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1/ THREAD: Trump displays what is known as a Lip Curl (both his upper and lower lips are flaring out) as he says, "and I was just tested also, so". A lip curl signals hubris, braggadocio, and/or feigned bravado.

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #Coronavirus #COVID19
2/ In addition, Trump is also suppressing a smile. Why is he smiling at all in the midst of a Pandemic? This behavior is profoundly out of context. A suppressed smile is always a monumental red flag. Moreover, his central forehead is also simultaneously elevated. #BodyLanguage
3/ Everyone occasionally displays an elevated central forehead contraction together with a smile or partially suppressed smile. This cluster signals either arrogance, contempt, and/or smug incredulity. However ...

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #Coronavirus #COVID19
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Imagine hiring a sociopath
Imagine working for a sociopath
Imagine dating a sociopath
Imagine marrying a sociopath
Imagine having children w/ a sociopath
Imagine voting for sociopaths
Can you spot them?
Did you spot them?
#EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #VettingForSociopaths
Addendum:

1/ Here's the Rub: to note similar times when someone who you like and trust - exhibits similar nonverbal behavior (e.g., in everyday scenarios) - If we fall victim to confirmation bias ...
2/ ... would most people then be able to see this behavior if we like the person to begin with? A lie? The insincerity? Manipulation? The Answer: Most of the time we would NOT be able to spot it. Body Language skills are tools of objectivity...
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2/ Recently, Senator Kamala Harris was asked, "Will you be the first vice president?" (Presumably, the question immediately prior to this moment was, "Will you be the first woman President?" — or something similar).
3/ Senator Harris then displays a behind the ear hair adjustment.
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4428-T: Donald Trump & Nancy Pelosi shaking hands (PHOTO) • #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #DonaldTrump #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #NancyPelosi #Narcissist #PhysicalAbuse #ImpulseControlDisorder #Objectification #Misogyny
2/ The above image was taken on 20 January 2017 — at Donald Trump's inauguration.
3/ Note the manner in which Donald Trump is shaking Nancy Pelosi's hand:

• Pulling her hand dramatically toward his torso (probably touching his chest/jacket)
• Bending her wrist at a sharp angle (even if you're an 18-year-old athlete, can be painful, esp. if it's sudden)
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4027-T: Donald Trump Mispronounces his own name — with a Secondary Shoulder Tic (VIDEO, PHOTOS) • #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #DonaldTrump #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #CoronaVirus #ShoulderTic
2/ During the 0:15 - 0:16 of this video, Donald Trump stutters, mispronouncing his own last name. A split second afterward, he quickly retracts his right shoulder.
3/ He then gestures with both arms moderately widespread, with his palms forward. Simultaneously, his central forehead contracts upward along with a reactionary (psychological protective) blink.
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4026-T: Bill Barr's interview regarding changes in Roger Stone's Sentencing Recommendations (VIDEO, PHOTOS) • #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #BillBarr #DonaldTrump #RogerStone #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence
2/ On 13 February 2020, Bill Barr gave an interview with Pierre Thomas of ABC News. What follows is a partial nonverbal and statement analysis of that exchange.
3/ Beginning at 0:45, Mr. Thomas says, "Did you talk to the President at all about th- your decision regarding your recommendations?"

Barr answers, "Never."
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4025-T: Donald Trump, Hope Hicks, and Affection (PHOTOS) • #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #HopeHicks #DonaldTrump #Kiss #Kissing #Affection #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence
2/ Body Language Fact: Kissing with one's eyes closed is a strong signal of heightened affection.
3/ 90% of a healthy person's sensory input is visual. Thus the remaining 10% must be "shared" by the other four senses - touch, taste, hearing, and smell. In addition — 40% of the mass of the human brain is fully dedicated to vision.
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4025-T: Alan Dershowitz, Donald Trump's Impeachment Trial, and Novice Nonverbal Behavior (PHOTO) • #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #AlanDershowitz #Nonverbal #ImpeachmentTrials
2/ During a good portion of his attempt at a legal defense of Donald Trump, Alan Dershowitz held his hands in a Steeple configuration.
3/ To be even more specific, this Steeple variation was also both a:

A. Conventional Steeple (in distinction to other steepling gestures, i.e., a Basketball Steeple, a one-handed steeple, a pistol steeple, etc.),
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4024-T: Chief Justice Roberts reacts to his reading of Senator Warren's question (VIDEO, PHOTOS) • #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #ElizabethWarren #JohnRoberts #Nonverbal
2/ Chief Justice John Roberts had a pronounced nonverbal reaction after he read aloud Senator Elizabeth Warren's question. What follows is an analysis of that moment.
3/ Beginning at 0:31, Chief Justice Roberts says, "The question from Senator Warren is for the House Managers, 'At a time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government, does the fact that the Chief Justice is presiding over an impeachment Trial in which ...'
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4421: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Alfred E. Smith Dinner — #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #DonaldTrump #HillaryClinton #Laughing #Laughter #Sincerity #Beta #FigLeaf #LowConfidence #Protection
2/ This image of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has been circulating recently on Twitter. It's from The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on 20 October 2016.
3/ Hillary can clearly be seen to be laughing — but is her laughing sincere? The answer is an absolute, "Yes".

Note her eyelids are closed.
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2/ The Turing test was a thought-experiment put forth by Alan Turing in 1950. He theorized, that in the future, machines/robots would one day have the ability to pass as a human by exhibiting behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human.
3/ A person who is a poor actor, poor liar, or who lacks confidence in their role, can often give the impression that they're a robot.
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4419: Donald Trump in the midst of a feigned prayer — #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #Deception #BodyLanguageExpert #Prayer #Fake #Feigned #Lying
2/ This image was captured on Sunday 6 November 2016, just two days before the Presidential Election. Pastor Joshua Nink is praying for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at the First Christian Church in Iowa.
3/ Note Trump's facial expression, particularly his mouth. Although his eyes are closed (as often is the case during prayer) his lips are configured in what is known as a Forward Lip Purse ...
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4418: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the 'Bro Hug' — #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Giannis #LeBron #LeBronJames #BroHug #Hug
2/ On Thursday night, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the LA Lakers, 111-104. Giannis Antetokounmpo outscored LeBron James, 34 to 21.
3/ Many have said this game represented a passing/changing of the guard moment between a current/declining superstar and an upcoming/crescendoing superstar.
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4417: Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate — Mayor Pete's Nonverbal response to Senator Klobuchar's Defense • #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #DemocraticDebate #Debate
2/ Earlier tonight, during the Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate, Senator Amy Klobuchar defended herself, Senator Warren, Senator Sanders, and Vice President Biden against previous criticism by Mayor Pete.
3/ Before Mayor Pete could respond verbally, his immediate nonverbal response was a classic example of a rapid series of Body Language displays — a nonverbal sentence known as a Cluster.
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4416: Joe Borrow wins the Heisman — #Nonverbal #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Heisman #HeismanTrophy #JoeBurrow #JalenHurts #JustinFields #ChaseYoung
2/ Earlier tonight the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner was named. To the surprise of few. Joe Burrow won college football's highest individual award.
3/ The image above shows the top four candidates about 12 seconds prior to the announcement. Left to right in the above image are Joe Borrow, Justin Fields, Jalen Hurts, and Chase Young.
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4415: Why Does Donald Trump Point So Often? • #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #DonaldTrump #Pointing
2/ Does it raise a flag in your awareness when a person - who doesn't know you very well - uses words such as: "We", "Our", "Us", "Let's", etc.? It should. It absolutely should.
3/ This fits into a type of behavior known as "Forced Teaming" (de Becker) and it's a common technique used by manipulative individuals.
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4414: Alex Bozarjian, news reporter slapped by runner on live TV: "He took my power" — #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #AlexBozarjian #Shock #Assault #ThreatAssessment #MeToo
2/ From a body language perspective, the perpetrator's jaw can be seen to be projecting forward [Jaw Jut]. In addition, his lips are pulled inward, between the teeth [Inward Lip Roll].
3/ This facial expression combination [cluster] is indicative of an adrenaline surge and consistent with Ms. Bozarjian's recounting of "it was a heavy impact" and "he hit me hard".
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4413: Mike Pompeo and Sergey Lavrov meet in Washington DC —#Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #DonaldTrump #SergeyLavrov #MikePompeo #Alpha #Beta
2/ Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met today (10 December 2019) at the State Department in Washington DC. After their meeting, they held a joint press conference. Later in the day, Lavrov met with President Trump in the Oval Office.
3/ This image represents Pompeo's body language for about 10% of the total time of their joint presser.
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1/ THREAD: #SteveCastor displaying an R2E2 (Rationalization Rapport Empathy Expression) while he's being asked about #DonaldTrump asking Pres. #Zelensky into investigating Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.

#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #ImpeachmentHearing #Impeachment
2/ The Rationalization Rapport Empathy Expression is a common nonverbal signal which varies in duration (e.g., very briefly, such as a microexpression or near-microexpression) - but it may also manifest via longer-duration facial displays.

#ImpeachmentHearing #BodyLanguageExpert
3/ Most body language novices will mistake this the R2E2 with the thought-emotion signal of disgust - yet these have two completely different meanings.

#ImpeachmentHearings #BodyLanguageExpert
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4412: Queen Elizabeth, Donald Trump, Prince Charles & A Tale of Two Fingers — #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #QueenElizabeth #DonaldTrump #PrinceCharles #MiddleFinger #Pointing
2/ While meeting in London with other NATO Country leaders, Donald Trump and Melania met Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of crucial portions of their greeting.
3/ In this first image (above), as Donald Trump turns the corner, he holds his mouth open for an extended time in a moment of feigned surprise-happiness. This is a common and insincere expression given upon greeting.
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1/ THREAD: Body Langauge Analysis No. 4411: George Papadopoulos' campaign Ad photo — #Nonverbal and #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #GeorgePapadopoulos
2/ The above image is from George Papadopoulos' post yesterday.

His facial expression is an amalgam of:

A. Disgust
B. Contempt
C. Arrogance
3/ In this context, his folded arms not only Amplify his feelings of Disgust, Contempt, and Arrogance — but also, project the beta emotional combination of:

D. Anxiety
E. Impatience
F. Close-mindedness
G. Insecurity/low-confidence
H. Need for protection
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1/ THREAD: The following Thought Experiment/Logic Tree regarding a profound National Security Risk first occurred to me about eighteen months ago.

#ThreatAssesment #DonaldTrump #NationalSecurity #BodyLanguage #RiskAnalysis #BehaviorAnalysis
2/ At that time, I thought it was possible, although unlikely. However, events have unfolded which, from a Risk Analysis perspective, have shifted it to a probable/highly probable future.
3/ To be clear, I’m not an attorney nor do I have any expertise in constitutional law, international law, or military law. I am an expert in behavioral analysis and predicting behavior — and this permutation is an exercise in predicting Donald Trump’s behavior.
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1/ THREAD: #DavidHolmes is displaying one example of what is known as a Partial Emblematic Slip. In short, this is a subconscious/edge-of-consciousnesses behavior where he is giving the middle finger to Rep. #JimJordan during particularly aggressive questioning.

#BodyLanguage
2/ It's called 'Partial' because it's a nonverbal which is not being held in its typical, elevated, very deliberate, hand-and-finger on full display — usually in front of and on a level with the user's chest, neck, or face.

#ImpeachmentHearings #ImpeachmentInquiry #BodyLanguage
3/ Holmes's psyche camouflages his maneuver by maintaining his forefinger (index finger) only partially extended (mostly flexed).

#ImpeachmentHearings #ImpeachmentInquiry #BodyLanguage
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1/ THREAD: Rep. Will Hurd listening to Amb. #GordonSondland's testimony this morning. Holding a hand over one's mouth in this manner is an indication of emotional processing.

#WillHurd #ImpeachmentHearings #ImpeachmentInquiry
#Impeachment
2/ It's a #BodyLanguage signal that, although the intellectual brain may know the 'facts', the emotional mind is still trying to get a grasp on a sudden unfolding of events.
3/ Recall this nearly identical image of Secretary Clinton in the White House Situation Room during the raid on/death of Osama Bin Laden.
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