Oscar Pistorius had another day of testimony today in his trial for the alleged premeditated killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Of course, this is a very emotionally difficult task to perform - ergo the body language we see him displaying in this image. As he is arriving at the courthouse, both of his entire hands (including full palmar contact) are splaying against his lower abdomen and hips. When seen in the manner that Mr. Pistorius is configured here, this is highly significant for a beta emotional tone. Note his hands are not in his pockets - however if they had been - there are variations of both high confidence (e.g. Thumbs hooked in pockets with fingers out) as well as other lower confidence displays (e.g. whole hands in pockets).
As with all nonverbal communication, a beta body language signal such as this should never be interpreted in isolation. This hand position of lower emotional comfort is very often seen simultaneous with a deep inhalation (difficult to assess this in this single image) as well as a myriad of other signs. What others do you see here?
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