language Analysis No. 4050: Lady Di - Alpha vs Alpha-Beta Hybrids

Body Language Analysis No. 4030: Charlottesville, Empathy, and One Expression Donald Trump Should Have Displayed



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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4149: Zendaya, Zac Efron, and "The Greatest Showman" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




Zendaya was recently a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon promoting her recent film, The Greatest Showman. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of the above video segment.


























During 2:56, at the end of the sentence, "... and so, we really had to quite literally trust each other, because he had to hold my weight and I had to hold him, you know, so it was just kinda like, a - great icebreaker ..." , Zendaya displays what is known as a "Lip Curl".

A lip curl involves the lips protruding outward with a slight to sometimes dramatic momentary concave shape as they extend away from the teeth in a brief exaggerated dynamic. This is a moderate example and involves mostly her upper lip. It projects the (primarily) alpha emotions of Hubris, False Bravado, Hyperbole, and Braggadocio. Very often there is also a component of Sarcasm present.

























This photo was taken approximately 0.10 second earlier. While blurrier (due to her motion) than the preceding image - it captures a Zendaya's upper lip in a configuration more typical of a "Lip Curl".


























During 4:03 - 4:04, just after the blooper video of her and Zac Efron colliding, Zendaya displays a Loose Tongue Jut. This nonverbal signals the thought emotions of "I've made a mistake", "I've been caught", "I've been bad" (Navarro). It very often has components of self-deprecating emotions - and in such scenarios, it's helpful to think of it as a nonverbal equivalent of the common verbal expression, "My Bad!"

Take care not to confuse a "loose tongue jut" with a "tight tongue jut" - as they have completely different meanings.


























Just after the viewing of a portion of the film trailer, Zendaya retracts/hyper-flexes her left ring finger - touching it with her thumb (during 4:42).




























A few seconds later, she grabs and twists that same, left ring finger (during 4:45). 

In this setting, these left ring finger manipulations/MAPs (Manipulators, Adaptors, Pacifiers) are signals of Zendaya's affection and sexual attraction for Zac Efron - as well as her accompanying anxiety.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4148: Kayla and Roy Moore's Antisemitism

Body Language Analysis No. 4146: Roy Moore, Red Flags, and Sociopaths

Body Language Analysis No. 4144: Donald Trump Touching Mike Pence on the Knee in the Oval Office

Body Language Analysis No. 4142: Donald Trump, "I feel badly for General Flynn"

Body Language Analysis No. 4137: Matt Lauer's "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace"

Body Language Analysis No. 4116: Carey Mulligan and American Accents

Body Language Analysis No. 4095: Celtics' Gordon Hayward Breaks His Leg in Dramatic Fashion During Game with Cavaliers

Body Language Analysis No. 4067: 2017 Emmys - Melissa McCarthy's Reaction to Sean Spicer Doing Melissa McCarthy Doing Sean Spicer

Body Language Analysis No. 4026: Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West, and Emotional Intelligence


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4148: Kayla and Roy Moore's Antisemitism - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




Earlier tonight, Doug Jones won Alabama's special election for the United States Senate. At the time of this posting, Roy Moore is unwilling to concede.  

On Monday 11 December 2017, during a campaign event in Midland City, Alabama - Kayla Moore made the following antisemitic statement:  

KAYLA MOORE:  Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews § Ω I tell you all this because I’ve seen it all, so I just want to set the record straight while they’re here [long pause] § One of our attorneys is a Jew [long pause] § We have very close friends that are Jewish and rabbis, and we also fellowship with them.

Several days ago, Roy Moore was criticized for implying that George Soros, who is Jewish, would go to hell, saying, "He's still going to the same place that people who don't recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going".























During 0:05 in the above video, just after saying, "Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews", Kayla Moore displayed a "Tight Tongue Jut" (signified above by § symbol), (not to be confused with a "Loose Tongue Jut"). A tight tongue jut indicates Kayla Moore is feeling Repulsed, Disgusted, and Disdainful.
























A split second later (still during 0:05, noted with the Ω symbol), she segues rapidly to an "Inward Lip Roll" (ILR). An inward lip roll tells us that she's trying to suppress strong emotions from building up - and trying not to let these feelings show.
























Kayla Moore displays more disdain, disgust, and repulsion with another Tight Tongue Jut during 0:18, just before she says, "One of our attorneys is a Jew".


























Roy Moore displays his own Tight Tongue Jut during 0:26, just after his he hears his wife saying, "One of our attorneys is a Jew".

Notice also he's holding his arms in a modified "Fig Leaf" stance (aka Genital Guarding). This is a significantly Low Confidence and Beta configuration. With rare exceptions, no candidate running for office should ever stand in a fig leaf position - it projects feelings of weakness.

One other detail is significant throughout much of this video. Roy Moore's central forehead is contracted (CFC). Together with a partial mouth smile (a False Smile), Moore's simultaneous central forehead contraction projects Incredulity, Contempt, and Arrogance.

Summary: Roy and Kayla Moore's nonverbal, verbal, and paralanguage behavior indicates they are antisemitic.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4147: Alabama Senator Richard Shelby regarding Roy Moore

Body Language Analysis No. 4145: Steve Bannon stumping for Roy Moore (and against Mitt Romney) in Alabama

Body Language Analysis No. 4143: Billy Bush regarding Donald Trump on the "Access Hollywood Tape" (Stephen Colbert Interview)

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4135: What Makes Markle's Eyes Sparkle?

Body Language Analysis No. 4115: Donald Trump, South Korea, and The Texas Church Shooting

Body Language Analysis No. 4107: Paul Manafort, Robert Mueller, Russian Oligarchs, and Donald Trump

Body Language Analysis No. 4073: Prince Harry and Melania Trump Meet in Canada for Invictus Games - Harry's Hand Signal

Body Language Analysis No. 4057: Steve Bannon's "60 Minutes" Interview


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Monday, December 11, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4147: Alabama Senator Richard Shelby regarding Roy Moore - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





President Trump recently recorded a robocall message in support of Roy Moore for one of the US Senate seats from Alabama. Richard Shelby - the person occupying the other Senate seat from that state - a Republican who has served in the US Senate since 1986 - wrote in another Republican (although he declined to identify this person).

In the above video interview, conducted on Sunday 10 December 2017, Senator Shelby said:

"I couldn't vote for Roy Moore"

"I didn't vote for Roy Moore"

"I tell ya what, I, there, there's a time, there's - we call it a 'tipping point' - ah, and I think - so many accusations, so many cuts, so many 'drip, drip, drip' - ah, when it got to the fourteen-year-old's story - story - that was enough for me - I said, 'I can't vote for Roy Moore' "

"I think the women are believable - I have no reason not to believe them"

"There's a lot of stories - there's a lot of smoke - gotta be some fire somewhere"

From a body language perspective, Richard Shelby has a symmetry problem. The Alabama Senator consistently speaks out of the right side of his mouth.

We should immediately think of several different etiologies when we see such a one-sided speaking style:

1. Medical causes such as stroke, muscle palsy, injury, etc.

2. Long-term habit/Tic-like behavior: Although it's not common, it's not rare either. We've all known individuals who speak out of one side of their mouth - despite a lack of medical causes.

3. Deception/Insincerity: A sudden asymmetrical mouth while speaking is one of many nonverbal signals indicative of lying.

4. Bravado/Swagger: Speaking out of one side of the mouth is one way a person may project Swagger and Bravado. Behaviorally, such braggadocio overlaps with the emotional of insincerity.

It's important to note that the first two categories reflect long-term behavior - while categories three and four are intermittent in nature.

Senator Shelby has spoken out of the right side of his mouth for many years. Therefore he fits into one of the first two categories - and more probably that of a Tic-like habit.

Across all cultures, individuals who speak out of one side of their mouth are judged by others to be less trustworthy. Thus, those who do speak asymmetrically should work with a physician and speech therapist to eliminate/minimize this problem.

























Summary: Senator Richard Shelby is sincere in denouncement of Roy Moore. His asymmetrical mouth speaking style is very probably a long-term behavioral tic/habit.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4146: Roy Moore, Red Flags, and Sociopaths

Body Language Analysis No. 4144: Donald Trump Touching Mike Pence on the Knee in the Oval Office

Body Language Analysis No. 4142: Donald Trump, "I feel badly for General Flynn"

Body Language Analysis No. 4141: Vladimir Putin and Michael Flynn in Moscow (Part II)

Body Language Analysis No. 4136: Seminole Heights/Tampa Florida Serial Killer - Criminal Profiling

Body Language Analysis No. 4114: Robert Mueller, Critical Evaluation, and the Double-L

Body Language Analysis No. 4106: Jordan's Queen Rania meets with Rohingya Refugee Children

Body Language Analysis No. 4035: Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner, and Phone Tells

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


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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4146: Roy Moore, Red Flags, and Sociopaths - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTOS)




















In this image of Roy Moore (as well as the close-up and third image below), we see an elevated Central Forehead Contraction (elevated CFC) along with a "Mouth Smile". Yet this smile is anything but sincere.

Now, of course, every human being makes this same expression ... occasionally. We do so as a nonverbal manifestation of the following emotions:

• Arrogance
• Contempt
• Disbelief (specifically, Smug Incredulity)

It's normal to feel each of these emotions from time to time (provided they don't occur too frequently).

Additionally, each of these emotions can also be projected by different facial expressions.
























So, while we all display this expression once-in-a-while, those individuals who are Sociopaths (Antisocial Personality Disorder) will display this facial configuration with much greater frequency vs. the general population.

No psychologically healthy person will display this facial expression with significant frequency.                       

Summary: Whenever an elevated Central Forehead Contraction occurs FREQUENTLY along with a "mouth smile" (it's usually only a partial mouth smile) - it's not only insincere, but it also has a very strong correlation with antisocial personality disorder (sociopathic behavior).


































This nonverbal display is so characteristic of Roy Moore, that he even chose a photo of himself with this same expression to use as his Wikipedia profile picture.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4145: Steve Bannon stumping for Roy Moore (and against Mitt Romney) in Alabama

Body Language Analysis No. 4143: Billy Bush regarding Donald Trump on the "Access Hollywood Tape" (Stephen Colbert Interview) 

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4140: Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty

Body Language Analysis No. 4129: Charles Manson's Eyes 

Body Language Analysis No. 4110: Yuli Gurriel "Apologizes" to Yu Darvish for a Gesture of Prejudice During The World Series 

Body Language Analysis No. 4093: Fear and Harvey Weinstein - Emma Watson's Reaction

Body Language Analysis No. 4076: Roger Stone Speaks to the Press after House Intelligence Committee Testimony

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


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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4145: Steve Bannon stumping for Roy Moore (and against Mitt Romney) in Alabama - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





On Tuesday, Steve Bannon held a rally in Fairhope, Alabama for US Senate Candidate Roy Moore. During the gathering, Bannon was highly critical of 2012 Presidential candidate, Governor Mitt Romney.




On Monday, Governor Romney had tweeted, "Roy More in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity."

Among Bannon's responses to Mitt Romney during his speech were:

"Judge Moore has more honor and integrity in a pinkie finger than your family has in its whole DNA,"

"By the way, Mitt, while we're on the subject of honor an integrity, you avoided service, brother,"

"Mitt, here's how it is, brother: The college deferments, we can debate that -- but you hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam."

"You had five sons, not one day of service in Afghanistan and Iraq."

"Where were the Romneys during those wars? You want to talk about honor and integrity, brother, bring it. Bring it down here to Alabama,"
























At multiple times during his speech, Steve Bannon held his right arm out - fully extended, with his palm down.

























Bannon's gesture (Illustrator) is virtually identical to the Nazi salute.
























Bannon is left-handed - yet he gestures with his right arm and hand. In conversation, speeches, television appearances, etc., an individual in a highly animated emotional state will preferentially gesture with their dominant hand.

But in multiple speeches, Bannon doesn't use his dominant hand - he uses his non-dominant hand. Why?

Because the Nazi salute is a right-handed salute.





















Any person who speaks on frequently (e.g., any politician) will occasionally make a gesture which might resemble this one - but rarely ONLY with the right hand, arm fully-extended, palm-downward - and NOT anywhere near the frequency commonly displayed by Bannon. This is not a coincidence.

Summary: Steve Bannon displays a right arm, fully-extended, palm-down gesture with high frequency. He is displaying this gesture deliberately as a Nazi salute.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4144: Donald Trump Touching Mike Pence on the Knee in the Oval Office

Body Language Analysis No. 4142: Donald Trump, "I feel badly for General Flynn"

Body Language Analysis No. 4141: Vladimir Putin and Michael Flynn in Moscow (Part II)

Body Language Analysis No. 4128: Roy Moore's youngest accuser, Leigh Corfman - Interview on "Today"

Body Language Analysis No. 4112: Donald Trump's Interview on Sharyl Attkisson's "Full Measure"

Body Language Analysis No. 4082: Brother of Stephen Paddock (Las Vegas Shooter)

Body Language Analysis No. 4065: The Murder of Laci Peterson - Scott Peterson's Red Flag

Body Language Analysis No. 4061: Pennywise,"IT", and Bill Skarsgård's Demonic Smile - Why is IT so Scary?

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


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4144: Donald Trump Touching Mike Pence on the Knee in the Oval Office - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




President Trump met with the leaders from both parties in both Chambers of Congress today - in an effort to avert a government shutdown. Along with Vice President Pence - Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer - as well as Representatives Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office. Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis was also present. Later in the day, the House and the Senate voted to keep the Federal government running for another two weeks.

During the 1:04 mark in the above video, President Trump touches/pats Vice President Trump on his left lower thigh and knee.
























In the vast majority of cultures on Earth, including the United States, outside the context of:

• Sports
• Acting
• Medical Examinations
• Intimate Relationships

Whenever a man touches another man on the leg, particularly the thigh, the causes and/or motivations include:

• Power Display/Intimidation Tactic
• Sexual
• Dis-inhibition arising from the use of Drugs or Alcohol
• Central Nervous System disorders, e.g., Frontotemporal Dementia
Autism Spectrum Disorder

The President is not gay and he's also not recognized as being on the Autism spectrum. Of the three remaining causes, statistically, the most probable cause one man would violate another man's personal (intimate space) with the touching of their thigh/knee - particularly in so public a manner - would as a power/dominance display - with the intent to intimidate and "remind" them - and to others watching, who is boss.

And yet, with the recent social and political changes associated with the Me Too movement - as well as the past accusations of sexual misconduct made against him, there remains one other potential explanation: If a person anticipated they were about to be accused of a similar inappropriate physical contact, they may plan to touch another person in that same manner - and doing so publicly - thereby creating the premise for a defense, such as, "See, I touch everyone's leg like that" or "I always do that".

Summary: The most likely explanation for Trump touching Pence on the thigh-knee - is that he's displaying dominance in a moment of dis-inhibition. That begs the question: Why is he dis-inhibited?


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4143: Billy Bush regarding Donald Trump on the "Access Hollywood Tape" (Stephen Colbert Interview)

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4140: Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty

Body Language Analysis No. 4138: Matt Lauer, Intimidation, and Aggression

Body Language Analysis No. 4117: Roy Moore, Sexual Misconduct, and The US Senate

Body Language Analysis No. 4105: An interview with Sophia the Robot at the Future Investment Institute 

Body Language Analysis No. 4073: Prince Harry and Melania Trump Meet in Canada for Invictus Games - Harry's Hand Signal

Body Language Analysis No. 4040: James Clapper Regarding Donald Trump's Fitness for Office

Body Language Analysis No. 4008: Veteran Who Survived Dunkirk Reacts to Film


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4143: Billy Bush regarding Donald Trump on the "Access Hollywood Tape" (Stephen Colbert Interview) - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




In light of President Trump's recent claim that it wasn't his voice in the infamous Access Hollywood video, Billy Bush got a chance to publicly recount the incident last night while he was a guest on The Late Show.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of Billy Bush during his interview with Stephen Colbert.



























During 0:33, just after he sits down, Billy Bush pulls both his upper and lower lip tightly over his teeth. This "Tight-Lipped" nonverbal display reveals a hesitancy to disclose.




























During 0:41, just as Colbert says, "Now, this is the first interview that you have done about what happened on that bus since Donald Trump became or President  ..." - Bush displays a "Jaw Confessional". This is characterized when the jaw shifts to one side (usually quite briefly) during an embarrassing situation. It's often seen just prior to the open admission of a fault or transgression - ergo its name: "Jaw Confessional" (This example is a bit difficult to visualize, as his jaw is moving obliquely away from the camera).

A jaw confessional carries with it a High Sincerity Quotient.






























Immediately after he says, "Yeah" - during 0:50 - 0:55, Bush's Jaw Juts (protrudes) extremely far forward - betraying a profound adrenaline surge of anxiety.



























At 1:19, Billy Bush displays a Tongue Jut - more specifically a Loose Tongue Jut, just as Colbert says, "So, remind us about the specifics of the tape i, i, if you don't mind, I'm going to roll the tape ....". This indicates the thought feelings of: I've been bad / I got caught / I've done a stupid thing.



























During 1:20 Bush segues into a "Tongue-in-Cheek" expression. This is a good example of a "Nonverbal Homonym" (of which there are many examples) - as it has several meanings depending on the other nonverbal signals with which it is clustered (analogous to a verbal homonym). In this setting, it's a barometer of Billy's anxiety.


























An excellent display of "One Eye Bartering" is seen during 1:22 - 1:23 - and reveals a combination of

Rationalizing
Hesitancy to Disclose

Note how, as one eye closes the opposite forehead, eyebrow, and upper eyelid all elevate (although his entire forehead elevates, it does so very asymmetrically). 

He also sits backward in his chair with his entire torso (during 1:20) - during a Beta Moment of being "Taken Aback" (more hesitation and apprehension).
 



























We see mild Disgust displayed on Bush's face at 3:59 - in the split-second prior to Colbert showing the Access Hollywood Video.

As much as he doesn't like Donald Trump - with very high probability, in this moment Mr. Bush is feeling disgust directed toward himself.
 





Just after viewing of Access Hollywood Tape, during 4:16 we see Bush display a deep Contempt expression (while not this is the only face of contempt, it's helpful to remember this variety as a "snarl").


























We see a "Lateral Lip Purse" during 7:10. This is a signal of open (non-secretive) decision making. In this moment, Bush is trying to figure out what Donald Trump meant when he said, "I moved on her like a bitch".

(This looks similar to a "Jaw Confessional", however, its meaning is very different. Can you differentiate the two signals?)




























As Bush rubs the top (anterior) of his right thigh (during 8:38 - 8:40), he's revealing yet another signal of a "Hesitancy to Disclose". His face is characteristic of fear (e.g., his "Mouth of Fear", widely opened eyelids), mixed with a secondary emotion of Apprehension (elevated eyebrows and forehead, widely opened eyelids).























During an awkward moment of "Dead Air", Bush responds in a typical manner - by taking a drink (9:26). This gives him an extra moment to think of what to say next. Additionally, the cup also becomes a surrogate for a facial touch of anxiety.




























Billy Bush's face acquires an utterly classic expression of Bitterness-Regret (during 9:29 - 9:30) in response to Colbert's question of, "How do you feel about NBC firing you?"

Summary: Billy Bush displayed a wide range of emotion during this interview and high probability, suffers from Post Traumatic Stress. He showed no signals of deception - and specifically, he is telling the truth regarding Donald Trump: it was Trump's voice on the Access Hollywood Tape.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4142: Donald Trump, "I feel badly for General Flynn"

Body Language Analysis No. 4141: Vladimir Putin and Michael Flynn in Moscow (Part II)

Body Language Analysis No. 4139: Donald Trump, the Tax Bill will "Cost Me a Fortune"

Body Language Analysis No. 4137: Matt Lauer's "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace"

Body Language Analysis No. 4116: Carey Mulligan and American Accents

Body Language Analysis No. 4103: Las Vegas Shooter, Stephen Paddock's and His Brother's Common (Behavioral) Denominator

Body Language Analysis No. 4064: The Murder of Laci Peterson - Part II - A Red Flag Conspicuous by its Absence

Body Language Analysis No. 4026: Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West, and Emotional Intelligence

Body Language Analysis No. 3979: Ivanka Trump, "I Try to Stay Out of Politics"


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