Sunday, February 3, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 4949:
Colin Kaepernick's Body Language of
Clandestine Disagreement at Press Conference

In a press conference last Sunday, Colin Kaeperneck displayed a great example of some subtle body language. Although there are other nonverbals captured in the above image (e.g. mild anger), the San Francisco Quarterback sensation is showcasing an excellent example of a subtle lip purse. When a person's mouth opening morphs into a lip purse, they are nearly always voicing very little to no disagreement - yet if you can spot this key nonverbal, you'll know that their true differences are sizable. Moreover, betas never make this expression - only alphas or those who believe they are alphas relative to with whomever they are speaking or interacting (they of course may be betas in a different group). You can be sure they have a plan they're not sharing with you, and they believe they have the power, the resources and the intention to execute it.

In this moment, Kaepernick doesn't like what he's hearing. His body language is screaming clandestine disagreement. If you see this during a sale, in a negotiation, the boardroom, the courtroom, in depositions, or voir dire - you better have a strong plan B. Your adversary is about to attack your flank.

Don't bet against Colin Kaepernick.

See also:

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1055: The Subtle Lip Purse

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2072: Jay Carney's Lip Purse while NOT commenting on  Mitt Romney's Visits to the U.K., Israel and Poland

Nonverbal Communications Analysis # 1715: Jay Carney's Lip Purse  Bin Laden is Dead & General Motors is Alive

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1896: IMF Managing Director - Christine Lagarde Pseudo-Prayer & Pursed Lips

Negotiation Secret # 9: Nancy  Pelosi's Lip Purse

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2216: Senator Jim DeMint's Body Language - Lip Purse, Suppressed Smile, Duping Delight & Retiring Early

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2265: Ryan Gosling pulls a woman from audience on Conan -  His Classic Body Language Tell

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2130: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Helping Syria -  Interview with Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2088: McKayla Maroney's Expression - Everyone Got it Wrong  2012 Olympic Vault Silver Medalist