Saturday, June 15, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2430:
Dolph Lundgren is an Alpha Male and
He Wants Everyone to Know It -
Seated Crotch Display
(Video, Photo)

In the video featured above, Dolph Lundgren is shown in the "Seated Crotch Display" configuration. This nonverbal is an alpha body language display and is seen almost exclusively in men. Male co-workers, friends or adversaries will often sit around a table in this manner (legs very widely splayed) in what is one type of a subconscious display of relative dominance. When in a professional setting of mixed company, men who use the seated crotch display will lose rapport and very often offend women (and most men are completely unaware of this turn-off).

Depending on the other nonverbals with which it is clustered, the seated crotch display (SCD) can also be a sign of sexual interest and/or sexual display in both men and women (Think of a male peacock, ruffed grouse, etc.) Although a considerably less common body language of females - when the SCD is used by women, it is much more indicative of sexual interest as opposed to a dominance display.

See also:

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2330:  Body Language of Foot Placement on another Person's Chair

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2267:  Body Language at the 2013 Golden Globes - The Influence of Color on Human Sexuality - Claire Danes, Zooey Deschanel & Jennifer Lawrence

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2299:  Rihanna & Chris Brown at 2013 Grammys - What Their Body Language Says

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2327:  What is meant by "Eye Contact"?  A Body Language Fundamental

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2422:  Amy Adams on Jimmy Kimmel -  Body Language, Flirting and Dating

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2282:  Jay Carney and the Dominant Spider - White House Press Secretary's Body Language re: National Labor Relations Board Vacancies

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2242:  Rihanna & Chris Brown at Lakers Game  Body Language of Dominance, "Ownership",  Narcissism and Submission

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2061:  David Cameron Defends London Olympics against Mitt Romney's Remarks - Alpha Dominance and Illustrators - Matching Hands and Feet as Sincerity Amplifiers