Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4115: Donald Trump, South Korea, and The Texas Church Shooting - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Yesterday while visiting Seoul, South Korea, President Trump was asked about considering, "extreme vetting for people trying to buy a gun" by NBC journalist, Ali Vitali. After he responded to her question, Donald Trump displayed a nonverbal cluster dynamic which is rarely discussed.

President Trump immediately retracts his jaw as he projects his lips forward along with a tightened "mustache area" - signaling his emotion of Disgust. He also displayed a prolonged blink.

He begins to turn his head to his left. From this angle, we can see The President's jaw retraction and his lips/mustache area projection are becoming more pronounced.

His head and neck continue to quickly rotate around (clockwise from his point-of-view) while keeping his eyelids mostly closed.  

President Trump continues his head rotation while once again closing his eyelids in a prolonged blink display.

The tilting of his head and neck backward projects Contempt.

His long-duration blinking is a distancing phenomenon - signaling Donald Trump's feelings of Impatient Dismissal for Ms. Ali Vitali - and her question.

He completes his head rotation with a mild classic (and common) display of Contempt centered on his left mid-facial region. 

Summary: Donald Trump displays a nonverbal cluster of head-rotation (head-whipping) coupled with prolonged eyelid closure. This is very similar to the emotions transmitted during an "eye roll" - indicating impatient dismissal and smugness.

The President augments this dissing behavior with his added feelings of both disgust and contempt.

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