Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2847: Eric Cantor, Concession Speeches and Low Affection - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

In a major upset, Eric Cantor (R - VA) lost in his primary race to Dave Brat last night. The above video is a portion of the House Majority Leader's concession speech. At the very beginning he kisses his wife, Diana.

Note that Diana does NOT close her eyes. Her head and neck are neither tilted nor rotated until the last fraction of a second.

The Congressman is aiming for his wife's lips. This however is not her (subconscious) intention.

At the very last instant she tilts and rotates her head/neck to her left and avoids a lip kiss from her husband.

In addition she is the first to pull away - deliberately and actively disengaging from the kiss. A careful observation of the video also shows she pulls away very slightly before the kiss very - belying her dislike for his affection.

Mrs. Cantor is not just a "bad kisser". This kiss is strongly indicative of a low affection quotient of Diana Cantor towards her husband. Such behavior is not what most would expect following a loss of this magnitude or context.

With regards to Representative Cantor, what nonverbals are very incongruent with a person who has just suffered such a major loss?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2846: Shailene Woodley Set Interview - The Fault in Our Stars - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1855:  Sincere Kisses & Closed Eyes

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2748: Tatia Pilieva's Brilliant Video "First Kiss" - Body Language of Romance and Affection 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2678: French President Fran├žois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler and Julie Gayet - Of Affairs, Affection and Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2764: Embarrassment, Affection & Flirtation - Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher - Kiss Cam Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2548: Confused, Quizzical and Disbelieving Body Language from Eric Cantor's Colleagues

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2293:  Eric Cantor, the New House GOP Agenda and  One Body Language Signal a Leader should NEVER display