Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2612: Chris Christie 'Calls a Spade a Spade' (Well … Almost) - Body Language of the 2016 Republican Presidential Hopeful (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

On Monday 18 November at the CEO Council in Washington D.C., Chris Christie was asked about the public's perceived coziness of the Governor and Barack Obama after Hurricane Sandy last November. The following is a portion of his response and some of the body language analysis.

At 26:01 the newly re-elected New Jersey politician continues, "...I mean it's ridiculous. You know the fact is - I speak candidly about everyone. And when the President does something worth praising, I will praise him; and when he does something worth damning, I'll damn him. But I'm not going to make that decision based on my party; I'm going to make that decision based on the facts. And so, I think most republicans ..."

During 26:20 - 26:22 as he says, "... And so ..." he displays a facial rub in the region between his right eye and nose. When committing this nonverbal (do you know the others?) when making a declarative statement ("... But I'm not going to make that decision based on my party; I'm going to make that decision based on the facts ...") - it is highly correlative with deception.

Thus while this 2016 Republican Presidential hopeful (yes he has nonverbally declared himself to be a candidate) speaks truth to power more than most, he is still a politician and makes some of his decisions based on how the electorate will view him. 

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2597: Chris Christie's Body Language Tell Regarding Obamacare

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2591: Chris Christie on Romney's Campaign Vetting Leak, Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2601: "Governor Christie, Are You a Tea Party Republican?" Why His Answer Tells Us Whether or Not He Will Run for President in 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2596: What Motivates Ted Cruz's Regarding Anti-Obamacare, Body Language Tells on Jay Leno

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2033:  Lie Detection, Sergey Lavrov and Syria 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2342:  Barack Obama at Jerusalem Convention Center in Israel  What the President's Body Language Says to a Heckler 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2156:  Barack Obama's Body Language at Al Smith Charity Dinner -  Comedy, White Lies and Facial Touching MAPs