These images, captured during the recent U.S. government shutdown at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. shows Sarah Palin in the foreground during the "Pledge of Allegiance".
During moments of "Heart Felt" sincerity, we hold our hands close to our hearts (left side of the chest). This nonverbal sign is very natural - and is indicative of feelings of high sincerity in those who display it. It also imparts sincerity and warm feelings to those who witness it. However when others touch the right side of their chest, similar configurations etc. - while some may not be able to "put their finger on it" or break down the body language bullet points they are seeing - it leaves them feeling "ill at ease".
Some may think that holding one's hand on left side of the chest is purely sociological or is solely traditional - but the etiology of this phenomenon has both physiologic and psychological causes and is very strong. Our biology dictates sincere or insincere behavior.
Of course their are many other nonverbal signals of insincerity. What others are present here?
P.S. This phenomenon of course is not limited to any one party - but can be witnessed throughout the entire political and human spectrum.
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