Monday, November 20, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4128: Roy Moore's youngest accuser, Leigh Corfman - Interview on "Today" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Leigh Corfman is, to date, the woman who was the youngest (14 years old) at the time when she alleges Roy Moore engaged in sexual behavior with her. In the video above, she tells of how Roy Moore, then an assistant district attorney, approached her and her mother in the county courthouse, drove her to his home twice - without the knowledge of her mother - kissed her, undressed her, and seduced her. At the time Roy Moore would have been 32 years old.

A thorough nonverbal evaluation of Ms. Corfman in this interview demonstrates complete honesty. Specifically, there are no signals of insincerity or deception.


























One telling moment is captured and discussed here.

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE (continuing at 6:42): A couple things, Roy Moore denies these allegations, and further says, he does not even - know you.

LEIGH CORFMAN: I wonder how many 'mes' he doesn't know?

Before, during - and to a greater extent after her answer, Leigh Corfman displays the expression shown in the above photo (6:54). In it, she projects a combination of Disgust and Anger. Intriguingly, men are significantly more likely than women to not see or mischaracterize this particular expression - and thus, also, are more blind to the emotions causing it.

Summary: Leigh Corfman's nonverbal, verbal, and paralanguage during this interview are all highly congruent. She is telling the truth regarding her interactions with Roy Moore in 1979.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4127: Al Franken, Leeann Tweeden, and the Mea Culpa Face

Body Language Analysis No. 4125: Michael Flynn, Trick Arrows, and Suppressing Strong Emotions

Body Language Analysis No. 4123: Jason Momoa, Aquaman, the Quindent, and a Secret

Body Language Analysis 4121: Roy Moore's Far Too Frequent Expression

Body Language Analysis No. 4116: Carey Mulligan and American Accents

Body Language Analysis No. 4087: Harrison Ford Accidentally Punches Ryan Gosling in the Face - Blade Runner 2049

Body Language Analysis No. 4064: The Murder of Laci Peterson - Part II - A Red Flag Conspicuous by its Absence

Body Language Analysis No. 4026: Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West, and Emotional Intelligence

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3856: "Belle" Clip - Beauty and the Beast


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Body Language Analysis No. 4127: Al Franken, Leeann Tweeden, and the Mea Culpa Face - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTOS)



On 16 November 2017, Leeann Tweeden recounted that Senator Al Franken forcibly kissed her without consent during a rehearsal for a USO skit in 2006. He also posed with his hands over (but not touching) her breasts while she slept on a military aircraft. Ms. Tweeden was wearing a protective military vest. At the time, Franken was not yet a Senator.

Although Senator Franken said he remembered the details of the skit rehearsal differently, he quickly apologized to Ms. Tweeden. His apology was made in the form of a written statement - initially a brief one which was met with criticism - and a few hours later, a lengthier statement - which Ms. Tweeden accepted. Senator Franken also said he would cooperate fully with a Senate Ethics Committee inquiry.

While Senator Franken may, in fact, be truly sorry for his actions - from an emotional intelligence perspective, a written apology will never begin to have the level of sincerity and impact that an in-person apology would.

No one believes or wants to hear an apology written by anyone - particularly something that sounds like it was written by an attorney. Sincere apologies are spoken from the heart - not read from a script.

From a crisis management, public relations, and political point of view - an in-person apology, provided it is sincere, is also, with rare exception, the best course of action. In fact, it would be wisest for Senator Franken to apologize first to Ms. Tweeden in-person - and then to his electorate on camera.





The images shown above were not taken during this apology - but they do show Senator Franken with a facial expression which is extremely common during public apologies.

His jaw is clenched - indicating an adrenaline surge. His lips are rolled inward (an Inward Lip Roll aka ILR) - demonstrating an attempt at suppressing strong emotions. The corners of his mouth are pulled laterally and down - and the tissue around his lips is "bunched up". Along with his downward gaze, this facial expression cluster is classic primarily for that of Strong Regret - and secondarily for Frustration.

This Bitter-Regret + Frustration expression is often referred to as a Mea Culpa Face.

Intriguingly, when in private, the same individuals tend to display facial expressions with increased elements of sadness, shame, and empathy


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4126: Jeff Sessions' Joking regarding Kislyak/Russia

Body Language Analysis No. 4124: Jeff Sessions and Russia - Part II

Body Language Analysis No. 4122: Jeff Sessions Testimony, Russia, Ted Lieu, and Changing Stories

Body Language Analysis No. 4120: Robert Mueller's Nonverbal Metaphor

Body Language Analysis No. 4090: Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Assault, and Impulse Control Disorder

Body Language Analysis No. 4077: A Facial Expression Common to Both Bad Actors and Sociopaths

Body Language Analysis No. 4004: US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asks NASA scientist about Civilizations on Mars

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3911: Simone Biles gets Pranked on "Ellen"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3528: Brothers Prank their younger sister with an ongoing Zombie Apocalypse


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4126: Jeff Sessions' Joking regarding Kislyak/Russia - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTO)





Yesterday during a meeting of The Federalist Society - three days after Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee - he openly joked about communicating with the Russians.

Intriguingly, this conference took place at The Mayflower Hotel - which was one of the locations where (then) Senator Sessions did, in fact, meet with Sergey Kislyak during Donald Trump's Presidential Campaign (April 2016).

During his Senate confirmation hearings, Attorney General Sessions denied, while under oath, any contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. Moreover, he stated he was unaware of any contacts between members of the Trump campaign staff and any Russian officials.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of Jeff Sessions in the above video.



























ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS (beginning at 0:00): But I just was thinkin', Ya know I should - ah, wanna ask you is - is Ambassador Kislyak in the room? Ω ...

Just after he says, "... is Ambassador Kislyak in the room? ...", Jeff Sessions' jaw momentarily projects forward (captured in both of these images less than one second apart during 0:05). This is known as a "Jaw Jut". Watch this several times in at 1/2 and 1/4 speed.

Nonverbal novices will often falsely interpret ALL Jaw Juts as signals of anger - yet this is a gross oversimplification. If anger is present, other nonverbal indicators will also be seen.

For a moment consider the verbal homonym, "Hot" as it is used in the English language. One can say, "It's hot outside" (referring to temperature) - or "This pepper is hot" (spiciness) - or "She is hot" (physical attractiveness) - or "A particular news subject is hot" (popularity). Despite the fact that the word is pronounced the same and spelled the same - within these contexts, we have no difficulty determining their respective meanings of "Hot". However - when removed from their sentences, it's impossible to define them. The same is true with nonverbal homonyms. Thus, as with all nonverbal behavior, a "Jaw Jut"- should always be interpreted in the context of the other signals contained in the "nonverbal sentence".

























Is Jeff Sessions' jaw jut in this setting a signal of anger? What other coexisting signs either confirm or refute the presence of anger?

Don't make the mistake of interpreting a Jaw Jut as a component of laughter either. During moments of sincere laughter (and to a lesser extent with sincere smiling) - the jaw moves in the opposite direction - it retracts. 

SummaryIn the absence of anger and other signals, a Jaw Jut is a signal of Hubris in addition to Insincerity.

Many people have little ability to avoid "cracking a smile" when they're hiding something or deceiving. This is often colloquially referred to as having a "poor poker face". Jeff Sessions is one such person. Both consciously and unconsciously many people with this tendency believe that if they laugh and smile frequently - then others won't be able to tell when they are lying. Sessions' act of openly joking regarding Russia and Ambassador Kislyak camouflages his relative lack of ability to suppress his smiling and laughing out of context. This tactic of "Hiding in Plain Sight" is similar to a sixteen-year-old purchasing multiple items at once hoping the cashier doesn't notice the cigarettes.

In a larger sense, Jeff Sessions' act of openly joking about Russia - and Russia's aggressive interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election (verified by all US Intelligence agencies) has the profound additional effect of normalizing this and similar election interference - both in the minds' of foreign powers and in the minds' of the average American.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4125: Michael Flynn, Trick Arrows, and Suppressing Strong Emotions

Body Language Analysis No. 4123: Jason Momoa, Aquaman, the Quindent, and a Secret

Body Language Analysis 4121: Roy Moore's Far Too Frequent Expression

Body Language Analysis No. 4119: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at APEC Summit - Part II

Body Language Analysis No. 4114: Robert Mueller, Critical Evaluation, and the Double-L

Body Language Analysis No. 4093: Fear and Harvey Weinstein - Emma Watson's Reaction

Body Language Analysis No. 4088: Kit Harington's April Fools' Prank on Rose Leslie

Body Language Analysis No. 3982: Bangkok Police Officer's De-Escalation Genius

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3896: Did Matthew Perry Really Beat Up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?


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Body Language Analysis No. 4125: Michael Flynn, Trick Arrows, and Suppressing Strong Emotions - Nonverbal and Emotions Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)






















This image of Michael Flynn and K.T. McFarland was taken on 1 February 2017 in the White House Press Room. At that time, Flynn had been National Security Advisor for twelve days and Ms. McFarland was the Deputy National Security Advisor. Flynn's stint would only last for twelve more days. On 13 February he would be forced to resign for lying to Vice President Pence regarding the nature of his communications with the Russian Ambassador to the US - Sergey Kislyak.

Only six days earlier, Acting Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates had met with Don McGahn. Ms. Yates had informed Mr. McGahn (the White House Counsel and assistant to the President) that she felt Flynn had been "compromised" and thus was subject to possible to blackmail by the Russians.

What should jump out at you at first glance in this photo - is the configuration of Michael Flynn's mouth and lips. Notice how his lips are rolled inward.  An "Inward Lip Roll" is a strong signal of the act of suppressing strong feelings. His psyche is trying to prevent both the inward growth and the outward manifestation of robust emotions. But which ones?

You may have noted how Flynn's jaw is clenched and thrust forward. This "Jaw Jut" affords less "rolling-in" of his lower lip). His mid-face (e.g., "mustache area") is tense and his nostrils are also flared. This entire cluster of nonverbal changes is indicative of a surge of adrenaline.

His eyebrows are also both pulled together and directed downward along with his forehead.






Next, watch Lars Andersen - an extremely skilled archer in this video showcasing his remarkable skills published several weeks ago. Many would call his use of people here - a form reckless endangerment - and indeed even abuse - particularly with his use of a child.

























Now, slow the video down to 1/4 speed at 0:58. Watch the arrow as it passes in front of the woman standing at the head of the line. Notice also how her lower and mid-face rapidly morphs in a manner similar to Michael Flynn's - with an inner lip roll, a jaw jut, mid-face tightening, and nostril flaring.

Their eyes and forehead are expressing differences, however. The woman's eyelids and forehead are significantly elevated while Flynn's are lowered. The reason for this is her adrenaline surge is quicker and stronger - she is experiencing only one intense emotion. In contrast, then National Security Advisor Flynn's adrenaline - although still elevated, was relatively lower. While both individuals were far from their emotional baselines' - experiencing fear - Michael Flynn was also calculating his next move.

Always remember - when you see an inward lip roll - in that moment, that person is far from their emotional center.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4124: Jeff Sessions and Russia - Part II

Body Language Analysis No. 4122: Jeff Sessions Testimony, Russia, Ted Lieu, and Changing Stories

Body Language Analysis No. 4120: Robert Mueller's Nonverbal Metaphor

Body Language Analysis No. 4118: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

Body Language Analysis No. 4111: Selena Gomez, Francia Raisa, and a Kidney Transplant

Body Language Analysis No. 4101: Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson

Body Language Analysis No. 4055: What Does Jessica Chastain Feel For Matt Damon?

Body Language Analysis No. 3940: National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster's Press Conference regarding President Trump's Sharing of Classified Intelligence with the Russians

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3839: Andrew Garfield, Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling - Embarrassment, Protection, Body Language and Emotional Intelligence


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Friday, November 17, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4124: Jeff Sessions and Russia - Part II - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





This is the second article on this site regarding Jeff Sessions' recent testimony before the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of a crucial portion of the US Attorney General's exchange with Representative Shirley Jackson Lee.

REP. BOB GOODLATTE: (Continuing at 2:39:34): ... The Witness will answer the question.

REP. JACKSON LEE: Yes or no? Does he want to change his testimony in the intelligence committee?

AG SESSIONS: I would just say this - I stand by this testimony at the intelligence committee: "I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with the campaign or election in the United States. Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations - by anyone connected with the Trump campaign.

REP. JACKSON LEE: I thank you very much for that. Ahum, I would move to-

AG SESSIONS [over-talking]: What I did say in my opening statement - I explained that when I was asked, ah, in October - just a few weeks ago, when I was asked, ah, about the matter, ah, "Did I have - a- any knowledge of anyone who had, a- talked r-, to the Russians?". I indicated, ahum, m, m -, ah, that I had not recalled, that meeting, when that occurred - but I would have been pleased to have, ah, responded, ah, and explained it if I'd recalled it Ω [2:40:36]. I've tried to be honest about that and give you my best response, ah, and did throughout all the testimony I've given - Miss Lee.


























During 2:40:30 - 2:40:31, as Jeff Sessions says, "... but I would have been pleased ...", the Attorney General shakes his head quickly side-to-side, in a clear "No" signal. This is a classic and strong verbal-nonverbal contradictory phenomenon. Whenever the words and the body language contradict each other - it's the body language which reveals the true emotions. Indeed, AG Jeff Sessions would NOT have been pleased to have responded.

Watch this portion of the video several times, as the still image does not capture the dynamic nature of this nonverbal display.



























Just a few seconds later (during 2:40:36), after the Attorney General finishes that same sentence, "... but I would have been pleased to have, ah, responded, ah, and explained it if I'd recalled it Ω ...", Jeff Sessions displays a Forward Lip Purse.

A forward lip Purse is a priceless nonverbal tell - for it indicates a clandestine disagreement or a clandestine plan. Amazingly, a forward lip purse is also only made by individuals who feel they are an alpha relative to whom they are dealing. Moreover, it also indicates they believe they have a high probability of success in implementing their plan. It's vital to never confuse the forward lip purse with a lateral lip purse.

Summary: Attorney General Sessions' nonverbal behavior indicates with extremely high probability that he was being deceptive during this portion of his testimony. Furthermore, he has plans which he kept covert during this exchange with the US House Judiciary Committee.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4123: Jason Momoa, Aquaman, the Quindent, and a Secret

Body Language Analysis 4121: Roy Moore's Far Too Frequent Expression

Body Language Analysis No. 4119: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at APEC Summit - Part II

Body Language Analysis No. 4111: Selena Gomez, Francia Raisa, and a Kidney Transplant

Body Language Analysis No. 4097: Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, and a Tennis Tongue Tell 

Body Language Analysis No. 4067: 2017 Emmys - Melissa McCarthy's Reaction to Sean Spicer Doing Melissa McCarthy Doing Sean Spicer

Body Language Analysis No. 4047: Joel Osteen, Houston, and Hurricane Harvey

Body Language Analysis No. 4005: O.J. Simpson's Parole Board Hearing

Body Language Analysis No. 3944: Dwayne Johnson, The 2020 Presidential Election, and The Rock Dialing Up His Alpha


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4123: Jason Momoa, Aquaman, the Quindent, and a Secret - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTO)





Jason Momoa was recently a guest on The Graham Norton Show. He was promoting his film Justice League - scheduled to be released tomorrow. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis.

GRAHAM NORTON (beginning at 1:36): And you've brought yourrrr, ah, hang on, it's a - a, a, a - a sep-

JASON MOMOA: A Quindent

GRAHAM NORTON: Quindent

JASON MOMOA: Quindent

GRAHAM NORTON: Quindent

JASON MOMOA: It's not the trident yet, we don't need the trident 'til a little bit later. Next movie.

GRAHAM NORTON: So, I, I now, I think the Quindent is d- back there. You, this is - is this the real Quindent from the movie?
























During 1:48, just after Jason Momoa says, "... we don't need the trident 'til a little bit later. Next movie" - he pulls his upper and lower lip inward, covering his teeth - more prominently on his right side. Unfortunately, the camera cuts away quickly, so watch this dynamic several times at 1/2 and even 1/4 speed.

This nonverbal tell is a signal of "a Hesitancy to Disclose". Indeed, the proverbial "Tight-Lipped" display is a longstanding idiom - and it's believed to have been coined by William Shakespeare. The bard was a keen observer of human behavior.

Of course, Jason Momoa is not supposed to reveal much about the plot of his next film (Aquaman due to be released in December of 2018) - however, among fans of the genre, it's no secret that his Trident will play a key role. There are other plot secrets he's keeping - and his concealment of these secrets are what caused Mamoa's expression.

This particular example of a Tight-Lipped display also has additional components of:

• a Suppressed Smile (concealing joy-happiness)
• a hint of a Tongue-in-Cheek display (I just won, Smugness of Victory)

These additional two elements further telegraph not only Jason's feelings of holding a secret - but also the actor's excitement - that he believes the film is sure to be a smashing success.

Of course, these emotions of Momoa's are not at all surprising - and if we were in Jason shoes (fins) we would no doubt feel similarly. It's profoundly important to stress, however, that the tight lip display is typically much more clandestine. In the everyday world - in business or in one's personal life - when this is displayed (with or without a tongue-in-cheek or a suppressed smile component) - the vast majority of the time it is completely missed. How many times have you been blind to this tell?


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4122: Jeff Sessions Testimony, Russia, Ted Lieu, and Changing Stories

Body Language Analysis No. 4120: Robert Mueller's Nonverbal Metaphor

Body Language Analysis No. 4118: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

Body Language Analysis No. 4116: Carey Mulligan and American Accents

Body Language Analysis No. 4097: Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, and a Tennis Tongue Tell

Body Language Analysis No. 4071: Fans' Reaction to Trauma - Young Girl Hit By Foul Ball at Yankee Stadium

Body Language Analysis No. 4039: Blue Angels, Surprise, Emotional Processing, and Empathy

Body Language Analysis No. 3986: Anthony Kennedy, The Supreme Court, and Predicting Empathy

Body Language Analysis No. 3934: Donald Trump's (False) Praising of James Comey


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Body Language Analysis No. 4122: Jeff Sessions Testimony, Russia, Ted Lieu, and Changing Stories - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





On Tuesday, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. From a nonverbal perspective, the examples here are so numerous that an entire course could be taught from this single video.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of a small portion of Jeff Sessions' testimony - in an exchange with Representative Ted Lieu.

TED LIEU: (Continuing at 5:19:01): You did have communications with the Russians last year, isn't that right?

JEFF SESSIONS: Repeat that.

TED LIEU: You did have communications with the Russians last year, isn't that right? --- Just yes or no.

JEFF SESSIONS: I had a - meeting with the Russian Ambassador, yes Ω

TED LIEU: That's exactly the - opposite answer you gave, under oath, to the US Senate. So, again, either you're lying to the US Senate, or you're lying to the US House of Representatives.

JEFF SESSIONS: Well [over-talking by Lieu, Sessions, and Goodlatte]

BOB GOODLATTE: The time of the gentleman has expired. The witness can answer any further if he chooses to.

JEFF SESSIONS: Um, I won't repeat it Mr. Chairmen. But, ah, I hope the congressman knows - and I hope all of you know - that my answer to that question, "I did not meet with the Russians", was explicitly responding, ah, to the shocking suggestion, that I as a surrogate, was meeting on a continuing basis with Russian officials - and the implication was to impact the campaign in some sort of nefarious way - and all I did was meet in my office with the Ambassador which we didn't discuss anything like that § So, I just, ah, ah, wanna say I appreciate, ah, the Congressman's right. I guess he can say - it's free speech - can't be sued - here - um - so, ah - I just ah - my response - um - I'm sorry that, um - Ah, that's my response.






















Attorney General Sessions displays several nonverbal red flags in this portion of his testimony. During 5:19:14, just after he says, "I had a - meeting with the Russian Ambassador, yes", Sessions' displays a "Tongue Jut" - more specifically, a "Loose Tongue Jut" (notated by Ω in the dialogue above).

A "Loose Tongue Jut" is significant for the thought-emotions of "I've been caught", "I've been bad", "I've done a foolish thing" (Navarro). It's important to not confuse this with a "Tight Tongue Jut" - which has a completely different meaning.
























A few moments later, during 5:20:01, just after AG Sessions says, "... and all I did was meet in my office with the Ambassador which we didn't discuss anything like that...", he displays another Loose Tongue Jut (notated by § in the above dialog).






















During 5:19:21, just after Rep. Lieu says, "... So, again, either you're lying to the US Senate ...", AG Sessions turns his head away and fumbles in his left inside jacket pocket - but not for long.






















He then shuffles through two notepads and looks away again during 5:19:22 - 5:19:25.

Both of these MAPs (Manipulators, Adaptors, Pacifiers) are high anxiety signals indicative of an adrenaline surge. The fact that he looks away - is a form of diminished eye contact and in this context is highly indicative of deception.

From a statement analysis perspective (a subset of paralanguage) Jeff Sessions use of "surrogate" in this setting is also particularly telling. In using the word in this context, he's attempting to distance himself from Donald Trump's campaign - in which he already held a key role.

The Attorney General's numerous stuttering displays at the end of his statement is also a red flag - indicative of low confidence and considerable emotional discomfort.

Moreover, an apology, such as "I'm sorry" wrapped in stuttering is NOT a statement associated with someone who just recounted the facts as he recalled them.

It's also profoundly important to note that The Attorney General of The United States just issued a form of thinly veiled threat to Ted Lieu when he said, "... I appreciate, ah, the Congressman's right. I guess he can say - it's free speech - can't be sued ...". In this moment Jeff Sessions felt cornered.


Summary: Jeff Sessions' nonverbal, verbal, and paralanguage behavior in the segment of his testimony before the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee outlined here, indicates that with very high probability he was being deceptive.



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See also:

Body Language Analysis 4121: Roy Moore's Far Too Frequent Expression

Body Language Analysis No. 4119: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at APEC Summit - Part II

Body Language Analysis No. 4117: Roy Moore, Sexual Misconduct, and The US Senate

Body Language Analysis No. 4115: Donald Trump, South Korea, and The Texas Church Shooting

Body Language Analysis No. 4110: Yuli Gurriel "Apologizes" to Yu Darvish for a Gesture of Prejudice During The World Series

Body Language Analysis No. 4105: An interview with Sophia the Robot at the Future Investment Institute

Body Language Analysis No. 4090: Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Assault, and Impulse Control Disorder

Body Language Analysis No. 4056: Ed Sheeran and a Hesitancy to Disclose

Body Language Analysis No. 4052: Hitler's Cryptorchidism and Emotional Dissonance


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Body Language Analysis 4121: Roy Moore's Far Too Frequent Expression - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTO)

























This expression should raise your red flags - even if you're an Alabama Republican. It was taken on Saturday, 11 November 2017 in Birmingham. Roy Moore is, of course, a candidate for the US Senate. After The Washington Post raised allegations of sexual misconduct with minors, Mr. Moore defended his case before an audience and cameras.

In your efforts to learn nonverbal behavior, always hold the following Nonverbal Axiom with a top-of-mind awareness:

When confronted with an accusation, whilst refuting the charges, if the accused contracts and elevates their central forehead and central (medial) eyebrows (even with low frequency), while simultaneously configuring their mouth in a "pseudo-smile"- with very high probability they are lying

(This is but one form of a "pseudo-smile"- with the mouth corners up-turned - in a configuration kept while speaking - regardless of the word being pronounced - and it adds to the unnaturalness. This Is NOT a sincere smile - it's NOT a true smile.) 

Learn to recognize this expression - even in its subtlest forms - without fail - for it's an extremely reliable predictor of deception/insincerity.



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See also:


Body Language Analysis No. 4120: Robert Mueller's Nonverbal Metaphor

Body Language Analysis No. 4118: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

Body Language Analysis No. 4116: Carey Mulligan and American Accents

Body Language Analysis No. 4114: Robert Mueller, Critical Evaluation, and the Double-L

Body Language Analysis No. 4099: Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, and Jim Leavelle

Body Language Analysis No. 4087: Harrison Ford Accidentally Punches Ryan Gosling in the Face - Blade Runner 2049

Body Language Analysis No. 4056: Ed Sheeran and a Hesitancy to Disclose

Body Language Analysis No. 4014: Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Donald Trump, and Healthcare

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3911: Simone Biles gets Pranked on "Ellen"


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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4120: Robert Mueller's Nonverbal Metaphor - and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTOS)








































Some may call Robert Mueller the most powerful man in Washington, D.C. In the image above we see the special prosecutor with his hands configured in a variation of the "Pistol Steeple". The pistol steeple is an alpha/hyper-alpha nonverbal signal. It's also part of a broader category of critical evaluation behaviors. When the two forefingers (index fingers) are extended with their flexor surfaces held together - and the other fingers are flexed (and usually intertwined) - the hands take on the approximate shape of a handgun.

The metaphor of the pistol is extended further by its deeper meaning - for when it's displayed, those using it are "shooting-down" what is being said, proposed, etc. 

























As we further evaluate Robert Mueller's expression in this moment, we see his lips are thinned and the opening of his mouth is foreshortened. He has a mild amount of mid-facial tension. Along with some normal aging changes (Brow Ptosis), his eyebrows are also dynamically lowered - as well as mildly drawn together. In addition to his critical evaluation, Robert Mueller is manifesting anger, albeit controlled.


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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4119: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at APEC Summit - Part II

Body Language Analysis No. 4117: Roy Moore, Sexual Misconduct, and The US Senate

Body Language Analysis No. 4115: Donald Trump, South Korea, and The Texas Church Shooting

Body Language Analysis No. 4112: Donald Trump's Interview on Sharyl Attkisson's "Full Measure"

Body Language Analysis No. 4108: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' White House Briefing regarding Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos

Body Language Analysis No. 4046: Melania Trump, Hurricane Harvey, and "Destroying Empathy 101"

Body Language Analysis No. 3994: Vladimir Putin at G20 - Donald Trump agreed with me

Body Language Analysis No. 3937: Mr. Lavrov Goes To Washington - “Was he fired? You’re kidding!” - Sergey Lavrov, Rex Tillerson, and James Comey

Body Language Analysis No. 3933: Sally Yates Testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee



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Body Language Analysis No. 4119: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at APEC Summit - Part II - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





For months it has been widely known that seventeen US intelligence agencies, including the CIA, FBI, NSA, and The Office of the Director of National Intelligence - all agree that Russia aggressively interfered with the 2016 US Presidential Election. It's also common knowledge that Donald Trump openly says that he doesn't believe Russia is guilty of this offense. The whole World also knows Vladimir Putin denies that Russia interfered in any way with the US election.

It's in this context that the following nonverbal analysis is made. 






















Note very early in this video (during 0:02) - as President Trump walks in back of President Putin, Trump calls his name. Once Putin orients himself, and as he begins to turn and stand, Trump embraces the Russian leader. He reaches his arm fully around Putin's back, beneath his opposite (right) arm.

To reach around another head-of-state's back to this degree - a considerable embrace - particularly in the context of the Russia conspiracy coverage and Robert Mueller's investigation - for a President to display this nonverbal dynamic in this context demonstrates only a limited number of possibilities:

• Affection
• High level of Familiarity (overlaps with affection)
• Narcissistic Personality Disorder §
• Hubris (overlaps with Narcissism)
• Combination of above






















More specifically, this is very much akin to the psychology of a witness/accomplice who, after returning to the scene of the crime, is standing just outside of the perimeter of the yellow police tape. It's a nonverbal display of bravado. 

Moreover, it also very much says, "Why would I hug/embrace Vladimir Putin if he were guilty of hacking the US Elections?"

Nonverbally, this is also an analog of the very common behavior of some individuals, who, when guilty of lying - look you right in the eye. It's an over-compensation phenomenon (e.g., "Everyone knows liars don't look you in the eye, right? See, I'm looking you right in your eyes.")

A non-guilty narcissist §, one who is capable of contextualizing, would not behave in this manner. This is something more. It's a ruse,  a camouflage - an attempt at misdirection.






























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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4118: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

Body Language Analysis No. 4116: Carey Mulligan and American Accents

Body Language Analysis No. 4114: Robert Mueller, Critical Evaluation, and the Double-L

Body Language Analysis No. 4111: Selena Gomez, Francia Raisa, and a Kidney Transplant

Body Language Analysis No. 4104: Walter Cronkite Reaction to JFK Assassination

Body Language Analysis No. 4082: Brother of Stephen Paddock (Las Vegas Shooter)

Body Language Analysis No. 4075: Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith Steps Down After Massive Hack/Data Breach

Body Language Analysis No. 4044: Kim Jong-un's Choreography

Body Language Analysis No. 4005: O.J. Simpson's Parole Board Hearing


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