Friday, February 23, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4215: NRA's Dana Loesch at CPAC: "Many in Legacy Media Love Mass Shootings" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

On Thursday at the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) in National Harbor, Maryland - the NRA spokesperson, Dana Loesch said very openly and deliberately, "Many in legacy media - love - mass - shootings."

Her nonverbal and paralanguage behavior, as she spoke these words, was quite significant.

As Ms. Loesch bends forward at her waist, she temporarily decreases her height about eight inches. She then rotates her body in a semi-circle, facing different portions of her audience - while taking on a staccato rhythm with her vocal expression: "love - mass - shootings."

She is standing behind a lectern (as well as the chyron/TV banner which is blocking a portion of our view), but if we could see her hands - with high probability they'd be configured in a pseudo-prayer and may also be moving in a hand-chop dynamic, three times with each of the last three words of her sentence.

The cluster/combination of this nonverbal-verbal-paralanguage behavior:

• Leaning forward
• Pseudo-prayer (with or without a hand-chop motion)
• Staccato speech
• Loud voice

Indicates the thought-emotions of:

• Melodrama
• Patronizing Emotional Tone
• Manipulation
• Deception

Whenever you see this behavior, alarm bells should go off - for the person who's displaying it - is trying much too hard to convince you of an idea, opinion, course of action, etc.

Why are they being so over-compensatory? Because, with high probability, they are lying.

Intriguingly, those individuals who display these signals are also often trying to convince themselves too - therefore it's frequently a signal of co-rationalization. They're trying to manipulate/convince/lie to you - while doing the same thing to (at least a portion of) their own psyche.

Moreover, people who use this nonverbal-verbal-paralanguage cluster are being condescending. They believe you (and/or your group) to be easily manipulated.

Summary: Dana Loesch's nonverbal, verbal, and paralanguage behavior displayed at the CPAC on Thursday - indicates she is lying when she says, "Many in legacy media - love - mass - shootings." She is being melodramatic and patronizing in an attempt to manipulate her NRA audience, who she believes are easily fooled. 

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