Saturday, October 1, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3710: Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte Compares Himself With Hitler - Body Language and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3709: Kate Middleton - The face you make when you’re married to a prince but you meet Justin Trudeau

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3707: The Presidential Debates Part III - Donald Trump v. Hillary Clinton and Sniffing 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3705: Hillary Clinton v. Donald Trump Presidential Debate - Trump: I'm 'smart' for paying no taxes 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3696: Jimmy Kimmel's 2016 Emmys Opening Monologue - Sarah Paulson brought Marcia Clark 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3700: George Clooney comments regarding the News of Brad Pitt's and Angelina Jolie's Divorce 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3674: Drake Presents Rihanna with Vanguard Award - 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3626: Mike Pence's Wikipedia Profile Picture says "WTF"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3632: Hillary Clinton formally introduces Tim Kaine as her VP Choice

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3565: Adolf Hitler, Jesse Owens, Archie Williams and Body Language