Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4264: Criminal Profiling • Sketch of Man Who Allegedly Threatened Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford) Over Her Affair with Donald Trump - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (Sketch)







































In 2011, Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford) was allegedly threatened by a man in a parking lot in Las Vegas, Nevada while she had her young daughter with her.

In a recent 60 minutes interview, Ms. Daniels recounted, "And a guy walked up on me and said to me, 'Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.' And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom.' And then he was gone."

The above sketch was drawn by Lois Gibson based on Stormy Daniels' description. Ms. Gibson is one of the most skilled forensic artists in the World - and indeed, she holds the Guinness World Record for the most identifications.

As noted in the margin of drawing, Stormy Daniels described these characteristics:

• Caucasian Male
• 30s to early 40s
• 5'9" - 6'0"
• Lean but fit


Noteworthy physical characteristics in the sketch:

• Lighter colored eyes (irises)
• Prominent brow/moderately deep-set eyes
• Eyes are mild-moderately wider apart than average in relation to his face
• Longish hair/combed back/no part
• Prominent Philtrum (colloquially termed 'Cupid's bow') - it's also mildly asymmetrical
• Nose is slightly displaced toward his right side (probable old trauma)
• Prominent cheekbones - this feature would be less prominent
   if he's gained a modest amount of weight
• Prominent mid-face/mouth area - this gives the false appearance
   of dynamically protruding/pursing lips when his mouth/lips are at rest
• Jaw is prominent - protrudes forward significantly
• Jaw is asymmetrical - more prominent on his left (probable reason why his left ear is drawn lower)
• Note there is no cleft in his chin
• Although it's not drawn here, there's a high probability he has a
  Prominent Adam's Apple (laryngeal prominence)


Inferred characteristics:

• High probability he still wears 2-day stubble facial hair
• High probability he still wears longish hair, combed back
• Places high emphasis on his appearance
• Frequent visits to hair care/cosmetology professionals 
• Gym Rat
• Deeper Voice than average male
• Multiple Sexual Partners - greater than average - with simultaneous clandestine relationships
• Rarely maintains contact with women whom he previously was involved
• Impulse Control Disorder/Tendency toward physical altercation
• History of physical abuse with women
• Drives a 2 door - High probability of a sports car/black
• Fast driver/History of Speeding tickets
• Low Empathy Quotient - probable history of animal abuse
• Skilled Liar


I would highly recommend that this sketch be distributed to cosmetologists and throughout cosmetology professional organizations - as these individuals are highly observant with details of facial structure/facial idiosyncrasies - and, importantly, they also see their clientèle frequently. It would be wise to permanently institute such an ID methodology between cosmetology organizations and local police forces/FBI.

Per Michael Avenatti (Ms. Daniels attorney), there is currently a $131,000 reward for information leading to the positive identification of the man who threatened Ms. Clifford in Las Vegas.

Mr. Avenatti is asking that all leads be sent to idthethug@gmail.com


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4263: Kellyanne Conway regarding James Comey's Interview

Body Language Analysis No. 4261: President Trump's Address regarding the Retaliatory Strike on Syria

Body Language Analysis No. 4259: Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad

Body Language Analysis No. 4257: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before The Senate

Body Language Analysis No. 4244: Stormy Daniels' 60 Minutes Interview

Body Language Analysis No. 4217: Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther, Anxiety, and Alpha Up-Regulation

Body Language Analysis No. 4136: Seminole Heights/Tampa Florida Serial Killer - Criminal Profiling

Body Language Analysis No. 4090: Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Assault, and Impulse Control Disorder

Body Language Analysis No. 4000: Garbiñe Muguruza, Wimbledon, and Sincerity


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Monday, April 16, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4263: Kellyanne Conway regarding James Comey's Interview - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




Earlier today, Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump was interviewed by Chris Cuomo regarding James Comey's interview last night on 20/20. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of a crucial portion of that interview.

KELLYANNE CONWAY (continuing at 2:58): ... Ah, No, the Democrats are mad at Comey for lots of reasons, I mean they, they blame him for her loss - I lo- I saw, I saw Comey last night, and I said, 'This guy swung an election? I [feigned stammering] don't think so!' I mean [slurred] definitely took away from that - he struggled to even answer basic questions. He also admitted Ω that he as FBI director - injected partisan politics and, and his belief that, that person who lost the [stutter] election who should have won Chris...


























Just after she said, "... He also admitted ...", Ms. Conway displays a Loose Tongue Jut (during 3:14, and notated by the Ω symbol). A loose tongue jut (not to be confused with a tight tongue jut or a wide open tongue jut) is a classic nonverbal display indicating the thought-emotions of:

• I've been bad
• I got caught
• I've just done a stupid thing

Note that simultaneously Ms. Conway displays a prolonged blink - which, although not required in this context, when clustered with a Loose Tongue Jut, this blocking phenomenon serves as an amplifier for these same feelings.

Summary: Kellyanne Conway's nonverbal behavior displayed here (a Loose Tongue Jut), indicates she is being deceptive. She does not believe her own statement(s) - before or after/during her Loose Tongue Jut:

More specifically, Kellyanne Conway is lying when she said:

• "... He also admitted Ω that he as FBI director - injected partisan politics ..."
(e.g., She believes James Comey did not admit this, or she believes he did not inject partisan politics into the 2016 election)

and/or with her prior statement:

• " 'This guy swung an election? I [feigned stammering] don't think so!' "
(That is, she DOES, in fact, believe that James Comey affected the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election). 


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4262: Wendy Vitter, the U.S. District Court, and Brown v. Board of Education

Body Language Analysis No. 4260: James Comey on Good Morning America re: Trump, Russia, and  and the Steele Dossier
 
Body Language Analysis No. 4258: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' reaction to the question: "Has the President at Any Time thought about Stepping Down?"

Body Language Analysis No. 4256: President Trump's Reaction to FBI Raid on Michael Cohen

Body Language Analysis No. 4249: Will Smith, Sophia the Robot, Robot-Empathy, and Responding in Context

Body Language Analysis No. 4237: OJ Simpson - The Lost Confession - Part I

Body Language Analysis No. 4087: Harrison Ford Accidentally Punches Ryan Gosling in the Face - Blade Runner 2049

Body Language Analysis No. 3948: The Manchester Bomber, Nonverbal Communication, Threat Assessment, and Emotional Intelligence

Body Language Analysis No. 3251: (REPOSTING) Donald Trump's Response to the question, "Have you ever asked God for Forgiveness?"


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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4262: Wendy Vitter, the U.S. District Court, and Brown v. Board of Education - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




In January 2018, WendyVitter was nominated by Donald Trump to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Last week, Ms. Vitter was questioned by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. What follows is a nonverbal analysis of a controversial portion of that exchange. The time markers and dialog are referencing those contained within the video above.

RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (beginning at 0:30): Do you believe that 'Brown versus Board of Education' was correctly decided?

WENDY VITTER: Ω Senator - [suttering] I don't mean to be coy, but I think I get into a, ah, difficult, [stammering] a different - difficult area when I start commenting on Supreme Court decisions which are correctly decided and which I may disagree with. Again, my personal, political, or religious views I would set aside. That is Supreme Court precedent. It is binding. If I're [stammering] were honored to be confirmed, I would be bound by it, and of course I would uphold it. 

RICHARD BLUMENTHAL: Do you believe it was correctly decided?

WENDY VITTER: And again, I would [stammering] respectfully , ahum, not comment on, what could be - my bosses' ruling - the Supreme Court I would be bound by it - and, if I start commenting on, 'I agree with this case, or don't agree with this [stuttering] case', I think we get into a slippery slope ...

There were many different types of nonverbal displays in this short video, however, one in particular is examined here.

At multiple times during her dialog with Senator Blumenthal, Ms. Vetter displayed what is known as a Self-Righteous Head Wiggle.


























A Self-Righteous Head Wiggle (SRHW) is a classic nonverbal display - characterized by a side-to-side movement of the head and neck. Usually, the movement is fairly rapid (high frequency) and of varying amplitude. Sometimes, it's extremely short in duration (almost a microexpression) and at other times it lasts longer.  Because this is a dynamic display - the viewer is strongly encouraged to watch the video, as the still images do not capture the motion and nuance of this nonverbal behavior.

The Self-Righteous Head Wiggle is typically displayed by individuals who are of relatively high-alpha personalities - but during moments of extra-high confidence and when they're expressing particularly strong opinions.

The SRHW can be thought of as a form of nonverbal swagger and often nonverbal arrogance.

Additionally, the SRHW will sometimes have a superimposed forward movement component when Arrogance and/or Condescension are simultaneous, e.g. during:

• 0:52 - 0:53, as Ms. Vitter says, "... and which I may disagree with ..."
1:19 - 1:20, as she says, "... my bosses' ..."

When additional Backward motion is displayed, there are feelings of Disgust, Contempt, and/or Disbelief being emoted, e.g., above displayed by Ms. Vitter during:

• 0:36, notated by the Ω symbol, just prior to saying, "... Senator ..."
• 1:15, notated by the symbol, just after she says, "... respectfully ... "
• 1:29, as she says, " ... this case ..."

Little or no additional forward or backward motion (only side-to-side movement) occurred during:

• 1:22 - 1:23, as she says, "... the Supreme Court ..."
• 1:31 - 1:33, when she says, "... I think we get into a slippery slope ..."


























Another common feature of the SRHW is a temporary increase in pitch (vocal frequency), volume,  as well as speaking speed (e.g., words per second). This paralanguage/verbal language dynamic is simultaneous (or nearly so) the SRHW. A good example is seen here during 0:52 - 0:53, as Ms. Vitter says, "... and which I may disagree with ...".

Sometimes, there is often displayed a similar motion of the torso (as is seen to a mild degree in a few of these examples) or even the jaw.

You'll note that Ms. Vitter also closes her eyes during some of these SRHWs. In this context, this prolonged eyelid closure acts as an amplifier of her self-righteousness, contempt, and disgust.

Summary: Wendy Vitter is a nominee for U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Her nonverbal and paralanguage behavior in this hearing - indicates that she does NOT believe the 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4261: President Trump's Address regarding the Retaliatory Strike on Syria

Body Language Analysis No. 4260: James Comey on Good Morning America re: Trump, Russia, and the Steele Dossier

Body Language Analysis No. 4257: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before The Senate

Body Language Analysis No. 4254: Tony Robbins, Nanine McCool, and the #MeToo Movement

Body Language Analysis No. 4251: Cristiano Ronaldo's Bicycle Kick vs. Juventus F.C.

Body Language Analysis No. 4232: Betsy DeVos' 60 Minutes Interview 

Body Language Analysis No. 4203: Mikaela Shiffrin and the R2E2 Expression

Body Language Analysis No. 4061: Pennywise,"IT", and Bill Skarsgård's Demonic Smile - Why is IT so Scary?

Body Language Analysis No. 4047: Joel Osteen, Houston, and Hurricane Harvey


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Body Language Analysis No. 4261: President Trump's Address regarding the Retaliatory Strike on Syria - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




On 14 April 2018, the United States, United Kingdom, and France carried out a coordinated retaliatory military air strike against the Syrian government. This act was in response to the chemical weapons attack the Syrian forces perpetrated upon their own people on 7 April 2018 in Douma. The Syrian government has denied they carried out this mass-poisoning and have called the retaliation a violation of international law.

Shortly after the retaliatory attack, Donald Trump addressed the nation from the White House. A video of this speech is included above. What follows is a nonverbal and paralanguage analysis of one crucial segment of his address. 


PRESIDENT TRUMP (continuing at 6:38): ... We saw the anguish that can be unleashed and the evil that can take hold.  By the end of World War - One - more than one million people had been killed or injured by chemical weapons. We never want to see that ghastly specter return... 





























During 6:47, just as he's finishing saying the word, "... War ..." the President:

• Contracts and Elevates his Central Forehead Muscles
• His mouth hyper-gesticulates
• Crucially, his mouth does NOT take on a saddened configuration
• Tilts his head/neck to his right
• Raises his right shoulder

When a sincere person is feeling emotional or physical pain for her/himself - or experiencing these feelings for another person/group of people via empathy - their:

• Central Forehead Contracts & Elevates
• Mouth takes on a sad, scared, or painful configuration

The elevated central forehead contraction (an elevated CFC, not the entire width of the forehead - but just the central [medial] portion) is a monumentally important nonverbal display - which the vast majority people don't nuance. This includes those individuals who constantly attempt to feign empathy - and this is exactly what the President is doing here. Although we certainly don't welcome their bad behavior, we should be thankful for their poor acting skills - for it allows us to suss out the insincere people from the sincere ones.
























A split-second later (still during 6:47), as the President says, "... One ...", he shrugs with his:

• Shoulders
• Hands
• Eyebrows
• Forehead

• He also Rapidly torques his head 

§ Note: Although Donald Trump's forehead is moderately treated with Botox, we are still able to see these important contractions/dynamics. 

A shrug indicates the thought-emotion of:

• I don't know
• I don't care
• What does it matter?

A shoulder shrug (or any of the lesser-appreciated shrugs) are COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTEXT HERE. Why would a person be thinking-feeling such emotions when talking about the issue of deaths in chemical warfare? In waging war? If one is operating from the foundation and premise of empathy - there is NO REASON.

Another excellent insincerity tell is exhibited in this same moment from a Paralanguage/Statement Analysis perspective:

• The hyperbolic emphasis of the word "One" (both in tone and in volume).

Why is this word emphasized? Always remember: When the less important words of a sentence are emphasized - while the some of the more important ones are monotone/homogenized -  it's a monumentally classic signal of insincerity.

Additionally - when you observe both nonverbal signals of insincerity simultaneous with paralanguage flags of insincerity - you can be 100% certain that the person's thoughts and feelings are not congruent with their words. They are lying. They have other agenda. Protect your flank.

Summary: President Trump was insincere during this address. He was feigning empathy. He's parroting this emotion. He's character acting. It's one thing to be insincere passively - it's more nefarious to actively fake it.

While you may or may not agree with President Trump's decision (or the UK's or France's) to retaliate against Syria (or the precise manner/timing of their retaliation) - that is not what this analysis is discussing. I'm here to analyze and teach nonverbal behavior.

What many people do NOT understand, is when the central forehead is contracted and elevated - but the mouth is not simultaneously sad, scared, or expressing pain - the person is experiencing a completely different set of emotions (e.g., CFC with Sad/Scared/Painful Mouth vs. CFC with other types of mouth expressions). While this may sound like geeky-detail - it's one of the most important nonverbal distinctions you'll ever learn. It will save you time, money, hassle, a bad marriage, and maybe your life.

Commit yourself right now - to collecting images/screen-grabs and their corresponding URLs of these two expression variations. Study them and refer to them often. And whenever you see these displayed by others in your own, real-life experiences - take detailed mental notes.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4260: James Comey on Good Morning America re: Trump, Russia, and the Steele Dossier

Body Language Analysis No. 4258: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' reaction to the question: "Has the President at Any Time thought about Stepping Down?"

Body Language Analysis No. 4256: President Trump's Reaction to FBI Raid on Michael Cohen

Body Language Analysis No. 4254: Tony Robbins, Nanine McCool, and the #MeToo Movement

Body Language Analysis No. 4242: Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, and Deception (Part II)

Body Language Analysis No. 4198: Lupita Nyong'o, Black Panther, and Attention to Detail

Body Language Analysis No. 4166: Logan Paul's Apology

Body Language Analysis No. 4039: Blue Angels, Surprise, Emotional Processing, and Empathy

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2922: Evacuating Yazidis from Iraq's Mount Sinjar - A Daughter's Anguish, Empathy and Mirror Neurons

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4260: James Comey on Good Morning America re: Trump, Russia, and the Steele Dossier - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




James Comey's interview with George Stephanopoulos will be aired on Sunday night - however, a small portion of it was shown on Friday on Good Morning America. What follows is a nonverbal analysis.

























GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (beginning at 1:49): You also said you were struck by what they didn't ask.

JAMES COMEY: Very much. No one, to my recollection asked, "So what, what's coming next from the Russians? How might we stop it? What's the future look like?" It was all - "What can we say about what they did and how it affects the election that we just had" Ω.

During 1:53, James Comey's right eyebrow and forehead elevate as he said, 'No one'.

Unilateral forehead/eyebrow elevation is a classic display of Disbelief. Mr. Comey is, to a degree, reliving the experience of the meeting with Donald Trump - and he's incredulous as to the lack of the President-Elect's response (along with his staff) to Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election. This moment of emotion is captured in the image immediately above (Please watch the video, as the still photo doesn't fully capture the nature of this dynamic).


























During 2:08, as he finishes his sentence ("... It was all - "What can we say about what they did and how it affects the election that we just had"), and just as the camera fades away, Mr. Comey displays another classic expression - this one of Contempt combined with Disgust (shown in the image immediately above and notated by the Ω symbol).

Summary: Upon nonverbal analysis of the video segment included above, the sincerity quotient of the former FBI Director is high. More specifically, at no time in this interview was James Comey being deceptive. He's being truthful.

Additionally, James Comey expresses contempt, disgust, and disbelief toward then President-elect Trump.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4259: Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad 

Body Language Analysis No. 4257: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before The Senate

Body Language Analysis No. 4255: Roger Stone and Julian Assange

Body Language Analysis No. 4253: Tiger Woods at The 2018 Masters - Nonverbal Biofeedback, Sport psychology, and Emotional Intelligence

Body Language Analysis No. 4249: Will Smith, Sophia the Robot, Robot-Empathy, and Responding in Context

Body Language Analysis No. 4246: Former senior KGB spy - says he was warned that Sergei Skripal and his daughter were in danger

Body Language Analysis No. 4206: Mike Pence regarding John Kelly's Handling of Rob Porter

Body Language Analysis No. 4138: Matt Lauer, Intimidation, and Aggression

Body Language Analysis No. 4055: What Does Jessica Chastain Feel For Matt Damon?



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Friday, April 13, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4259: Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (Photo)



























It's no secret that Bashar al-Assad is beholden to Vladimir Putin - and we don't need nonverbal skills to figure this out. Yet this image provides us an utterly classic display of the Syrian President's beta body language bowing to the Russian President's alpha status.

What's most obvious in this moment is the angle formed by Assad's legs - his entire legs are held almost straight, with his knees slightly closer together than his hips. His feet are also parallel (even slightly toed-in). He looks quite uncomfortable.

Now look at Vladimir's legs - his upper legs are angled outward. Even though he is 7 inches (17.8 cm) shorter than Assad, Putin's knees are about 50% further apart than his Syrian subordinate. His lower legs are angled even further apart - with Putin's feet about 2.5x further than Assad's. Moreover, his feet are not pointed straight, but splayed outward. Putin's seated crotch display ("manspreading") is an overt dominance display.

Bashar al-Assad's hands are configured in what is known as a Seated Fig-Leaf. In this context, such genital guarding is a profound display the low confidence and vulnerability he feels in Putin's presence. But former KGB officer's hands are not in protection-mode. Specifically, note that Putin's wrists are flexible and laid-back - while Assad's nervousness doesn't allow him this luxury.

Bashar's feeling of beta-ness is further exemplified by the position of his upper arms - for, along with his elbows, they are drawn in, touching his torso. He's not using his armrests - not even touching them. In contrast, President Putin's arms are relaxed. Unlike Assad, his right elbow is taking up much more space - leaning on his armrest.

Summary: Assad's nonverbal behavior is nervous, weak, and acquiescing - while Putin, the puppet-master, is relaxed, projecting his power.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4258: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' reaction to the question: "Has the President at Any Time thought about Stepping Down?"

Body Language Analysis No. 4256: President Trump's Reaction to FBI Raid on Michael Cohen

Body Language Analysis No. 4254: Tony Robbins, Nanine McCool, and the #MeToo Movement

Body Language Analysis No. 4252: Donald Trump says he didn't know about Stormy Daniels payment

Body Language Analysis No. 4248: My Extended interview re: Security Video of Stephen Paddock (1 October Las Vegas Shooter) - KTNV • Channel 13 Las Vegas

Body Language Analysis No. 4219: Ivanka Trump's Reaction to Question regarding Donald Trump's Sexual Assault Accusers

Body Language Analysis No. 4183: Aly Raisman, Larry Nassar, and USA Gymnastics

Body Language Analysis No. 4100: Bryan Cranston and The Eyelid Pull

Body Language Analysis No. 3969: Vladimir Putin Offers James Comey Asylum


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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4258: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' reaction to the question: "Has the President at Any Time thought about Stepping Down?" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTO)




On Tuesday, 10 April 2018, during the White House Press Briefing - April Ryan, the Correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks, asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders a historic question. What follows is an analysis of the Press Secretary's nonverbal response.

APRIL RYAN (beginning at 9:28): With all of this turmoil, particularly this last week, has the president at any time - thought about stepping down - before or now?

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Ah, No - and I think that's a - absolutely ridiculous question. 

APRIL RYAN: No it's not. It's not ridiculous. It's not ridiculous. 

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: I gave you two questions April, we're moving on. Jordan, go ahead Ω

APRIL RYAN: It's not ridiculous.

JORDAN: Thanks. Thanks Sarah. Did § did National Security Advisor, John Bolton force Tom Bossert out of his job?





























During 9:36 - Sarah Huckabee Sanders displays Anger - along with overt Contempt as she says, "Ah, No - and I think".

Anger: Note her eyebrows - which are pulled together and vectored downward - along with substantial tension in her lower eyelids.

Contempt: The asymmetry and preferential contraction/elevation of her left, mid-facial region.



























During 9:43, just after she says, "Jordan, go ahead" (notated by the Ω symbol), Ms. Huckabee Sanders elevates her Central Forehead - simultaneous with opening her eyelids wider than baseline (Fear) - and a mouth configured in a High-Anxiety + Regret expression.

This is an utterly classic expression - and while, on its own, certainly does not indicate that the President is stepping down - it absolutely does indicate that the Press Secretary is Fearful this is a possibility





























During 9:47 (notated with the § symbol) we see Sarah Huckabee Sanders displays a second expression of Contempt.




























During 9:48 (as Jordan says, "National Security Advisor"), the Press Secretary rubs her upper forehead with her dominant (right) hand. This gesture (one type of MAP [Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier]) is a very common signal of elevated anxiety.


Summary: In this 12-second segment (9:36 - 9:48) - Sarah Huckabee Sanders displays substantial emotional fluctuation, oscillating rapidly from Contempt - to High Anxiety-Fear-Regret - back to Contempt - then back to Anxiety. The Press Secretary's nonverbal behavior is screaming. Her rapid dynamic is a textbook example of Emotional Dissonance. She's having significant difficulty aligning her true thoughts and feelings with her verbal statements.  


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4257: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before The Senate

Body Language Analysis No. 4255: Roger Stone and Julian Assange 

Body Language Analysis No. 4253: Tiger Woods at The 2018 Masters - Nonverbal Biofeedback, Sport psychology, and Emotional Intelligence 

Body Language Analysis No. 4251: Cristiano Ronaldo's Bicycle Kick vs. Juventus F.C.

Body Language Analysis No. 4229: Sam Nunberg (Part II) • Roger Stone, Robert Mueller, and Lies

Body Language Analysis No. 4198: Lupita Nyong'o, Black Panther, and Attention to Detail

Body Language Analysis No. 4193: Hope Hicks, Sexual Attraction, Armpits, and Elbows

Body Language Analysis No. 4161: Vladimir Putin's Not-So-Poker Face

Body Language Analysis No. 4097: Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, and a Tennis Tongue Tell


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4257: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before The Senate - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




On Tuesday, Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees. What follows is a nonverbal analysis of but two key moments of his five-hour testimony. Included here is a nuancing of a signal that most casual observers would conflate - however, their meanings are profoundly different.


SENATOR CRUZ (continuing at 1:18): Well Mr. Zuckerberg, I will say there are - a great many - Americans who I think are deeply concerned that, that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship. Ah, There have been numerous instances with Facebook ...



























During 1:36, as Senator Cruz says, "... Facebook ...", Mr. Zuckerberg displays a Tight Tongue Jut. A tight tongue signals the thought emotions of:

• Disdain
• Disgust
• Repulsion

With a Tight Tongue Jut, the mouth is barely opened - but the tongue is pushed out through closed lips. It's helpful to think of this as an adult analog to an infant rejecting creamed asparagus.

Notice also his nostril flaring and tension in the region above the upper lip/below the nose (the "mustache area").

In this specific example, it's not possible to differentiate if Mr. Zuckerberg's emotions are directed at the Senator from Texas - or toward the accusations/in defense of the company he co-founded (or both).


Now on a bit further ...

SENATOR CRUZ (continuing at 2:54, over-talking): So, let me, let me, let me ask this question: Are, are you aware of any ad or page that has been taken down from Planned Parenthood?

MR. ZUCKERBERG: Senator, I, I'm not. But let me just - can I [stutter] f- finish?

SENATOR CRUZ: (over-talking) How about moveon.org?

MR. ZUCKERBERG: Sorry?

SENATOR CRUZ: How about moveon.org?

MR. ZUCKERBERG: I'm not specifically aware of those cases.

SENATOR CRUZ: (over-talking) How about any Democratic candidate for office?

MR. ZUCKERBERG: I, I'm not specifically aware. I mean I, I'm, I'm not n-, I'm not sure Ω


























During 3:18 - just after Mr. Zuckerberg said, "I, I'm not specifically aware. I mean I, I'm, I'm not n-, I'm not sure" - Mark then displays a Loose Tongue Jut (notated in the dialog by the Ω symbol). A Loose Tongue Jut transmits the thought emotions of:

• "I've been bad"
• "I've been caught"
• "I've done a stupid thing" (Navarro).

Contrast this with the Tight Tongue Jut shown earlier. Note that in the Loose Tongue Jut - as the tongue protrudes out - the mouth is partially opened.




























A split second later - also during 3:18 - Mr. Zuckerberg displays an Inward Lip Roll (ILR). An Inward Lip Roll is a signal of the psyche suppressing strong emotions - both from being expressed on the face - but also inwardly from growing even stronger.

What emotion you ask?




























Another split-second later (still during 3:18) - we see Mark Zuckerberg's jaw jutting forward (A Jaw Jut) This is secondary to an adrenaline surge accompanying anger. Note also the wrinkling/dimpling on the anterior (front) aspect of his chin.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4256: President Trump's Reaction to FBI Raid on Michael Cohen's Home, Office, and Hotel Room

Body Language Analysis No. 4254: Tony Robbins, Nanine McCool, and the #MeToo Movement

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4256: President Trump's Reaction to FBI Raid on Michael Cohen - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




Yesterday the FBI raided the office of Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. A few hours later, while meeting with senior military leadership, the President commented on this event - as well as on the recent mass-poisoning of civilians by Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of Donald Trump during this statement.


























The President begins the meeting by saying, "So I just heard that - they broke into the office of one of  - my personal attorneys — Ω good man. And, ah, it’s a disgraceful situation. It’s a total witch hunt. I’ve been saying it for a long time. I’ve wanted to keep it down. We’ve given, ah, I believe, over a million pages’ worth of documents to the Special Counsel."

Just before he says, "... a good man ...", Donald Trump elevates his both of his eyebrows - however, his right eyebrow elevates much more than his left. Such asymmetrical (or unilateral) eyebrow elevation indicates doubt/disbelief. Importantly, this nonverbal signal also occurred right after he said, "So I just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys". Thus Donald Trump's disbelief could be directed toward either one of these statements (e.g., doubting Cohen is a good man, or in disbelief that the FBI raided Cohen's office).

From a paralanguage/statement analysis perspective, Trump's use of the words, "broke into" is inaccurate and hyperbolic - as it was, of course, a legal act by the FBI.

Additionally, notice that the President didn't say "FBI" - rather he used the nonspecific plural pronoun, "they". Use of the word "they" in this context, without at least first saying "FBI" - indicates the President's low confidence/emotional discomfort in his position.

Moreover, it's difficult to interpret the President's statement of, "I’ve wanted to keep it down" - as anything other than a personal desire to Obstruct Justice.





























In the early portions of this video, the President exhibits several displays of what is known as a Lip Curl. A good example occurs during 1:02 and is captured in the above image (during the sentence, "So when I saw this and when I heard it - I heard it like you did - I said, that is really now on a whole - new level of unfairness.")

A Lip Curl involves the lips protruding outward - which primarily happens while speaking. The lips acquire a momentarily and characteristic flaring-outward morphology as they extend away from the teeth in a brief exaggerated motion. A lip curl indicates the alpha emotions of False Bravado, Hubris, Hyperbole, and Braggadocio. Additionally, there's often a component of Sarcasm present.



























Now jump ahead to 6:35 - when President Trump displays a characteristic, hyper-alpha mid-level steeple. But this only lasts about three seconds...




























He immediately crosses his arms (6:38) - and importantly, with his hands forming fists. Additionally, the fists are hidden beneath his arms. This dynamic occurs immediately as he's asked two simultaneous questions:

• "Mr. President, did you have an affair with Stormy Daniels?"
• "Why don't you just fire Mueller?"

The President uses this same posture throughout a large portion of the video. Crossing the arms - and crucially with one's hands in fists and hidden - is a profound and classic sign of defensiveness-related anxiety. This projects a highly beta emotional tone of low confidence and insecurity.

In the context of public appearances, it's extremely rare for any President to cross their arms - (On 17 November 1973, President Nixon crossed his arms just after he said, "Well, I am not a crook. I've earned everything I've got!"). Yet President Trump displays this body language frequently. Thus, it's not unreasonable to consider the very real possibility that Donald Trump has a movement disorder or a tremor-like condition (either a medical condition of the Central Nervous System or a secondary side-effect from a drug).




























Intriguingly, his arms remained crossed - but his right hand becomes partially exposed when he begins talking about Syria and American Military 4:37. This display demonstrates that his relative comfort level has momentarily increased.





























And although his right-hand retreats back to cover - with his arms remaining crossed - his index finger remains extended (4:47 - 4:49) as he says, "... and we’re making a decision as to what we do with respect to the horrible attack that was made near Damascus."

In this moment, the President was essentially pointing his right index finger at Bashar al-Assad.































At 5:34, President Trump again slips into a more comfortable mental state - with his right hand again being exposed as he says, "... so - we're going to make a decision tonight, or shortly thereafter..." (with respect to military action on Syria).





























Beginning at 7:12, Trump continues, "One of the things they said, 'I fired Comey'. Well, I turned out to do the right thing, because you look at all of the things that he’s done and the lies, and you look at what’s gone on at the FBI with the insurance policy and all of the things that happened - turned out I did the right thing. Ah, But he signed - as you know, he also signed the FISA warrant. So Rod Rosenstein, who’s in charge of this, signed a FISA warrant, and he also, he also f- [stutter] signed a letter that was - essentially saying to fire James Comey. And he was right about that. He was absolutely right."

During 7:23 - 7:30, just after the President said, "... and you look at what’s gone on at the FBI ...", for about 7 seconds, the President displays a nonverbal signal which is very rare for him: He grasps his right index and middle finger with his left hand. This nonverbal signal indicates a very high level of anxiety.


Summary: Nonverbal and paralanguage analysis of President Trump's statement yesterday indicate:

• The FBI raid on Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has the President extremely worried.

• The President's personal feelings are strongly influencing his military decision making. Donald Trump is more comfortable talking about an act of war, than he is regarding Michael Cohen, Stormy Daniels, James Comey, Robert Mueller, or the FBI.

• President Trump very directly admitted his desire to Obstruct Justice when he said, "It’s a total witch hunt. I’ve been saying it for a long time. I’ve wanted to keep it down."


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4255: Roger Stone and Julian Assange 

Body Language Analysis No. 4253: Tiger Woods at The 2018 Masters - Nonverbal Biofeedback, Sport psychology, and Emotional Intelligence 

Body Language Analysis No. 4251: Cristiano Ronaldo's Bicycle Kick vs. Juventus F.C. 

Body Language Analysis No. 4249: Will Smith, Sophia the Robot, Robot-Empathy, and Responding in Context 

Body Language Analysis No. 3642 (Reposting): Did Donald Trump Know Vladimir Putin Prior to The 2016 Election?

Body Language Analysis No. 4220: President Trump's Reaction to Governor Jay Inslee ("We need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening")

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Body Language Analysis No. 4167: Gary Oldman, Hugh Jackman, and Compliments

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