Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3197: FIFA, Sepp Blatter and the Pseudo-Prayer - Body Language (PHOTOS)

With the exception of religious practices and some cultures' greetings and farewells - the holding of hands together in a prayer-like manner (most commonly when speaking) is termed a "Pseudo-Prayer". This body language is an example hyper-alpha nonverbal signal. The beta personality simply doesn't display it. As with all alpha (or hyper-alpha) signals, those who use it - will often over-use it (indeed this occurs the majority of the time). The pseudo-prayer projects strong feelings of arrogance, condescending emotional tones and patronizing attitudes. 

Shown above in the pseudo-prayer configuration is FIFA President, Sepp Blatter - who is running for re-election amid corruption and scandal against challenger and Jordanian Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3196: José Maria Marin, FIFA Corruption and Body Language of the "Forward Lip Purse"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2738: LeBron James - Black Mask vs. Clear Mask, Body Language of Trust

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2606: Brett Farve Displays Body Language of Fear about any Son Playing Football

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3181: Cristiano Ronaldo defends Japanese boy on TV - Body Language of Deception

Nonverbal Communication Relationship Secret No. 33: Grief and Affection in Japan

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1181:  Helle Thorning-Schmidt & her False Praying Gesture