Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3934: Donald Trump's (False) Praising of James Comey - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey earlier today certainly raises crucial questions regarding the President's true motives.

In the video montage above, there are several examples of what, in nonverbal parlance, is known as a "Finger Point Hand Chop".

Note carefully each specific statement Donald Trump said regarding the FBI during these finger-point hand-chops:

"I respect the fact that Director Comey was able to come back after what he did, I respect that very much" (29 October 2016).

"And it took guts for Director Comey to make the move that he made in light of the kind of opposition he had where they were trying to protect her from criminal prosecution. You know that" (31 October 2016)

"Good job by the FBI" (3 November 2016).

"The FBI, and I give them a lotta credit, because they're fighting forces that they're not supposed to be fighting" (5 November 2016).

In this last image, we see President Trump shaking Director Comey's hand in the White House (22 January 2017). This handshake is Trump's default style - pulling Comey's hand very close to (and often touching) his lower chest (sometimes mid-chest level) while patting Comey's left upper arm/shoulder. This is handshake choreography cluster, when displayed frequently, as part of a long-term pattern, is highly indicative of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Summary: The finger-point hand-chop is highly correlative with deception (as well as deception combined with anger). This association is even greater when displayed during moments of defending against the accusation of a lie. It's one of many examples of hyper-alpha body language. This disproportional and additionally out-of-context nonverbal display, is emblematic of defensive overcompensation associated with lying.

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3933: Sally Yates Testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3931: Marine Le Pen's Default Configuration (and What it Tells Us)

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3929: Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron - Alpha and Beta Flux

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3927: Jimmy Kimmel's Emotional Monologue regarding His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3903: Rex Tillerson Disagrees with Donald Trump

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3869: James Clapper regarding Alleged Wiretap of Trump

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3848: Donald Trump Hosts Justin Trudeau

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3823: Nina Dobrev, Flyboarding, Laughter and a Rapport/Bonding Amplifier

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3791: Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated in Ankara