Thursday, January 18, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4180: White House Press Briefing Re: President Trump's Physical - Dr. Ronny Jackson - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

On Tuesday 16 January, Dr. Ronnie Jackson gave a briefing at the White House regarding President Donald Trump's Health. A full body language analysis of Dr. Jackson would be extremely voluminous. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of that press conference emphasizing one particular nonverbal signal.

During 9:37 just after he says, "In summary, the President's overall health is excellent. His cardiac performance during his physical exam was very good Ω " - Dr. Jackson displays one of many Forward Lip Purses.

He displays another Forward Lip Purse during13:59 as Hallie Jackson is asking, "... The President's personal doctor, memorably said, during the campaign that he would be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency, do you agree with that assessment?"

Another example is seen at 15:02, as Dr. Jackson is speaking (and stuttering) about how Sudafed was the etiology for the President's slurring of his words during a speech on 6 December 2017.

A Forward Lip Purse is a profoundly valuable nonverbal tell (not to confused with a lateral lip purse). It's an indication that those who display it are feeling an undisclosed disagreement and/or a clandestine plan. Moreover, forward lip pursing is only displayed by those who feel - at least in that specific context - they have a significant alpha status relative to others with whom they're currently interacting. Additionally, this signal is also an indication that they believe they have a high probability of success in implementing their plan.

Summary: At multiple times during his press conference on Tuesday, Dr. Ronny Jackson's nonverbal, verbal, and paralanguage behavior indicated deception. One prime example was his multiple displays of forward lip pursing - indicating an undisclosed disagreement and/or a clandestine plan.

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4179: Senator Dick Durbin questions Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen

Body Language Analysis No. 4177: DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen regarding Donald Trump's "Shithole Countries" Statement on Fox News

Body Language Analysis No. 4175: Senator Dick Durbin Regarding President Trump's "Shithole Countries" Remarks 

Body Language Analysis No. 4173: California Mud Slides - Rescue and Surprise

Body Language Analysis No. 4158: Michelle Williams regarding Kevin Spacey - "All the Money in the World"

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4124: Jeff Sessions Testimony and Russia - Part II

Body Language Analysis No. 4111: Selena Gomez, Francia Raisa, and a Kidney Transplant

Body Language Analysis No. 4100: Bryan Cranston and The Eyelid Pull