Thursday, April 19, 2012

Body Language Analysis # 1659:
Leon Panetta on the
U.S. Military Scandals in Afghanistan

Leon Panetta, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, is being asked a question by Wolf Blitzer regarding some of the U.S. Military misbehavior in Afghanistan in this video. During the entire length of this clip (with the exception of the 0:25 - 0:26 time marks, in which the entire width of his forehead is involved), Panetta's central forehead is contracted and heavily furrowed - while it's lateral aspects are relaxed. This particular body language signal is highly consistent with physical or emotional pain. Such pain may be experienced directly or indirectly via empathy. The Defense Secretary feels deep and sincere emotional pain regarding these events.

See also:

Secret # 1439: Central Forehead Contraction and Inward Lip Roll - Devon & April Davis

Secret # 1213: The Chronically Contracted Forehead

Secret # 617: Ginger White & Herman Cain

Secret # 882: Bashar al-Assad's Chronic Insincerity

Secret # 1491: Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin .... "If I had a Son, He'd look like Trayvon"

Secret # 1486: Etch a Sketch, Romney and Eric Ferhnstrom Gaffe

Secret # 355: A Sign of Physical Pain