Saturday, December 15, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2230:
Susan Rice's Interview Immediately after Withdrawaling from Secretary of State Consideration -
her Body Language and her Sincerity Quotient

In her first interview after withdrawaling her name from consideration for the next U.S. Secretary of State, Susan Rice voiced her concern that she did not want her confirmation to be a distraction or disruptive from more important matters the country faces.

From a body language stand point, Ambassador Rice's rate of blinking is increased over normal at times during this short video segment. This is a nonverbal signal of generalized increased anxiety. When evaluating blinking frequency it's important to compare the times in question of expected anxiety - to other more routine, mundane and typically non-nervous periods. By itself, an increased blink rate does not indicate deception. She did not display any other body language-facial displays consistent with anxiety or lying. Thus, during this interview, Susan Rice's sincerity quotient is high.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis #1843: United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice in Response to Syrian Government's Houla Massacre 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1698: Susan Rice, Bashar Ja'afari & Kofi Annan's Six Point Peace Plan for Syria

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2198: Susan Rice's Body Language at United Nations - Her First Public Appearance Since her Initial  Post Benghazi Attack T.V. interviews  

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2190: President Obama's Body Language - Press Conference 14 October 2012 - Defense of Ambassador Susan Rice

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2195: Sen. John McCain's Body Language when  Comparisons made between Condoleezza Rice to Susan Rice & War with Iraq to Benghazi, Libya Attack

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2214: John McCain Jokes - sort of .... and  John Kerry senses Deception - Senatorial Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2131: President Obama's Blink Rate, Body Langauge ... and His Anxiety

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1149: Who was More Nervous in Last Night's Debate?  Santorum, Romney, Gingrich or Paul?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1901: Maria Sharapova's Body Language of Anxiety

Negotiation Body Language Secret # 931: Harbaugh's Body Language of Fear and Anxiety