Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2610: Nancy Pelosi Body Language Tells Us She Fears for Obamacare's Demise (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

In this brief press interview, U.S. House Minority Leader, NancyPelosi displays multiple expressions of fear. In the first example below, this nonverbal occurs just as she is being asked, "How concerned are you that the Affordable Care Act might be in trouble?".

Note: Since the original writing of this post, the video has since been deleted from its internet source. 

Note the configuration of her mouth in the wide display of her bottom teeth in this image (a mild "Mouth of Fear"). In addition, her momentarily tensed "Neck of Fear" adds to this body language cluster (at 0:01).

In this second image captured a few seconds later at 0:40, Ms. Pelosi's fear face is increased with a slightly but significant greater downward vectoring of the corners of her mouth, increased neck muscle tension and her eyes are opened slightly wider.

What other specific differences are there between the nonverbal displays in these two moments?

See also:

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2578: Obamacare Website Apology - Sincere vs. Insincere?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2582: Jay Carney Dismisses (and is Embarrassed by) Low Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2609: John Kennedy in 1959 on "Face The Nation", "Are You Running for President?" - What His Body Language says 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2605: President Obama and Health Insurance Cancellation Fix - and an Alpha-Beta Hybrid Body Language Illustrator 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2274:  The Eyes & Mouth of Fear -  Body Language of Ahmed Dogan during  Attempted Assassination

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2606: Brett Farve Displays Body Language of Fear about any Son Playing Football