Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3098: Drew Peterson Alleged to have Hired a Hit Man to Kill Attorney James Glasgow - Peterson's Mug Shot - Contempt vs. Duping Delight? (PHOTO)

Drew Peterson (an ex-police officer) is currently serving 38 years for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. His fourth wife, Stacy Peterson (formerly Stacy Ann Cales) disappeared in October, 2007 and has never been found.

Yesterday the Illinois Attorney General charged Peterson with two felonies - "Solicitation of murder" and "Solicitation of murder for hire" - in attempting to have James Glasgow killed (Will County State's Attorney).

Peterson's mug shot is shown above. Anyone who is trying to dissect his body language - two emotions (thought-emotions) should immediately come to mind here: Contempt vs. Duping Delight (or both). Those who chronically display contempt (or disgust) have a higher incidence of violence (among other tendencies). Those who have a secret - and believe they will succeed in keeping it,  implementing a plan to their advantage, etc. - will often not be able to contain their joyous (albeit misplaced) feelings - and thus they will smile -yet suppressing it to varying degrees. These partial/subtle/evanescent smiles are varieties of "Duping Delight" (Paul Ekman).

Do you believe Drew Peterson's facial expression on this Mug shot is consistent with Contempt ... or Duping Delight ... or both? Either emotion is very a significant red flag - so when you see them, know that there is ALWAYS is a reason. Don't ignore them. Peterson's expression is somewhat subtle-to-mild here. However with clues given in past posts, you should be able to differentiate between these nonverbals.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3097: Buddies at the Grammys? What Does Kanye West REALLY Think of Taylor Swift? Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2855: Hillary Clinton, 2016 Presidential Race and Duping Delight

Negotiation Secret No. 140:  Chad O'Kelley's Duping Delight Microexpression

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2660: Chris Weidman after Anderson Silva UFC 168 Fight - Body Language "Duping Delight" Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2236:  John Boehner & the Fiscal Cliff Plan B Failure - Body Language of Duping Delight

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2554: Harry Reid's Body Language Lets Us Know What He's Thinking - Short Term Debt Limit Hike

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2592: Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin Miami Dolphins Bullying Controversy - Part I; What QB Ryan Tannehill's Body Language Says

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2844: Vladimir Tells a Lie To Obama at Normandy