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1 of 16/  Body Language Analysis No. 4688: Ron DeSantis and Casey DeSantis met with the Japanese Prime Minister —
Ron's Low Confidence and Casey's Dominance #NonverbalCommunication #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage Image
2 of 16/  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis met with Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida on 24 April 2023 in Tokyo. His wife, Casey DeSantis accompanied him. The above image shows the couple just after they had walked through a doorway and in view of some Press.
3 of 16/  Note that the couple were holding hands — and Casey DeSantis' hand is in front. Image
4 of 16/  In about 96% of the time, when male-female couples are holding hands, the man's hand is positioned front. There are several reasons for this gendered behavioral asymmetry.
5 of 16/  Male shoulders are typically rotated slightly inward while female shoulders are usually rotated slightly outward. These anatomical tendencies lend themselves, fairly strongly, for the man's hand to usually be placed in front.
6 of 16/  So when we see a male-female couple holding hands with the woman's hand in front we know there's a strong behavioral override factor present — a behavior that outweighs the anatomic tendency for just the opposite.
7 of 16/  If we look a second or two prior, we can see that Casey DeSantis initiated this hand-holding. Image
8 of 16/  Some men will view themselves as being a protector — thus putting themselves/their hands in front.
9 of 16/  Some men will view themself as the dominant person in the relationship — and placing a hand or any body part in front of or on top of their partner is classic dominance behavior.
10 of 16/  Overlapping with dominance are the motives of controlling and subordinating others. A hand on top is a method of direct control and subjugation of others (The euphemism, "Gaining an upper hand" is not simply a metaphor).
11 of 16/  It's crucial to point out that simply because a man's hand is held in front, it does not automatically indicate that he's the dominant person in the relationship or that he's a "control freak".
12 of 16/  Moreover, hand holding can be (and usually is) an affection display. And affection is one of the deepest human needs.
13 of 16/  However, because of the anatomical bias for a man's hand to be in front, when we see the woman's hand consistently in front, we can, with high confidence, know that she is the dominant of the two (which, of course, is independent of affection).
14 of 16/  It's also important to point out that Casey DeSantis' hand is not always in front when the couple are holding hands. But lately, since Ron DeSantis' favorability rating has been slipping, this pattern has predominated.
15 of 16/  SUMMARY: Casey DeSantis' hand-holding in front (particularly since she initiated the hand holding) is, with very high probability, an indication of her dominance as well as Ron DeSantis' lowering confidence and increasing emotional discomfort as his poll numbers fall.
16 of 16/I'm starting something new — group Zoom sessions teaching Body Language/Nonverbal Communication. We'll be meeting the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month (90 minutes/session for 1 year, 36 hours total). All those interested, please email me at Jack@BodyLanguageSuccess.com


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Apr 30
1 of 39/  Body Language Analysis No. 4689: Ron DeSantis' Faux Pas and Head Wobbles in Japan  —  #NonverbalCommunication #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage — 
2 of 39/ What follows is a paralanguage, body language, and statement analysis of a portion (0:43-0:52) of the above video of Ron DeSantis' response to a crucial question asked to him recently in Japan.
3 of 39/ After meeting with Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida on 24 April 2023 in Tokyo, Ron DeSantis was asked, "Governor, polls show you falling behind ah, T, Trump. Any thoughts on that?
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Apr 21
1 of 34/  Body Language Analysis No. 4685: Vladimir Putin meets with Chinese Defense Minister, Li Shangfu  — #Nonverbal and #EmotionalIntelligence (PHOTO)  #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage Image
2 of 34/ Vladimir Putin met with Chinese Defense Minister, Li Shangu in Moscow this past weekend. Li is China's Minister of National Defense. New to the office, it was Li's first trip to another country in this role.
3 of 34/ The above image of the meeting between Puin and Li was released by the Kremlin (Photo credit: Pavel Bednyakov). Putin's body language screams in this moment.
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Apr 6
1 of 26/  Body Language Analysis No. 4683: Donald Trump's First Arraignment, Part II — Entering the Courtroom — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS) #BodyLanguageExpert #DonaldTrump #BodyLanguage #TrumpArraignment #TrumpArrest

2 of 26/  Yesterday, Donald Trump was arrested and arraigned in Manhattan. He pleaded "not guilty" to all 34 Felony charges. What follows is a body language analysis of Trump just prior to his entrance into the courtroom.
3 of 26/  This is the first view of Trump's face in an outer hallway, just prior to walking through a door — passing into an inner hallway in the Courtroom (0:08). Image
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Apr 5
1 of 24/  Body Language Analysis No. 4682: Donald Trump arraignment — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS) #BodyLanguageExpert
#DonaldTrump #TrumpArraignment
2 of 24/  Today, Donald Trump, former President of the United States, was arrested and arraigned in Manhattan. There were no video cameras allowed inside the courtroom. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of one of the published images.
3 of 24/  Trump pleaded not guilty to all 34 felony counts against him for falsifying business records.
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Apr 4
1 of 39/  Body Language Analysis No. 4681: Ron DeSantis and Disney — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS) #BodyLanguageExpert
2 of 39/  On Thursday 30 March 2023, Ron DeSantis made an appearance in Smyrna, Georgia. Like many politicians, this is touted as a 'book tour' but it's an obvious, thinly-disguised campaign event ahead of his announcement for a presidential bid.
3 of 39/  What follows is a highlight of some crucial Body Language, Paralanguage, and Statement analyses of Ron DeSantis during this appearance.
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Mar 29
1 of 35/ Body Language Analysis No. 4680: TikTok CEO, Shou Chew's testimony before Congress — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
2 of 35/ On 24 March 2023, TikTok's CEO, Shou Chew testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. A portion of that testimony is included in the above video (0:30 through 1:29 & 1:50 through 2:36).
3 of 35/ What follows is a Body Language, paralanguage, and statement analysis of a portion of this segment.
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