Monday, January 26, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3081: More Bill Belichick Body Language Deception Deflategate Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





This video comprises most of one of Bill Belichick's recent press conferences regarding deflategate.

During this appearance Belichick displays mutliple examples of what is known as a "Tongue Jut" aka "Lizard Tongue". Tom Brady also showed us this during his press conference. Within this body language cluster-context, this nonverbal indicates that "I've been caught" or "I've been bad".

Think of this as the New England Patriots' coach's psyche calling him out in a subconscious display of self-deprecation.



2:53

"I think we all know that quarterbacks, kickers, specialists have certain preferences on footballs. They know a lot more about it than I do - they're a lot more sensitive to it than I am [Tongue Jut] ....."







3:07

".... I hear them comment on that from time to time. But I can tell you that they will tell you that there is never any sympathy whatsoever from me on that subject. Zero. [Tongue Jut] ...."








3:52

"To me - the balls are approved by the league and game officials pregame [Tongue Jut] - and we play with what's out there. And that's the only way that I have ever thought about that."








4:10 first Lizard Tongue

Two displays of tongue jutting in rapid succession - and thus very easy to see why this body language tell is also referred as "Lizard Tongue".

"I've learned about the inflation range situation ... um, Obviously [first of two rapid Tongue Juts] ...."







4:10 second Lizard Tongue


".... [second of two rapid Tongue Juts] with our footballs being inflated to the twelve and a half pound range, any deflation would then take us under that specification limit ...."








5:12

" ... So we will take steps in the future to make sure we don't put ourselves in that type of potential situation .... [tongue Jut] ahhh ... again  ....."










7:15

It's unfortunate that this is the story coming off two great playoff victories [Tongue Jut] .... by our football team and our players ...










These multiple displays of Tongue Juts are key nonverbal indicators telling us that Bill Belichick is lying.

These Tongue Juts are certainly not the only indicators of deception. In addtion they don't occur with every lie, but Belichick has a predilection for them.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3080: Bill Belichick's Press Conference - A Key Body Language Tell

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3079: Tom Brady, Deflategate - Part Deux

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3017: Narendra Modi, Tony Abbott and Hugs at the G20

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2771: Australian PM Tony Abbott regarding Malaysian Airlines MH370 Search - Body Language Misinterpretations and Regret

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2541: Barack Obama, Permanent U.N. Security Council Members, Syria's Chemical Weapon Disarmament and a Presidential Gaffe - Body Language in the Oval Office

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2529: Ambassador Thomas Pickering on Benghazi Probe and a Body Language Microexpression Tell

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1482:  George Clooney's Lizard Tongue

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3080: Bill Belichick's Press Conference - A Key Body Language Tell (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




The above video is an edited version of one of Bill Belichick's recent press conferences regarding deflategate. Belichick is known for always being in a negative mood - (think of a monotone "mad robot"). This makes him a bit more difficult to interpret his body language - but not if you know what to look for.

Note that throughout this video, the New England Patriots football coach speaks out of the right side of his mouth. Unless a person has this speaking idiosyncrasy when telling the truth (which the Super Bowl bound Bostonian does not) then such an asymmetrical speaking configuration is indicative of deception.

Both Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are lying.

Take home point: When you see a person speaking out of one side of their mouth, and this is not their "norm" when truth-telling (for a small minority of people it is their normal, baseline behavior) - know this: they are being insincere or telling a lie.


See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3079: Tom Brady, Deflategate - Part Deux

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3078: Tom Brady, Deflategate, Deception and Body Language

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1060: Bill Belichick's Anger

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2275:  Lance Armstrong's Insincerity -  Body Language revealed in Oprah Winfrey Interview  Part III

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2227:  Sincerity and Insincerity regarding  Suicide Death of Jacintha Saldanha

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 1912:  Ann Curry's Tearful Goodbye & Matt Lauer's Insincerity

Negotiation Secret No. 111: A Sure Red Flag of Insincerity - John Edwards

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2474:  Mayor Bob Filner's False Smile -  Insincerity, Body Language and San Diego





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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3079: Tom Brady, Deflategate - Part Deux (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Tom Brady - The Return of The Lie.

In this second clip of the New England Patriots' quarterback's press conference from this past Thursday, we can see many more examples of nonverbal behavior indicative of deception. As mentioned in a previous post on this same appearance, in the future this video will be held up a text-book example of the body language of lying. What follows is a partial analysis.



1:36

Microexpression of Fear
(Mouth and Neck)

".... I think, ah, the main thing for the last couple days - trying to figure out ya know, what happened .... [microexpression - fear mouth at 1:36]".







(Overlapped continuation from above)

" .... out ya know, what happened ....  .... like I said, I [then a second Microexpression of fear - mouth at 1:37] you know it's, I, I sur, I was as surprised as anyone when I heard Monday morning what was happening, ummm ...." Both of these microexpression of fear are partial and subtle - thus best appreciated within the dynamic context of video (and even on slow motion).



Tongue Jut (aka Lizard Tongue)

(Overlapped continuation from above)

" .... when I heard Monday morning what was happening, ummm ...."
[1:43 Tongue Jut]

A tongue jut in this cluster context indicates: "I've been bad" or "I've been caught".




 
Think of the Tongue Jut as a form of self-deprecation in the midst of a lie.

"... You know, obviously, the NFL would like to figure out what happened in this situation [another Tongue Jut / Lizard Tongue at 2:26] ummm ...."

Again this is Brady's psyche calling itself out essentially saying, "I've been bad" or "I've been caught".




(Overlapped continuation from above)

 ".... ummm... you know I try and keep everything in perspective so .... I'm happy that we have an opportunity to play in the next game and ...."

Most notably here, at 2:31 (during the word "... opportunity ..."), we see both a Suppressed Smile of Duping Delight and Blushing - in this context highly indicative of deception.




3:27

(Partially) Suppressed Smile of Duping Delight

A reporter continues about the fact that the NFL had not yet questioned Brady,
"... You know it's odd that they haven't - at this point - you know - you're the quarterback and the center of the story right now - and the leagues' officials investigating haven't talked to - you indicates to a lot of people that they're letting this drag and twist in the wind."

Brady: "I'm not sure."

Another reporter: "Have you been told whether they will - to talk to you?"

Brady: "I'm not sure." This answer makes no sense - it's simply not a logical response to this question. It reminds many of a politician's answer when trying to dodge answering a question. Either his anxiety is excessive (e.g. he doesn't perceive the question as it was asked) - or he deliberately is re-iterating an evasive response.

Conclusion: Tom Brady is lying about his knowledge of the footballs in question being deliberately deflated. He is the only one who would have, at least in part, orchestrated such an act. While Brady is certainly no Oscar-worthy performer - he can play quarterback rather well.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3078: Tom Brady, Deflategate, Deception and Body Language (Part I)

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3077: Caroline Wozniacki & Rory McIlroy - One Reason Why Relationships Fail - and an Important Warning Sign

Negotiation Secret No. 47:  Jaw Jut and Mid-face Tightening - Pete Carroll

Negotiation Secret No. 140:  Duping Delight Microexpression

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2725: Ted Nugent: Calls Barack Obama, "a Subhuman Mongrel"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2576: Chris Brown's Body Language - a Signal of Psyche's Suppressing Emotions ... and Anger and ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2690: Peyton Manning Explains the Meaning of "Omaha" Call

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2338:  Why Does Keit Pentus-Rosimannus feel Fear?  Body Language of Estonia's Minister of Environment

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2352:  Mila Kunis' Tongue in Cheek  Graham Norton Part II

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3077: Caroline Wozniacki & Rory McIlroy - One Reason Why Relationships Fail - and an Important Warning Sign (PHOTO)






When a woman is equal to, almost the same height - or taller than her boyfriend, fiancé, or husband - she will very often discontinue wearing heels. This body language behavior is particularly strong in the context of a relatively new relationship. What are the reasons for this? - the woman wants to feel feminine, she also wants to make her man feel masculine - and she does not want to constantly remind him of his relative short stature. Instinctively she knows that doing so will lead to tensions of many sorts. Most women will say, "It just doesn't feel right!" to be taller than her partner.

Of course there are some women who never stop wearing heels when dating or when eventually they marry shorter men. They will not tolerate such social posturing and are thus very confident and alpha females (e.g. Carla Bruni) - but to make such a relationship last (a relative term to be sure when it comes to dating or marriage) they must be with a very confident man (e.g. Nicolas Sarkozy).

However when a woman who had initially adopted a "no heels" or short heels habit - converts back to wearing heels (with the exception of some professional settings), this is a warning sign that she no longer prioritizes their height disparity and thus indicates a drop of empathy towards her partner and signals an emotional rift, falling out of love or perhaps even infidelity (e.g., she wants to appear attractive to other potential or actual partners). Empathy is directly correlated with love and relationship longevity.

Moreover the Polish Anthropologist, Boguslaw Pawlowski, Ph.D., has noticed a very interesting predictor of both attraction as well as relationship longevity - Male to Female height ratio. If the man is 9% taller than the woman (1.09 times taller - or inversely stated - if the woman is 91.7% the height of the man) - this is the optimum height for attraction and relationship longevity.

It's interesting to note that Tom Cruise (5'7" [170.2 cm]) is 2 inches (3.08 cm) shorter than his then-wife Katie Holmes (5'9" [175.25 cm]). Their male-to-female ratio was only 0.97! Conversely, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward - who were married for 50 years - had a ratio of exactly 1.09. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have a ratio of 1.085 and their marriage is going on 27 years.

Caroline Wozniacki is taller than her former fiancé - and is listed at 5'10" (177.8 cm) while Rory McIlroy is generously reported to be 5'9" (175.25 cm) - this would put their height ratio at 0.985. Yet looking at the above image, even when taking into account her heels and the fact he is closer to the camera - it seems she is taller than him by a greater margin of 1 inch - but more like 2 to 3 inches (putting this estimated ratio between 0.957 and 0.971). Of course these are only statistical correlations - and statistics do not govern the behavior of individual people, relationships, athletes, or atoms. Statistics govern large groups. So while there are many exceptions - yet these tenancies are very interesting and not to be ignored.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3078: Tom Brady, Deflategate, Deception and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2663: Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy Engaged - A Body Language Sign of Affection

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2827: Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy - She was the Alpha, He was the Beta

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2825: Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki break off their Engagement - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2826: Caroline Wozniacki & Rory McIlroy Call Off Their Engagement - Body Language and Dominance

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2701: Cuddling, Romance, Affection and Foot-Shunning

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2:  Body Language of Blake Lively and Penn Badgley - Strongly Suggests an Impending Break-up in Near Future

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2424:  Giada De Laurentiis on Conan O'Brien  Beautiful Teeth but Insincere Smiles and  Some Body Language Signals of Waning Love


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3078: Tom Brady, Deflategate, Deception and Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





Deflategate. Say it ain't so Tom.

Reporter: "So can you answer right now, is Tom Brady a cheater?"

Brady: [Insincere smile, suppressed smile, swaying back and forth on feet, insincere laughter, inward lip roll, hands touch], "I don't believe so...."


0:03

Asymmetrical mouth smiling is often (but not always) insincere (do you know the exceptions and how to spot them?) If we look at the rest of his face though - there are no signals of sincerity. Any mouth smiling in this context (albeit insincere) is VERY out of context.







0:04

Extended Blinking

Rocking back and forth on feet









0:06

Insincere Laughter

Suppressed Smile

Rocking back and forth on feet - high anxiety

Blushing - in this context highly consistent with deception






0:07

Inward Lip Roll (ILR)

The inward lip roll is seen when emotions stray far from baseline. He is not angry here, he is not sad, he is not feeling contempt, nor disgust. Tom Brady is nervous, very nervous. The ILR is a mechanism whereby he is suppressing his anxiety. It took about 3 seconds - an eternity when asking such an important and spot-lighted question is asked - for him to answer. And his answer was not at all consistent with truth. 

And although we cannot see his hands - by the motion of his arms we can tell that Brady hand-held at this moment - simultaneously with this inward lip roll.

From a paralanguage standpoint - his answer of, "I don't believe so ...." is such an insanely red hot deception example, statement analysis experts will be using this video as a classic for generations. This alone convicts him.

Brady's hat-wearing was clownish and also out-of-context. The hat served as a Psuedo-mask - and although it did not cover his face, it made him FEEL a bit like it, therefore allowing him to deflect a bit of attention away from his face - making the lying easier to initiate. (Intriguingly, in this context, the hat functions much like a very high witness box in a trial/court - covering all but a witnesses head).

Brady's statement, "This isn't ISIS, no one's dying" - was so emotionally out-of-context and disrespectful to the millions suffering and who will suffer (including two Japanese citizen's whom are currently threatened with beheading) - and was also said with a partially suppressed smile - (thus a form of duping delight) - this extreme level of patronizing behavior indicates a 10 out of 10 level of narcissism - and ironically, these negative behaviors are used to cloak another abhorrent activity - that of lying. The smiling out of context as well as the verbal statement were both, like his hat-wearing, a form of camouflage and deflection (e.g. trying to hide in plain sight).

Tom Brady Lied. He may not have deflated the footballs himself - but he had knowledge of it and probably orchestrated it.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3076: 2015 State of the Union Address, Barack Obama, John Boehner and a Microexpression of ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2400:  One Way Deception Could be Minimized in the Court Room -  O.J. Simpson's in Court

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2033:  Lie Detection, Russia, Sergey Lavrov and Syria

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2581: Syria, Ambassador Robert Ford and a Body Language of Deception

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2342:  Barack Obama at Jerusalem Convention Center in Israel  What the President's Body Language Says to a Heckler

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2612: Chris Christie 'Calls a Spade a Spade' (Well … Almost) - Body Language of the 2016 Republican Presidential Hopeful

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2996: Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics" on Tonight Show/Jimmy Fallon

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3061: Jimmy Fallon Blew a Chance to Date Nicole Kidman


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3077: Barack Obama, The 2015 State of the Union Address Part II & What John Boehner Doesn't Believe - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





"It's what you do when you don't have the basketball." -  Larry Bird

A lot can be discerned by carefully observing other high level officials who are "in the know" during such important addresses as the The State of the Union - and one such example follows. Last night, at the 48:05 mark, Barack Obama continued:

"As Americans, we cherish our civil liberties – and we need to uphold that commitment if we want maximum cooperation from other countries and industry in our fight against terrorist networks. So while some have moved on from the debates over our surveillance programs, I have not. As promised, our intelligence agencies have worked hard, with the recommendations of privacy advocates, to increase transparency and build more safeguards against potential abuse. And next month, we’ll issue a report on how we’re keeping our promise to keep our country safe while strengthening privacy."

During the 48:37 - 48:39 segment, John Boehner then rubs his right eye. The timing and context of such a unilateral eye rub while listening to another person speaking, indicates either his own incredulity or Boehner's belief of blatant deception by Barack (Rubbing both eyes indicates something completely different - do YOU know what it means?). The Speaker of the House either does not agree with the President - or he believes POTUS is lying with respect to the issues of either keeping the country safe, strengthening the peoples' privacy - or both.






















See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3076: 2015 State of the Union Address, Barack Obama, John Boehner and a Microexpression of ....

Negotiation Secret No. 29:  Eye Rub When Someone Else is Speaking - Angela doubts Vladimir

Negotiation Body Language Secret No. 199:  When a Lie is Told, Heard or Visualized by ....Vladimir's Eye

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2746: John Kerry and Hugh Robertson - Eye Rub, Mouth Covering - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2400:  One Way Deception Could be Minimized in the Court Room -  O.J. Simpson's in Court

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 1907:  Governor Rick Scott tells a Lie

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2459:  Was Eliot Spitzer Sincere?  Apology, Sincerity and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2207:  Body Language, Sincerity and Mahmoud Abbas  United Nations grants Palestine "Nonmember Observer State" 
 

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3076: 2015 State of the Union Address, Barack Obama, John Boehner and a Microexpression of .... (VIDEO, PHOTO)


























Perhaps the most memorable (verbal) line in the 2015 State of the Union address was improvisational - as Barack Obama met with some possibly unanticipated republican applause:

"I have no more campaigns to run. My only agenda [republicans clapping] - I know because I won both of 'em ..."

This first sentence drew a very specific nonverbal tell from Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). As the President began to say the word "only" and an instant later as it became more fully manifested during the word "agenda" - the right side of Speaker Boehner's face (on our left) displayed a very brief nonverbal signal indicative of contempt (a near-microexpression). While this particular expression is not the only manner in which the body language of contempt is projected on the face, it is the most commonly sighted one. Characterized by what in a nutshell is often called a unilateral "snarl" - this classic contempt sign has a tightening of the mid-face, a unilaterally upward-vectoring of one side of the mouth, a evanescent deepening and definition of the same side nasal-labial fold (running from each side of the mid-nose down to below and laterally to each mouth corner), a nostril flaring on the same side, and often a unilateral partial closing of the eyelids (Which acts as a contempt amplifier in this setting).

There can be no doubt that in this moment Speaker Boehner was feeling contempt for President Obama.
























See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3075: Franklin Graham (Billy Graham's son) Blasts Duke University for Muslim "Call to Prayer"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2865: John Boehner is Suing Barack Obama - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3068: John Boehner Kissing Nancy Pelosi

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2424:  Giada De Laurentiis on Conan O'Brien  Beautiful Teeth but Insincere Smiles and  Some Body Language Signals of Waning Love

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3061: Jimmy Fallon Blew a Chance to Date Nicole Kidman  

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2595: Barack Obama's Emotional Dissonance, Low Confidence and the "Turtle Retreat" - He Does Not Want To Be There

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2511:  Barack Obama & Vladimir Putin  Handshake at 2013 G20 Meeting

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2150:  Body Language Advice for  President Obama and Governor Romney in Tonight's Debate 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3075: Franklin Graham (Billy Graham's son) Blasts Duke University for Muslim "Call to Prayer" (VIDEO, PHOTOS)





This website serves as an objective reference source for the science and art of Body Language & Nonverbal Communication. In an effort to be both practical and academic, many examples from/of varied cultures, politicians, professional athletes, legal cases, public figures, etc. are cited in order to teach and illustrate both the interpretation of others' body language as well as the projection of one's own nonverbal skills in many different contexts - not to advance any political or religious agenda.

Franklin Graham (Billy Graham's son) is featured in the above video rendering his opinion regarding the recent Duke University announcement that they would allow Muslim "Call to Prayer" (for which they have since backtracked on due to security threats).

The three-minute weekly call known as the "Adhan" was to have been broadcasted from the Chapel Bell Tower. Muslim students have been holding payer in the same Chapel's basement for years.

Several times during this video (e.g. Best here exampled during 0:06-0:10, but also during 0:54-0:57, 1:08, 1:37-1:39, 2:01-2:02, 2:07-2:09 and 2:16-2:17 ), Franklin Graham displays examples of what in body language parlance is known as a "Self-Righteous Head Wiggle" (SRHW). A self-righteous head wiggle may be very brief - thus a microexpression or near-microexpressions - yet also lasting to several seconds. While not absolute this nonverbal is usually seen in clusters depending on the length of the conversation. The SRHW is comprised of a rapid side-to-side movement of the head & neck that is high frequency and usually with a mild-to-moderate amplitude.  The SRHW is displayed by a person who is an alpha personality, highly confident, with strong opinions and a self-assured emotional tones and smugness who also believes they are a relative alpha or authority figure.

This body language can only be accurately/best appreciated in the dynamic context of a video (or  a real-time event) rather than still images.

Although the primary movement is a side-to-side wiggle, an additional backwards movement and even a forward vectoring can often also be seen. The backwards movement is often accompanied by nonverbals of disgust, contempt and/or incredulity (and it tends to be seen with larger audiences) - while the forward movement is often clustered with additional emotion signals of arrogance and condescension (and is often being spoken to even lower subordinates and in smaller audiences [and even one-on-one]).

It's extremely common to see an increase in vocal frequency (pitch), volume and speaking speed simultaneous with the SRHW. Similar movements can also be seen involving (or even primarily with) the jaw, torso and even the entire body.

The self-righteous head wiggle is seen very commonly in very traditional settings and/or where hierarchical thinking is prevalent.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2398:  Self Righteous Head Wiggle, Alpha Behavior &  First Drone Flight Off of an Aircraft Carrier

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2561: President Obama's Self-Righteous Jaw Wiggle

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2102:  The Self-Righteous Head Wiggle and the  Conventional Steeple vs.Basketball Steeple

Nonverbal Communication Intelligence No. 2113:  Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, the U.S. and the  Self-Righteous Head Wiggle

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2339:  Alpha, Beta, Body Language & Rapport Destroyers

Negotiation Body Language Secret No. 345:  Dialing Up Her Alpha

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2440:  Vladimir Putin Dials Up His Alpha ... Foot Position, Projecting Leadership,  Confidence & Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2539: Calvin Johnson, the Index Finger and Alpha Behavior - A Body Language Tell of Mobile Phones 




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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3074: A Body Language Tell of Bad Actors and .... (PHOTOS)























What's one body language signal that all bad actors, bad sales people, most T.V. news anchors, most T.V. news reporters, virtually all politicians - and ALL INSINCERE PEOPLE chronically display?

Here's one hint and common denominator: they're really ALL ACTORS ... they're just not GOOD actors (Eric Bana provides us with many examples - one of which is shown above). All the individuals in this entire group are trying to press issues for which they don't truly believe. Have you figured it out yet? It's the forehead. Overuse of the forehead muscles is a very reliable indicator of INSINCERITY. Ignore it at your own peril.

Of course we all need to contract our forehead muscles in order to express ourselves - it's very human and it's very necessary. And indeed the opposite extreme - the use of Botox across the entire forehead is dramatically dehumanizing, robotic and will certainly lead to communication and relationship problems (e.g., Taylor Swift's entire upper face has been Botoxed for 4 or 5 years). Yet, a FREQUENT DISPLAY of a CONTRACTED FOREHEAD is a VERY HIGHLY RELIABLE NONVERBAL SIGNAL OF INSINCERITY. Do you know the others?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3073: Russell Westbrook - "Execution Interview" - Body Language Tells 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2403:  Central Forehead Contraction - The Grief Muscle,  Eyes Wide Open, False Mastication &  Oklahoma Tornado Survivors

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret No, 1213:  The Chronically Contracted Forehead

Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1439:  Central Forehead Contraction & Inward Lip Roll  Devon Davis & April Davis

Nonverbal Communication Quiz-Analysis No. 2936: Tony Stewart's addresses Kevin Ward's Death - Sincere vs. Insincere

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3010: McStay Family Murders - Body Language Signs of a Sociopath

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2863: Gary Oldman's Apology on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - Sincere or Insincere?

"Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2503:  Fort Hood Shooter and his Tell-Tale Body Language  Common to many Mass-Killers - Nidal Malik Hasan gets the Death Penalty

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2259:  Game Show Killer Rodney Alcala Gets Two More Sentences - His Body Language Warning Signs

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3073: Russell Westbrook - Execution Interview - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)




Yesterday the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors, 127 - 115, and after a triple double (17 pts., 17 ast., 15 reb.) Russell Westbrook was doing his best Marshawn Lynch impression. Now being referred to as "The Execution Interview" because the three time NBA all-star answered, "We did a good job executing" (and very slight variations on that script) six times in the 89 second interview.

What follows is a partial body language analysis of Russell Westbrook's "Execution interview".



0:14

A partially "Suppressed Smile" is displayed by Westbrook after he says, "... execution ..." for the second time. This is a form of "Duping Delight" since his answers are a thinly veiled acting job.






0:15

Shortly after this duping delight display, Westbrook shows us a "Tongue Jut" (aka "Lizard Tongue") which in this context is a nonverbal indicator for "I've been bad" or "I just got caught".

Depending on the other nonverbals with which it's accompanied, a tongue jut has what other meanings?





0:50

Eyelids opened very wide along with Tongue Jut

After a report asks, "Are you upset with something?" and then Westbrook pauses and says, "I just don't like you .... nah." ... he then displays another tongue jut.

While the reporter and Westbrook may not have been best friends before this moment - Westbrook already had reasons for his near monosyllabic responses - and this reporter's question led to this particular answer and added to Westbrook's negative attitude, yet their lack of friendship here was not the initiating factor in this awkward interview (e.g. for Westbrook's absence of diplomacy).



0:57 - 0:58

Westbrook's rapid fluttering of eyelids here as he asks reporter, "You got enough questions?" Is a strong signal of contempt, condescension and anger.

(What other nonverbal signals are present in this cluster?).







1:12

Yet another Tongue Jut just after Westbrook says, "Good execution"




1:26

A Tongue Jut again











1:28

Another occurrence of Duping Delight is seen once again in the last fraction of a second of the video.

When a person turns away or even puts his/her head down for a moment, the concentration to suppress their joy is often broken and the duping delight "leaks" out.




See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3072: Alison Lundergan Grimes - Body Language Tells

Negotiation Secret No. 140:  Duping Delight Microexpression

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2236:  John Boehner & the Fiscal Cliff Plan B Failure - Body Language of Duping Delight

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication No. Analysis 1492:  Ben Bernanke's Duping Delight &  Partial Emblematic Slip

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2216:  Senator Jim DeMint's Body Language -  Lip Purse, Suppressed Smile, Duping Delight & Retiring Early

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1482:  George Clooney's Lizard Tongue (Tongue Jut)

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2764: Embarrassment, Affection & Flirtation - Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher - Kiss Cam Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2547: Amanda Knox's ex-Boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Piers Morgan Interview, Body Language Tells and Avoiding the Othello Error

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