Obama and Putin’s Body Language Says They Detest One Another
September 11, 2013

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While President Obama may know a thing or two about politics, he knows very little about body language. In a recent speech he said that there was  a lot of talk about body language of the two leaders  when they met and warned the public not to read much into it because he said that Putin just has a slouching posture.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Putin is not a sloucher. In fact his posture is usually erect and reflects extreme self confidence.

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You consistently see his erect and straight posture when he speaks to world leaders.

ImageHere we see is non slouching erect posture with Secretary of State John Kerry.

ImageHere we see his erect posture with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

ImageHere we see Putin’s non slouching erect posture with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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But when Putin is near Obama his raised shoulders and fist like hand gesture indicates that he is angry at Obama and clearly doesn’t like him as he can’t even bear to look at him. He leans his body away from Obama as you can see and looks down as to avoid Obama entirely.

Likewise Obama looks angry. In fact we have rarely if ever seen Obama with such a facial expression reflecting disdain. His hand is on his knee for self comfort and his facial expression speaks volumes.  He puts his hand on  his chin as he appears to be pondering what to do. There is tension in his face and cheek area indicating  anger  and the downward turn of his mouth shows unhappiness.  Obama is clearly not happy having to be in the presence of Putin.

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Here we see where they have an identical hand pose as those they are holding on to themselves and restraining themselves from all the anger and disdain  they have towards one another. Putin cannot even establish eye contact with Obama  as he looks away while Obama looks at him with a skeptical facial expression.

There is clearly no love lost between these two leaders.There is mutual anger and mutual disdain for one another body language wise and facial language wise no matter what pleasant words they use about one another.

North Korean leader Kim Jung Un Body Language Shows Fear in Midst of Threats As He Is Controlled By Father’s Old Guard
April 1, 2013

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While Kim Jung Un is trying to come across as a world tyrant threatening to annihilate the world with a nuclear attack, it is clear from his body language that the young man is deathly afraid. As an educated man he clearly knows the outcome of such an attack on his country and deep down, I wonder if  it is him behind  all of the sabre rattling or his father’s old guards.

After looking at photos of him with his guard of officers from his father’s regime, one cannot stop to wonder if he is a mere puppet of his own government and being controlled by four  specific military officers who never leave his side.

In the photo above the to men to the right and left of him seem to have a strong hold on him even physically. Look how the man on the immediate right had both hand’s interlocking Kim Jung Un’s hand.

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In this photo he is to the right of Kim Jung Un. Note his extremely erect and confident posture as compared to everyone else on the boat.

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Note how the leader is the only one smiling as he is propped up by  older gentlemen who were clearly a part of his fathers regime.  This is the third photo where you can see him being physically handled or manipulated by others in his camp.

Go back and look at the initial photo in this blog. The man in the light colored jacket to Kim Jung Un’s far left. surfaces again.

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Here  he is leaning into Kim Jung Un shoulder to shoulder. It is very unusual for and leader’s underlings to be that physically close to a leader unless they are trying to control and manipulate them.  And look who is lurking in the background making sure things move smoothly. It looks like the man in photo 3 who is at Kim Jung Un’s far left.

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These minders even show up when Kim Jung Un is having a good time like hanging out with  for Chicago Bulls basketball player Dennis Rodman. Look at the third row. There is a man sitting next to a woman. That  heavy lidded man is the same man in photo 1 to Kim Jung Un’s far right. .

The “leader” seems very relaxed facially as we see him with Dennis Rodman. He also likes Dennis a lot as he leans into him.

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He hugs Dennis with both hands and smiles as he lets his emotional curtain down. It is quite a contrast to his body language around his minders, at least facially.

This leads me to question whether Kim Jung Un is a mere puppet for his father’s regime. While his father Kim Jun Il certainly knew how to push the envelope on the world stage. He also knew when to back off. He was clearly in control as was his father who previously ran the country. But now there seems to be more aggression and more hostility. Is this coming from Kim Jung Un or the military men around him who are clearly controlling his every move based on thee body language observations.

So these old men may look at it as their turn to take charge now that Kim Jung Il is dead. Are they doing it though Kim Jun Il’s inexperienced and frightened son?

To make sure this is the case Dennis Rodman may come in handy . Since Rodman’s visit with the leader, he spoke to the press and told the press how much he liked Kim Jung Un and how he would consider him a friend.

Perhaps Dennis can visit  his friend again and this time observe what is really going on behind the scenes and report it to diplomats. Perhaps he can even  reciprocate and invite the leader to the US to see a basketball game. But most likely his handlers would nix the idea. if they do, this will be a great insight as to who is  really in charge.

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With  all  the  rhetoric of war and attacks surfacing, seeing the same serious faced uniformed men around this 29 year old makes one wonder whether he is really in control or whether he is merely a puppet being manipulated by the old guard. Perhaps his own life is in jeopardy as well.Perhaps he knows what will happen to him if he doesn’t do as they wish.

Kim Jung Un apparently grew up in Switzerland and  is highly educated. He very well knows that war could be the end of him and his country despite the bravado and comical   propaganda tapes against the West which have recently surfaced. These tapes show a lot of soldiers marching and bombs going off as they tell how they are going to annihilate the West and South Korea. The tapes also show how poor America is with it’s inhabitants having nothing to eat but snow. Because of his awareness of the outside world, there is no way Kim Jung Un could possibly believe this.

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He may be a prisoner in his own land with the real powers that be  most likely manipulating his every move. This makes things even more scary between North Korea and the world. These old men  from his father’s regime who are not worldly and  who have nothing to lose may think nothing of trying to blow up South Korea and other parts of the world.

 

Besides lots of prayer, Dennis Rodman may be the answer. In his interviews he mentioned that Kim Jung Un wanted President Obama to call him. But there is hesitation because things at this level need to go through proper diplomatic channels. I say, forget the formality and the proper protocol and rules.

I believe President  Obama needs to call him and invite him here and talk some sense into him. Kim Jung Il needs to be away from his minders. Perhaps world peace could be achieved on a basketball court  at the White House with Obama, Kim Jung Un, and Dennis Rodman playing on the same team.

Obama was NOT Being Rude or Disrespectful to Newly Elected Mexican President Nieto
November 29, 2012

 

 

I did a radio interview with Dan Cruz on Clear Channel radio who was concerned about the allegations by the press that Obama was rude to newly elected President of Mexico  Edgar Pena Nieto when he recently visited the White House.

I assured Mr. Cruz that this was NOT the case. President Obama was NOT being rude to the new President of Mexico. In fact Obama actually appeared to like President Nieto as indicated by Obama’s body language.

It shows that there are too many armature body language experts out there and over zealous journalists looking for a story and trying to make a mountain out of a molehill as they misinterpret body language and communication signals.

While it is true that Obama didn’t initially look directly at Neito when he spoke to him at the press conference, it did not mean that he didn’t like Nieto. The fact that Obama’s legs and toes were pointed in Neito’s direction showed that he did indeed like the newly elected President of Mexico.

His not looking at Nieto while speaking could have been attributed to the fact that he was looking and speaking directly to the translator as you can see in the photo above.


 When Obama spoke you could see that he appeared to be absolutely exhausted based on his facial appearance and body demeanor. The fact that he was slunched over and  reported to be “too casual”  in his meeting with Nieto by critics may be explained as mere exhaustion as you can see int he photo above.

There were several occasions where Obama looked down and appeared to be ready for a nap rather than a meeting. And who can blame him after a grueling Presidential race that was neck and neck. 

AS Obama listened to what he said in English translated back into Spanish  by the interpreter it appeared that he had his mind elsewhere as you can see int his photo. While he does not face President Neito directly at this point , you can see how his crossed leg does point in Nieto;s direction. Neito not he other hand is listing intently to the translation.

But when Nieto speaks it is  different story. Obama has direct eye contact with him and listens intently. Obama is   also often seen nodding his head in agreement when Neito speaks. Obama’s body is turned towards Nieto as though he is open and receptive to him.

So once again, it goes to show you that you can’t always believe what you read or what you see for that matter unless you understand the nuances of body language analysis.If you can’t to lean the nuances I suggest you get my latest book on amazon called  The Body Language Advantage which gives away all my body language reading secrets.


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Broken Relationships, Mean Girls,Toxic People Fallout From Presidential Campaign Need Healing
November 6, 2012

The Presidential Election is finally over and President Barack Obama has been elected to a second term.  Even though I did an inordinate amount of press for it from numerous Associated Press interviews to appearing on  CNBC, to the Daily Show, Good Day LA, Geraldo, Mancow and countless radio shows across the country concerning the body language of the debaters and wrote extensive blogs on the candidates as well, I too share the sentiments of the precious little girl who went viral on youtube who was crying .

She was crying because  she was sick of  “Bronco Bama and Mitt Rom men nee. “No doubt she was sick of the hatred and ugliness she was hearing  on TV or on the radio, or perhaps from her  from her parents  and others when discussing their candidate.

While I honor that everyone has their own political views, I can assure you that  my intention  during my national interviews and in my blogs were  to never be political.I am not a political person or a political analyst. I just report what I observe from a body language standpoint. That is the truth coming from my own mouth. So when people have commented that I am partisan they are wrong as I support no party and have no agenda.

Even though I repeatedly stated this, several  refused to accept that and  subsequently spewed forth their own political beliefs via their  comments. Many went on a diatribe and leveled personal attacks which were uncalled for.

What was most shocking to me was that the ones who made the most TOXIC comments  and leveled the most vitriol were acquaintances whom I barely knew who  came out of  the woodwork.  One  such commenter was so hateful and vitriolic that my fans on my facebook page turned against her in my defense.  Apparently this  woman turned out to  be someone whom I hadn’t spoken to since I was 8 years old in the 3rd grade and whom I  only remembered  as a frizzy haired child with a strange looking  mole on her face who liked to color.

While  she was certainly free to express her opinions, when she decided  to make personal attacks  on me , especially  after I  repeatedly told  this obviously not very bright woman based on the  illogical thought patterns she expressed  and her refusal to accept that my site was not a political site.  She continued to make  personal attacks  until I told her that she was no longer welcome and blocked her from Facebook.

Next, a highly Toxic woman whom I  barely knew or  spoke to in high school but  whom I met decades later as a result of my high school reunion,  took  it  upon herself to defend  the  now grown up frizzy haired girl who was in my  3rd grade class .These two  were obviously friends who shared the same political beliefs. When I tried to once again reassure the Toxic  woman whom I was reaquainted with as a result of my high school reunion that my blogs and television and radio appearances were my observations about the candidate’s body language , she too  began to unload personal attacks until I blocked her from my Facebook account as well.

She even went to far as telling me that she, and the now grown up frizzy haired girl with whom I hadn’t spoken to since 3rd  grade, as well as a third woman- a former high school jock, (whom I  hadn’t spoken to since high school) all discussed me and came ot the conclusion that  thought that “all my fame went to my head”  and that I have turned into  a  vapid “talking head” on television.   With comments like that , it is obvious  this  Mean Girl is still mentally stuck in high school mode.

But what she intended  as  a mean cut was a actually a compliment  to me  as I am indeed  officially on the  media list as  a talking head and I  must say that I am proud of it. I should also share with you that this  Toxic woman  who made this comment  is the same woman who contacted me and  hit me up for advice about doing a television show  as she wanted to appear on camera.

Finally, a fourth woman with whom I had not spoken to since 7th grade gym class whom I only remember as having an unusually  deep hoarse voice  for  a 12 year old and who had  a very bad complexion at the time,  spewed forth her  own vitriol and made personal attacks as she chastised me for briefly  mentioning the above incident in a previous blog.

As I saw it, four  ugly  “Mean Girls’ – one from grade school,  one from junior high school, and  the  two  from high school, now  grew up and clearly  became  ugly  “Mean Women” in my view.

I certainly  am not the only one who has experienced this type of  Toxicity. There are a lot of people who turned into “Mean Women” and “Mean Men”  who   personally  attacked others they knew,  simply because they thought differently. There was no more “agreeing to disagree”  and still  maintaining  a sense of respect and dignity towards one another.

The vitriol was not only spewed  towards  remote insignificant acquaintances from the past as in my case, but  rather  with long time friends, work colleagues,  family members, and even spouses.

 

Many  saw other’s choices for a candidate as a reflection of their beliefs and personal issues. Tom, an Obama loving  gay man refused to ever speak to his  Romney supporting brother  Mike, (who  by the way was the only one  in his family who supported Tom  when he came out as being gay).  Tom said he could never look at anyone, including his own brother  who didn’t  support gay marriage like Obama did.

Another man, Ed  who was in ill health and supported Obama because of his Obamacare,  looked at his Romney supporting former best friend as a traitor who didn’t care about his friend’s heath.They haven’t spoken in months and  both never plan to speak again.

And  Jane, woman who  once had a daughter out of wedlock who’s daughter  grew up to become an attorney , will never speak to Lisa,  the Obama supporting  Godmother to her  lawyer daughter,  because Jane  is understandably,  vehemently opposed to abortion.

So when I was listened to a show on  NPR  (KPPC affiliate) discussing how once close  relationships have been destroyed over this election I listened carefully.The show told how families became divided over this election, refusing to speak to one another. One father kicked his son out of the house for not voting for Romney. One man who was interviewed on the show said that while his brother in law can come over he cannot partake and eat his barbecued cooking.

The NPR Affiliate in LA  also had another  show  about how Facebook friends  unfriended  one another due to political beliefs . They even   did a poll on it  where they found that people were indeed unfriended  others due to their political views and vice versa.

As I listened to the radio show detailing how specific relationships were so easily  tossed aside,  I thought that perhaps  these differences of opinions among so called friends may be an excuse to hang a hat on some true underlying negative feelings about the person.

Perhaps the man who wouldn’t  allow his brother in law to eat his barbecued  meat really never liked him in the first place. Perhaps the father who  kicked his  twenty something son out of the house, finally found an excuse to use  to stop his freeloading.

Maybe it was the tone of the debates  themselves which brought out people’s vitriol towards one another. How can we forget watching   the second debate where  the two candidates physically looked as though they were in a boxing ring as they circled one another in a threatening looking manner.

Perhaps it was the ugly campaign  ads  with personal attacks which added fuel to the fire  and  leaked  into our personal relationships with one another. Perhaps it was the last ditch efforts we all saw where PR scavengers like Gloria Alred  and Donald Trump were trying to dig up some nastiness and personal dirt  on the candidates, which turned out to be a dud in both cases.

Well now that the debates and campaigning  have ended, we need to heal.  We  not  only need to heal from the ugly words that infected our eyes and ears throughout this campaign.

We also  need to forgive and let go and make attempts to rekindle those once special relationships  we have  suddenly cast off.  Politics is not worth coming  between people who  once  loved and cared deeply  about one another . We need to so what we did before the election when our friends and relatives didn’t agree with us and that is to simply  “agree to disagree” and not ” throw the baby out with the bath water” or “cut off our nose to spite our face” as the expressions go.

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Obama Copies Romney’s Style From First Debate But Displays Visible Anger as Both CandidatesLook Like Boxers In The Ring
October 17, 2012

Perhaps the most shocking aspect of this Presidential debate was when the two men were on the podium literally circling one another and walking around one another as though they were in a boxing match. It was a tense moment and very uncomfortable to watch, especially for two grown men who were running for President.

Besides this unleashing of physical  tension and obvious anger, there was the bickering where one candidate called the other out and spoke of his policy while the the other defended himself.

Before the debate this was one of the  key rules- that no one will speak on behalf of the other. But that rule was quickly broken.  It was only when  one of the men quoted or misquoted the other, that tentions rose and that resulted in hostility both verbally and nonverbally.

Another rule which was broken, but not by the candidates was that there would be no split screen. I thought this was wrong as the public was entitles to see how the candidates acted when they were in listening mode. In fact I objected to the no split screen policy when I appeared on CNBC earlier in the day.

The broken split screen rule actually gave a few points to Obama as you could see that he was a good student.

He copied everything  Romeny did in the first debate with the exception of showing several signals of anger. It was as though Obama read all of my comments and suggestions in the Associated Press interviews I have been doing  on these debates and took heed.

First  of all, he looked directly at Romeny when Romney spoke even though he did leak out a scarastic laugh or two and purse his lips in anger and lunge forth from his seat on several occasions.

Secondly, at the beginning of the debate he enumerated points-  number one, number two and number three,  just like Romney did throughout his first  debate.

And finally he looked at Romeny with his chin up  with a slight smile and an open eyed look, just as Romeny looked at him during the first debate.

Obama came out on the stage with a swagger and self  confidence in his walk and demeanor as did Romney.

They both gave one another that  standard “Power Hug: where they grabbed one another’s arms as they shook hands. They were both calm as they said hello o=to  the audience and waved .

But as soon as they exhibited this  warm cordiality,  they quickly turned on one another body language wise .

It was interesting to observe the two men as they sat in their chairs in the identical pose with one knee up and the other on the ground as though they were mirror images of one another. But the one telling thing about their pose was that  they both leaned away from one another as though they are repulsed by one another.

Romeny was off to a shakier start  at the beginning as he didn’t look directly  at or  personally address  the  first young man who asked the first  question. Obama on the other hand, was more personable during the interchange with the young man and with other people who asked questions.

But that all changed during the debate  continued, as Romney became more personable and more passionate seemed to speak directly to those asking him questions.While it was more of Obama’s form to walk around and speak directly to the people. Romney became  more at ease with this form  as the debate continued.

In the middle of the debate one could easily see that  both candidates met their stride. They were extremely passionate and both showed inflection and a wide range of emotion when they spoke.

However, Obama showed uncharacteristic  signs of anger throughout the debate. It was as though someone coached him to let it all out for the first time in his career. Prior to this we have see Obama as unflappable-” cool as a cucumber” as he has often been described. But here was  a different  Obama who could be seen unleashing his anger as he tightened his jaw, and pointed his finger and scowled.

He even kept lunging out of his seat on numerous occasions as you can see here, which was uncharacteristic of his behavior  which we have seen in the past.It looked awkward.

Romeny showed anger as well, especially when Candy Crwoley did not allow him to make his points.

Candy Crowley  was by far the worst moderator from a number of points of view. Mainly, she showed consistent  favoritism to the President by not allowing Romney to make his point.  Even her tone of voice was different when she spoke to the President as opposed to speaking to Romney.

This  clearly frustrated Romney on several occasions as he awkwardly stood on the stage like an embarrassed school child in front of the mean school teacher.




At one point it looked like the two candidates were in a boxing ring as opposed to a Presidential  debating stage as they literally danced around one another, the verbal boxing continued soon after this exchange. Obama’s lip pursing verified his intense anger while Romeny could’t even look at him . They resembled two angry alpha lions circling one another before tearing into each other’s flesh.

THE WINNER IS…… THE LOSER IS……

From a body language point of view, they were both open with their gestures and with their thoughts and words. Their voices didn’t waiver. Their up and down inflection mirrored their passions.But Obama was clearly not used to inflicting his voice and it showed.

When speaking for Romeny who said repeatedly that he had a Five Point Plan to offer, Obama contentiously accused him of only having a One Point Plan, But as he said this the pitch of his voice went up. It was as though he knew he was marking up the wrong tree and his voice let him know it.. When Obama was angry it was not uncommon to hear the pitch of his voice go up like a school boy.

Whenever the two of them spoke about the other’s policies that is when they  both got into trouble and stimulated animosity and aggression in one another.

Obama was in this for the fight of his political life as he transformed from the wussy debater he appeared to be in the first debate into a scrappy fighter in this second debate.

But  wasn’t pleasant to watch. Whomever coached Obama, coached him wrong. Obama both  looked and sounded awkward as this was not the man whom we have come to know over the past four years. His behavior in last night’s debate was as though he was trying on a different personality and it didn’t work.

From a body language point of view  I believe that both candidates won becuase of their passion and communication delivery .

However, on the same breath I can also say that both candidates  also lost because of their unleashed anger and visible hostility which was uncomfortable to watch. It was undignified and Unpresidential on BOTH of their parts.

 

It was clear that these two candidates cannot stand one another . This photo speaks volumes. Even though they are supposed to be two adults shaking hands to express respect their body language with Romeny’s tense and phony smile , his turning  away from Obama and his literally giving Obama the cold shoulder says to all.

Feelings are certainly  mutual for Obama as you can see his tense pursed lips as he looks down and clenches his hand in a fist like position.

For  Presidential debate  number three we need to see two dignified gentleman expressing their own policies and  passionately speaking for themselves, not for one another. We do NOT need to see this awful spectacle anymore.

Romney’s Body Language, Voice, and Speech Pattern Outshine Obama In First Debate
October 4, 2012

NOTE TO READER 

Before you read this blog know that I am NOT a political commentator nor am I a political person. I am objective and just report only what I see from my viewpoint and expertise as a behavioral analyst and body language and communication expert.

So before you spew out your political views and make personal attacks towards me know that I am ONLY reporting this from a BODY LANGUAGE point of view and that I have NO political agenda.

                                             THE GREETING 

It was very interesting to watch both candidates greet one another as they both used the power gesture which let the other one know that they were the one in control. As they shook hands they mutually grabbed one another’s forearms as they both smiled and looked directly into one another’s eyes. They obviously  let the other know that they were equally powerful and  self confident as you can see int he photo above.

As they began the debate  Obama did not look directly into the camera as Romeny did. When someone looks directly at their audience there is  a greater connection. 

When both candidates made there final statements Obama only looked directly into the camera for a few seconds while Romney looked directly into the camera  on a continuous basis and spoke directly to his audience.

Obama displayed signals of anxiety as he spoke as he pursed his lips and licked his lips which may have indicated he had a bit of dry mouth during the debate. When he spoke for the second time during the first section of the debate he said “uh” or “eh” a total of 15 times which distracted from his fluency in delivering his message. This may also have been a reflection of his anxiety at the beginning of the debate.

Over all throughout the debate Romneny used wider, broader  gestures  that were more away from the body which reflected more of an openness

while Obama used more closed gestures closer to his body which reflected that he was more self contained in what he was saying.

Whenever Obama spoke on behalf of Romney and laid out Romney’s views, he was slammed by Romney, who vigorously defended himself. This was not a very wise  plan on Obama’s part. Each time he was slammed by Romney, Obama looked down and had a sheepish expression on his face complete with tight lips which were  pursed and a non genuine smile of what appeared to be a “smile of embarrassment”.

Most of he time when Romney spoke, Obama did not look at him. Instead he looked down and pursed his lips which indicated tension. Even though his lips were positioned into a smile, it was not a genuine smile but rather a smirk as his lips often swung to the side.

On the other hand, whenever Obama spoke, Romney calmly looked directly at him and did not make any  extraneous negative facial movements.  

Romeny had a lot of passion in his voice and a lot of emotion as he spoke. He used a lot of varied inflection to express his points, whereas Obama did not do so.

When confronted by Romney you can see Obama look down and there is muscle tension at the side of his jaw which on several occasions was seen pulsating. This indicated  suppressed anger on Obama’s part. You can see this lower jaw tension in the photo above.

As Romney spoke, Obama not only did not look at him, he leaked out signals of anger as seen above as he pursed his lips several  times , where there is considerable muscle tension around his obicularis oris muscles around his lips.

While Romney  didn’t follow the rules of the debate and overpowered the moderator by  insisting  he  define and defend  his position when he believed he was allegedly misquoted by Obama,it did display a quality  of leadership, taking charge, and a no nonsense approach.  He also consistently enumerated  his points as #1, #2, #3, etc. which made it easier for the viewer to follow what he was trying to say.

Obama followed suit but only did this one time in the later part of the debate and only enumerated on a point 1 and point 2.

Feet can tell you a great deal about a person’s state of mind. When we look at Obamas’ feet at the podium we see that his toe is on the ground while his heel is off the ground. When a person does this it usually means that the person  wants to get out of there and they don’t want to stay. Obama was most likely subconsciously saying “Let me out of here. ” “I can’t wait until this debate is over. “

When Romney told Obama that he picks the losers in relation to various companies he mentioned, Obama looks down in embarrassment, yet smiles a genuine smile as the apples of his cheeks are raised, his teeth are showing and his eyes are squinted as you can see above. This is a smile of truth, indicating that he acknowledges that he did indeed pick some losers.

But then his expression morphs into one of  embarrassment as he realizes that he is not happy about this point which was  brought out during this debate.

Then his expression quickly  morphs into anger as he cocks his head and jut his lower jaw and lip foreword.

When Romney confronts Obama and says that he has been in business for 25 years and doesn’t know what Obama is talking about, we see Obama raise his eyebrows  as indicated by the crinkling of his forehead in  an expression of surprise that Romney could actually say this to him. The lip pursing indicates anger at what Romeny has said.

During the last part of the debate a Romeny sets Obama straight with  the fact of what he plans to do ,Obama’s facial expression indicates that the is holding back his anger as you can see  by his severely pursing  his  lips and the  narrowing of his eyes and the  lowering of his eyebrows . He is also seen swallowing hard.

Obama gains control by taking in a  visibly large breath of air  and  abruptly exhaling to immediately  release his anger and  his tension.

But then  when Romney shared how many of those green companies supported Obama in his campaign, once again we see the “smile of embarrassment ” as Obama pulls aways from Romney’s verbal punch by  cocking  his head to the side as he leaks out  a sheepish expression.

Overall, Romeny is much more  fluent , fluid,  inflected and animated  in his speech than Obama  which makes him more appealing as a communicator in this debate as opposed to Obama who is more hesitant and staccato and exhibits more pause time  in his speaking pattern and often repeats words and interjects multiple “uhs” which breaks the flow of his communication.

In making his final statements Obama does not take advantage of speaking directly to his 40 million viewers around the world by looking directly into the camera.  He looks down and to  the side.

Romney on the other hand  made his final appeal to the public by looking right at them through the lens of the camera. He took full advantage of that opportunity.  While Romney appeared to be more relaxed and in control throughout the debate, while making his final statements he did blink excessively at times. While eye blinking is often known as a signal of deception, it can also be a signal of anxiety as well as he made his final points directly to the eye of the camera.He was passionate and dynamic in his delivery. There is also a breathy quality to his vocal pattern which is reminiscent of  Ronald Reagan as he expresses key points.

As far as body language, facial expression,voice quality, and speech pattern are concerned, Romney  clearly won this debate 

Lone Wolf Terrorist Jerod Loughner’s Odd Body Language Shows How Employing Homeland Security’s Campaign “ If You See Something Say Something” Campaign May Have Prevented Massacre
January 12, 2011

 

Tuscon’s  lone wolf  terrorist’s  massacre brings to light the importance of Homeland Security’s latest campaign ”  If You See Something Say Something. ” If people would not only have reported what they saw  in terms of Jerod Loughner’s  “off” behaviors  to proper authorities  and those authorities would have done something about it, perhaps this tragedy could have been avoided.

A lot of people saw something very strange and odd about Jerold Loughner and did nothing about it. While his junior college administrators told him not to return to college until he had a written  letter from a mental health professional, it obviously was not good enough.

 

 DISTURBING BEHAVIOR

 

Arizona is one of the few states where someone can be taken  for psychiatric observation  if their behavior seems disturbing.  

One of Loughner’s  math professors thought he was frightening after her wrote  “Mayhem Fest” all over his algebra papers.  A fellow math student who was in his algebra class at the  community college though he was freaky after he shouted out ”How can you deny math!”

In fact, according to press reports, one of the students in his class wrote an email to a friend where she said”  We have a mentally unstable person in class who scares the crap out of me. He is the one you see on the news who comes to class with an automatic weapon.”Hopefully he will  be out of class soon and not come back with an automatic weapon.”

Then there was the neighbor who said to his own mother that  that his hair stood up in the back of his neck  as he  thought Jerod was serial killer.

When your hair on the back of your neck stands up, it means that your body is telling you that  something is terribly wrong.  It is the body’s primitive response to letting us know that we are in danger around a particular person.

If you have  ever  have feelings like that,  never ignore them. Say something  and say it to the right people who can do something about it.

Perhaps the authorities at the school needed to have contacted Jerod’s family to let them know that they felt their son was in a mental crisis of sorts. Perhaps they could have helped  his parents  arrange  for help for Jerod.

 

STRANGE  BODY LANGUAGE

 

Most recently a friend who knew him from his poetry class  said that he always seemed to walk around with clenched fists. Body language wise that means he was walking around angry. He also said that he would inappropriately laugh to himself. That may have been due to the drugs he was reported to have been taking.

Some of the neighbors reported that Jerod was a strange child and was kept isolated for most of his childhood. A neighbor reported that he would never come out to play and would only gaze out the window as a child.

Another neighbor reported that he would never look at anyone when anyone passed him in the street. He would just keep his head down and look down and never gestured.

Perhaps his parents kept him isolated because they felt there was something wrong with him and wee ashamed of him or afraid of what he might so to other children.

Perhaps there was something wrong with them as well.  One neighbor reported that the father seemed to be an angry and contentious person.

Where was the community in terms of assistance to this family? What was going on at school? Did Jerod’s teachers ever contact his family when he was younger?

If he wasn’t socializing with children in the neighborhood as was reported, what was going on at school? Did socializ with other children or  he fall through the cracks?

 

 PARENTS DENIAL

The terrorist’s parents said they did not understand what this happened. Perhaps they were in  denial about their son all of his life.

 

 

 

 

How could they not see the  skull alter shine  they created in their backyard on too of shriveled oranges next to some candles?

To  Dr. Dennis Embry a mental health experts it says that their son may have been suffering from schizophrenia and had thoughts of death and violence .

It was also reported by friends who knew Jared  that Loughner had used marijuana extensively and has used  hallucinogenic such as psyillisybum mushrooms and salvia . Jared confirmed that he smoked pot  when he tried to sign up for military duty.

 Did his parents not know that their son was smoking marijuana which may have exacerbated his already fragile mental condition? Did they not have a clue he was using other mind altering drugs?

 

PARENTS  REALITY

 

They lived in the same house as their son and obviously had no idea what he was up to until  they got a reality check several days ago.

A neighbor  who visited  the parents said that they father is devastated and can’t get out three words without crying  as he is not only upset about his son but is devastated about what happened to the people who were  hurt and killed.

His mother is reported to be  so devastated that she has broken down and is a nervous wreck  she has taken to bed.

 

THE GUN STORE THOUGHT HE WAS STRANGE

 

When salespeople at the gun store where Jerod purchased his weapons were interviewed they said that they thought Jerod was strange and that  reluctantly sold him the ammunition and guns. They sold him a Glock pistol.

 

 

 

That is unacceptable! If they had any inkling that there was an odd person in their presence with odd behavior, they never should have sold him the weapons in the first place.  

STRANGE AND DISTURBING BODY LANGUAGE

 

When you look at the mug shot you can see and feel something is not right. He  has a Joker- like smirk that is inappropriate based on the situation at hand. 

Eyewitnesses even reported   that during the court proceedings he smirked when the judge read the counts against him.

No doubt in his mentally disturbed mind, he is most pleased with himself. He is most pleased that he has accomplished his terror laden  mission.

 

JEROD’S MENTAL SICKNESS CAUSED  HIS TERRORIST ACTS NOT THE MEDIA OR  POLITICAL POSITION

 

Besides Loughner’s disturbing  behavior  what is equally disturbing is all the name calling and finger pointing and political positioning and news media hosts and politicians using this tragedy to get their 15 minutes of fame  This needs to STOP  RIGHT NOW!!!!  It is ridiculous!  the only one to blame is the person who shot Gabriel Giffords  and maimed and killed so many others- Jerod Loughner.

If anyone needs to be blamed it is those who observed this mental mess and said nothing  or did nothing. If that is the case we  can spread blame to the junior. college administrators,  his math instructor, to his parents, his fellow students, his neighbors.

I am certain that mentally sick Jerod was not spending his time listeningto Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin or Barack Obama or anyone for that matter. He has his own opinions  and  very disturbed  ideas as you can clearly  see from his youtoube ramblings. They make no sense.

So to hold him up as the poster boy for the Tea Party politics, Republican politics, or Democratic politics is ridiculous!  It is giving this extremely mentally sick and disturbed terrorist way too much credit.

 

STOP POINTING FINGERS AT ONE ANOTHER TO GET YOUR NAME IN THE MEDIA!  

How ridiculous of  columnist Howard Fineman  to blame  Palin for what happened.  While may have been poor judgment for Sara Palin to put out a map with cross hairs she is NOT the one who is directly responsible for the killings and  for Gabriel Gifford’s becoming a potential vegetable and perhaps never being able to speak coherent sentences again.

How ridiculous of TV host  Chris Matthews to  blamed radio host  Mark Levin . I doubt Loughner was even in his car long enough during the day to even hear Mark Levin’s  radio broadcat.

How ridiculous that  Sherriff  Dupnik said it was Rush Limbaughs fault. If Loughlin is in his room getting high all day, I dount he is getting up early on the morning to listen to Rush’s boradcasts and savor every word Rush says. He probably can’t even process what is going on.

 Joe Scarborough was also ridiculous as he  blamed it on FOX and said they need to be toned down. Once again I am almost certain mentally sick Jared wasn’t organizing his day so he could listen to Rush, Mark Levin, FOX,  or even Keith Olberman who  said that  left wing rhetoric is not equivalent to right wing rhetoric. Al Shapton was also ridiculous when he  blamed the media and said they need standards on the airwaves.

 

LONE WOLF MENTALLY DISTURBED TERRORIST JARED IS THE ONLY ONE TO BLAME!

 

Most likely terrorist Jerod was getting high and listening to music and not talk radio over  the airwaves. No doubt he wasn’t even in contact with the airwaves as he was listening to the music  he downloaded on his ipod all day

Chances are this terrorist didn’t even listen to the media pundits or spend time in his car listening to conservative radio show hosts or liberal radio show hosts for that matter.

Jerod Lo9ghner  is  a  very mentally sick and disturbed person .

There is no evidence that t he was influenced in anyway by Sarah Palin, by the Tea party, opposition to health care or Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin,”  

 

IT’S UP TO  EVERYONE  OF US TO LEARN TO SPOT POTENTIAL TERRORISTS AND IF WE SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING!  

 

An incident like this makes us all see the importance of learning how to  spot a potential terrorist  well  ahead of time before it is too late.

It is essential to recognize when a person’s body language is so off that it makes you feel sick to your stomach or makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end.

It is important to observe and report what you observe to someone who can do actually something about it. In Jerod’s case with Arizona being one of the few states you can have a person sent to a mental health facility to be checked out, he needed to be reported as soon as he wrote  the word “mahem” on his math paper.

Perhaps  this incident will encourage people to do what Homeland security said to do in their recent campaign  “If you see something say something!

Apparently so many people observed the terrorist’s  off behavior and body language and didn’t say or do anything about it.

Selling arms to a person you feel reluctant about selling it to is a perfect example of what I am talking about.

Apparently Arizona Sherrif Dupnik observed that Jared made death threats against others in the past  and that that those threats  had been investigated by police. So why was’nt there an eagle eye on Jerod at all times?  Why didn’t Jerod have to suffer some consequences for making those death threats?

If  school officials suspended Jared after they  found a rambling incoherent youtube posting he made, why didn’t they contact his parents or send him to a mental health facility?

 

For anyone who is upset about the If You see something say something concept violating anyone;s freedoms of First Amendment Rights, I will ask you where are  Rep. Gabriel Griffith’s rights are or where are the rights of a Federal Court judge and a precious 9 year old girl who are now dead at the hands of this terrorist. www.drlillianglass.com

Obama’s Body Language, Gestures, and Voice Pattern Were So Disconnected During Oil Spill Speech That It Alienated Viewers And Affected Approval Ratings
June 17, 2010

 

I am not a political person and I have no agenda other than keeping it real and telling  it like it is. So when I was asked today by Inside Edition to analyze President Obama’s speech which he made from the Oval Office  about the  BP oil spill,  I obliged and did a television interview.

Apparently, many Americans were upset about the speech. In fact, after he gave the speech, the President’s approval ratings plummeted to an all time low. After carefully listening to and looking at  him giving his speech,  I could see why American’s felt as they did.

OBAMA NEEDS A NEW SPEECH WRITER

 First and foremost I believe that whomever wrote the speech for the President needed to be fired. It was basically a campaign commercial for how well he was doing and what he was going to do. People were clearly not interested in hearing about committees and task forces and names of people who were on those task forces  that were being set up.

People were not interested in what Obama was going to do, especially  when they  saw what he didn’t do. They  wanted that issue addressed.

Granted this is an is an overwhelming problem and it is not Obama’s doing. It was BP’s doing. We needed to hear his real take on the situation, not his spin on the situation, which was prevalent throughout the speech.

We did not want to hear about the specific devastated families he met. In doing so he  sounded like a  candidate on the campaign trail . We already know how devastating this is to families and those who make their living from fishing and shrimping and tourism.

 We needed to hear  and feel how devastated the President felt  is about the situation. We needed to hear and see  his anger. We needed to hear why he did not speak to us earlier.

 If he felt helpless which I am sure is the case, we needed to hear that too. We needed to hear about emergency measures that a leader would take, not about committees that were being set up that would take time. Time is of the essence and we needed to know that he was doing everything possible in that race against time where millions of gallons of oil are escaping each day.

OBAMA SPOKE AT US NOT TO US 

 The President  spoke AT us , NOT  TO us and that is what turned people off. What needed to have been said at the beginning  of his speech was lost in the middle and at the end of his speech.

Add to that the President’s monotone and mono expression. He read the speech on the  teleprompter without emotion and without inflection.

 It was as though a fourth grader was reading a book report   in front of a class. While it may have worked for a grade school child, it did NOT work for a President of the United States.   

NERVOUSNESS

Body language wise it didn’t start out well either. Obama had his hands folded as though he was holding on to himself and containing himself. It also reflected his discomfort and nervousness.

 This speech needed to be given when  the oil spill first happened, not now. It was too little too late in many people’s minds. There was no doubt that he knew this as well.  No doubt, that added to his discomfort  level which we all observed.

WRONG HAND GESTURES

The President used his hands way too much. It appeared to many that he was, in essence,  wringing his hands during the first part of the speech . This further gave the impression of his  nervousness.

 Along with that,  his gestures were completely disconnected as to what he was saying. They were not in synch with what he was talking about.

For instance  when spoke of the oil spill and said  “Becuase there’s never been a leak this size and depth…”  he used a gesture that indicated smallness as he pinched his thumb and pinter finger together. It is NOT a small spill it is a huge one and his gesture needed to indicate that point. His hand needed to be open not closed as it was.

 

He  then used aggressive gestures  such as the one you see above with his thumb and pointer finger together which is commonly reserved to stress and emphasize key points. Insted, he  used this gesture inappropriately and ineffectively throughout his speech, where he emphasized benign points.

OBAMA IS NOT AN  EMOTIONLESS  PERSON AND  MUST EXPRESS AND SHARE   HIS FEELINGS WITH  THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

President Obama is NOT an  unemotional person who keeps it all in. He is NOT always cool, calm and collected.  

When one of the oldest civil rights pioneers  died recently  and the President  attended her funeral,  he was very emotional

and wiped away several tears just like he did when Senator Ted  Kennedy died.

He was openly emotional when his beloved grandmother died while he was campaigning and he wasn’t ashamed to show it.

When Reverend Jeremiah  White spoke his trash during the campaign, President Obama got  very angry and let Reverend  White  and everyone else know it . You could see the anger in Obama’s face and hear it in his voice.

Obama showed  upset  in his tone and facial expression  when the Salahi’s crashed into his first state dinner for the Indian leader.

You can always  also see the love in Obama’s face when he looks at his wife Michelle and hear the love in his voice when he  speaks of her and  his daughters.

We have seen Obama get excited and  and enthusiastic . People LOVED Obama and gravitated towards him because  of his warmth and  genuine emotion during the campaign.

He was not monotone or monoface like he was during this most crucial speech about one of the most serious problems which will affect us for years to come.

 There is nothing wrong with being cool calm and collected when you are in a crises  situation and you actually do something to take care of the problem  and handle the crisis.

But if you are cool calm and collected and do nothing and say nothing,or you say it too late,   it often  gives a message to others you don’t care or that you are ignoring the situation.

LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE YOU REPRESENT

  Obama’s strongest supporter Spike Lee even encouraged Obama to “go off”. What he was saying is for Obama to show  more emotion- more upset as it relates to this tragic situation. As the leader of a country one must not only  speak  for the people , one must  feel for the people  as well.

Along with firing the speech writer who did not do Obama any favors with this speech, fire the arrogant  person who had the audacity to become defensive and say that if Obama thought that emotion could help the situation he would shout it from highest rooftops. HOW DARE HE!!

Stop being arrogant and think you know it all, those who are the spokespeople for Obama. 

 Listen to the public’s voice. If they tell you they want you to get more emotional and more real- like they saw you during the campaign, then get real and listen. Otherwise, your approval ratings will continue to fall like they did today.   

Obama’s oil spill  speech was upsetting to many because it did not represent how so many  people felt. If the President didn’t know what  to do  in this crisis, he needed to  say it. He needed to show a genuine side of himself . He needed to show that he was a real and human with real human feelings.

 It is not his  fault that this happened  but it is his fault that he waited so long to address it and act on it. Americans needed to know why he  waited so long and what was in his  mind.  He did not need to spin it. Americans would have respected him more for it.  Americans are way too smart to buy spin and it showed in the approval ratings.

ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE PUBLIC IS NOT DUMB AND THEY ARE TOO SAVVY TO BUY SPIN

When I saw the President walking along the beach  on the gulf coast fiddling with the oil that washed ashore, I couldn’t believe that someone didn’t protect him and stop him  from doing that. That crude oil has chemicals which cause cancer like benzene and methane. What was Obama doing putting his hands in that mess?

Then he gave a message to the public to go to the beach and swim and eat  shrimp and fish . Is he for real? The gasses alone and the polluted air can have detrimental affects on a person’s health. The fish will be full of cancer causing elements. The public is not stupid and that is why they are staying away from the area in droves.

 Obama even ingested some shrimp while he was on the gulf coast to let the public know that he was fine with eating the fish and shrimp and they should be fine with it too.

 Personally, I think that is a  very irresponsible message to give to the public. I would never eat any fish or shrimp from the gulf region and neither would anyone else who was aware of the health hazards.    

 GET REAL AND EMOTE IN YOUR NEXT SPEECH

In my view, Obama needs to lose the teleprompter. He relies on it way too much  to the point that he sounds like he is reading  from it in a very mechanical way.

If he has to read it, he needs hear and feel his message. If he continues to read his speeches  in his monotone that can never happen.

He also needs to work on his gesturing so it goes along with exactly what he is saying. His inappropriate gesturing is alienating. It gives the impression that he is not sincere in what he says. Gestures need to be used sparingly and for emphasis.

The best advice is  for Obama to speak from his heart and let out ALL of his emotions like he has done in the past. He needs to speak TO us  and not speak AT us.  If he  still needs help, he or his advisors are free to contact me at  www.drlillianglass.com  where I will help him connect with the public in a more real way- speech, voice, and body language wise.

Obama’s Body Language Says He Needs A Vacation From His Vacation
January 4, 2010

Even though he enjoyed the beauty and the climate of Hawaii, it didn’t do much for President Obama’s R and R. The President’s his recent body language revealed the overwhelming tension in his face and body. It clearly shows clearly shows that being the 44th President of he US can definitely take its toll on you body language wise.

IS THAT YOU MR. PRESIDENT

On News Years Day, the drudgreport.com showed a recent photo of a man with short cropped greyish hair who looked pale and drawn. He was standing with his shoulders hunched and his vertebrae and shoulder bone protruding as he stood next to a car looking into the window. The headline read “ Obama Is That You?

Sure enough if you clook closely at the unrecognizeable man, it is President Barack Obama. Apparently he was getting into the car after going to the movies in Kaneohe, Hawaii Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 where the Obamas vacationed in Hawaii for the holidays.

NO WONDER HE LOOKS WORN

This photo is a far cry from the vibrant looking Obama who was sworn in as President just a year ago.

It is no wonder that Obama looks worn out. With climate conferences , health care issues, economic woes how could anyone look chipper and vibrant? Now add to that a security breach where two “wanna-be party crashers got way too close for the President’s comfort topped off by a horrific Christmas gift – another security breech where an be airline bomber almost blew up a plane over American soil.

THE FACE LANGUAGE

Besides looking pale and graying, facial expression is really the key to showing signs of stress. This is especially true if the facial expression is consistently tense and as in President Obama’s case.

Lately, were rarely see Obama’s radiant toothy grin.

Instead, we see more and more of this expression with tight pursed lips, no teeth, and a lot of facial tension.
It’s understandable that Obama is feeling down in the dumps when he is aware of how much he has dropped in popularity over the past year. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll. Last week, it showed that only 24% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.
Another poll which tracks Obama’s job approval rating , the ever popular Gallup Poll. It recently showed that The President has receded to a new low of 47% in their latest poll.

Gallup Daily tracking from Nov. 17-19 showed President Barack Obama’s job approval slipping to 49% for the first time in his Presidency.

There is no doubt that Obama is definitely feeling the pressure and stress, not only from the Herculean job he must perform each day 24/7, but from the growing numbers who disapprove of him for one reason or another.

Now matter how thick skinned you are, eventually stresses take their toll and it shows up in your up body language. You can’t hide it, even if you are the President of the United States. because the body never lies and neither does the face! http://www.drlillianglass.com

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