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The wagging finger of admonition beats up and down as if striking the culprit. This can be with a stable hand and just a finger way. It may also be done with the whole arm, giving an exaggerated striking movemen
Curved and separated fingers form a claw. With palm facing down, the claw may threaten to reach forward and grab, scratch or tear.
Raising the arms lifts something up. Done rapidly, it throws things into the air. With both arms, it exaggerates it further. A typical two-arm-raising gesture is frustration, as everything that is weighing the person down with confusion is thrown up into the air. Coupled with a shrug it indicates confusion ('I don't know!!').
Palms offered upwards are a common plea gesture, as if asking for alms. Palms downwards may ask a person to calm down.
Big emphasis often (but not always) uses simulated aggression, such as:
Pounding of a fist on the table or into palm of the other hand.
A hand with palm down may figuratively hold or restrain the other person. This can be an authoritative action ('Stop that now') or may be a request ('Please calm down'). This also appears in the dominant hand-on-top handshake.
Lips which are slightly parted can be a strong flirting signal, particularly if the lips are then licked and even more so if done whilst holding the gaze of another person.
Parting lips is the first stage in speaking and may thus be a signal that the person wants to talk.
When the corners of the mouth are turned upwards, this can be a grimace of disgust or a smile of pleasure. In a grimace, the teeth are unlikely to be shown (although toothless smiles are also common). Grimaces are often flatter and tenser.
A full smile engages the whole face, particularly including the eyes. Smiling with lips only is often falsehood, where the smiler wants to convey pleasure or approval but is actually feeling something else.
Corners of the mouth turned down indicates sadness or displeasure.
Some people are so miserable so often, this is the natural state of rest of their mouths (which is perhaps rather sad).
Originally posted by RecumbentOcculus
From my personal inference, Romney appears weak and cornered. Santorum appears aloof. Gingrich appears aggressive and commanding (as he can be), Barack Obama appears wise and intelligent, and Ron Pal appears to be weak and confused.
No need to study subliminals to figure that one out.
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by Shadowalker
So you are unable to comprehend Ron Paul?
And you actually think that Obama is "In Charge."
You have a future as a comedian.