Saturday, September 15, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2117:
The People of Libya - Recognizing Subtle Emotions

How adept are you at recognizing subtle emotion? Virtually everyone can identify extreme anger, severe disgust or maximum fear. But it's amazing how many otherwise socially-skilled professionals mistake moderate, let alone minimal emotional manifestations.

The ability to discriminate subtle and evanescent emotions gives you an extreme advantage - whether it's in business, government or in your personal life that very few people possess. As you de-focus from the upper picture of this woman's eyes - to her face - then to an even wider view - did you change your nonverbal diagnosis? Now that you've seen all three - what does her body language tell you about her emotional tone? Are you sure?

See also:

Analysis # 2111: Mitt Romney on Libya Embassy Killings - Multiple Displays of Contempt

Analysis # 2116: Michele Bachman's Hands and Seeing between the lines

Analysis # 1890: Eric Holder has (Emotional) Contempt toward Darrell Issa - while Rep. Issa is Very Excited to be Seeking "Contempt of Congress" against Holder

Analysis # 1824: Mexican Political Candidate Natalia Juarez - Subtle Contempt

Analysis # 1055: The Subtle Lip Purse

Analysis # 114: Subtle Emotional Test