Sunday, June 19, 2011

Negotiation Secret # 140:
Duping Delight Microexpression

This is Chad O'Kelley's arrest photo. He was recently indited in federal court on selling U.S. Military arms to Iraqi citizens and businesses, money laundering and fraud. Mr. O'Kelley's expression is very telling.  While the left side of his mouth is, as expected, frowning - his right side shows a slight smile. Most people would expect a mug-shot to express negative emotions - often overwhelmingly negative. Why is Mr. O'Kelley showing a subtle smile?  It is very probable that Chad has a big secret that has not yet been discovered by the authorities. He feels that although he has just been arrested, somehow he is still fooling law enforcement. Paul Ekman has termed this subtle and often very fleeting and/or partial smile - "Duping Delight".  If this fraction of a smile is present for less than 0.5 seconds (and as little as 0.04 of a second!) it is known as a microexpression. This is just one example of many different emotions which are expressed in these clue-expressing, micro-bursts of display. While only about one in 300 people can see them naturally in real time - nearly everyone can be trained to see them. What secrets are slipping by you?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2050: George Zimmerman's Interview on Fox -  Microexpression of Contempt and  Duping Delight

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2216:  Senator Jim DeMint's Body Language -  Lip Purse, Suppressed Smile, Duping Delight & Retiring Early

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2152:  Second Presidential Debate - 16 October 2012 -  Barack Obama's Duping Delight -  Benghazi, Libya Attack was an "Act of Terror" -  Alpha, Beta, Confidence & Acquiescence .... 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2188:  Paula Broadwell on Petraeus Relationship -  Body Language of Prolonged Blink,  Hard Swallow and More Duping Delight

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2093:  Ann Curry's Tearful Goodbye -  Matt Lauer's Classic "Tongue-in-Cheek" and Duplicitous Smile

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2187:  Paula Broadwell with Hearsay on Benghazi Attack -  Excerpt from University of Denver Speech and a Body Language form of "Duping Delight" ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2236:  John Boehner & the Fiscal Cliff Plan B Failure - Body Language of Duping Delight ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2182:  Jennifer Granholm & Newt Gingrich  the Day After the 2012 Election - Governor Granholm's Duping Delight and Suppressed Smile