Friday, January 16, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3072: Alison Lundergan Grimes - Body Language Tells (PHOTO)

Early on Alison Lundergran Grimes had many pundits smelling an upset. She made what many felt was a good run at Mitch McConnell's Senate seat - yet Kentucky's Secretary of State eventually lost to her Republican opponent Mitch McConnell last November by 15 percentage points.

A week before Christmas she was back in the news though. Ms. Lundergan Grimes threatened to take Sen. Rand Paul to court should he attempt to run for both re-election and the U.S. Presidency in 2016.

“The law is clear, you can’t be on the ballot twice for two offices,” said Grimes.

In this image moment, Ms. Lundergan Grimes is expressing two main emotions. Her primary emotion is that of disgust (tightening of her mid-face, flared nostrils, laterally-vectored false mouth smile). Her secondary emotion is incredulity (entire width of her forehead contracted and elevated along with her eyebrows - as well as widely opened eyelids and her head/neck/torso mostly away from the person(s) of her attention). This cluster-context also fits within the more generalized category of significant critical evaluation (overlapping both disgust and disbelief).

See also:

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2246:  Harry Reid vs. Mitch McConnell on the Senate Floor -  Their Body Language Betrays How they Feel about  Probability of Fiscal Cliff Deal

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3002: How NOT to sit in the Oval Office - Mitch McConnell ... your Beta is Showing 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2930: Rand Paul and "Likability" - Building vs. Destroying It

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2973: Rand Paul's Body Language Tells Us His Plan B for 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3056: Jeb Bush Interview - 14 Dec. 2014 - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2322:  Jeb Bush & Matt Lauer - Which one is the Narcissist?  Body Language Red Flags

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2597: Chris Christie's Body Language Tell Regarding Obamacare