Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

This is not an attempt to assign motive but to interpret body language. Much like folded arms can indicate a posture of resistance, “the arm over the shoulder” can indicate an internal attitude with an external posture.

The posture of Dr. John Floyd, when discussing the victory of his leadership to censure Wade Burleson says a lot. If you have never experienced “the arm over the shoulder” posture then you may not recognize what is being communicated. With victory in the eyes and face of Dr. Floyd “the arm over the shoulder” communicates a sense of superiority, dominance, control. It is a common subtle gesture of shame and disgrace intent to be discrediting and degrading. It can be one of those subtle things of spiritual abuse.

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