It’s All Coming Unravelled: body language
BSSB.BE Body Language Ghost 20.07.2018
Balkans Ex-USSR Russia
* Looking at the body language between Trump and Putin adds an entirely new dimension to their meeting in Helsinki
When two world leaders meet, the words that they exchange are only part of the story. There’s a lot more going on in those interactions — it’s just happening without any need for spoken language. Looking at the body language between Trump and Putin adds an entirely new dimension to their meeting in Helsinki, and it tells you even more about how the two men approach each other.
After the two met at the G20 summit in July 2017, for example, body language experts at the Guardian gave the advantage to Putin, who came out looking like the more powerful leader despite all of Trump’s proffered handshakes and a stronger start from the American president. The BBC, on the other hand, noted that Trump looked like the all around more comfortable of the two at that meeting, and also that Trump looked like the much more eager participant.
In the Finnish capital of Helsinki, though, body language expert Lillian Glass tells Bustle that it’s a meeting between equals.
“This is an equal match as far as world leaders go,” Glass says, judging based off of their respective postures. “Putin is very relaxed around Trump and feels comfortable. He is slouching because he knows he is meeting a formidable counterpart, as both are equally strong leaders and men.”
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