Sunday, March 11, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4231: Sam Nunberg Interview (Part III) • Diminished Impulse Control, Frustration, and Anxiety • Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

This is the third analysis of Sam Nunberg - breaking down his body language displayed during some of his interviews on 5 March 2018. Although he did testify for nearly six hours before a grand jury on Friday - at the time of this exchange, he was openly declaring his intent to defy Robert Mueller's subpoena.

For a myriad of reasons, the video above is very much worth taking the time to watch in its entirety. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of a particular display Mr. Nunberg used repeatedly during this interview.

Please see the cross-referenced links at the bottom of the article for the earlier analyses of the former aide to Donald Trump.

One nonverbal display Sam Nunberg used at multiple times during this MSNBC interview was the Face Wipe (e.g, 3:02 - 3:03, 16:09, 18:28, 28:35 - 28:36).

Characteristics of a Face Wipe include:

• Usually performed with one hand 
• More frequently involves the lower half of the face - often covering the mouth
• Often done quickly
• Frequently performed somewhat roughly
• Little or no regard for vanity
• Displayed significantly more often by men

A Face Wipe is an indication of an amalgam of various combinations of the emotions of:

• Anxiety
• Frustration
• Emotional Processing (attempting to reconcile emotions with a new, sudden reality)
• Diminished Impulse Control

It's crucial to emphasize that when a person begins to use the Face Wipe, their capacity to control their emotions is running low. This occurs for various reasons:

• Importance/ramifications of the subject matter
• A sense of time urgency
• Disinhibition
  A. Primary, longstanding/underlying Impulse Control Disorder
  B. Secondary to alcohol/drugs
• Guilt

Summary: This recent interview of Sam Nunberg includes multiple examples of a body language display known as a Face Wipe - indicating a temporary diminished impulse control. With high probability, he was under the influence of alcohol and/or medication during this and other interviews. Many people openly expressed concern for Mr. Nunberg - including those who were interviewing him.

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4229: Sam Nunberg (Part II) • Roger Stone, Robert Mueller, and Lies

Body Language Analysis No. 4225: Sam Nunberg Interview - Part I • Roger Stone, Donald Trump, and Russia

Body Language Analysis No. 4230: Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump, and the Home Field Advantage

Body Language Analysis No. 4215: NRA's Dana Loesch at CPAC: "Many in Legacy Media Love Mass Shootings" 

Body Language Analysis No. 4205: Chloe Kim, Albert Einstein, and Creativity 

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4164: Emmanuel Macron's Rapport Destroyer 

Body Language Analysis No. 4105: An interview with Sophia the Robot at the Future Investment Institute

Body Language Analysis No. 4145: Steve Bannon stumping for Roy Moore (and against Mitt Romney) in Alabama