Monday, August 29, 2011

Body Language Secret # 509: Threat Assessment
On the Basis of Body Language Alone

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, if you had worked Threat Assessment at Boston's Logan International Airport, would you have suspected Mohamed Atta as a potential threat - not on the basis of his ethnicity or his name – but on the his Body Language Alone? Although this photo was from his Florida driver's license, what are some negative emotional cues evidenced in this image - regarding his head position? What about his jaw? What characteristics of his mid-face are sending a warning? What about Atta's Lips? His nostrils? What are the significance of his eyelids positions, particularly his left eyelid? If you're interested in knowing more, please email me at