Friday, May 18, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4286: Aaron Schlossberg's Racist Rant - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

On 15 May 2018, Aaron Schlossberg, a New York attorney, perpetrated a classic and very public Xenophobic rant in a Fresh Kitchen in Manhattan.

Among other things Mr. Schlossberg said, “My guess is they’re not documented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country,” as well as, “If they have the balls to come here and live off my money — I pay for their welfare. I pay for their ability to be here. The least they can do — the least they can do — is speak English.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of the above video.

During 0:34, Mr. Schlossberg displays a classic and quite pronounced facial expression of contempt. The emotion of contempt accompanies feelings of superiority - such that another person or group is placed "below" the person who is feeling the contempt.

Aaron Schlossberg's contempt is projecting his feeling that "others" are "less than him" and/or "less than human".

Index finger pointing, particularly when gesturing with a repeating stabbing dynamic - as Mr. Schlossberg is displaying here (0:43) - is a strong indicator that a person may very well be transitioning from verbal anger to physical anger.

If someone gestures like this to you - step slowly back as you raise your hands upward (chest high), palms facing toward them out and say, "You're right, I was wrong, It's cool" - in a conciliatory vocal tone - and with a non-accusatory and acquiescing facial expression.  You may even want to add, "I'm sorry" or "I apologize". Of course, you probably won't agree with any of these statements - but you're trying to de-escalate the situation and avoid a physical altercation. As soon as you're out of sight, call the authorities (Every situation is different - but this tactic will avoid a physical attack the vast majority of the time).

Near the end of the video, Mr. Schlossberg says, "Honey I'm calling ICE". As he says, "ICE" (0:46), he displays a facial expression of Disgust plus Anger. This particular combination of emotions is the most common expression of those individuals perpetrating hate crimes.

SUMMARY: This is not Aaron Schlossberg's first public and racist rant. Other incidents have since come to light. Individuals who display contempt and/or disgust at a higher than normal frequency, with very high likelihood, have Impulse Control Disorder.

Finger stabbing gestures are strong and reliable signals of crescendoing anger and diminishing impulse control - and a red flag for verbal anger morphing to physical anger. Take heed.

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See also:

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