On Thursday Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte compared himself to Adolf Hitler. His nonverbal signals during the self-comparison was particularly telling.
In the video above Duterte says, "Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there is three million, what is it three million drug addicts, there are. I'd be happy to slaughter them. [Pause]. At least, if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have, what, you know my victims. I would like to be all criminals to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition."
At multiple times during this video, President Duterte displays a Subtle, Partial Mouth "Smile" (which is insincere) simultaneous with a Central Forehead Contraction (elevated CFC).
Every human being makes this expression on occasion during some moments of incredulity, arrogance or contempt (although these three emotions also have other, more commonly cited, facial configurations). But this expression is fairly uncommon for most people. However individuals who display this facial expression commonly have a very high correlation with Sociopathic Behavior (Antisocial Personality Disorder).
Anyone who makes this facial expression during a physical threat against a single individual (or in this case, the massacre of three million people [a number which he stated incorrectly when referencing Hitler) is an ominous threat assessment red flag and portends with very high probability that his plan will be carried out.
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