Sunday, December 11, 2011

Negotiation Body Language Secret # 551:
Openly Weighing a Decision

This is Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. He's on the sidelines - injured with a broken thumb on his throwing hand. Cutler is watching his current team lose (13-10 in overtime) to his former team - the Denver Broncos....a difficult thing for anyone to watch. The Broncos have now won six games in a row under their new quarterback, Tim Tebow. This particular configuration of the mouth that Jay is showing us, is a nonverbal which highly consistent with someone openly weighing a decision. Thus it is very commonly seen with someone with sincere motives. If a person is trying to make a decision in a secretive manner they will NOT be wearing this nonverbal expression.

See also: Negotiation Body Language Secret # 552: Another Course of Action & Rashida Jones' Mouth