Sunday, January 12, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2678: French President François Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler and Julie Gayet - Of Affairs, Affection and Body Language Tells (PHOTOS)

It has been recently reported that French President François Hollande is having an affair with actress Julie Gayet. Hollande's longtime partner Valerie Trierweiler has been hospitalized - which some have attributed to stress associated with this news.

In this image, Trierweiler is kissing Hollande - yet he is not reciprocating.
How many signals of affection disparity do you see here?

The most obvious one is the lack of lip pucker consistent with a kiss of mutual affection. Perhaps François Hollande's lips are just caught off guard? Hmmm.

What about the lack of Hollande's head or neck tilt? Valerie Trierweiler's head is tilted and rotated toward her partner. However the French President's head is straight up and only slightly turned. Tilting of head and necks in the midst of a kiss are affection amplifiers. Moreover Valerie's entire body is leaning into the kiss. In distinction François is not leaning toward his partner.

Another very important nonverbal sign of lack of affection are Hollande's open eyes. A kiss that is being anywhere near fully experienced requires eyelid closure.

French President François Hollande is not engaged in this kiss. His body language is not affectionate nor is it sincere. His mind is elsewhere. And so is his heart.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2649: How a Kiss can Change the World - Body Language of Affection

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2643: Is this Hug More Sexual or Affectionate? Student Suspended One Year for Hugging a Teacher

Dating & Romance Body Language Secret # 2020:  The Art of Looking Flirtatious

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2677: Jay Carney's Beard - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2663: Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy Engaged - A Body Language Sign of Affection

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2203:  A Body Language Metric of Intimacy and Affection -  How Do YOU cuddle?

Here Julie Gayet is pictured with Hollande in late 2011. What body language signs do you see here?