Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4069: Donald Trump's United Nations Speech, Part II - regarding the "Iran Deal" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Subjectivity and objectivity each have their place. Any honest person, interested in fairness, improvement, and problem-solving should always value and seek the opinions, expertise, and experience of others. We also desire, often far too zealously, to impress upon others our own ideas.

All careful observers of human behavior will note that what is claimed objectivity - is frequently feigned. There are certain words which signal such conflicting and hidden motives. And, intriguingly, these words are very often coupled with specific nonverbal behavior. What follows is one example of this phenomenon from Donald Trump's United Nations speech yesterday.

In the above video, beginning at 18:54, President Trump continues, "The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions - the United States has ever - entered into. Frankly Ω - that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it - believe me."

The word "Frankly" is defined as, "in an open, honest, and direct manner". And yet, any astute teenager will tell you, it's one of those words which is rarely used as Websters intended. Its undertone is both hyperbolic and sarcastic. Said another way, it's a highly subjective word that pretends to be objective.

From a nonverbal perspective, a very high percentage of the time, when the word "Frankly" is spoken, it's almost always accompanied by a display of disgust and/or contempt.

During 19:03, as he finishes saying the word, "...  Frankly ..." and immediately afterward (notated by Ω), Donald Trump displays a brief facial expression (a near-microexpression) indicative of disgust. Look at his mid-facial region. The area above his upper lip and below his nose is tightened and his nostrils are mild-moderately flared. His partial eyelid closure is also another common component of disgust.

Summary: Donald Trump does NOT believe that the "Iran Deal" (Iran nuclear deal framework) entered into in 2015 by the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 countries "was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions - the United States has ever - entered into".

Be cautious regarding any word or phrase which professes to be objective - indeed it's often the polar opposite. Careful observation will frequently show coexisting nonverbal behavior which will act as a red flag - signaling the person's true yet clandestine beliefs.

One more thing - there's absolutely no way any speech writer would ever use the word "Frankly" in a presidential speech. This was but one of Donald Trump's multiple and impromptu additions.

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