Saturday, September 21, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2528: Sen. Ted Cruz, Obamacare and Filibusters - Differentiating Ego vs. Other Motives with Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Note: The original video has, since the original post, been removed from its online source. The image on this post however, were captured from this video.

It doesn't matter whether you're a republican, democrat, socialist, communist, pro-Obamacare, Anti-Obamacare, a political junkie or apolitical (this website shares none of those agendas) - the information in the following body language analysis will benefit you dramatically. It is extremely important (and protective, beneficial, etc.) to see this - regardless of whether it emanates from the face an ally or an adversary.

Throughout this entire video, Senator Ted Cruz (R - TX) discusses Obama-care and the lengths to which he will go to try and de-fund it. Also through this video, Senator Cruz displays a "Central Forehead Contraction" (CFC). A CFC is very often seen with an elevation of the inner (medial) eyebrows, although sometimes this is subtle. A common setting where the central forehead contraction is seen is in the presence of physical or emotional pain - either for oneself or for another person(s) [or animal(s)] via empathy. In these scenarios however, there MUST ALWAYS be a congruent expression of the mouth/lips (e.g. that of pain, sadness, fear, etc.). Cruz however displays a pseudo-smile in association with his CFC. THIS IS A MAJOR RED FLAG. ALWAYS. 

Now first off, every human being displays the CFC with a false mouth smile .... from time to time. This is seen within the context of:

  • Arrogance
  • Contempt 
  • Incredulity (mixed with arrogance/contempt)

Note all of these emotions are ego-centric.
In addition, it is extremely important to note that a smile with any type of forehead contraction (a CFC, across its entire width, or on one side) is ALWAYS an insincere smile. 

Once in a while we all feel arrogant, contempt or disbelief. And while the CFC + Pseudo-smile expression is not the only body language manifestation of these emotions, these are not rare nonverbal displays. HOWEVER, when seen chronically, this body language-facial expression takes on additional ominous meanings as it signals:

  • Narcissism 
  • Sociopathic Behavior

Thus WHENEVER the CFC + Insincere Smile is seen, even in the otherwise normal individuals, it signals behavior in which the primary motivator is their Ego - not you/your benefit, not their constituents or even their children. They may be saying "all the right things" (even things you want to hear), but the primary driver of their behavior are self-benefits not the welfare of others. This point cannot be over-emphasized. When the CFC + Insincere Smile is seen chronically, stay away from these individuals. They are only interested in their benefits. They may camouflage well and agree with you verbally, but be warned - here there be dragons. 

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2405:  Anthony Weiner's Running For Mayor of New York, His Body Language & His Sincerity Quotient

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2441:  Paula Deen's Apology - What Does Her Body Language Say?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2512:  Matthew Cordle's YouTube Confession  and the Death of Vincent Canzani  "I Killed a Man" - What His Body Language Tells Us ...  It's NOT what you think!

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1910:  Natasha Smith Sexually Assaulted in Tahrir Square -  Post Assault Interview

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2124:  This Body Language-Facial Display  Should always make you think "Insincere" 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2259:  Game Show Killer Rodney Alcala Gets Two More Sentences - His Body Language Warning Signs

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2140:  Joran van der Sloot's going to be a father - Body Language Signs of Chronic Insincerity