The political art of physical communication
Physical contact is essential to building relationships. People use physical contact to express love, affection and gratitude. In addition to physical contact, politicians use various other methods of communicating with voters. They shake hands, kiss babies and pat supporters on the back. They also use physical contact to intimidate voters and to signal that they are solid and uncompromising.
When politicians visit an election site, they typically greet supporters by shaking hands and kissing babies. This shows how much they value their supporters and that they are approachable. It’s also a way of connecting with their potential constituents on a personal level.
Furthermore, it demonstrates that they are willing to work for the people’s trust by acting kindly toward them. In this way, it’s important to note that politician hugs can be dangerous if performed improperly. For example, if a politician hugs someone too tightly, that person may suffer injury or see it as an unwanted sexual advance. Doing so would undermine the politician’s goal of securing new supporters via friendly contact. Additionally, it could derail a campaign.
Many political rallies occur in schools and universities where students may not be familiar with electoral customs. In these situations, voters may have an unfavourable opinion of a politician or party. Something as simple as reaching for a handshake or pat on the back may seem hostile.
However, this reaction is perfectly natural since it indicates that the politician has successfully breached the voter’s defenses and is willing to engage even when an environment may seem hostile. Ultimately, anyone who has ever attended a political rally knows how long it can take for politicians to shake everyone’s hand or kiss every baby present, so this part of the job can not be understated.
Being loved is essential for human beings. People love and respect themselves when they see consistent evidence of love from others- in both positive and negative forms. Therefore, it’s essential to understand how political leaders show their love for their supporters.
They use hugs, handshakes, kisses and other forms of physical contact to build relationships with their supporters. However, some forms of friendly contact are more meaningful than others when leaders use physical contact to show support to their voters.