Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Quiz No. 3120: Benjamin Netanyahu Speaking Before Joint Session of Congress - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Nearly everyone is aware that today Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech before a joint session of the United States Congress as well as the controversial manner in which he was invited. If you watched the speech (the full video is below), you may have noticed that for a large percentage of the time, the Israeli Prime Minister spoke with his mouth in an asymmetrical configuration - biased to his right. A momentary asymmetrical mouth while speaking has a modestly long list of nonverbal possibilities (depending on the other body language with which it is clustered).

However when we see such asymmetry for longer durations - as Mr. Netanyahu exemplified today - it has a different set of causes. These are:

1. A Medical or Anatomical cause
2. Idiosyncratic to the individual (habit or tic)
3. Insincerity or deception
4. A manifestation of Bravado (Nonverbal Swagger)

Do you know how to differentiate between these four causes? Which of these were applicable to Benjamin Netanyahu today?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3119: Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama - What Body Language Tells Us

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2559: John Boehner's Body Language - Microexpression of Contempt vs. Facial Tic 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2236:  John Boehner & the Fiscal Cliff Plan B Failure - Body Language of Duping Delight 

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2857: Barack Obama on Syria, Belief that Syrian opposition could have overthrown Assad with U.S. arms a "fantasy" - Body Language Tells 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2536: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Interview with Christiane Amanpour; Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2198:  Susan Rice's Body Language at United Nations -  Her First Public Appearance Since her Initial  Post Benghazi Attack T.V. interviews