Saturday, April 28, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4272: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in Holding Hands - Alpha and Beta - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

On Friday, Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean Supreme Leader to enter into South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

Near the end of their historic Summit, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in held hands. This is shown in the video above (during 0:00 - 0:15), as well as in the first photo.

Notice Moon Jae-in (on our right) - with his arm is in front of Kim Jong-un's. This places Moon (the South Korean President) in the relative alpha position and Kim as the relative beta.

Remember - in this moment, the two men are standing on South Korean soil.

Now flashback to earlier in the day - when Kim Jong-un first walked into South Korea - and then he asked President Moon to step briefly into North Korea.

In that scenario, Kim-Jong-un took the lead by verbally asking Moon (Moon was not expecting this) - and in this case, Kim's body language was in the alpha position (during 1:12 - 1:16 in the second video).

Although most of this summit was highly choreographed - these two acts were subconsciously driven.

Summary: During hand-holding, a strong clue as to who - in that moment - feels more alpha is indicated by whose hand is in front.

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