Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4342: Alleged Jacksonville Shooter David Katz - Threat Assessment and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTO)


David Katz was in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday. He had traveled from his home in Baltimore to participate in a Madden video tournament. Tragically, and with motives yet unknown, a lone gunman - allegedly Katz, shot and killed two people while injuring ten others before taking his own life.

From a nonverbal perspective, the above image of Katz, captured last year after he won a tournament, is worth analyzing in greater detail.

Note that Katz's central forehead is both contracted and vectored upward. In nonverbal parlance, this is termed an Elevated Central Forehead Contraction (Elevated CFC). In addition, Katz is displaying a simultaneous slight mouth "smile". However, this "smile" is no smile at all. It's insincere. It's a ruse.

Now, this particular combination of an elevated CFC, together with a partial mouth pseudo-smile is an expression we all exhibit - every emotionally healthy person - once in a while. On these relatively infrequent occasions, one (or more) of the following three emotions is being experienced:

• Arrogance
• Contempt
• Disbelief (more specifically, a Smug-Disbelief with Impatient-Dismissal)

It's important to stress that all three of these emotions may be conveyed with other facial displays. In addition, these emotions also may overlap. We all will, of course, experience these feelings from time to time but - hopefully not too frequently. So it follows that, now and again, we also will make this facial expression.

However, individuals who frequently display this facial expression, have a very high correlation with Antisocial Personality Disorder (Abbreviated as APD and includes both Sociopathy and Psychopathy [which are somewhat common/colloquial terms]).

Two key personality traits common to both sociopaths and psychopaths are:

Very low or nonexistent Empathy 

combined with:

Low Sincerity Quotients (e.g., people who aren't necessarily lying IN THAT MOMENT - but they have a strong pattern of frequent deception)

Please see Robert Hare's psychopathy checklist for additional characteristics.

SUMMARY: The particular facial expression of an Elevated Central Forehead Contraction together with a Simultaneous Partial Mouth "Smile" (often suppressed and subtle) - when frequently displayed - has an extremely high correlation with Sociopathy and Psychopathy.

Low Empathy Quotients combined with Low or Absent Sincerity (Chronic Lying) - are characteristics common to Sociopaths and Psychopathy (Antisocial Personality Disorder).


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4341: Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, and Hush Money

Body Language Analysis No. 4339: Pre-Confession Interview of Murderer, Chris Watts  

Body Language Analysis No. 4336: Alita: Battle Angel, Large Eyes, and Sexual Attraction 

Body Language Analysis No. 4323: Trump Putin Helsinki Summit Press Conference 

Body Language Analysis No. 4325: Part II - Trump Putin Helsinki Summit Press Conference 

Body Language Analysis No. 4240: Cambridge Analytica's Alexander Nix (Part I)

Body Language Analysis No. 4135: What Makes Markle's Eyes Sparkle? - The Emotional Intelligence of Twinkling Eyes

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

Body Language Analysis No.4156: President Trump's Cabinet Meeting - Crossing Arms and Excessive Motion


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Friday, August 24, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4341: Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, and Hush Money - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




In light of the President's recent interview on Fox News, it's very much worth contrasting his statements with those earlier this year. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of two crucial interviews.

On Thursday 5 April 2018, Donald Trump made his first public comments regarding Stormy Daniels. He did so on Air Force One and it was recorded on video. What follows is a nonverbal analysis of this crucial exchange. 

JOURNALIST: Mr. President - did you know about the hundred and thirty thousand dollar payment to Stormy Daniels?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No. No.

JOURNALIST: Then why did Michael -

PRESIDENT TRUMP: [over-talking] What else?  

JOURNALIST: - why did Michael Cohen make this if there was no truth to her allegations?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well you'll have to ask Micheal Cohen. Michael's my [pause] attorney and you'll have to Michael.

JOURNALIST: Do you know where he got the money to make that payment

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, I don't know. No.


During 0:19 - 0:22, as the Journalist asks, "... the hundred and thirty thousand dollar payment to Stormy Daniels?" - the President displays a classic Forward Lip Purse (not to be confused with a lateral lip purse). A forward lip purse is an indication of clandestine information - that is, information/or a plan that's being withheld (partially or fully withheld).

In this context, Forward Lip Pursing screams that the President is lying.


The image immediately above (captured during 0:22) shows the President a split second after his monosyllabic answer. Notice how widely his eyelids are opened. This dynamic is due to a surge of adrenaline - secondary to Fear.


Another peculiar moment occurred when the President's two young assistants - who had just been leaning in from opposite sides of the aisle - immediately hid from the camera upon hearing the question, "Mr. President - did you know about the hundred and thirty thousand dollar payment to Stormy Daniels?"

 The above image is a screen-grab from 0:22


... And this was a screen-grab from less than a second later (also during 0:22)

Their behavior, of course, signals the interns' common knowledge of the President's emotional sensitivity to this topic. They had no desire to appear as rubberneckers driving by the scene of an accident.


During 0:33 (just after he says, "... you'll have to ask Michael"), as the President points to another journalist, he displays a microexpression of:

• Mouth of Fear + Sadness
• Elevated Central Forehead Contraction (Elevated CFC)
  Combined with his mouth configuration, this nonverbal cluster indicates Emotional Pain
• Eyelids once again opened widely (Adrenaline Surge secondary to Fear)


During 0:35, as a journalist asks, "Do you know where he got the money to make that payment?" Donald Trump displays a Tight Tongue Jut (more specifically, at the end of this sentence - immediately after she says the word, "money").

Not to be confused with a loose tongue jut or a wide open tongue jut, a tight tongue jut indicates the emotions of:

• Disdain
• Disgust
• Repulsion

Intriguingly, this is the same tongue dynamic we all committed when we were infants and we were trying to push away the creamed asparagus. We were rejecting the vegetables, much as the President wants to reject this question and the thought-emotions it elicits in his psyche.


His wide open eyes and mouth of fear are clearly evident during 0:36 as he says, "No, I don't know. No."


After answering this question with, "No, I don't know. No.", the President then displays a classic expression of regret (during 0:37). Additionally, although it's not a required component of a regret expression, in this moment, his simultaneous longer duration bilateral eyelid closure serves as a regret amplifier and deception tell. He just told a lie and he's trying to emotionally distance himself in this moment.


A split-second later, still during 0:37, the President rocks backward on his feet - temporarily retreating into the relative protection of the narrower aisle-way. Although his eyes have now opened, his regret expression persists in this moment.

I've conducted over 1000 detailed analyses (over 350 these are published) of Donald Trump's nonverbal behavior in the last 34 months - and although he has shown fear in the past, I've never seen him make this particular, deeper expression of Fear combined with Sadness until this first interview on Air Force One.



This second interview (video immediately above) is from the Fox News interview conducted at the White House on Wednesday 22 August 2018.

Beginning at 2:42, Ms. Earhardt asks, Did you direct him to make these payments?

DONALD TRUMP (over-talking), He made the deal. He made the deals - and, by the way, he plead to two counts, that aren't a crime [deep inhaling] which nobody understands. Ah, I watched a number of shows - sometimes you get some pretty good information by watching shows [deep inhaling]. Those two counts aren't even a crime. They weren't campaign finances.

AINSLEY EARHARDT: Did, did you know about the payments?

DONALD TRUMP: Ah, later on I knew. Later on. But ya hafta [sic] understand Ainsley, what he did - and they weren't taken out of campaign finance - that's a big thing. That's a much bigger thing. Did they come out of the campaign? They didn't come out of the campaign [deep inhalation]. They came from me - and I tweeted about it. Ya know, I don't know if ya know, but I tweeted -ah - about the payments. But they didn't come out of - campaign. In fact, my first question when I heard about it was, 'Did they come out of the campaign?" Because that could beeee [sic] - a little dicey.


Just after the President says, "... They didn't come out of the campaign [deep inhalation] they came from me ...", he shrugs both shoulders (3:16). A shoulder shrug indicates the thought-emotions of:

• "I don't know"
• "I don't care"
• "What does it matter?"
• "What could I do about it?"


This expression (captured during 3:31) just as the President is stretching out his pronunciation of the word "be", is characteristic of a "mouth of fear".

Summary: Although his deceptions have been well-documented by other means, Donald Trump's nonverbal display exhibited during the first of the above videos also clearly indicates that the President lied on Air Force One on 5 April 2018 when he said he didn't know about Micheal Cohen paying $130,000 to Stormy Daniels.

Trump also lied when he denied knowing from where Cohen got the hush money. These deceptions are, of course, in direct contradiction to what the President said two days ago at the White House during his interview Fox News.

In addition, the President also displayed significant fear as well as sadness. Donald Trump is afraid.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4340: Ruby Rose gets Emotional regarding her new Role as Batwoman

Body Language Analysis No. 4339: Pre-Confession Interview of Murderer, Chris Watts

Body Language Analysis No. 4338: Donald Trump, Omarosa, and Wikileaks Emails

Body Language Analysis No. 4336: Alita: Battle Angel, Large Eyes, and Sexual Attraction

Body Language Analysis No. 4334: Ivanka Trump and the Pistol Steeple

Body Language Analysis No. 4323: Trump Putin Helsinki Summit Press Conference

Body Language Analysis No. 4253: Tiger Woods at The 2018 Masters - Nonverbal Biofeedback, Sport psychology, and Emotional Intelligence

Body Language Analysis No. 4183: Aly Raisman, Larry Nassar, and USA Gymnastics

Body Language Analysis No. 4167: Gary Oldman, Hugh Jackman, and Compliments


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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4340: Ruby Rose gets Emotional regarding her new Role as Batwoman - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




On 7 August 2018, the CW network announced they are casting Ruby Rose as Batwoman (whose alter ego is fictional character Kate Kane). It's a role she has dreamed of acting since childhood. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Rose received harsh criticism which asserted "wasn't lesbian enough", "wasn't Jewish" (in the comic series, Kane's character is Jewish), and "lacked the acting skills" to play Batwoman. Yet, Ruby Rose came out as lesbian when she was twelve years old. Ms. Rose has quit Twitter following this backlash.


The day after CW's Batwoman series announcement, Ruby Rose was a guest on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.

One particular nonverbal display during this interview is worthy of a closer look.

At 1:21 in the above video, Ruby Rose briefly looks upward as she groans. Just afterward she says, "I said I wouldn't do that". Earlier in this exchange, she spoke of her fear of and need to avoid tears.

Momentarily and forcefully gazing straight upward is a little recognized, yet quite common dynamic we all occasionally display when we are trying to keep from crying. This nonverbal mechanism is subconsciously driven. Ruby Rose's desire to suppress her tears was sincere.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4339: Pre-Confession Interview of Murderer, Chris Watts

Body Language Analysis No. 4337: Donald Trump regarding Omarosa, "Lowlife. She's a lowlife" 

Body Language Analysis No. 4335: Donald Trump Jr. Interview Six weeks after Trump Tower Meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 4333: Ivanka Trump's response to Robert Mueller and Trump Tower Meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 4331: Donald Trump Speech Two Days Prior To Trump Tower Meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 4315: Rep. Jim Jordan grills Rod Rosenstein at DOJ hearing

Body Language Analysis No. 4309: The Little Girl in Red, "Tender Age" shelters, and Empathy

Body Language Analysis No. 4259: Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad

Body Language Analysis No. 4190: Serial Killer Bruce McArthur - and a Common Nonverbal Pattern of Sociopaths

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4339: Pre-Confession Interview of Murderer, Chris Watts - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




Chris Watts has reportedly confessed to murdering his wife, Shanann who was fifteen weeks pregnant as well as his two daughters, three-year-old Celeste and four-year-old Bella.

The above interview was conducted and published on Thursday 16 August 2018. Watts was arrested and he confessed the next day.

What follows is a partial nonverbal and paralanguage analysis of Chris Watts in this specific video.

There are a multitude of tells which dramatically jump out in Watts' conduct. One of the most glaring is conspicuous in its absence. There are virtually no displays of sadness, grief, or empathy - with one key exception.


The grief-sadness-empathy expression requires an elevated, central forehead contraction (CFC) - simultaneous with a mouth of sadness.

Beginning at 3:14, Watts says, "Yeah, I mean, n, noth-, noth-, everybody's gonna have their own opinion on thi- on ennything [mispronouncing 'anything'] like this ...".

Watts stutters, stammers, and mispronounces during his answer. As he's trying to say, the word 'nothing', he momentarily displays a mild grief expression - although both his mouth and forehead components in this instance are quite minimal (shown above, during 3:15).

Crucially, this facial expression was in response to the journalist saying, "... You're afraid people think you may have done something". Thus, Watts' ONLY display of sadness-grief during this entire interview was when he was confronted with the prospect that he was the perpetrator of the crime. His grief was for himself, not for his 'missing' family.

One could stop this analysis right here, for Watts' lack of sadness-grief-empathy is profound and cannot be overstated.

Another dramatic red flag is Watts' complete lack of any facial touching. An innocent person, with an at least an average level of empathy whose two children and pregnant wife just vanished, would be rubbing their face frequently. Typically this occurs with both hands covering the mouth or via bilateral eye covering/eye rubbing - and/or rubbing both cheeks. When an empathetic person sees, hears, or is mentally digesting an event of high emotional impact, although their intellectual/rational brain may be aware of what has happened (or is currently occurring) - their emotional brains are still processing the information and its ramifications. Lack of facial rubbing in such a setting is dramatically abnormal.


The only time he touched his head (not his face, which is an important distinction) was with his left hand above the left side of his forehead, during 6:42, just after he said, "... canine units here, they're getting scents, so hopefully they can pick up something and kinda go in a direction that - will actu- [stammering] lead us to where - maybe they're at right now."

Touching on the top or back of the head is highly associated with anxiety. Even though he lies many times during this interview, at this moment his anxiety is 'honest'. He is deeply worried.


If we go back a few seconds, during 6:39, as he says the word "lead", Watts displays a classic fear expression. His mouth corners are directed laterally and downward as his neck muscles tighten.

While the contraction and elevation of the entire width of his forehead are not required for the expression of fear, in this cluster-context, his forehead contraction acts as a fear-amplifier.


Not only did Chris Watts never cry during this interview, nor did he even exhibit any suppression of tears - but unbelievably, he frequently smiled. Smiling in this setting is extremely out-of-context. This is a classic display of what is known as "Duping Delight", wherein a person feels a true joy-happiness in their belief that they are fooling you. Of course, the action/lie in which they're taking pleasure may very well not be something with which you would associate joy - it may be evil and malicious. Moreover, they may not be truly duping you - but they believe they are. Don't let these factors throw you off track. Watts smiles out-of-context many times during this interview. The image immediately above was captured during 2:54 just after he says, "... But right now, it's just like, if she's vanished, like, I want her bac-ak so bad. I want those kids back so bad."


Two seconds later, Chris Watts displays a "Loose Tongue Jut". This is another signal that he showed numerous times during this eight-minute interview. A loose tongue jut indicates the thought emotions of "I've been bad", "I've done a stupid thing", and/or "I've been caught" (Navarro).

Take care not to confuse a loose tongue jut with a tight tongue jut or a wide open tongue jut, for these have entirely different meanings.


Another significant tell demonstrated throughout this interview, is particularly prominent beginning at 2:56, when the male journalist asks, "Um, you know, I, I wanted to ask you a bit about the hard part..." For the next several seconds, in anticipation of questions implying he was the perpetrator, Watts' rate of blinking increases dramatically. While this blinking dynamic alone does not indicate deception, it does demonstrate significant anxiety.


An Inward Lip Roll (ILR) is a signal of the psyche's attempt to suppress strong emotions from growing. When we see an ILR, we know that the person is trying to sequester their feelings - both from being displayed on their face - as well as internally. Thus, an inward lip roll is another crucial anxiety tell - and Watts made this expression many times.


In this interview, Watts was not wearing his wedding ring.


Yet, in family photos, he does wear a ring on his left ring finger.


Throughout the vast majority of this interview, Chris Watts kept his arms folded in a "Self-Hugging" configuration. This nonverbal sign is associated with the beta emotions of the need for protection, self-comforting, and low confidence.


Intriguingly, during 7:02, after the woman journalist changes subjects and asks him about his shirt, Watts can be seen hooking his thumbs on the lower openings of his pockets. This signal indicates a high confidence - along with feelings of virility. Just for a moment, Watts is putting what he perceives as 'manliness' and his sexuality on display. If his family was safe, and the subject of the interview would have been something mundane, this change in his dynamic would, perhaps, be more understandable. Yet, in the context of his missing daughters and pregnant wife, this shift of his emotional tone is a monumental warning sign.

The vocal tone he adopts in describing his garment is quite odd (and again, out of context). Notice Watts' choice of words as well, "I like these shirts - a lot".

Her question was probably by design and, if so, she was clever to use this tactic. 


Then the male journalist, who is no doubt experiencing empathy and pain says, "You guys, you, you love your gir-, describe your little girls to us, and, you know", Watts immediately resumes his self-hugging posture.

Notice too, that Watts' side-to-side motion, evident to varying degrees in this video, increases significantly toward the end. This is a common dynamic seen when a person is anxious and is (subconsciously) attempting to "burn off" anxiety-related adrenaline.


At 7:46, just after he says, "she's always just gung-ho, ready to go", Watts' neck muscles tighten in a classic fear-display.

This neck-of-fear is accompanied by a hard swallow - a signal of a dry mouth and throat - further anxiety signals.

In addition to his body language tells, Watts displayed numerous statement analysis red flags.

Watts never says the word "love". His complete absence of this emotional descriptor when speaking about Shanann, Celeste, or Bella is alarming. Ironically, the male journalist spoke of Watts' love for his family twice in this interview.

His dramatic over-use of the word, "like" is a signal of Watts' anxiety and is a tic-type verbal analog behavior.

You may have noticed that Chris Watts spoke about himself and what he wanted - but he didn't speak about the feelings of his wife or children. A person with little or no empathy defaults to himself in both language and deed.

Early in the video, beginning at 2:17, Watts says, "Yeah, 'cause like, Bella was going to start kindergarten, next, next Monday." His use of the past tense, "was going to start", rather than, "is going to start" is ominous and suggests that he knows Bella is dead.

When he says, "I was blowing through stop lights" (2:10), this is an example of a machismo descriptor at an unusual time. His smiling and vocal tonality during this sentence are consistent with what would have been a much less important event. Change a few words, and it's almost as if he is describing himself in a football game. His depiction also betrays his bias toward hyper-physical acts.

Another example of Watts' overt tendency toward physicality comes at 3:39 when Watts says, "I wanted to see th-, I wanted to see those kids run in, run in just, jut barrel rush me and just give me a hug and knock me on me on the ground ...". This physical-verbal hyperbole in this context is out of place.

Beginning at 4:16, Watts says, "Like, I'm not sure if they're safe somewhere - just huddled-up somewhere or [long pause] if they're in trouble...". The use of the phrase, "huddled-up somewhere"  is another very odd and out-of-context description. Yet another red flag.

Beginning at 3:25, Watts says, "Like this house is not the same. I mean, I, last night was traumatic. Last night was - I, I can't really stay in this house again, like, with nobody here...". While an innocent man would certainly feel lonely and miss his family, Watts most likely did not want to be in the house because that's where he murdered his wife and children. Being there is much too direct a reminder.

Describing his daughter Celeste as "rampage" and "she's always the troublemaker" and likening her to his wife's demeanor - while claiming Bella, "the calm, cautious, mothering type, and, she's more like me, she's more calm" is an attempt to distance himself from suspicion. This comparison seems to be a subconscious attempt to rationalize his behavior.

SUMMARY: During this interview, Chris Watts repeatedly smiles out of context and shows a lack of contextual emotional processing. He displays anxiety, fear, excessive adrenaline, deception signals, egocentricity, default towards physicality, a virility display, the need for protection and other beta emotional tones, an absence of love, and complete lack of empathy.

Chris Watts has reportedly already confessed to murdering his children - Bella and Celeste - as well as his pregnant wife, Shanann. Throughout this video, there are multiple nonverbal tells and statement analysis signals which, if he had not already confessed, would have (with red lights flashing and sirens blaring) pointed us toward his guilt.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4338: Donald Trump, Omarosa, and Wikileaks Emails

Body Language Analysis No. 4336: Alita: Battle Angel, Large Eyes, and Sexual Attraction

Body Language Analysis No. 4334: Ivanka Trump and the Pistol Steeple

Body Language Analysis No. 4332: Richard Nixon, Nikita Khrushchev, and The Kitchen Debate

Body Language Analysis No. 4330: Donald Trump, "No Puppet. No Puppet. You're the Puppet"

Body Language Analysis No. 4299: Bill Clinton confronted regarding Monica Lewinsky Affair

Body Language Analysis No. 4280: David Beckham, Princess Leia, and Embarrassment

Body Language Analysis No. 4193: Hope Hicks, Sexual Attraction, Armpits, and Elbows


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4338: Donald Trump, Omarosa, and Wikileaks Emails - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




On the same day Donald Trump called Omarosa, "... that Dog" in a Tweet, Ms. Manigault Newman revealed that then-candidate Trump was aware of the hacked emails before WikiLeaks publicly released them in July of 2016 during the Democratic National Convention.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of three crucial moments during an interview Ms. Manigault Newman gave on 14 August 2018 with Katie Tur.

KATIE TUR [continuing at 2:07, over-talking]: ... You say corruption, but do you mean coordination? Anything that Robert Mueller would be interested in whether Donald Trump was coordinating with Russia - 'r he knew about the emails during the campaign - that sort of thing?

OMAROSA MANIGAULT: I think that he should come clean with the American people. I think that he should be honest about what he did during the campaign AND - what he continues to do at the White House.

KATIE TUR: You were instructed, according to your book - to bring up the emails at every point you could at the end of the twen - twenty sixteen campaign?

OMAROSA MANIGAULT [over-talking]: That's, that's correct.

KATIE TUR [over-talking]: Hillary Clinton's emails?

OMAROSA MANIGAULT: Yes. That was our talker. We were to talk -

KATIE TUR [over-talking]: Did Donald Trump know about those emails before they came out?

OMAROSA MANIGAULT: Absolutely Ω

KATIE TUR: He knew about them.

OMAROSA MANIGAULT: Yes

KATIE TUR: He knew what was coming out before WikiLeaks released them

OMAROSA MANIGAULT [over-talking]: Yes §

KATIE TUR: You're saying Donald Trump had a back channel.

OMAROSA MANIGAULT: I didn't say that. You did. But I will say that -

KATIE TUR [over-talking]: How did you know [inaudible] this? 

OMAROSA MANIGAULT: - I am going to expose the corruption that went on in the campaign and in the White House (tight tongue jut, 2:56). I'm going to continue to blow the whistle on all of this.


During 2:42 (notated in the dialog by the Ω symbol), in her response to Katie Tur's question, "Did Donald Trump know about those emails before they came out?", Omarosa Manigault Newman exhibits a classic Contempt display just after she says, "Absolutely".


Four seconds later, during 2:46 (just after she says, "Yes", notated in the dialog by the § symbol), Ms. Manigault Newman exhibits a very telling combination of Contempt coupled with a Suppressed Smile.

The particular amalgam of:

• Contempt
• Suppressed Smile

... is indicative of Schadenfreude.

Schadenfreude is a German word describing "the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another." (Wikipedia)


During 2:56 (notated in the dialog by the symbol), just after she says, "I am going to expose the corruption that went on in the campaign and in the White House", Ms. Manigault Newman displays a Tight Tongue Jut.

A Tight Tongue Jut (not to be confused with a Loose Tongue Jut or a Wide Open Tongue Jut which have completely different meanings) indicates the thought emotions of:

• Disgust
• Disdain
• Repulsion

While the closing of one's eyelids is not a required component of a tight tongue jut, in this cluster scenario such a dynamic indicates an amplification of her emotions.


SUMMARY: Nonverbal Analysis of Omarosa Manigault Newman during this video interview indicates she believes that then-candidate Donald Trump had foreknowledge of hacked emails released by WikiLeaks. She is being truthful.

Moreover, Ms. Manigault Newman also feels disgust, disdain, repulsion, contempt, and schadenfreude towards President Trump.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4337: Donald Trump regarding Omarosa, "Lowlife. She's a lowlife"

Body Language Analysis No. 4335: Donald Trump Jr. Interview Six weeks after Trump Tower Meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 4333: Ivanka Trump's response to Robert Mueller and Trump Tower Meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 4331: Donald Trump Speech Two Days Prior To Trump Tower Meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 4319: Jim Jordan Fox Interview - regarding Allegations of Ignoring Complaints of Sexual Abuse at Ohio State - Part II

Body Language Analysis No. 4254: Tony Robbins, Nanine McCool, and the #MeToo Movement

Body Language Analysis No. 4198: Lupita Nyong'o, Black Panther, and Attention to Detail

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

Body Language Analysis No. 4130: Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King regarding Charlie Rose


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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4337: Donald Trump regarding Omarosa, "Lowlife. She's a lowlife" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)



On Saturday 11 August 2018, President Trump held a 'Bikers for Trump' rally at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. During this event, in response to a question by Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, Donald Trump called former White House aide Omarosa Manigault a "lowlife." What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of this exchange.


PRESIDENT TRUMP (beginning at 0:03): Does everybody like the press?

AUDIENCE: No! No!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Do you think the media is fair?

AUDIENCE: No! No! 

WOMAN IN AUDIENCE: Not!

MAN IN AUDIENCE: Not at all. 

MAN IN AUDIENCE: They suck!

MAN IN AUDIENCE: Tell the truth!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I better not go that that route. 

WOMAN IN AUDIENCE: [over-talking] Fire 'em!

MAGGIE HABERMAN: Mr. President -

PRESIDENT TRUMP: [over-talking] I better not go any further

MAGGIE HABERMAN: - do you feel betrayed by Omarosa, Sir?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: [to Maggie Haberman] Ah, [Trump nods up and down]

MAN IN AUDIENCE: [over-talking] Send 'em back out in the rain!

President Trump then pauses and says, [inaudible] to a man in the audience [spreading both arms outward and with his palms facing forward]

PRESIDENT TRUMP [turning back toward Maggie Haberman, speaking with the back side of his right hand, fingers extended up to mouth]: Lowlife. [drops hand, then nods up and down] She's a lowlife. 

WOMAN IN AUDIENCE: [over-talking] Send 'em back outside!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Okay, thank you everybody.

Beginning at 0:20, Ms. Haberman asks, Mr. President - do you feel betrayed by Omarosa, Sir? The President pauses as he says, "Ah", rotating his head to his left - he nods up-and-down - as he then turns toward a man in the audience. This nodding is an acknowledgement of his feelings of betrayal.

Mr. Trump then says something (inaudible on this recording) in response to the man's suggestion (who had just shouted, "Send 'em back out in the rain!"). The President spreads his arm outward (although primarily his forearms, with his upper arms remaining close to his torso) - both palms facing outward toward the man in the audience. This answer was a stalling maneuver. The President used these few extra seconds to think of what he deemed a clever response to Ms. Haberman's question.


Next, the President turns back to Ms. Haberman. He lifts his right hand up to his mouth with the fingers extended and says, "Lowlife".


He then lowers his arm, as he again nods up and down (a bit more subtly) and says, "She's a lowlife." Donald Trump is also exhibiting contempt in this instant.

The President's dynamic hand-to-mouth display in this context was a feigned act of insincere privacy. Of course, on occasion, during moments which aren't fully-private, secrets are softly spoken with one's hand acting as a sound barrier. And at other times this same gesture is used hyperbolically - in more of a comedy-sarcasm context. 

Although Ms. Haberman's question was posed to the President of the United States - in a public setting - and regarding a serious issue - the predominant emotion being expressed in this moment was one of sarcasm.


Contempt and disgust were close behind (seen here during 0:27).


Immediately after his response, during 0:31, the President turns away, tilts his head and neck downward, and briefly closes his eyes. His shoulders also slump.

SUMMARY: In this context, the dynamic gesture of bringing his hand up to his face during his answer, forming a pseudo-sound insulator, was a hyperbolic, theatrical, and sarcastic gesture. Donald Trump also felt contempt and disgust during this exchange. Yet, the President does indeed feel betrayed by Omarosa Manigault.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4336: Alita: Battle Angel, Large Eyes, and Sexual Attraction

Body Language Analysis No. 4334: Ivanka Trump and the Pistol Steeple

Body Language Analysis No. 4332: Richard Nixon, Nikita Khrushchev, and The Kitchen Debate

Body Language Analysis No. 4330: Donald Trump, "No Puppet. No Puppet. You're the Puppet"

Body Language Analysis No. 4328: Mike Pompeo Testifies to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Body Language Analysis No. 4282: When Public Displays of Affection are More Frequent than those in Private

Body Language Analysis No. 4274: Ariana Grande, Jimmy Fallon, and Recalling the Manchester Bombing 

Body Language Analysis No. 4030: Charlottesville, Empathy, and One Expression Donald Trump Should Have Displayed


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Body Language Analysis No. 4336: Alita: Battle Angel, Large Eyes, and Sexual Attraction - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)



Alita: Battle Angel is due to be released on 21 December 2018. It's a cyberpunk action film produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau. Robert Rodriguez is the director. The film is based on Yukito Kishiro's manga, Battle Angel Alita.


Most westerners confuse manga and anime. While these two storytelling media aren't synonymous, many of their characters share the similarity of large eyes. Alita is a cyborg heroine who's portrayed by Rosa Salazar via motion capture techniques. Modern special effects also allow these artists to enlarge Alita's eyes. These contrast dramatically with the other characters' normal-sized eyes.

It's no coincidence that, regardless of the culture, whether viewed by men or women - women with larger eyes are judged to be more attractive. However, research shows the same principle is not true when assessing the relative attractiveness of men.

Intriguingly, from person to person, there's really minimal variation in the actual size of eyes. While significantly nearsighted people have eyes which are a bit larger - and substantially farsighted people can have smaller eyes - when we say, "she's got big eyes", it's really just a mild variation in the shape of the facial bones and eye sockets, and the eyes are positioned slightly more forward. This makes them appear larger.


Highlighting the eyes with makeup can give the appearance of larger eyes. Such coloration will, naturally, also draw attention due to contrasting hues. In the right context (e.g., depending upon the other simultaneous/near-simultaneous nonverbal, verbal, and paralanguage signals), increasing eye contact is flirtatious and will dramatically enhance subjective attraction.

SUMMARY: Larger eyes in women are cross-culturally judged to be more sexually attractive. Some makeup techniques will artificially give the appearance of bigger eyes - and while there are certainly cultural, individual, and fashion variations - this is the primary reason why eye makeup has been used for centuries. Coupled with contextually increased eye contact, these characteristics will subjectively enhance sexual attraction and flirtatiousness.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4335: Donald Trump Jr. Interview Six weeks after Trump Tower Meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 4333: Ivanka Trump's response to Robert Mueller and Trump Tower Meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 4331: Donald Trump Speech Two Days Prior To Trump Tower Meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 4329: Donald Trump Jr.'s Trump Tower Meeting

Body Language Analysis No. 4323: Trump Putin Helsinki Summit Press Conference

Body Language Analysis No. 4316: Sarah Paulson, The Met Gala, and Madonna

Body Language Analysis No. 4307: Jeff Sessions cites Bible Passage to Justify Separating Children From Parents

Body Language Analysis No. 4283: Unidentified Man with Qatari Ahmed Al-Rumaihi in Trump Tower Elevator on 12 December 2016

Body Language Analysis No. 3937: Mr. Lavrov Goes To Washington - “Was he fired? You’re kidding!” - Sergey Lavrov, Rex Tillerson, and James Comey


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