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 SkarsgÄrd'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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Monday, December 4, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4142: Donald Trump, "I feel badly for General Flynn" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




This morning, while leaving the White House on his way to Utah, Donald Trump answered a few questions from the press. One query (although largely inaudible in this video) was concerning Michael Flynn's recent guilty plea.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of President Trump during this exchange.

DONALD TRUMP (continuing at 1:03): Well, I feel badly for General Flynn, I feel very badly. He's led a very - ah, strong life, and I feel very badly, John. I will say this - ah, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI - nothing happened to her. Flynn lied and they destroyed his life. I think it's a shame. Hillary Clinton - on the fourth of July weekend - went to the FBI - not under oath - it was the most incredible thing anyone's ever seen. She lied many times - nothing happened to her. Flynn lied - and it's like - they ruined his life. It's very unfair. Thank you very much.





















After answering, The President immediately lifts his right hand - in a pseudo-wave. This gesture (illustrator) signals his departure - but more importantly, that he no longer wanted to answer any questions. Simultaneously, he also closes both of his eyes (eyelids) in an extended blink - blocking out his audience and the camera (1:39).






















He then quickly turns away - still not looking at his audience or the camera - while his eyes remain closed.


























He then displays a classic facial expression of regret.






















Heading towards Marine One, the President gives a "Thumbs Up" gesture (Illustrator) - yet he still makes no eye contact.


























He then puts his thumbs-up hand - his right - his dominant hand - immediately into his coat pocket. The inactive, left, and non-dominant hand remains exposed.

Note the Body Language cluster of:

• Closing his eyes in an extended blink (psychologically blocking)
• Looking away
• Displaying a classic expression of Regret
• Right hand, while normally dominant is seeking protection

In addition to the emotion of regret, this nonverbal-sentence is classic for low-confidence, emotional discomfort, and the need for refuge. This is Donald Trump during a significantly beta moment.

It's crucial to emphasize, while a "Thumbs-up" hand is a universal signal (emblem) for optimism - it's initiated consciously - and in this scenario, it was a nonverbal-lie. Trump's pseudo-wave was also consciously driven. But the President's other signals are unconscious. Whenever the nonverbal signals are/appear to be contradictory - it's the subconscious signals which indicate the person's true thought-emotions. This nonverbal axiom is beautifully illustrated in the dramatic contrast of the dominant, right hand, "Thumbs-up" display decrescendoing into the immediate hiding of this same hand.

Summary: Donald Trump's nonverbal behavior displayed in this video indicate he's in a significantly beta, low-confidence, and regretful mindset. He's in an emotionally protective-mode.


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See also:

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. 4136: Seminole Heights/Tampa Florida Serial Killer - Criminal Profiling

Body Language Analysis No. 4127: Al Franken, Leeann Tweeden, and the Mea Culpa Face

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4101: Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson - Interview on Good Morning America

Body Language Analysis No. 4068: Donald Trump's UN Speech - Nikki Haley's Reaction to The President's Threat to "Totally Destroy North Korea"

Body Language Analysis No. 4020: Bruce Willis and the "Death Wish" Remake


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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3628 (REPOSTING): Donald & Melania Trump's interview with Matt Lauer Prior to Her Speech at Republican Convention - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





In the light of Matt Lauer's recent firing and with the news of his long-standing behavior recently made public, multiple requests for the re-posting of this article (from 2016) have been made in the last several days. It's included here in its entirety (with updated cross-reference links at the end of the article).

Last night at the Republican Convention did Melania Trump know she was reading a speech which, in part, was plagiarized from Michelle Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic Convention? Did she write the speech or did she have help? If so, was that a little help or was it a considerable amount?

What follows is a partial body language analysis of Melania Trump and Donald Trump in an interview with Matt Lauer yesterday morning.

At 0:59 in the above video MATT LAUER continues: One part of that campaign ends in that hall tonight - another part begins. Your wife is going to get to speak to the delegates ...

DONALD TRUMP: Right.

MATT LAUER: About you. Has she gone over the speech with you? Did you practice it on the plane?

MELANIA TRUMP: I read once over it, and that's all - because I wrote it and ah, li- [stutter], with a little help - as possible soooooo ....

MATT LAUER: Are you nervous? 

MELANIA TRUMP: No-

MATT LAUER [over-talking]: It would be okay to be nervous.

MELANIA TRUMP: I'm excited.

MATT LAUER: Yeah?

MELANIA TRUMP: Yeah. It's exciting night.

MATT LAUER: What do you want to tell the delegates, Mrs. Trump, about your husband, that they haven't learned in the last year?

MELANIA TRUMP: Well I will tell it in the speech - and, ahhh, he's ah, an amazing -

DONALD TRUMP: Yeah

MATT LAUER: Yeah, she looks good, she's learned a lot from you. That was really good. Go ahead, continue.

MELANIA TRUMP [over-talking]: Soooo, he's an amazing guy, and ah, he really wants to bring ah, America to the next level.






















Matt Lauer touching Melania Trump on the arm (during 1:10 as he says, "... practice ...) is an invasion of her personal (intimate space) and is one signal of false affection. It also is highly consistent with narcissism.

Note that on multiple occasions, Lauer refers to Mrs. Trump as if she wasn't there - in the third person:

"... Your wife is going to get to speak to the delegates ..."

"... Has she gone over the speech with you?"

"... Yeah, she looks good ..."

"... she's learned a lot from you ..."

This last example is also particularly patronizing.

Notice too, Lauer interrupts Mrs. Trump on multiple occasions.





















Now flash back to the very beginning of Lauer's interview - he's leaning on the back of a seat. While this may appear to be an attempt at being casual - this dynamic is Lauer's baseline behavior of trying to assert dominance when it's out-of-context.























Focusing on Melania, during 1:14, she shrugs her left shoulder and rotates her torso toward Donald as she says, "... that's all  ..."

A shoulder shrug indicates, "I don't care"/"What does it matter?", "I don't know",  or "What could I do?/What choice did I have?" 
























During 1:15 as she says, "... because I wrote it and ...", Melania looks to her right, blinks, and looks slightly down. Looking in this quadrant in right-hand dominant individuals is very often correlated with emotional overtones of sadness, regret and other forms of emotional discomfort. For her to look in this direction (and AWAY from Lauer) the instant she says "... I ...", strongly implies deception.






















Just as she says, "... and ah, li- [stutter], with ...", Melania looks down to her left. Gaze in this direction in most right-handed people is very often associated with "internal dialog" (e.g., here deciding how to phrase an answer).

Importantly, Melania is also stuttering and again, she's looking away from Lauer.

Also of profound significance here is Donald Trump's body language. The instant after Melania says, "... because I wrote it ..." - HE TURNS AWAY. Donald Trump knew his wife was lying. Note he keeps his same facial expression - but we see a change manifested elsewhere on his body. This is an excellent example of what in nonverbal parlance is termed "Leakage".




As Melania says, "... with as little help as possible soooooo ....", both the pitch and volume of her voice increase, she leans forward with her head, neck, and torso (a "Neck Stretch"), with a Self-Righteous Head Wiggle display, her eyebrows elevate and her forehead contracts across its entire width and also elevates. In addition, she ends her sentence with the stretched-out word, "... soooooo ...". This nonverbal-verbal-paralanguage cluster is highly consistent with deception. She is emotionally uncomfortable talking about her upcoming speech and wants Lauer to change the subject.

Summary: While this analysis cannot directly discern any intent of plagiarism on her part (or her speech writer's), Melania Trump did lie when she said she had "... as little help as possible ..." writing her speech - and Donald Trump knew she was lying.

Matt Lauer's verbal, nonverbal, and paralanguage behavior are not only rude - these are classic manifestations of narcissism, invasion of personal (intimate) space/false affection, and misogyny.


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See also:

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. 4134: Hope Hicks, Emotional Intelligence, and Communicating Nonverbally

Body Language Analysis No. 4125: Michael Flynn, Trick Arrows, and Suppressing Strong Emotions

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4078: Toddler Steals Prince Harry's Popcorn

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4047: Joel Osteen, Houston, and Hurricane Harvey


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Body Language Analysis No. 4141: Vladimir Putin and Michael Flynn in Moscow (Part II) - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTOS)























This photo was taken in Moscow in December of 2015. The event was a dinner honoring the 10th anniversary of the Russian news agency RT (Russia Today).

You probably recognize are the two men shaking hands - Vladimir Putin and Michael Flynn. The recently retired US thee star general was paid at least $45,000 to speak at this event - although he did not seek security clearance from the Defense Department or the US State Department as was required. Flynn also failed to include a record of the payment in his reapplication for security clearance in February 2016. Several US officials report being startled by the fact he was at the same table as the Russian President - seated immediately to Putin's right.

Note that Flynn's entire body - his feet, hips, torso, and head - are directly pointing toward Putin. Not surprisingly this nonverbal dynamic is termed, "(Full) Body Pointing". In the context of a handshake, full body pointing is proper form - as it demonstrates respect and being fully present in the moment.

Unfortunately, due to the low resolution and the angle of the photographer - we cannot discern either man's degree of eye contact.

Flynn is slightly "stepping into" the handshake - leading with his left foot by 8 - 10 inches.

A split second prior to making contact in this moment, both of their hands are oriented relatively parallel to each other, and perpendicular to the floor.

In contrast, although we cannot see the direction of his feet, President Putin is not body pointing in Flynn's direction at all. Rather he's oriented at approximately 45 degrees away from the American. Normally during those handshakes when a one person is pointing away from the other person with their feet or hips - their upper torso will rotate compensate along with their neck and head, completing the rotation. It's profoundly important here that Vladimir Putin is not turning his body at all - except, probably his eyes.

We don't body point or look directly at another person who we don't like, respect, or trust. This is particularly true with a handshake.

Summary: During the time of this photo, the US and Russia were on semi-hostile terms. Michael Flynn's handshake demonstrates respect for President Putin - however, Putin shows disrespect, dislike, and/or distrust Flynn.

Contrast Putin's subconscious nonverbal behavior (disrespect toward Flynn) - with the very deliberate (conscious) decision to seat Flynn in the chair of honor - immediately to Putin's right. Whenever such behaviors are in contrast - it's the subconscious actions (Putin's body language) which tell the true thought-feelings.
























Did you spot Jill Stein? Mikhail Gorbachev? See Part I link below.


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See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3922: Vladimir Putin and Michael Flynn in Moscow (Part I)

Body Language Analysis No. 4140: Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty

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

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4132: Drake's Tattoo of Denzel Washington

Body Language Analysis No. 4097: Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, and a Tennis Tongue Tell

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4039: Blue Angels, Surprise, Emotional Processing, and Empathy

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


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