Body Language Read of Melania and Donald Trump

Here is another article where I am quoted but I didn't do an interview with them, They just use my quotes from their sister publication. As you can tell the scandals are not always shocking and not always true.

Patti Wood, MA - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at

Melania Trump Appears "Tense" and "Anxious" Around Donald, Says Body Language Expert (EXCLUSIVE)

Ever since Donald Trump was elected to serve as President of the United States back in November 2016, fans and non-fans have noticed some tension between himself and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump. During an exclusive new interview with Closer Weekly, Patti Wood, MA — a body language expert and high energy speaker — weighed in on a series of photos featuring the couple, who wed in 2005 and are parents to an 11-year-old son, Barron Trump.
Melania recently seemed to spark rumors of trouble in paradise — or, in this case, the White House — when she revealed last December that she would prefer to spend the holidays "on a deserted island, a tropical island, with my family." A few weeks prior, a source told Vanity Fair, "She didn’t want [her husband to be president] come hell or high water. I don’t think she thought it was going to happen."
Keep reading to see what Patti — the author of Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language & Charisma, now available for purchase — had to say about Donald and Melania's body language today!

"What's typical about the post-election photos of Trump and Melania is that typically her head is down. Many times, that may be because she's got high-heeled shoes on. In this instance, they're not posed, they're walking, but here's what I noticed — her walking posture and her standing posture, just because I've been analyzing them for so long, is typically downward.
This is different from many photos I've read of them in the last year... [but] I still see tension in her. I see him still not being present with her — he's waving at the crowd, so he's not having a moment with her — we don't see very many moments where they're connected and together. " 

"This is unusual in that she's holding onto his arm. Also, this is kind of interesting and bizarre to me — I can't really tell you what it means, but typically she's on the other side of him. Couples sometimes have a side, that they tend to hang out on, regardless of everything, but this one, I think they might have captured them in a moment.
She's not smiling. He's definitely not smiling, but I think that's emotion towards the cameraman rather than a reflection of their relationship... She may get mad at him but there is some connection there." 

"What I do see is the fact that they're in what's called the love-v position, which means they're v-ing their bodies towards each other slightly. There's a slight love-v there. I don't typically see them in that position.
This is interesting to me because he actually has his fingers wrapped around her and is pulling her in, so that's an effort to be seen with her as a unit and a couple. The other thing that I like is that she's got a really nice smile on her face and if you look at her fingers, the hand is fairly relaxed. She's been showing for almost a year this unusual tension all the way down to her fingertips, and this is a little bit more relaxed just in this very moment."
"Her smile is pasted on fake — and actually, you see a little bit, just a slight bit of anger just in the clench of the way the jaw is, the tension all the way up to the neck and in the eyes. His is closed-tooth, not his normal smile, doesn't go all the way up to his eyes either.
What is interesting is that she's slightly in front. Now, this is not a posed photograph, but he doesn't usually let that happen in photos that I see of them — and they are slightly overlapping in this photo rather than lots of space between them, but to me they're not truly happy and I don't see what their hands that are closest to each other to be able to tell you if they're connected in any way." 

"If you look at their hands closest to each other, you'll see how she has her fingers curled in and her thumbs straight down and his fingers are straight out to the side — I [often ask], what's the opportunity for touch? What would normally happen? This would have been an opportunity for touch, and instead, their arms are straight down to the sides.
There's no relaxation. There's no openness. Her glance and his glance are both away from each other. They're not in sync looking at the same spot, and there's tension all the way up to her cheeks in her smile and his is a downward slightly smile — and his wave is half-hearted, so again, it's an indication that he's not having any enjoyment of the moment of being next to her."
"This is just so unusual, because if you look at him, it doesn't look like he's getting any pleasure from the kiss — [it's] like a kiss on the cheek from Aunt Betty. If you look at her, she's doing what I call the 'french kiss' where the cheeks kind of suck in. There's a facial expression that goes with that, and this is slightly sour-pursed lips as well. You've got those cheeks in, and she doesn't actually kiss him. She just offers her cheek and purses her lips even with receiving that, and what's also interesting is typically if you really like someone and they bend down to kiss you, his outer arm should be going up over her.
There's no nonverbal queues that would show this is an intimate couple kissing. Now, we might be able to see more if we saw all the hands, but with what we see, there's no pleasure, there's no tenderness shown." 

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Melania Trump In Disconnect Mode, Notes Expert Tapped By ‘Hollywood Life’

Here is one of the stories that publications do where they take my quotes from other publications and create a new article without my knowledge. This is a sister publication of the publication I did the original interview with.

Melania Trump In Disconnect Mode,
Notes Expert Tapped By ‘Hollywood Life’

It’s another day, and another body language expert has come up to the plate to take a swing at analyzing Melania Trump through recent pictures that emerged online. The latest scoop on the Donald and Melania Trump connection is that there is none, according to Patti Wood. Hollywood Life conveys that Wood is a body language expert and author of the book Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language & Charisma.

Hollywood Life tapped into Wood’s expertise for a recent article about the relationship of Donald and Melania Trump, “who don’t seem like a couple” in the new pictures that emerged online this week. This isn’t the first body language expert to make the headlines with a Melania Trump analyzation. The first lady’s behavior at the State of the Union address was also under the microscope of another body language expert, according to HuffPost.

At the State of the Union Adress, Melania was described as “watching from the gallery.” The first lady’s “facial expressions vacillated from smiles to strained looks,” writes HuffPost. Joe Navarro, a body language expert and author of What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People, reported his opinion on Melania’s actions while at the State of the Union Address.

Navarro said, “It was not that she looked stoic, though she often did, it was almost a distant pained look. She almost mechanically stood and applauded, without any form of alacrity. That may speak to some psychological discomfort and emotional pain.”
The latest pictures to tell a story for a body language expert are the photos that were circulated online of Melania and Donald visiting the victims of the school shooting in Florida. The couple was captured on camera as they made their way through the hospital corridors, and it was during this time when another body language expert offered up her impressions of what you were seeing or not seeing to be more precise.

Wood points to the couple appearing very “distant from one another” and painting a picture of Melania’s presence as “tense” with her feet “so close together they were almost touching.” This was most likely due to tension, suggests Wood. Her arms and legs remained very close to her body, and Wood said this is a position people find themselves in when they are afraid.
Melania stance “shows fear,” claims this expert, who went on to say that with “no life” in her arms or legs, she looked as if she was in a totally “rigid” stance. She was seen in this position in the pictures while standing nearby her husband. One of those photos is shown above. Wood conveys an “enormous amount of tension” is seen coming from Melania with her feet so close together and her arms stiff at her side.
The body language expert also pointed to Trump and Melania being in a place that was somber and sad, as they were visiting the victims of a horrendous shooting and this would play on anyone’s emotions. You would expect this husband-and-wife team to console each other through this visit, but there didn’t appear to be any of this going on said Wood from the pictures she analyzed.
Woods notes that Melania stands with her arms stiff at her sides and is not offering any comfort to Trump. He is not offering any to her as well, leaving Wood to say “there’s no connection between them.”
These pictures come on the heels of the reports of Donald Trump’s alleged affairs with a porn star and a Playgirl. Hollywood Life suggests that Melania seems to avoid any type of affection in public with her husband since the first allegations hit the headlines followed by Trump’s lawyer’s admission of paying off an adult film star. These affair allegations have been denied by President Trump.

Patti Wood, MA - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at

Be The Person That Others Can Trust and Rely On

How we walk with the Broken speaks louder than how we sit with the Great
Angela Buttimer  says, “Great leaders, healers, and sages have demonstrated this truth for centuries. People with this ability have emotional substance, compassion, and character. They are driven by something within that is other-oriented (rather than self-obsessed). It's easy and fun to hang with people when they are on top of their game. Are you able to be there for them when they hit a wall, when they make a misstep, when they dip into the valley? And who will be there for you when you come undone? Too often people invest in others who are unable or unwilling to be there in any meaningful way. Invest in healthy, supportive, and reciprocal relationships. And be the presence others can trust and lean into during difficulties.

Patti Wood, MA - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at


Liars lie and keep lying knowing that even the most horrible lie when found to be totally untrue still leaves a sticky residue. You can't stay in a liar's orbit and not get sticky. Step away totally so you don't normalize the liar. Step away before you become use to his constant barrage of attacks and deceit. If you are normalizing a liar's behavior, take what he says in print and read it out loud to a ten year old child and try to justify and normalize the nastiness. Then you may get clarity.

Quote  is by Adolf Hitler from Mein Kempf:

Patti Wood, MA - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at