Monday, September 21, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3317: Scott Walker Drops Out of Presidential Race - A Classic Body Language Tell (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Today Scott Walker withdrew from the 2016 Presidential race. There are now fifteen republican candidates vying for the White House.

Not surprisingly during his press conference, the Wisconsin Governor displayed many key body language moments - and multiple facial expressions of regret. In the video above this important nonverbal signal is very classic and quite noticeable during 0:16 - immediately after he says the crucial statement, "... I will suspend my campaign immediately ..."

Although he's looking down for more reasons than just to refer to his notes, some particularly essential distinctions to make here include the lateral (sideways) movement of Mr. Walker's cheeks and mouth - along with the corners of his mouth down-turned as the lips are stretching and thinning. This mouth configuration of regret is prototypical - and it's made all day long all - but it's nearly always glossed over or more often outright missed. Walker shows us his regret "on display" in a very expected context - so many more people will "see" it (even though they missed this same emotion hundreds of times on their loved-ones and business associates faces' just in the past few days).

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3316: Ben Carson does not think that a Muslim Should be President - Is He Sincere - or Mimicking Trump's Tactics?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3245: Gov. Scott Walker Jumps into the 2016 Presidential Race - Body Language Amplifiers and Misdirection

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3275: Carly Fiorina, The Republican Debate and Likability (or not) 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2586: Harrison Ford in "Ender's Game" - Microexpression and Macroexpression of Regret - Harrison's Brand and the Stanislavski Method

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2408:  Sen. Kelly Ayotte's Anxiety & Regret via  Senators Graham & McCain -  Republican Body Language in Response to  President Obama's National Defense University Speech

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2320:  Estonian Skier Andrus Veerpalu  Denies Performance Enhancing Drugs -  What his Body Language Tells Us

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2840: Shailene Woodley, Jon Steward Show and a Body Language of Sexual Interest Display