Friday, May 9, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2812: Barack Obama to Heckler, "You kinda screwed up my ending, but that's Okay" - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Barack Obama gave a speech in San Jose on Thursday and was interrupted by a heckler trying to get support from the President for the "oppressed people of Ethiopia".

Although President Obama did display very brief moments of anger after the interruption, he did a very good job at recovering - and in fact for most of the remainder of the speech displayed a nearly continuous display of suppressed joy-happiness.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1858:  What the Eyes Do - Transitioning from Mild to Severe Anger

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2563: President Obama's Subtle Anger - Body Language of Government Shutdown & the Debt Ceiling

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2742: Vladimir Putin on the Crisis Ukraine - Thin Slicing Levels of Anger - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2652: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon on Saturday Night Live - Trying to Suppress the Laughter

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2774: David Letterman Announces His Retirement - Body Language Tells 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2679: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler - Body Language of Suppressed Smiles, The 2014 Golden Globe Awards and Variation on a Theme

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2811: Jason and David Benham are Dropped from HGTV - Body Language of Subtle Contempt, Anger & Disgust

0:22 - This near chin touching is consistent with a moment of decision making. At first hearing the heckler - the President is deciding how to handle the situation.

0:24 - Depressed and drawn together eyebrows - a body language of anger


Index finger pointing - rare with the President is seen with the persistent facial anger configuration.

Hints of a suppressed smile can be seen here.

0:30 Suppressed Smile


Suppressed Smile


Suppressed Smile


Suppressed Smile