Friday, December 7, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2218:
Body Language Detection of Tendency towards
Sexual Infidelity - Women have Superior Skills vs. Men
Yet Still Predict this Behavior Poorly

In research just published in the Journal Biological Letters, showed that a "Women's ratings of unfaithfulness showed small-moderate, significant correlations with measures of actual infidelity," while the men tested demonstrated results no better than chance. Some of the physical characteristics that cued women into the tendency to cheat include wide, angular jaws, a squared chin and a prominent brow. Slow down though - there are many men with these features who are faithful and also many men with weak, non-prominent jaws who cheat like the rats they resemble. 

Short of major plastic surgery, such anatomical features cannot be changed of course. Yet nonverbal communication is constantly in a state of flux and reflect the dynamics of the moment and over time the personality - and are independent of anatomic idiosyncrasies. It's very important to note, that even though women are superior to men when it comes to detecting potential for infidelity, they still have a low batting average. Knowing body language signals however, is a much more reliable method for detecting duplicity. 

Can you spot infidelity? Are you sure?

Do you suppose Hillary Clinton or Marianne Ginther Gingrich thought they could spot this behavior?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2203: A Body Language Metric of Intimacy and Affection -  How Do YOU cuddle? 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1916: Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise are getting a Divorce -  What Body Language Metric Predicted This?

Dating & Romance Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1010: What Makes the Twinkle in Her Eye?

Dating & Romance Body Language Secret # 1139: Is Their Hug Sincere? Karen & Rick Santorum

Dating & Romance Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1097: Looking at Carla's Legs 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2:  Body Language of Blake Lively and Penn Badgley  Strongly Suggests an Impending Break-up in Near Future

Dating & Romance Body Language Secret # 1019: Ladies in Red

Dating & Romance Body Language Secret # 2020: The Art of Looking Flirtatious 

Dating & Romance Secret # 33: Who is the Dominant Partner?

Dating & Romance Body Language Secret # 363: Simon Cowell, Kissing and Lack of Affection

Romance, Flirting & Dating Body Language Secret # 1893: Nonverbal Communication of the Facial Platter

Romance, Dating & Marriage - Body Language Secret # 1500: Six Degrees? Leaning In, Head Touching and the Manubrium - Kyra and Kevin are 10th Cousins, Once Removed 

Romance, Marriage and Dating - Body Language Secret # 609: Going from High Heels to Flats and then back to Heels