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Clinton making ‘insincere gesture’ with drinking style?

  A psychologist in London claims that drinkers at bars fall into one of eight personality types based on their body language. The Telegraph quotes him as saying: When Hillary Clinton was on the campaign trail in the US, commentators picked up on the fact that she used her left hand to raise a pint, ...

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Hillary Clinton, Jan. 8, 2008  

A psychologist in London claims that drinkers at bars fall into one of eight personality types based on their body language. The Telegraph quotes him as saying:

When Hillary Clinton was on the campaign trail in the US, commentators picked up on the fact that she used her left hand to raise a pint, even though she’s right-handed.

“She might just have been posing for a shot but some people suggested that it was an insincere gesture.”

Here’s another possible explanation, based on the photo above of Clinton drinking a vanilla chai at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Concord, N.H., on Jan. 8, 2008, while on the campaign trail. Perhaps she likes to keep her right hand free so she can shake people’s hands! Just a thought.

Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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