This Russian separatist in Odessa (in Western Ukraine) is shown here with his finger on the trigger of a gun. His arm is extended with elbow locked and he is barking orders. Note that both of his eyelids are closed. This valuable nonverbal signal of an "extended blink" in this context signifies that the emotional brain is attempting to block his emotional crescendo. The compassionate and empathy driven side of this man's psyche does not want to be pointing a gun at anyone - and yet he is. He is trying to momentarily not-be-quite-so-human and shut off his emotions. The degree to which he does - or doesn't do so controls whether or not he pulls the trigger.
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