Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3144: Senator Robert Menendez Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges - a Body Language Sign of Low Sincerity (PHOTOS)

Today Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was indicted on federal corruption charges including eight counts of bribery. Menendez denied any wrongdoing and said, “This is not how my career is going to end,” and “Today contradicts my public service career and my entire life.

Whether Senator Menendez is guilty of these allegations is up to a court to decide.

A very common nonverbal inquiry is, "How can I tell if someone is being insincere?" One body language signal does not insincerity make - yet here is one answer to this question: A chronically contracted forehead muscle is a highly reliable signal of a low sincerity quotient.

The majority of images of Senator Menendez show his forehead contracted.

An analog of this behavior is seen in the written word - when someone who constantly uses exclamation marks (and often in multiples). This over-use signals that they believe that value, power and accuracy of words they choose need augmenting. If they felt their words truly carried the proper potency, rarely would an exclamation point be needed. A chronically contracted forehead is a quite similar over-compensatory behavior. They don't believe their own words or their thoughts when their foreheads' are chronically called into contraction.

See also:

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3140: Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction - Amanda Knox is She Sincere?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3138: Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, "God She's Beautiful" and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3063: Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Sentenced to Two Years for Corruption

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2608: Ryan Ferguson's Release From Prison - and the Self Righteous Jaw Wiggle 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2512:  Matthew Cordle's YouTube Confession  and the Death of Vincent Canzani  "I Killed a Man" - What His Body Language Tells Us ...  It's NOT what you think!