Vladimir Putin has garnered more attention than any man in the World the last few weeks - and that's the way he likes it. With the Crisis in Ukraine and the Russian orchestrated election in Crimea - a region which it has now annexed, many leaders are focusing on particulars of Putin's personality.
In December 2007 Mr. Putin was chosen as "Man of the Year" by Time Magazine. The photo has become iconic. What follows is a body language analysis.
Putin's mouth is configured in a display of mild contempt with its left corner contracted.
Putin's "mustache area" is slightly tightened.
His left nostril is slightly flared (dilated).
The partial closing of the Russian President's upper eyelids in this cluster-context act as a "contempt amplifier". And although not present in this image, they can also heighten the emotional projection of disgust and anger.
What other subtle nonverbal is seen here which lets us glimpse inside of Mr. Putin's emotions and thoughts?
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