Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3548: Reince Priebus at White House Correspondents' Dinner - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

There was another very telling nonverbal moment from the recent White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Beginning at 13:01, President Obama says, ".... GOP chairman, Reince Priebus, is here as well .... Glad to see that you feel that you've earned the night off .... Congratulations on all your success. The Republican Party, the nomination process - it's all - going great. Keep it up!"

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of Reince Priebus' reaction.

During 13:15 - 13:16, As the President says, "... Congratulations on all your success.   ...", Priebus displays a tongue jut - more specifically, a tight, forward tongue jut. This is much akin to an infant pushing creamed asparagus out of her mouth, when she's being fed. The emotions being felt are repulsion, disgust and even nausea.

13:16, The very next two syllables spoken, when the President says, "... success. The Republican ..." - Priebus displays an Inward Lip Roll (ILR) along with a prolonged eyelid closure. Both of these signals - particularly when they're clustered together - indicate the psyche's attempt to blunt the crescendo of strong emotions (as well as their outward display). Here those specific emotions are delineated by the immediately preceding - tight, forward tongue jut (Disgust, Repulsion, Nausea).

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See also:

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3518: Donald Trump's Feminine and Beta Body Language 

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3493: Reince Priebus regarding Ben Carson's anticipated endorsement of Donald Trump 

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