Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2614: Harry Reid on Military Sexual Assault - Supporting Gillibrand over McCaskill - What Is He Really Thinking? (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

At the beginning of this video, Senator Harry Reid is asked "... and also where are you personally on the Gillibrand sexual assault amendment?"

At the 0:07 mark just prior to Senator Reid answering this question, he looks down and with his mouth displays two successive microexpressions of regret. This nonverbal signal is very brief, difficult to see and not best demonstrated from this view, yet so oft is the real world - it won't pose for you or present itself at optimal angles (must see video to view its dynamic nature).

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's version of a bill remodeling of just how the military justice system will deal with and attempt to reduce sexual assault is pitted against Senator Claire McCaskill's proposal.

Harry Reid is feeling significant emotional dissonance in his supporting of Gillibrand over McCaskill. All three are democrats and colleagues.

What other body language signals are present which indicate Reid is not fully emotionally committed to Gillibrand's approach?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2542: Chuck Schumer Doesn't Believe Harry Reid - Body Language and a possible U.S. Government Shutdown

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2554: Harry Reid's Body Language Lets Us Know What He's Thinking - Short Term Debt Limit Hike

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2446:  Harry Reid's Lip Purse -  Body Language, the Immigration Bill & Negotiation

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2558: Reggie Jackson Displays a Great Combined Microexpression, Mr. October's Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2553: Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke and Barack Obama - What their Body Language Tells Us of their Emotion