Body-language and nonverbal communication

Two political giants? – a really brief look on Obama and Romney –







Two political giants? – a really brief look on Obama and Romney –

Well last night millions of people worldwide watched the duell between Obama and Romney on TV. Lots of opinions and comments being written within the last few hours.

Looking at one of the typical photoes enables to find an own position towards all those comments. Let me try a very brief look on the two politicians, just judging this one photo. Let`s have a look at their habits. I am not interested in details. I know about this special perspective and the possible comments on this. Nevertheless, I don`t want to tell you a so called truth, or another truth among all those others truths in the www. No I just want to invite you ……………to have a look on a photo in order to find your own look on the scene. To find your own opinion:

Obama looks more confident than Romney. Instead of looking at Romney, which one could think it would be necessary in such a situation, he looks at the audience or the moderator. He is not abandoned on Romney. His left hand point to Romney but still stays near to himself. Obama does not need to point to Romney too aggresively, as Romney does. Obama smiles gently and knowing.

Whereas Romney coweres a little and tries to point at Obama with his right hand. It seeems to be more shy and timit and hesitating. But this gesture is not convincing. He looks at Obama but cannot get into contact with him and his eyes. Though he intended to be aggressive, to attack Obama again as he did the last time, all this is gone.

It seems to be a fight where the one needs the other to be there. He is not existing without the other. Whereas the other, and this is Obama, is there, connected to all the people and the setting, and does not the other to be there. 

Being aware of the habit often leads to some genral impression. You cannot avoid it, even if you try. If you get such an impression by a represantive photo, you will get some interesting impression which can be some kind of an inner guide to find your opinion.

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