Saturday, March 8, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2745: Vladimir Putin Deception regarding Crimea - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

This post is the second from Vladimir Putin's press conference earlier this week regarding the crisis in Ukraine. At multiple occasions during this video, the Russian President exhibited a unilateral eyebrow elevation. For example, in the image and moment highlighted below (0:54 seconds), this nonverbal indicates doubt and disbelief and contradicts his simultaneous definitive statement "... I am convinced that Ukrainian personnel and Russian personnel will not be on different sides ...". In addition his "Finger-Point Hand Chop" in same this cluster-context is also strongly consistent with deception.

Notice also the intriguing use of the double-negative: ".. will not be on different sides ...". 

Mr. Putin routinely "leaks" a unilateral forehead and eyebrow elevation in disparity with his verbal statements. This body language sign is a common tell of dishonesty. Mr. Putin displays it much more often than he realizes. Of course, Vladimir does not have a monopoly on this nonverbal as plenty of American politicians show this body language on a daily basis.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2742: Vladimir Putin on the Crisis Ukraine - Thin Slicing Levels of Anger - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2744: Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2129:  Barack Obama's Body Language, Misspeaks "Export More Jobs" Displays Incredulity and ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1600:  Senator Marco Rubio -  Sincerity, Self-directed Incredulity & Humor, Blocking and Appeals for the Vice Presidency

Negotiation Secret # 335 & 353: Incredulous with Contempt  Amanda Knox Redux

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2644: Barry Hinson's Rant - (Southern Illinois Basketball Coach) Body Language Tells