Thursday, April 11, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2364:
Kim jong-un Tells a Lie to His Generals
North Korea, Body Language and Third Rate Vetting

In the midst of this news video is a short video clip showing the Kim jong-un speaking with some of his generals. This video was released, of course, by the North Korean government. When making threats of nuclear war they should strongly reconsider whoever performs the vetting of their video though - for the young tyrant displayed deceptive and anxiety ridden body language. And such does not good propaganda make. 

During the 0:41 - 0:43 segment of this video, Kim jong-un is shown scratching his left ear with his left hand while he is speaking. Making a declarative statement or answering a question with an accompanying ear rub, touch or scratch (a body language example of a Manipulator, Adaptor or Pacifier - aka MAP) is highly indicative of a lie. Moreover this bearer of ballistic missiles has his head, neck and eyes directed downwards as he displays this self-touching display. These nonverbals when clustered simultaneously - are a lock for lying.

"The lady doth protests too much ... methinks."

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2319:  Dennis Rodman Hugging Kim Jong-un ...  Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1705:  North Korean Statues of Kim Jong-il & Kim Il-sung

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2224:  Barack's Body Language  It's (NOT) good to be back in Michigan  President Obama Campaigns for Fiscal Cliff Resolution

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2033:  Lie Detection, Sergey Lavrov and Syria

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2156:  Barack Obama's Body Language at Al Smith Charity Dinner -  Comedy, White Lies and Facial Touching MAPs

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2055: Three Wise Monkeys - Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil -  Body Language Interpretation vs. Traditional Symbolism

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1861:  Bashar al-Assad's Denial and Deception

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1907:  Governor Rick Scott tells a Lie