If you're watching the World Cup, you know by now that the Netherlands beat Spain, 5-1 today. In this image of the Spanish National Team Manager - Vicente Del Bosque is seen with a particularly telling nonverbal cluster. Del Bosque is looking down with his forefinger and thumb of his left hand touching the corners of his mouth. This is virtually always followed by each of these digits moving toward the mid-line as they rub one or both lips. Although seen in all genders, this nonverbal is most prevalent in the male population. It is indicative of a negative self-evaluation with an additional component of regret.
In this setting, the body language exemplified above is not at all surprising (given his team's crushing loss) - however there will be many times such a nonverbal cluster display is seen along with positive and optimistic verbal statements. In such scenarios - do not believe what you hear! Believe only what you see. For when the verbal and the nonverbal are disparate - the nonverbal is ALWAYS correct.
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