Saturday, January 14, 2017

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2817: President Obama Awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction to Joe Biden - Body Language and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





On Thursday Barack Obama awarded Joe Biden "The Presidential Medal of Freedom". Vice President Biden is one of the few who have also been bestowed with the additional honor "With Distinction".





















From a nonverbal perspective, Joe Biden displayed "The Puffer Fish" at multiple times during the ceremony. The puffer fish is a characteristic out-pouching of the cheeks with slow exhalation (although it may occur through consecutive breathing cycles).



























The Puffer Fish has the benefit of lowing the blood pressure and the heart rate. It's also consistent with deeper breathing at a slower rate compared to baseline. The net effect of The Puffer fish is to have an overall psychological and physiological calming effect.

Take care to avoid confusing the puffer fish display with "Tight Lipped Breathing" which can look somewhat similar but has a completely different meaning and effect.
























See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2816: Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson

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. 3796: Bryan Cranston, Donald Trump, Anxiety and Alpha Up-Regulators

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3767: Joseph Gordon-Levitt on playing Edward Snowden - but How Do Tom Hanks and Gemma Arterton feel?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3683: Milo Yiannopoulos believes trolling is his way of "Doing God's work" 

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3558: Jack Whitehall, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Lawrence and Body Language


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