Monday, July 2, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4315: Rep. Jim Jordan grills Rod Rosenstein at DOJ hearing - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTO)

On Thursday 28 June 2018, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Jordan immediately began with, "Mr. Rosenstein, why are keeping information from Congress?"

Very often, when a person is feigning - and they don't believe in/don't have confidence in what they're saying - they default to over-acting. They shout. They speak hyperbolically. They talk quickly. They refer to themselves in the third person. Their anger is disproportional to the social context. Such behavior is over-compensatory and the psyche's attempt at covering up for their deception.

During a portion of his questioning, Representative Jordan spoke leaning on his desk, his shoulders rounded and rolled forward, his left elbow on his desk, with his jaw resting on the palm of his left hand. While he spoke, his flexed fourth and fifth fingers were covering the left portion of his mouth.

This nonverbal cluster is highly beta. Most notably, speaking with one's hand over any portion of the mouth, even for a moment, is a red flag. Representative Jordan does so for extended periods. Moreover, it indicates Mr. Jordan has low confidence in, significant hesitancy, and does not believe a significant portion of what he's saying.

SUMMARY: Representative Jordan is over-acting. His verbal language, paralanguage, and nonverbal behavior indicate he does not believe his own words.

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