When it's displayed frequently, one particular facial expression which should always send up a red flag.
What facial components make up this expression?
- Elevated Central Forehead Contraction (CFC)
- Partial Mouth Smile
Another feature, not required, yet is seen in this example as an amplifier is:
- Partial Eyelid Closure
In the above promotional video of Oliver Stone's "The Putin Interviews", during 0:36 - 0:38, at the end of the sentence, "Suffice it to remember the Rosenberg spouses who were electrocuted", Vladimir Putin displays this precise cluster: his central forehead elevates, his mouth configures in a partial (suppressed) mouth smile, and his upper eyelids are partially closed (see image below).
In this context, this expression overlaps with the phenomena of what is known as "Duping Delight" - indicating that President Putin takes pleasure in the Rosenberg's execution (Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were United States citizens. After being convicted of committing espionage for the Soviet Union, they were executed. Coincidentally, their deaths occurred sixty-four years ago tomorrow - June 19, 1953).
Note the crucial caveat, "when it's displayed frequently" - for we all display this same face on occasion. We may use this expression when we're feeling:
Summary: When a person displays an elevated central forehead contraction together with a partial (suppressed) mouth smile - and does so frequently, this has very high correlation with sociopathic behavior (Antisocial Personality Disorder).
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