Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Negotiation Secret # 779: Classic Incredulous Cluster

Bollywood actress, Pranitha (aka Praneetha) gives us a great incredulous cluster here. Her head is not turned toward the subject of interest (ergo disinterest). We don't look directly at those we don't like, don't respect or don't believe. Her raised eyebrows and wrinkled forehead along with an asymmetric-slight smile - completes this classic tetrad cluster of disbelief. Her asymmetric smile and mild nasal flaring together are displaying a beacon of contempt, which of course, often co-exists with skepticism. When interpreting Body Language, it is important to see three or more signals of congruence in order to be sure of another's true emotion state.