Friday, September 14, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2115:
Prince Harry in Afghanistan -
Incredulity & Contempt

Prince Harry is no longer in a private luxury suite in Vegas - he's serving in Afghanistan. The body language cluster displayed in this recent image demonstrates a blend of two emotions. When the central forehead is contracted (CFC) (with the peripheral portions relaxed) and the medial (inner) eyebrows elevated as is seen here - coupled with a unilateral smile - it is highly characteristic for disbelief and contempt. Harry's incredulous that he's never left alone by some form of the paparazzi - even if here it is a military flavored one. And that's enough to give anyone contempt.

See also:

Analysis # 1859: The Prince is Angry at the Queen's Jubilee

Analysis # 392: Christmas Cheer - Kate Middleton's and Prince William's Suppressed Smile

Analysis # 2073: Princess Eugenie of York, The Olympics and Mixing with the Commoners

Analysis # 2059: Musharraf has Contempt towards Pakistan's Intelligence Agency

Analysis # 2058: DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's "False Contempt" and the Importance of "Norming"

Analysis # 412: Newt Gingrich is Incredulous

Analysis # 335 & 353: Incredulous with Contempt - Amanda Knox Redux