Donald Trump's first press conference since he was elected president, and his first in almost six months took place today in Trump Tower in Manhattan. It was packed with controversy and body language. There was one particular nonverbal signal which Mr. Trump used with significantly greater frequency than he has over the past two months.
When a person keeps their upper arms close-to or touching their torso while they move and gesture with their hands and forearms, it signals lower levels of emotional comfort as well as relatively lower confidence levels. Such "Beta" behavior can be up-regulated to an alpha-beta hybrid level or even to become outright alpha by simply holding the upper arms mildly to moderately away from the torso.
Summary: Despite being an obvious alpha male - and ready to assume the most powerful office in the World, this particular nonverbal behavior displayed Mr. Trump, projects a relatively lower level of emotional comfort in addition to a lower confidence level.
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