Thursday, November 1, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2174:
President Obama, Hurricane Sandy,
Body Language and Thumbs Backwards Arms Akimbo

President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie are shown here at the Brigantine Beach Community Center in Brigantine, New Jersey on 31 October 2012 speaking with residents affected by Hurricane Sandy turned Frankenstorm-Superstorm. One notable nonverbal here is the President's, Thumbs Backwards Arms Akimbo. This body language combined with his feet placement a shoulder's width apart conveys a very alpha, dominant emotional tone. It projects power and authority.

The thumbs backwards arms akimbo is also commonly seen when the mind is made up and a person is ready to take action.

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