One is a Brit, the other is American. One is 19 years old and the other is 70. One is a woman and the other is a man. Yet there seems to be many more parallels between Marina Joyce and Donald Trump than there are differences.
Similarities between Donald Trump and Marina Joyce:
1. Both have tremendous internet presence
2. Both are actors (although not quality acting and not in the traditional sense)
3. Both project very insincere personae
4. Both use hand gestures (Illustrators or MAPs)
A. Far too often
B. In a manner often incongruous with their words
5. Both consistently display a limited variation of facial expressions
(a sort of mask, or default setting making it easier to deceive and be insincere)
6. Both include penises in their public discourse (a form of sexual display out of context)
7. Both market their personalities as end-products
8. Both use Botox
9. Because of Botox, their facial expressions are limited even further
(and some other facial expressions tend to "misfire" and over-display)
10. Both have limited variation of their vocal tones
11.Both frequently repeat themselves
12.Both use limited vocabularies
13.Both blink their eyes at a frequency greater than normal (e.g., anxiety display)
14.Both shout or talk with a volume that is out of normal for context (narcissistic behavior)
Take home point: Of course not everyone is running for President or a star YouTube vlogger, yet in the everyday world we see this same behavior all around us. Limited and repetitive Nonverbal Behavior, Vocabulary and Vocal Variety - are patterns of behavior in those with poor acting skills - but also ubiquitous in those who are insincere and narcissistic.
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