According to “Psychology Today”….

“Hand gestures that are larger than the outlines of your body —communicates a large idea or concept. But if all your hand gestures are large you will communicate that you are chaotic or out of control.. …”

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20 Comments on According to “Psychology Today”….

  1. I can’t seem to face up to the facts
    I’m tense and nervous and I can’t relax
    I can’t sleep, ’cause my bed’s on fire
    Don’t touch me, I’m a real live wire

    Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, far better
    Run, run, run, run, run, run away
    Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?
    Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, far better
    Run, run, run, run, run, run away
    Oh-ho-ho-ho, aye-yi-yi-yi-yi, ooh

  2. Don’t stand within 5 feet of this dude when he starts talking or you may get poked in the eye a couple times.

  3. I also heard an analysis that the large hand and body gestures are a physical form of the “ummm…”, “like”, “ya know” verbal pauses used when someone really has no idea what they are talking about.

  4. Leftist democrat stupidity in full flower. Not only spewing vapid and boring drivel but there seems to be a severe impairment of his central nervous system.
    Like the last presidential offer from the democrats this one seems to have the same lifelong schoolboy crush on himself.

  5. There was this Austrian painter/wallpaper hanger who made a lot of hand gestures when he spoke.
    Come to think of it, he talked a bunch of senseless bullshit, too.

    Seems to signify an unbalanced mind.

    izlamo delenda est …

  6. I’ve been saying this for years. Been watching the D’s and media spokespeople for years doing this. In body language they’re shouting, “If you don’t believe what I’m saying, just LOOK at my hands and you can tell how passionately I believe what I’m saying and so should you!”

    Another big communication tell is when someone is always reaching over and touching you — your arm, shoulder, etc. It’s not a friendly gesture, but an assertion of dominance and trying to gain agreement with their made up nonsense. Obama did it ALL the time in interviews. Pelosi does a variation of this with her sotto voce remarks at the podium (deliberately lowering her volume for emphasis); a ridiculous, very public, attempt at “Just between me and thee.” And in her case, her murmurings have become incomprehensible mumblings which, by the way, are an unintended crossing over to authenticity (for her).

  7. I despise hand talkers and in your face talkers. But I especially hate hand talkers. They remind of the little turds on the infomercials who try to convince you they have the next get rich quick miracle if you’ll just send some money and buy their book or whatever the heck they’re selling. Beto’s worse because he seems to be screaming. Maybe he’s just nuts.

  8. He’s not “nuts” and he’s not an imbecile.
    Joe Cocker popularized it in the 60s.
    This type of mannerism appeals strongly to the weak minded.
    Caesar, the Clintons, and Hitler practiced their gestures, just as this guy probably does.
    Watch the videos of Bill and H. during their heyday – laughing and pointing as though they recognized someone in the crowd – very effective even if meaningless.
    Everyone within the proximity of the direction of the pointed finger feels that he’s the one pointed out.

    Yeah, it’s stupid – but it works.

    Caesar gave a heavily-gesticulated speech once (and contrary to Joey Biden, there was no sound system or television) and the troops believed he was promising them the ring of knighthood (equites – worn on the thumb) because of the way he was yelling (which only the first row or two could hear) and pointing at his hand.

    izlamo delenda est …

  9. That used to be called hyperactivity. No idea what they’ve dressed it up as today- probably something like ‘refreshingly expressive.’

    Actually he’s a pickpocket, distracting everyone. And he’s going for the biggest pockets.
    I’d love to see a shopped version of this with chaotic orchestral sounds dubbed in.

  10. Toby,

    Maybe Fur could do it to the old answering machine message from


    “Nobody’s Home, Nobody’s Home ” (Beethoven)

  11. These gestures bear no relation to what the dork is saying. He points at his own chest while saying “we”. He waves away and pushes “out” in a “go away” fashion, which is particularly weird. It would appear to me that he’s memorized a string of meaningless cliches, so meaningless that he himself doesn’t make any sense out of them or listen to what he’s saying, and then added incongruent gesturing in some kind of imitation of an orator. Robotic make-believe. Disturbing, actually.

    (And what’s with the finger-pointing one?)

  12. Pendejo O’Rourke is hard to watch and harder to listen to. Just like T-Bone Booker, Ocrazio-Cortez, Polident Pelosi, and Gropin’ Joe Biden.
    What a crew of misfits!
    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all you wonderful people at IOTW Report.

  13. he’s doing charades.
    I think buffy o’rourke is doing a ‘Karate Kid’ impression-
    wax on, wax off

    if he takes requests, I’d like to see him do ‘I’m a little teapot’

  14. Pathetic dweeby little faggot is in so far over his head, Justin Trudeau would wipe the floor with him. O’Rourke should be selling makeup at Macy’s.


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