Monday, December 22, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3045: How Vladimir Sits - Body Language Tells (PHOTOS)























Vladimir Putin often sits with his legs widely splayed - particularly when sitting with other heads-of-state, and these recent meetings with Barack Obama and David Cameron are no exception. In body language parlance this is known as the "Seated Crotch Display".

Men will often sit in this manner for two primary reasons: sexual attraction (which of course is NOT applicable here) and to assert their dominance. Mr. Putin is very interested in projecting his alpha qualities - and the seated crotch display is one of many nonverbal modes of sending signals of such hyper-assertiveness.

Many men make the huge mistake of sitting in this configuration around women in a business context. And while the vast majority of them are unaware of it, in such a setting this body language is offensive.

























See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3044: Barack Obama regarding "The Interview", North Korea and His Choice in Films

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3014: Vladimir Putin - Odd Man Out Down Under at the G20 Summit

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3009: Vladimir Putin, Chivalry and China's first lady Peng Liyuan

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2982: Politicians Should Never Do This If They Want To Be Elected - Hillary Clinton's Body Language Faux Pas

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2837: Of Spelling Bees, Alpha Posture, Decision Making and Visualizing - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2914: Fran├žois Hollande, Anxiety and Dialing up his Alpha

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2749: President Obama, Ukraine's Interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and an Alpha-Beta Hybrid

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