The recent death of North Korean leader Kim Yong-il (pictured above) should jogs our collective memories. An interesting example of body language is the way one chooses to dress over the long-term. Of course, while there are certainly temporal variation in fashions as well as regional and cultural influences - it is no coincidence, that many of the most oppressive leaders though out history have constantly worn garments which fit tightly around their necks. The nonverbal symbolism shown here is more than eerie - and unfortunately there are many more evil case histories. Such metaphorical dress code habits are strong indicators of closed and defensive mindsets as well as dictatorial world-views (Navarro). Five examples are pictured here. From top to bottom are Kim Yong-il, Joseph Stalin, Adi Amin Dada, Muammar Gaddafi, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
With their narrow mindsets and oppressive natures, all these dictators were rarely seen with open garments.
Idi Amin Dada