Saturday, August 9, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2914: François Hollande, Anxiety and Dialing up his Alpha (PHOTOS)

François Hollande (L), the President of France, is seated here next to Belgium's Queen Mathilde and King Philippe (R) at the recent ceremony at the Cointe Inter-allied Memorial in Li ge, Belgium in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.

President Hollande is seen adjusting his right sock. This is a very common signal of male anxiety - and more specifically it signals an attempt at up-regulating of alpha qualities. And while most every man's socks occasionally do droop a bit - feeling the need to re-adjust them comes at times when their confidence level ebbs. There is little doubt that François certainly has an alpha personality - yet even top-dogs occasionally feel emotionally uncomfortable.

There are many alpha up-regulators - this is but one. The ability to spot these nonverbal alpha-beta fluxes in business, leadership positions or personal scenarios will give you a dramatic view into others psyche's.

What other body language is President Hollande displaying which gives significant insight into what he is feeling?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2912: Gerald Ford Pardoning of Richard Nixon - Body Language Tells

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1705:  François Hollande & the French Presidential Election  The Pistol Steeple and Emotional Dissonance

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2409:  David Cameron & François Hollande -  Variations on the Hand Chop & Palm Orientation

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2848: Iliza Shlesinger, Hair Adjust Behind Ear, Dialing Up Your Alpha & Comedy - Body Language Tells 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2905: Paul George's Injury - a Common Body Language Signal of Emotional Processing

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2831: "Walking Contest", Anxiety, Mirroring and False Intimacy