Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2525:
President Obama's Anger in Response to Republicans'
Threat to Shut Down Government & Possibly Default on Debt
In Efforts to Appeal Obamacare (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Republican U.S. House of Representative leaders have said they will not pass a budget and will thus threaten a government shut-down unless the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") is repealed. This of course angered the President Obama. The above video is heavily laden with body language examples and Mr. Obama's anger display is but one of many.

Note: The original video has, since the original post, been removed from its online source. The images below however, were captured from this video.

The President is far better than most and disguising or at least minimizing his outward displays of negative emotions. This example is relatively short in duration but too long to be classified as a microexpression. For just a shade less than 2 seconds - between 3:39 - 3:40, the President's Jaw Juts forward in this classic display of anger.

Did you see the other subtle yet telling nonverbal signals displayed simultaneously which also act to strengthen this nonverbal cluster of anger?

See also:

Negotiation Secret # 47:  Pete Carroll, Jaw Jut and Mid-face Tightening

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2039:  Fight Outside Florida Courtroom - Jaw Jut Prior to Violence

Negotiation Body Language Secret # 757:  Asma's Mild Jaw Jut

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2492:  Jared Remy Arrested for Murder of His Girlfriend -  Three Jaw Signals in a Cluster,  Thee Body Language Meanings

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2514:  Anthony Weiner's Confrontation - Contrasting and Controlling Anger  Body Language in a Brooklyn Bakery 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2515:  Eliot Spitzer vs. Scott Stringer - Insincere Smile with Anger Component - Body Language and the NYC Comptroller Race

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2512:  Matthew Cordle's YouTube Confession  and the Death of Vincent Canzani  "I Killed a Man" - What His Body Language Tells Us ...  It's NOT what you think!