Monday, June 11, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4303: Donald Trump, the G7 Summit, Women's Empowerment, and Rage - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTOS)

On Saturday morning at the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec - Donald Trump arrived late to the Gender Equality Advisory Council meeting. Trump missed Justin Trudeau's opening statement and interrupted Isabelle Hudon's statement (the council's co-chair - and Canada's ambassador to France) during his arrival.

Christine Lagarde (Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund [IMF]) is seated immediately to his right while Canadian Lieutenant General Christine Whitecross (currently the commandant of the NATO Defense College in Rome) is sitting immediately to Trump's left.

The image immediately above (and the cropped, close-up below) shows President Trump later during this same meeting.

Although we don't know the complete context of this moment (who just spoke, what was said, who is currently speaking, etc.), President Trump's facial expression is quite telling and worthy of analysis. Here we see clear evidence of:

• Jaw Jut (forward displacement of mandible)
• Clenched Jaw
• Dimpling/wrinkling on Front of Chin
• Bottom Teeth Bared
• Considerable tightening in the "Mustache area"
• Flaring of Nostrils
• Eyelids partially closed
• Tension in lower eyelids
• Not looking directly at another person (e.g., as opposed to a full or partial rotation of the torso along with a greater rotation of the head/neck)
• Inner (medial) Eyebrows vectored downward
• Eyebrows drawn together

This nonverbal cluster is indicative of significant anger with elements of rage. Certainly, anger of any magnitude, let alone rage is completely out of context for any professional setting. Moreover, with high probability, it also signals the presence of underlying impulse control disorder.

SUMMARY: In this moment, while at the Gender Equality Advisory Council meeting at the 2018 G7 Summit, Donald Trump's facial expression exemplifies a classic expression of Elevated Anger bordering upon Rage.

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See also:

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