Saturday, July 30, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3639: Donald Trump regarding DNC - "I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard" - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Yesterday morning Donald Trump responded to the DNC speakers and specifically, how he felt about how he was referenced. A portion of his response is included in the video above and a partial body language

At 0:08 Trump continues, "... You know what? I wanted ta - I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard - I would have hit them, no, no. [disgust display] I was going to hit them so - I was all set [anger display]. And then I got a call from a highly respected governor, 'How's it going Donald?' ..."

In past posts, Trump's display of a "Jaw Jut in the Absence of Anger" has been discussed. This nonverbal cluster (depending upon the absence and/or presence of other nonverbal signals) is an indication of both Hubris and Insincerity (which are overlapping thought-emotions). Trump projects this facial expression extremely frequently.

The image immediately above is an example of Donald Trump displaying this particular facial expression. This was from an interview wherein Trump was defending himself against accusations that he was racist in his stance regarding U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel.

This second image (immediately above) was captured during 0:23 in the above video as Trump said, "... I was all set [anger display]. And then I got ...". Note that his jaw is also thrust out (forward) - so this is also a jaw jut - but it's a different variation. Look at the rest of his face.

In the first image, his eyebrows are significantly raised - while in the second, his eyebrows are vectored downward.

In addition, although it's a bit more difficult to see (secondary to the angle and lighting as well as his age-related eyelids conditions [Dermatochalasis and herniation of his lower orbital fat pads]), there is considerable eyelid tension in both his upper and lower eyelids with the near closure of his eyelids in the second image. In the first image, although his upper eyelids are passively drooping (age-related ptosis), they are not actively partially closed.

What is very pronounced in the second image yet absent in the first is Trump's mid-facial tension. Note the extreme tightness in his "mustache area" accompanied by a temporary flaring of his nostrils.

The entire nonverbal cluster displayed in the second image (and in the video above during 0:23) is a classic display of a significant (moderate) level of anger.

Now go back earlier in this same video - to when Trump says, "... I would have hit them, no, no. [disgust display] I was going to hit them so ...". During 0:17, just after he says, "... no, no ...", Donald Trump displays a classic disgust display as he looks down to his right.

When disgust or anger are displayed frequently (as well as contempt), it signals much greater tendency of impulse control disorder (commonly referred to as a "short temper"). When these emotions are clustered together frequently (here approximately 6 seconds apart), there is even a greater correlation with this psychiatric disorder.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3638: Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech - and One Expression Which Profoundly Lowers Her Likability

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3636: Donald Trump, Hillary's Emails, Putin and Russia

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3634: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic National Convention, Emails and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3632: Hillary Clinton formally introduces Tim Kaine as her VP Choice

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3630: Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Donald Trump

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3628: Donald & Melania Trump's interview with Matt Lauer Prior to Her Speech at Republican Convention

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3626: Mike Pence's Wikipedia Profile Picture says "WTF"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3618: Salma Hayek regarding Donald Trump