Friday, November 29, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2623: Kim Jong-un Impersonator - A Valuable Body Language Tell (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

An Australian musician, who goes by "Howard" (and as yet has not disclosed a last name) recently created a buzz in Hong Kong, where he is dressed and was made-up in detail as Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea. Perhaps a good PR stunt, at least initially, Howard has made a bit of a name for himself.

In the brief interview included in the above video, Howard displays a valuable body language tell. Although we cannot see his feet, during the 0:23 - 0:24 segment, the impersonator goes "Up on his Toes" as he says, "... get dressed up and do some gigs with it ..." (Do not confuse this with the just preceding shoulder-shrugging). Although on some occasions this nonverbal signal can indicate an alpha emotional tone, in this case of the "Kimpersonator" and most other times, it signals excitement. It is one way the human body "bleeds out" excessive energy associated with these pleasant, high-energy (and high-adrenaline) states.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2136:  Some Body Language Highlights from  First Obama - Romney Presidential Debate in Denver

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2367:  North Korea, Jay Carney and  Body Language Tells from the White House Press Room

Nonverbal Communication Test No. 2465:  Barack Obama's Comments on  Trayvon Martin & George Zimmerman Body Language & Sincerity

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2440:  Vladimir Putin Dials Up His Alpha ... Foot Position, Projecting Leadership,  Confidence & Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2519:  Vladimir Putin Speaks Syria,  Chemical Weapons and Disarmament -  Body Language just after his New York Times Op-Ed

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2313: Elisa Lam Video in Elevator at Cecil Hotel - What Her Body Language Tells Us ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2512:  Matthew Cordle's YouTube Confession  and the Death of Vincent Canzani  "I Killed a Man" - What His Body Language Tells Us ...  It's NOT what you think!