Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3196: José Maria Marin, FIFA Corruption and Body Language of the "Forward Lip Purse" (PHOTOS)

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was introduced today on the World stage. José Maria Marin (pictured above) along with other top FIFA officials were arrested in the early morning hours at the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zürich. He was one among fourteen indicted today on charges of money laundering, wire fraud, bribery and racketeering in connection with an extensive investigation by the American FBI.

Most can see that José Maria Marin is angry in this photo. His eyebrows are pulled together and directed downward. His eyelids are partially closed in a manner consistent with mild-moderate anger (What happens to the eyelids during extreme anger/rage?). His nostrils are also mildly flared along with the typical associated mid-facial tension. Yet what nearly every will completely overlook - is Marin's forward lip purse.

A forward lip purse is made by those who have a clandestine plan or a clandestine disagreement. They will voice little or no opposition - however they will be harboring significant discord. A lip purse is always made by a person who feels he's a relative alpha to another's beta personality. They virtually always have a plan that they're not sharing - and they also believe they have a strong chance of success.

When you see a forward lip purse - it's a HUGE red flag - take heed.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication No. 3195: Kinky Boots, Jeopardy, Body Language & Sheepishness

Body Language at The FIFA World Cup  Fiero after Accomplishment

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3056: Jeb Bush Interview - 14 Dec. 2014 - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3164: Johnny Depp's portrayal of Whitey Bulger in "Black Mass" trailer - Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3118: Leonard Nimoy, Spock and the Vulcan Hand Signal/Salute