Saturday, October 26, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2573: Sarah Palin's Hand, The Pledge of Allegiance and Sincerity (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

These images, captured during the recent U.S. government shutdown at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. shows Sarah Palin in the foreground during the "Pledge of Allegiance".

During moments of "Heart Felt" sincerity, we hold our hands close to our hearts (left side of the chest). This nonverbal sign is very natural - and is indicative of feelings of high sincerity in those who display it. It also imparts sincerity and warm feelings to those who witness it. However when others touch the right side of their chest, similar configurations etc. - while some may not be able to "put their finger on it" or break down the body language bullet points they are seeing - it leaves them feeling "ill at ease".

It is important to note that a portion of the human heart lies beneath the sternum. Also approximately 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 22,000 people may have been born with their heart on their right side (situs inversus with dextrocardia). But in absence of this congenital abnormality, when the hand gravitates away from the heart - question the sincerity.

Some may think that holding one's hand on left side of the chest is purely sociological or is solely traditional - but the etiology of this phenomenon has both physiologic and psychological causes and is very strong. Our biology dictates sincere or insincere behavior.

Of course their are many other nonverbal signals of insincerity. What others are present here?

P.S. This phenomenon of course is not limited to any one party - but can be witnessed throughout the entire political and human spectrum.

See also:

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 No. 2482:  Alex Rodriguez's Sincerity  Body Language of a One-Sided Smile

Nonverbal Communication Test No. 2543: Guido Barilla's Apology - Sincere or Insincere? What Does His Body Language Say?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2438:  Sincere Surprise Body Language - Three Year Old Receives Brain Stem Implant and  Hears for the First Time

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2:  Body Language of Blake Lively and Penn Badgley - Strongly Suggests an Impending Break-up in Near Future

Romance, Marriage and Dating - Body Language Secret # 771: Ann's and Mitt's Affectionate Hug

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2459:  Was Eliot Spitzer Sincere?  Apology, Sincerity and Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2099:  Nikki Haley & Sarah Palin - Governors in Contrast