Sunday, February 26, 2012

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1209:
Even Putin has Anxiety -
False Tie Adjust

The "False Tie Adjust" is a very common body language display for men - even those from Mother Russia. It's a reliable indicator of anxiety. Of course, his tie does not really need straightening. There are other nonverbals clustered here too. Usually the Jaw Jut is a nonverbal signal of anger, but not in this context. Similarly to the false-pout displayed here, in this setting they are both indications of Mr. Putin trying to "dial up his alpha". Yes, from time to time - even Vladimir needs more assertiveness.

See also: Secret # 757: Asma's Mild Jaw Jut

See also: Secret # 315: Heightened Potential for Violence

See also: Secret # 345: Dialing Up Her Alpha