Friday, November 7, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3006: Charles "Chase" Merritt - Arrested and Charged with Murder of the Entire McStay Family (PHOTOS)

Charles "Chase" Merritt was arrested on Wednesday for the alleged 2010 murder of the McStay Family - Joseph McStay, his business partner, his wife Summer, and children - Gianni (4) and Joseph Jr. (3).

The McStay family went missing in February 2010 from their home near San Diego and their remains were found in November 2013 in a remote area of San Bernadino County, California.

In this old photo of Merritt, he is displaying a very subtle amount of contempt (1 out of 10 or even less).

This image of Merritt was taken in 2013. His facial expression also has contempt present. Although he also has other emotions in this moment, the component of contempt is approximately 3 out of 10.

This is Merritt's mugshot taken two days ago. The contempt is more pure here (about 3.5 - 4 out of 10)

Every human being displays contempt on an occasional basis. However those who make this expression chronically tend strongly towards poor impulse control (short temper), lower empathy quotients, prevalent ego-centric behaviors such as narcissism, sociopathic behavior, child-abuse and a predilection toward violence. When assessing for treats - ignore this nonverbal red flag at your peril. Stay away.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3005: Barack Obama, "I would enjoy having some Kentucky Bourbon with Mitch McConnell

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2828: Elliot Roger, Isla Vista/U.C. Santa Barbara Mass Shooting & Threat Assessment - Body Language and Threat Assessment

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2500:  Ft. Hood Shooter Nidal Malik Hasan and Contempt  The Body Language of Threat Assessment

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2965: A Variation of a Microexpression of Contempt Commonly Confused & Disguised

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2933: Will Hayden ("Sons of Guns") Arrested - Body Language of His Mug Shot