Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4172: Donald Trump During National Anthem at Alabama vs. Georgia College Football Game - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

If you watched last Night's NCAA College Football Championship between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide, you witnessed a spectacular game. You may have also seen Donald Trump. In what for him, was a rare appearance at a sporting event, the President was on the field during the opening ceremonies.

Did you notice the President's unusual movements? During The Star Spangled Banner, with his feet planted, he continuously twisted/rotated his upper body. He also repeatedly patted his chest with his right hand. These abnormal movement behaviors are new for Donald Trump - and they're increasing in frequency.

This movement, however, is not a body language phenomenon - rather it's a manifestation of medical problem due to a:

• Central Nervous System disorder

• Side-effect from a drug

• Psychological condition 


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But suppose for a moment, that these movements weren't due to a CNS problem or a Drug side effect - and, instead, these were pure nonverbal behaviors. In such a scenario, this out of context behavior would project disrespect and insincerity toward the National Anthem. An analogous interpersonal behavior would be, if during a hug - when a person, who had once maintained full palm-of-hand contact, would one day began to pat your back. This patting during a hug (if consistent) would signal a decrease in their level of affection toward you and a lack of sincerity in the hugging.

Summary: Donald Trump's repeated chest patting and torso twisting during the National Anthem is a behavior which has been increasing in the last several weeks/months and is indicative of a CNS disorder, a psychological condition, and/or a side effect from a drug.

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4171: Stephen Miller's Creepiness & Jake Tapper, Volume II

Body Language Analysis No. 4169: Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy, and Robert Mueller

Body Language Analysis No. 4167: Gary Oldman, Hugh Jackman, and Compliments

Body Language Analysis No. 4165: Kim Jong-un's New Years Faux Pas

Body Language Analysis No. 4137: Matt Lauer's "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace"

Body Language Analysis No. 4099: Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, and Jim Leavelle