Note: This blog, its author or the content herein does not have or seek a political agenda. Today's post regarding Edward Snowden in no exception. Whether you think he is a hero or a traitor - or someone in between is irrelevant here. This is a forum to teach and study nonverbal communication.
Edward Snowden was telling the truth in this video. His sincerity quotient was high as was his confidence level.
Snowden's anxiety level was very low, his use of illustrators were high, no MAPs (Manipulators, Adaptors, Pacifiers) consistent with deception were present and no partial emblematic slips were displayed. Moreover Snowden's vocal qualities (paralanguage), verbal communication and nonverbals were consistent with sincerity and of a very high congruity.
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