Friday, November 12, 2010

This Picture Says a Great Deal

ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. NOVEMBER 10, 2010. Vladimir Chernikov, first deputy director general of Oranta Insurance Company, at the 4th annual international top managers forum Future of the Russian Insurance Market . (Photo ITAR-TASS/ Dmitry Serebryakov) Photo via Newscom

NOVEMBER 10, 2010. Vladimir Chernikov, first deputy director general of Oranta Insurance Company, at the 4th annual international top managers forum Future of the Russian Insurance Market .

High confidence is seen with the steeple with the hands, and confidence in open sitting position with his legs. Finger in front of his mouth tells us he is listening.  Having the hands (in the steeple) lets us know he is listening to what is being said.  Interestingly, his eyebrows form the skeptic's eyebrows...◦
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5 comments:

Kuzmich said...

Yea I think he is intently listening but I also think that he is trying not to say something. He wants to say something but he is hushing himself.

Drew said...

What exactly is skeptical about the eyebrows?

Kuzmich said...

yea I don't see it either

Choklat-Milkshake said...

Don't see the skepticism either.. plus as far as I remember the interlacing of fingers is a frustration gesture (in steepling the fingertips touch), so maybe, combined with the hushing index finger, he is wanting to say something but is frustrated that he cannot. Don't know much context so just a wild theory.

Kevin Koch said...

My first impression was of defensiveness -- he's sitting way back, like he's checked out of the situation, and his arms are forming a kind of shield in front of himself. I agree that his brows are skeptical, and his pursed lips and slight squint look more like a poorly hidden defiant glare than the expression of someone who is actually receptive to what is being said.