Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Negotiation Body Language Secret # 385:
Lack of Eye Contact in the Context of Guilt

While lack of eye contact can indicate other emotions, depending on the other nonverbals, paralanguage and verbal context it's clustered with - guilt is certainly the emotional context in this video. A very courageous woman Heidi Damon, confronts her attacker (Javon Cooper). He was found guilty for sexual assault and attempted murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison. 

She went on to say, "I am not the victim, I am the victor." She went on to say, "My name is Heidi Elizabeth Damon. I have a name. I have a name that will go on forever. You have a number and the title of the crimes that you've committed. Your name is 'Sex Offender, Attempted Murderer', Nice to put you away.'