Hope Hicks, was recently named the interim White House Communications Director by President Trump. She is pictured above during a phone call in the lobby of Trump Tower.
Note how Ms. Hicks has her left arm across her lower chest/upper abdomen. This amounts to one-half of a full arms-crossed MAP (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier). It's a body language posture which signals low confidence and low emotional comfort. People don't stand like this when they're confident - or when they are giving or receiving good news.
A nuance which may have escaped you is the position of Hope Hick's left hand. It's oriented palm-upward - which amplifies her beta emotional tone. Had her palm been directed downward, it would have been a bit more alpha.
Now look carefully at Ms. Hick's right hand - holding the phone. Notice all her fingers are relatively parallel. This also indicates her emotions, in this moment, are relatively beta.
Contrast Hope Hicks with Jared Kushner, pictured below. His index finger is held separately and directed vertically - with the other three fingers grouped together (roughly perpendicular to the index finger). This configuration is indicative of alpha emotions. Not surprisingly, this isolated/upward directed index-finger manner of holding a phone holding is virtually never seen simultaneously with one-arm across the torso.
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