non-verbal communication

OK, so there’s grief in here. There’s also wide eyes, excessive rigidity, and an arm held out (in Roman salute or otherwise). Averted eyes? Covering one’s vital organs? Hands clasped together? There’s so much going on in this picture. I’m no expert, but I do know these variously signify (in no particular order) defensiveness, evaluation, attempts to appear submissive, attempts to restrain appearance of aggression or guilt, and over-compensating (for one or more versed in body language)…

Or it could just be that this is a great shot (thanks to Mohamed Azakir, Reuters) and I have a vivid imagination.


4 Replies to “non-verbal communication”

  1. Hey, I’m all for sarcasm but I’m afraid few situations do not really allow it … that’s when TACT is involved.
    Live and learn …

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