Saturday, November 9, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2596: What Motivates Ted Cruz's Regarding Anti-Obamacare, Body Language Tells on Jay Leno (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

What truly motivates Ted Cruz with respect to his Anti-Obamacare words and actions? His body language during his recent appearance of Jay Leno's Show (The Tonight Show) gives us some huge clues.

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At 1:40 Senator Cruz says, "... Look, my focus has been jobs, economic growth and in particular Obamacare. Obamacare it's the biggest job killer in this country and you know it's, it's, it's interesting [inward lip roll] .... "

During this statement Senator Cruz displays a subtle and partial smile - biased towards his left. He is trying hard to suppress it. The Texas republican is feeling true joy and this "leaking" of happiness phenomenon is known as "Duping Delight". In this context it indicates Cruz either doesn't believe Obamacare is as bad as he says it is - or that his true joy being suppressed here and reflects his love of bathing in the limelight and that the problems and push-back against the Affordable Care Act has given him the opportunity to do so. This of course doesn't mean he doesn't want Obamacare, but his body language tells us his primary motives.

In addition at 1:51, after he completes the above statement, Sen. Cruz exhibits an "Inward Lip Roll" (ILR) which signals his psyche's attempt at preventing a crescendo and outward expression of his joy-happiness.

What other signals are displayed in this video indicating Cruz's insincerity?

Which signal sincerity?

See also:

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2557: Senator Kelly Ayotte, the Government Shutdown and the Debt Ceiling - Body Language of a Suppressed Smile vs. Duping Delight

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2592: Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin Miami Dolphins Bullying Controversy - Part I; What QB Ryan Tannehill's Body Language Says

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2587: "Would You Join the Healthcare Exchange?" ... Kathleen Sebelius: "Don't Do This To Me" - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2578: Obamacare Website Apology - Sincere vs. Insincere?

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

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