Friday, November 1, 2013

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

Within the above video is a fantastic nonverbal example of a lying tell. When making a definitive and declarative statement (as Ambassador Ford does here) - a nose rub/scratch is highly indicative with deception.

Beginning at the 0:36 mark, Senator Corker asks, "Do you feel good about what our country is doing with the opposition right now?"

Robert Ford then answers back, "Senator, there's not a person on my team at the State Department that doesn't feel frustrated, frustrated by the Syrian Problem in general". He begins this specific, declarative statement by rubbing the area just to right side of his nose. There can be no doubt - there is some level of deception being projected here.

What other body language signal clustered here is congruent with deception?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2400:  One Way Deception Could be Minimized in the Court Room -  O.J. Simpson

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2450:  Daniel Radcliffe on The Graham Norton Show -  Deception, Mirroring and Anxiety 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2421:  Gov. Phil Bryant, Working Moms and  Body Language - Deception and Fear

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2033:  Lie Detection, Sergey Lavrov and Syria

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1907:  Governor Rick Scott tells a Lie

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2176:  James Carville's Body Language - Pennsylvania & Swing States

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2156:  Barack Obama's Body Language at Al Smith Charity Dinner -  Comedy, White Lies and Facial Touching MAPs