Getting all touchy-feely

Body language speaks volumes about intention, as the gestures of world political leaders show

When Mr Barack Obama gives speeches, he sometimes lifts his chin, showing more of his neck.

The gesture makes the former United States president appear more confident, says Mr Praveen Nair, a psychologist and senior consultant at Raven Counselling and Consultancy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 06, 2018, with the headline 'Getting all touchy-feely'. Print Edition | Subscribe