News outlets are reporting on the fact that Trump rolled his eyes when asked if Jeff Sessions resigned. He definitely rolled his eyes–you can’t miss it. I can’t tell if he is eye-rolling to the reporter, the question asked, a comment from one of the interns around him or someone else in the room, or at the thought of Sessions! Any are possible!
Besides Trump eye roll and laugh, Trump is doing something no news outlet is reporting and its significant. It’s a contempt expression.
Trump makes a very clear and delineated expression of contempt.
Did you see it?
So we know Trump is feeling contempt (the eye roll is further support of this), but it could be for several reasons. To find out why, we’d have to ask more questions. We just know he feels contempt.
I am surprised at how often people miss significant elements in communication and I am thinking of changing the focus of my blog from deception only to understanding human behavior and showing people the real messages behind people’s communication. What do you think?