We know the importance of posture when reading one’s disposition. But how about something as subtle as finger placement?
Stateside’s Cyndy Canty spoke with Michael Lempert, a linguistic anthropologist at the University of Michigan, about what these minute gestures convey.
According to Lempert, a candidate is a combination of meticulously crafted elements.
“Not just speech but also gesture, comportment, clothing even hairstyle. Any of these materials can be treated as revelatory, as windows onto who the candidates really are,” said Lempert.