Monday, November 26, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2205:
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Resigns -
His Body Language Microexpression of Disbelief

Today Israel's Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, resigned and announced his intention to quit politics altogether.

In this video segment he says, "Today I stand before you to share my decision to resign from political life and not to run in the coming election for Knesset. It was a decision taken not without difficulties, but eventually whole-heartedly ....". At the 0:38 mark (this video counts down from 1:13) his left forehead and eyebrow shoot upwards very briefly in a body language display known as a "microexpression" as the translator says "whole-heartedly". This unilateral evanescent nonverbal expression is strong subconscious display of incredulity. Mr. Barak is displaying disbelief upon the utterance of  his own words.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2115:  Prince Harry in Afghanistan - Incredulity & Contempt

Negotiation Secret # 335 & 353: Incredulous with Contempt -  Amanda Knox Redux

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1696: George Zimmerman's Testimony - Fear, Incredulity, Regret & Contempt

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2129:  Barack Obama's Body Language, Misspeaks "Export More Jobs" Displays Incredulity and ..... 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2141:  Barack Obama's Body Language Index Finger and Thumb an Inch or two apart -  Incredulous Eyebrow & Forehead

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1600:  Senator Marco Rubio - Sincerity, Self-directed Incredulity & Humor, Blocking and Appeals for the Vice Presidency

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2190:  President Obama's Body Language -  Press Conference 14 October 2012 -  Defense of Ambassador Susan Rice