Thursday, November 8, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2183:
Barack & Michelle Obama's Tweet -
The Palmar Touch, Body Language and an Affectionate Hug

There are several components of a sincere and affectionate hug. One of these ingredients is full contact of the palms of the hands. The body language of this "Palmar Touch" - highlighted in this image by President Obama - signifies both sincerity and affection. When this crucial nonverbal  is consistently absent (such as only with the finger tips touching) during a hug - affection is either waning or is being feigned. 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2:  Body Language of Blake Lively and Penn Badgley Strongly Suggests an Impending Break-up in Near Future