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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".
4/ Note Ms. Bozarjian's immediate reaction of:

• Jaw moderately opening [not wide] with
• No teeth visible
• Jaw retracted [pulled backward]
• Upper lip moderately flared outward
5/ This reaction is cluster-combination typical of Emotional Processing — often colloquially referred to as 'Shock' [Emotional Shock].
6/ Her nonverbal dynamic is a signal that while the intellect/logical brain knows what has just transpired, the emotional brain is still trying to process the events (i.e., "I can't believe that just happened", "I can't believe what I just saw", etc.).
7/ If her emotion had been that of surprise, her eyes [eyelids] would have opened very wide [seeing the 'whites' of her eyes greatly exposed] and her mouth would also have been opened much wider — more specifically, in a vertically-oriented oval shape.
8/ These somewhat similar emotions [Emotional Processing/Shock vs. Surprise] are related but not identical.
9/ Surprise is rapidly supplanted [typically within 1-2 seconds] by a second emotion [i.e., fear, anger, happiness, etc.] whereas emotional processing/shock can linger much longer — sometimes years.
10/ SUMMARY: The man who assaulted Ms. Alex Bozarjian had a facial expression indicated that he used, what for him was, significant force when he struck her.

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11/ Ms. Bozarjian's response was classic for [Emotional] Shock — signifying her psyche's attempt to Emotionally Process a sudden and significant event.

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12/ An event that was so contextually out-of-context, that despite the senses telling her it, in fact, did occur, a portion of her mind had difficulty believing it.

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