Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4089: Donald Trump's Reaction to Bob Corker's World War III Comment - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Earlier today, during an appearance with Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office, Donald Trump was asked about Senator Bob Corker's statement regarding the President moving us “on the path to World War III.

The President responded, "We were on the wrong path before — all you have to do is take a look — if you look over the last 25 years — with numerous administrations, we were on a path to — a very big problem. A problem like this World has never seen. We’re on the path right now, believe me."

But just before he answered, during 0:04 to 0:05, he shook his head laterally (e.g., "No") as he made the expression captured in the image below.

Notice the President's lips. They are stretched horizontally - almost in a straight line - nearly disappearing in their extreme thinning. This is not an inward lip roll, although a nonverbal novice may confuse the two signals.

His "mustache area" is very tightened while simultaneously his nostrils are flaring.

The President's jaw is clenched (betrayed by his chin dimpling) and jutting forward (a "Jaw Jut").

It's surprising at the high percentage of people misinterpret this expression when it's directed at them in the everyday world. This nonverbal cluster is highly indicative of anger with a secondary component of frustration.

Summary: Senator Bob Corker's recent statements regarding President Trump, where he said the President is like "a reality show" and leading us on the "path to World War III" (not surprisingly) elicits a high level of anger in Donald Trump.

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