Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Negotiation Secret # 36: Subtle Disapproval

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton adjusts her make-up next to European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton (L) before a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)Content © 2010 Reuters All rights reserved.
This is an interesting photo because it shows a subtle display of emotion.  As U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, touches up her make-up, Catherine Ashton (European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) shows her disapproval. She believes Mrs. Clinton should be doing such things in private. Notice how her body is leaning slightly away from Mrs. Clinton. We towards things we like and away from things we don't like. While also wearing a slight frown, the mild downward tilt of her head/neck also betrays her critical emotion.