Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3371: John Kasich at the Republican Debate - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Two nights ago during the Republican Debate in Milwaukee, John Kasich gave an answer regarding cutting taxes coupled with a simultaneous balancing of the budget.

Here is a portion of his answer, as Governor Kasich continues (beginning at 14:00):

"... That's why it's so important. And for those at the bottom, we've gotta do what we can to train them so that they can move up. But to just look the other way is not acceptable - because you know what? - As the Governor of Ohio, I have to deal with real challenges and we've gotten it done in our state and I will do it for America." [followed by jaw jut]



Notice Kasich's Eyebrows are vectored somewhat downward (although some of this eyebrow and eyelid configuration is passive, simply due to an age-related "droopiness"), along with elevated mid-facial tension, a flaring of his nostrils and a jaw jut without significant display of his lower teeth.

This nonverbal display indicates John Kasich is feeling anger along with a highly determined and defiant emotional tone. And while you may or may not Gov. Kasich, his policies or his politics - of all the republican candidates, he is the one who consistently displays the highest levels of sincerity.

Yet of course, he is far from nonverbally perfect. Earlier in this video clip for example, Governor Kasich repeatedly displayed what body language which is a strong rapport destroyer?

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See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3370: Michael Fassbender and an Under-recognized Body Language Tell

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3173: Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby - Freddie Gray's Death Ruled Homicide - charges to be pressed against police

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2346:  Texas Shootout & Colorado Killer Suspect Evan Ebel -  Body Language of a Determined Emotional Mindset

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3312: Carly Fiorina's Retort to Trump - Best Moment of the Debate

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2929: Jessica Alba, Sin City 2, Action Figures and the Jaw Confessional

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2449: Jessica Korda Fires Her Caddie & Recruits her Boyfriend  Body Language at Women's U.S. Open 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2918: Lauren Bacall, Flirting and a "Come-hither look"