Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2725: Ted Nugent: Calls Barack Obama, "a Subhuman Mongrel" - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Last month Ted Nugent infamously called President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel". The video above includes Nugent using this slur. What follows is a partial body language analysis.

At the 0:56 mark, Nugent displays several nonverbal signals consistent with anger. When two or more body language configurations are seen simultaneously or nearly so, this is termed a "Cluster".

Here, the rocker juts his jaw forward while clenching it at the same time. There is also a dramatic thinning of his lips along with a tightening of the "mustache area".

At the 0:57 mark, we see demonstrated an extremely prototypical thinning of the lips. Even when seen alone, this extreme straight horizontal lip sign is a very reliable red flag for anger.


Nugent knows he's pushing it. Thus we see several times in this short clip (here a few tenths of a second after the photo immediately above), an example of a "Tongue Jut" (aka "Lizard Tongue") - here indicating "I've been bad", "I got caught", "I did a foolish thing" or "I got away with something".

Depending on the other nonverbals with which it is clustered it can signal excitement or self-depreciating emotions.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2724: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Twenty Years Later

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2719: Julia Mancuso at Sochi Olympics - Body Language of a Heightened Adrenaline State

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2039:  Fight Outside Florida Courtroom -  Jaw Jut Prior to Violence

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2525:  President Obama's Anger in Response to Republicans'  Threat to Shut Down Government & Possibly Default on Debt  In Efforts to Appeal Obamacare

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2662: Mike Shanahan Fired - A Man of Many Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2625: Paul Walker of 'Fast & Furious' and Body Language of the Tongue Jut

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2690: Peyton Manning Explains the Meaning of "Omaha" Call - Body Language Tells