Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2815: Donald Trump's first Press Conference as President-Elect - Body Language and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





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.


See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2814: Claire Foy's recounting of Meeting Kate Winslet

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3811: Hayden Panettiere, Stephen Colbert and Personal Space

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3809: Horse Lays His Head On Coffin As He Mourns The Loss Of His Human Best Friend - Cross-Species Body Language & Emotional Intelligence

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3802: Amanda Nunes, Ronda Rousey and UFC 207

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3774: Luke Bryan Hits/Slaps a Fan For Flipping Him Off

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3734: SNL's spoof on the 3rd Presidential Debate - and 3 Insincerity Flags

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3662: Weverton Dives, Neymar Kicks and Brazil Wins Gold

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3595: LeBron James, Disbelief and Emotional Processing


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