Sunday, February 28, 2010

Disgust: Futurity Stakes Day

Futurity Stakes Day

Jockey Brett Prebble speaks with media after winning the Chairman's Stakes on Crystal Lily during the Futurity Stakes Day meeting at Caulfield Racecourse on February 27, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Holding Back the Emotion: Freestyle Skiing

Freestyle Skiing

Men's Aerials Freestyle Skiing silver medalist Jeret Peterson of USA during the medal ceremony at the BC center for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, Vancouver, Canada, 26 February 2010.

Disgust: Vancouver 2010 Olympics: Ekaterina Ilyukhina takes snowboarding...

Vancouver 2010 Olympics: Ekaterina Ilyukhina takes snowboarding silver for Russia

VANCOUVER, CANADA. FEBRUARY 27, 2010. Russia s Ekaterina Ilyukhina competes to win the silver during the women s snowboarding parallel giant slalom competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Clear Contempt: Screening of Pavel Bardin s Russia 88 Movie

Screening of Pavel Bardin s Russia 88 movie

MOSCOW, RUSSIA. FEBRUARY 27, 2010. Producer Gia Lordkipanidze attends the premiere of his Russia 88 movie at the Central House of Cinematography.

Friday, February 26, 2010

His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Stage with Paul Ekman


How to Know if a Guy Likes You

HeliumHow to know if a guy likes you


Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Interview With "Lie to Me" Star Tim Roth


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stop the Press!!! Bachelor!!!! and Rozlyn Papa was She Lying

I am sorry to all the fans of reality shows; I've watched almost every show of the new season and felt conflicted. The new bachelor (or the producers) have been playing with our feelings. Nothing has seemed right; sometimes he picks the girl who he had connected with the most, other times the exact opposite. I've been going crazy not writing about this.

Several producers of this type of show have emailed me in the past and I've been having a huge conflicts- let things happen as the producers want it to happen or tell the truth...

The latest bachelor does not have the mental capacity to make an informed decision concerning his long term future- whomever he chooses will not stand the test of time.

To those who have emailed me the last several weeks/months, I apologise- did not want to ruin it for you.

Now onto Rozlyn Papa and the inappropriate relationship with a producer.

When the host asks if anything happened physically at the house, we can see her answer "absolutely not" but she does display a shoulder shrug as she is saying it.

When the host asks why she did not stop him and and tell him he was out of his mind (when he was confronting her on the show about the relationship) she makes a joke, "Well I was thinking it, don't worry." Whenever someone is being asked a question (which it was a great question that gets to the heart of the situation) and they attempt to use humor instead of directly answering, it is a deflection technique, and is often a sign of deception. At some level they are trying to lessen the impact of a high stakes question and therefore discount both the question and their answer.

As she is explaining why she thought she was being confronted- calling her son- she actually gives the host a subtle WINK with her left eye. HOTSPOT. Even though she thought of a somewhat loosely plausible, somewhat logical statement, she herself does not believe it and gives it away with a WINK!

"Made it clear I used his phone." Shoulder shrug.

When she is confronted about the phone issue and relationship issue being separate, she clearly has been caught and she goes into shutdown mode. Joe Navarro craftily describes the three stages of confrontation as Freeze, Fight, or Flight. Rozlyn clearly is in the FREEZE mode. When I read about this concept in Joe's book, it so simple and clear, but it had never been articulated and was quickly accepted by those of us that study body language- up to that point we had not recognized the freeze mode and thought there was only flight or fight... Unfortunately, the host asks a question too soon and "pulls" her from the frozen state. If you see this happen in real life, remain quiet and allow the subject to make the next move- you may be very close to obtaining a confession. This is one of those rare 'personality' defining moments that are rarely seen and occur infrequently in interpersonal communication.

"On my child's life, that never happened!" is a declarative statement. Declarative statements like this and, "I swear to God" are not usually given by honest people and often indicate deception.

You can also hear the stress in her voice, her pitch becomes higher, it is a clear sign of stress.◦

Winning Body Language—Mark Bowden—Expert in Business Communication and Presentation Skills


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Analysis of Tiger's Statment

Tiger Woods apologizes for irresponsible and selfish behavior in Florida
Okay, I finally got around to seeing Tiger's statement. All day meetings on Friday, dinner with friends that evening, Purdue basketball game Saturday (got to met former Purdue Coach Gene Keady- kids got their picture with him! He is a Purdue Legend.) , Church and Wedding plans for my daughter, who is going to be a flower girl in the spring on Sunday.

My thoughts on his speech:

Rehearsed, even the audience was rehearsed and told how to react (not to react). It was a weird group and the staging of the event made it seem like some sort of dinner theater introduction. It could have been done much better. I think back to announcements like this from others, it is better with the press in attendance and 'his' people standing behind him (showing their support) and have a supporter tell the press he is not taking questions as he is walking away.

Did he lie? nope.

Did he say that he was sorry, well yes. But he wasn't very emotional during these periods. We cannot be sure he is sorry for his actions, or sorry for being caught.

The gesture where he holds his hand over his heart was rehearsed and planned... and it is the incorrect gesture for the situation, should have pointed to himself and not placed his hand over his heart. As you know, placing the hand over the heart is usually a positive emotional gesture often done to show caring, compassion, "love," etc. and given his tone he was not any of those things...

He often swallows hard and pauses. The pauses are consistent (for about one second)with lowering of his head (eye blocking). When we pause in stressful situations it is to gain composure, we usually come out of the pause at slightly different intervals and with some sort of change in our facial expression (subtle or otherwise). He doesn't do this.

Because he is reading the statement we know it was prepared beforehand. The word choice is odd at certain times. This is what I think happened- he prepared the first draft of the statement and gave it to his "advisers" who changed some things, added other things, then more drafts, and more drafts... this is why he stumbles on some of the words- at this point I didn't really care to re-review where he stumbles and the words that he has problems with... it is likely in each and every section, near the stumble, it was an area where they debated on the message and/or word choice. This is significant if we cared enough to look further.

The hug between Tiger and his mom is a bit awkward. His mom pats his pack- this is usually done as a signal to each other to break the hug, but in this case the hug continues. Since this was also staged it comes off even more awkward. It would of been more caring for her to rub his back instead of what happened- patting, stopping, and again patting. Had the audience not been told exactly what to do, they would have risen when he hugged his mom- but they obviously were told to remain seated.

I have heard the response from the public is both positive and negative. I would speculate that those who had negative reactions to his statement would not be able to put it in exact words why they had a negative reaction- because they noticed some of the things I have mentioned above and at some level did not like that it was unnatural and out of Tiger's character to be so rigid and unemotional.

This is what I believe about his marriage and relationship based on what he said and what he didn't say. She is in complete control, and he is willing to make it work. Both personally and professionally he needs to come out of this storm. Since the relationship is tenuous at best, it would be much harder for her to "take him back" if the majority of public opinion towards Tiger remains to be negative six months from now.◦

Online deception: Truth about Liars

Jeff Hancock, Associate Professor of Communications at Cornell University, recently joined the FOX25 Morning News to talk about deception in the digital age.◦

Monday, February 22, 2010

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Known Body Language Experts Talk About Toger Woods

Tiger Woods apologizes for irresponsible and selfish behavior in Florida

Did Tiger's Body Language Betray Him?
Joe Navarro

Joe Navarro is also the author of: Advanced Interviewing Techniques: Proven Strategies for Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Personnel; Hunting Terrorists: A Look at the Psychopathology of Terror; Phil Hellmuth Presents Read 'Em and Reap: A Career FBI Agent's Guide to Decoding Poker Tells; What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People; and his most recent book, Louder Than Words: Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence.

Body language expert: Better than A-Rod, worse than Kobe
Tonya Reiman

Tonya Reiman, comments to USA Reporter about Woods, and is the author of " The Power of Body Language: How to Succeed in Every Business and Social Encounter" who watched the speech live Friday.

‘Tiger’s Body Language Was Robotic and Contrived!’ An Expert Tells
Dr. Lillian Glass

Dr. Lillan Glass
is the author of I Know What You're Thinking: Using the Four Codes of Reading People to Improve Your Life

Tiger Woods put in a controlled performance, but he was clearly petrified
James Borg

James Borg
, a leading body language expert.

Tiger wasn't lying, says body language expert
Robert Phipps

Robert Phipps, who has analysed the body language of many famous people for different TV programmes, on the other side of the pond.


Gag Me

Businessman flirting with businesswoman

Here we see the gesture that means I want to throw up/purge...◦

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jannie Driver Comments on Tiger Woods' Statement

JANINE DRIVER is the founder and president of the Body Language Institute, located in Washington, DC. She is also a body language and deception detection expert and certified business coach who has appeared on NBC’s Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and Larry King Live. Janine travels the globe speaking to the corporate world on the fastest way to save time and grow business. Visit her online at Janie Driver is the author of several books on body language, her latest book is You Say More Than You Think: Use the New Body Language to Get What You Want!, the 7-day Plan.◦

"Exploring the Mind"

Lecture Series
Regents of the University of California

Dr. Paul Ekman
January 29, 2010

Paul Ekman is a world-renowned behavioral neuroscientist and the inventor of the Facial Action Coding System (FACS). His work is the basis for the FOX television series "Lie to Me," starring Tim Roth. In this lecture, Ekman talks with Center for Mind and Brain researcher Clifford Saron in a wide-ranging discussion focusing on Ekman's research into compassion and deceit. Paul Ekman is the Author of Emotions Revealed, Second Edition: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life, Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage, Third Edition, Unmasking the Face: A Guide to Recognizing Emotions From Facial Expressions, Why Kids Lie: How Parents Can Encourage Truthfulness and Emotional Awareness: Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion. For more information on Ekman, visit

Poker Series: When A Tell is Not a Tell

People who play poker for a living know one thing, odds. They know they can lose 4 out of 5 times and still be ahead in the long run. It is one of the biggest advantages the professional player has.

So they know they can act a certain way into 4 losing hands- lean back in their chair, showing their weak hands- knowing the last time they lean back in their chair-they have you and all your chips.

They spend their games setting up situation after situation with each player at the table- they are working to get you into situations where you lose big- and they win big and live in expensive homes and drive fast cars.

It can be hard to write about poker tells because every player swims at a different level of the shark tank. He thinks that I think that he is thinking about... so in the end if you are reading tells at the poker table evaluate the player you are reading.

Just like all actors are at different skill levels, so are all poker players, and somewhere in the middle the two will meet.◦

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Does Darwin Illuminate Emotion & Spirituality? Speaking is Ekman and Keltner (Full Program)

Emotion, Expression, Darwin, and Spirituality, and Heroic Gene are all covered in this long video.◦

Friday, February 19, 2010

DIENA THOMPSON: Her Daughter's Killers Through Diena's Mind's Eye

We need to listen closely to people close to victim(s), they often can tell use a great deal through statement analysis. Do they use the same tense when speaking about the perp? do they refer to them differently sometimes?

These do not necessarily mean they are guilty.

I heard her refer to the person who did this- from the start- I felt she had an idea who did this. This was slightly troubling, and if taken at face value would lead any reasonable person to suspect the male adult babysitter that was waiting for the children to walk home. Problem was he had been cleared by the police.

There were several people who felt that Diena had something to do with this, and I remember waiting for an interview with Diena (and someone from the police department) for 'The Today Show' and for a split second you see Diena "loose" it and say she cannot hear out of her earpiece, and I said to myself "this should be interesting" and when they return 30-60 seconds later she is emotional. I was skeptic at first, but I very clearly knew within a couple of minutes she was exhibiting real emotions. They seemed different only because she was nervous at the time, and she was internally fighting to be able to speak and hopefully make a difference, and bring her child back home.

The police department is top notch, you have to be to have that many offenders on the violent and sexual registry. I saw interviews with the police right there sitting beside her, and people online were saying she was fake crying. I felt it was a real cry, not like the fake cries I have pointed out in past posts. While different than most, it was still real emotions. You could see they way her eyebrows changed shape before she would cry- you cannot fake that. The detectives would have seen through it a second; they know real emotion when they see it.

Often times through statement analysis you can find out more about the investigation (because the police do talk to the victim's family). Below is a sampling of the exact statements made by Diena over time, starting days after Somer's body was found. They are statements where she is commenting about who committed this terrible crime.

When Somer first went missing, Diena often used plural pronouns, as we can see below...

"But we, all of us, our whole entire family, my friends, everyone, we`re devastated. I can`t believe that they would put my baby in the trash!

"I want them to die. I want them to get the death penalty…I've got to be the voice for Somer."

There was an attempted abduction days prior to Sumer's disappearance. The police have cleared those involved and likely told Diena why they cleared them (three people, two men and a woman). At which point, she changed to singular pronouns...

"Why? Give me your best excuse, your best reason as to why you had to do this,"

"I can't imagine them not catching him,"

"I Want [Killer] to Die'

Even though the police have not specifically told her the exact details of her daughter's death, it is clear they are giving her some information at this point...

"Think that when she ran off, she was upset and she`s got to a point and decided to stop and wait and that this predator was waiting. He had been waiting. And that was a perfect opportunity. There was no one else around. That`s the only thing I can think. And probably told her, I`m going to take you to your mommy.

Something happens about a month after her daughter's body was found: She starts making comments in interviews about the likely hood that it is someone she knows or has had contact with.

This becomes a recurring theme. She even will correct herself when she uses the "him" pronoun and change "him" to "it" or "monster."

This is very interesting from a statement analysis viewpoint. She is coming to terms that it could be someone she knew, and is distancing herself from that person. Those closest to Somer have been cleared. It is at this time, some interviewers make a mistake of making certain assumptions that she knows nothing about the investigation, because she does not know the specifics of how her daughter died- as we will see later...

"I've thought, 'Please don't let it be one of these people that's come around and hugged me and said how sorry they were.' I've thought, 'I wonder -- when we were doing the candlelight vigils if -- if he was out there,"

When asked, "And if it turns out to be someone she knew?"

"God have mercy on their soul. And they better be lucky that the Clay County Sheriff's Office is gonna get to 'em before I can."

"We're coming for you. We'll get you, and hopefully justice will be served," she said.

"I will not sleep until this person is found. I hope they get you and I hope they make you pay.

“I want to get justice for Somer and find this animal,”

"You don`t take from somebody. You didn`t take her from just me. You took her from my family, you took her from all of these people. And you don`t do this to a little baby and to put my baby in the trash like she`s nothing. It`s not OK."

"I can't imagine them not catching him," Thompson said at the time. "I feel like there's a piece of broken glass in front of me, and I've got all the pieces to the broken glass except for this one, huge piece -- and that's to catch the monster who did this."

Here is the point it becomes clear she does in fact know certain items not publicly known.

"This sick -- I don`t know what I`m allowed to say. But this sick man, person -- what, he`s not a man, he`s not a person, was waiting. He`d been waiting. And that was a perfect opportunity. There was no one else around. That`s the only thing I can think and probably told her I`m going to take you to your mommy."

"I want you to know that I will not sleep until this person is found. I hope they get you and I hope they make you pay. For a long, long time.

"And instead of looking in the mirror and blaming myself, I'm going to have a picture of someone else to blame. I want to see this person's face. I can't wait to meet him face to face."

"Why? Give me your best excuse, your best reason as to why you had to do this."

It becomes interesting at this point, she switches back to the plural pronoun of "they." Are there accomplices or people that did things after the fact to conceal the killers identity? We know the "person of interest" had roommates- when he lived near the victim- who turned over the computer containing pornography containing minors. We also know that the person of interest has always been a person of interest, and had been watched closely by the police since the abduction. I feel confident that Diena did not know his name, but she had been told by the police they continued to investigate and have strong leads.

"I want them to get the death penalty," she said. "So in that sense I care, but other than that I don't, you know, I don't care."

I feel confident that justice will be carried out in this case, and it will bring some closure to her family. I pray the other children do not blame themselves and this does not scar them for their entire life. It will be difficult for the entire family.

Tiger Woods News Conference Today

Tiger Woods Practices Near His Home In Orlando
11:00 AM Eastern Time

It will be carried by many of the networks.

Select group of people will be in attendance, and he will not take any questions.

There is a public relations formula for these type of things: admit the transgression, apologize for the transgression, show a certain amount of remorse.

He will be well rehearsed.

It is likely I will comment on his statement. His attorneys and advisers do make mistakes when crafting the message from a statement analysis perspective.

The key to him once again gaining public support for himself, TIGER, is the emotions that he shows during the conference. If it comes off too rehearsed or contrived it may backfire...◦

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gary Coleman Blows Up, Storms off 'The Insider" Set

Watch his body language, I can tell you he did plead guilty to a misdemeanor related to a domestic violence incident.

You can see someone who is eye blocking with his eyelids. Is looking upwards as he attempts to find the words.

Arm Shrugs.

He points his finger at the interviewer.

Gives us a illogical argument about his height being enough of a reason why he did not do this.

When she pressed for him to flat out deny it, he leans back in the chair.

Tries to deflect the attention off of himself, by coming to his wife's "defense" by explaining why he has a scar on his forehead.

With her training as an attorney, she never backs down. Never leans back, uses her finger to point at him, and is enticing him to show more negative emotion. It is a common tactic used to attempt elicit violence, because if he would have struck her in a violent manner, she would have her story, and have proven that he has the capability to inflict harms to others.

He never shows a violent facial expression and makes the right decision by leaving.

You might think the interviewer was too hard on him, or not polite, or civil but I would disagree. When you are attempting to get answers to your tough questions, and you are seeing signs of deceit- many times you do not have the luxury of being polite. I would recommend this tactic to police officers, news reporters, and attorneys but would never pull this if it was with a coworker, friend, or family member. It is all about the environment and situation.◦

Poker Series: Recheck the Held Cards After the Flop

There may be many reasons to do this, here are some that I have seen:

On a straight draw and needs to check to see if they made it, or what they need to make it.

On a flush draw and they need to check their highest card; also means they didn't have the ace, probably a 10 or J.

Good flop, if they raised, have pocket something it is human nature to confirm you have trips. See this with the 4 through 7 held pairs.

Anytime there is a rainbow board of face cards, so many ways to be beaten and out drawn. They are not only confirming what they have, they more importantly trying to figure out what their opponents have.

Anytime they need more time, if they fold, no worries... probably just an act.

I can think of about another 10 reason to look at the held cards again... the thing is to evaluate and learn why YOUR opponent did so.◦

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Body Language Book: Louder Than Words: Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence

Releasing Today, February 17, 2010

The author is a frequent guest contributor on 'Spying for Lying" and has been the best selling author in the body language area for the last several months on Amazon with his book, What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People.

LOUDER THAN WORDS imparts the skill of "nonverbal intelligence", the ability to read, interpret, and utilize nonverbal signals-or in poker terms, "tells"-in the workplace to your greatest advantage. Navarro provides crucial insights on what is really "being said" at meetings, interviews, negotiations, presentations, business meals and other business-social situations, and the casual yet critical water cooler exchanges that are the driving force of an organization.

Stop settling for mediocrity and let Joe Navarro take you from effectiveness to excellence in your career with chapters including:

How the Body Talks-The subtle behaviors that offer clues to what others are thinking or feeling.

Influence at Your Fingertips-Mastering the first impression and picking up cues that may indicate agreement or disagreement.

Applied Nonverbal Intelligence-How to constantly assess clients or interviewees while you′re engaged in positively influencing them.

"To See Ourselves As Others See Us"-Social behaviors that may make you look poorly in the eyes of others (such as nail biting) versus behaviors that can enhance your image (wearing clothing that reflects responsibility and maturity).

Curb Side Appeal-Understanding how attire and gestures can both inspire and captivate (why you see Bill Gates and presidential candidates in front of blue backgrounds).

Situational Nonverbals-Do′s and don′ts when dealing with clients, especially people of other cultures (protocol when tendering business cards, cultural differences in physical comfort zones, determining the order of business).

No matter what your business interests are, this book is sure to jumpstart your career.

Louder Than Words: Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Set Your TIVO or DVR

Early Tomorrow Morning

Wednesday 17th February 2010
5:00am Science of Interrogation on National Geographic Channel◦

Approval or Scorn?

A close-up of a mature Caucasian Woman wearing glasses with an upset look on her face

Notice the lips... I do this often- pull the corners inward. It is my way of not wanting to speak, and/or really not having anything to say, or at a loss for words... Where others are probably looking to me to speak.

Having the face tilted forward and downward is shame, but she is not showing shame of herself, she is conveying it towards the object of her attention.◦

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Body Language Book: You Say More Than You Think: Use the New Body Language to Get What You Want!, the 7-day Plan

Released today, February 16, 2010.

Now You’re Talking!
Do you want to be bulletproof at work, secure in your relationship, and content in your own skin? If so, it’s more important than ever to be aware of what your body is saying to the outside world. Unfortunately, most of what you’ve heard from other body language experts is wrong, and, as a result, your actions may be hurting, not helping, you.

With sass and a keen eye, media favorite Janine Driver teaches you the skills she used every day to stay alive during her fifteen years as a body-language expert at the ATF. Janine’s 7-day plan and her 7-second solutions teach you dozens of body language fixes to turn any interpersonal situation to your advantage. She reveals methods here that other experts refuse to share with the public, and she debunks major myths other experts swear are fact:

Giving more eye contact is key when you’re trying to impress someone. Not necessarily true. It’s actually more important where you point your belly button. This small body shift communicates true interest more powerfully than constant eye contact.

The “steeple” hand gesture will give you the upper hand during negotiations and business meetings. Wrong. Driver has seen this overbearing gesture backfire more often than not. Instead, she suggests two new steeples that give you power without making you seem overly aggressive: the Basketball Steeple and the A-OK Two-Fingered Steeple.

Happy people command power and attention by smiling just before they meet new people. Studies have shown that people who do this are viewed as Beta Leaders. Alpha leaders smile once they shake your hand and hear your name.

At a time when every advantage counts—and first impressions matter more than ever—this is the book to help you really get your message across.
About the Author

JANINE DRIVER is the founder and president of the Body Language Institute, located in Washington, DC. She is also a body language and deception detection expert and certified business coach who has appeared on NBC’s Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and Larry King Live. Janine travels the globe speaking to the corporate world on the fastest way to save time and grow business. Visit her online at

You Say More Than You Think: Use the New Body Language to Get What You Want!, the 7-day Plan

Diana Thompson: Update

After 7-year-old Somer Thompson vanished on her way home from school, several days later Somer Thompson's small body was found in a landfill. Investigators presumably tried to pinpoint the trash bin or garbage can where she was dumped, based on the trash around her and the truck's pickup route.

Please Note: I have been clear from the start that her mother had nothing to do with her murder.

Police have questioned more than 155 registered sex offenders in the area so far. State online records show a remarkably large number of sex offenders — 88 — live in Orange Park.

This week authorities are calling Jarred Harrell a "person of interest" in the murder of 7-year-old Somer Thompson. Jarred Harrell is a former neighbor of the Thompson's.

Offenders changes include leaving the area unexpectedly, missing work or routine engagements, having unexplained injuries and having an unnatural interest in the status of the investigation. It is common in cases where there is little convictable evidence to watch suspects closely and zero in on people who make changes to their appearance, life, and location of residence.

In the short term all the suspects and registered sex offenders were asked about their whereabouts on the day of the abduction, and if they reported to work in the days immediately after the abduction- many people will call in sick and not report to work either because their victim is still alive and being brutalized and/or they are too "amped" up to do something as ordinary as work after such a "high" experience.

I am working on a article, "DIENA THOMPSON: Her Daughter's Killers Through Diena's Mind's Eye." I have noticed something from the initial interviews with Diena, it was something that is normally a hot spot, but I didn't take it a sign of deception; but I could not explain it logically. It will take a little bit of research and reviewing previous interviews before I will release the article.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mirroring and Matching Make for a Better V-Day

Young Couple Dressing in Bathroom

Generally, people look, act, sound and move like one another, they tend to notice the similarity at the unconscious level and therefore get along with each other. It is a natural process to help things come in a state of harmony.

If you mirror or match ones voice and posture, blinking and facial expression, words and gesturing, physiology and position you become connected to that person.

Do not worry too much about the other noticing the mirroring, they almost never do if it is done naturally and without too much thought.◦

NBC- Love Detector


Saturday, February 13, 2010

iPhone App Review: Body Language by Vijaya Kumar

It is clear this is a book turned into an App. Each section if printed out would amount to about 10 pages of material. Each section contains line art pictures of the gesture (with a link to enlarge the image). The best thing about this is the ability to search across all the materials.

It is a bit cumbersome to actually read all the material. the background is black and the text is white, I hate websites that use this style, and while it is acceptable it a bit of a gimmick.

Should you BUY, give it a TRY, find a LIE, or forget it in a BLINK OF THE EYE?

New to the field, sure give it a try. If you love the field and want to read it on commutes, it may work nicely for you.
Expert in the field, you probably do not want to have this App.

I wouldn't forget this App in a BLINK OF THE EYE, but I did have to look at the name of the software two times while writing this...

It costs $1.99 cents.◦

Friday, February 12, 2010

As If They Need To Appear Bigger: Sumo Wrestlers

Mongolian Sumo Grand Champion Asashoryu to retire

A file photo dated 06 January 2010 shows Mongolian sumo grand champion, or Yokozuna, Asashoryu performing dohyo-iri, or the ring entrance ceremony at Meiji Shrine in central Tokyo. Asashoryu announced his intention to retire from professional sumo wrestling on 04 February to take responsibility for his drunken assault on a man.

Dohyo-iri is is a ring-entering ceremony where the wrestler will make himself bigger by widening his stance and as we see here opening his arms. It is done to intimidate their opponent.

We can see variations of this in everyday life: people will place their hands on their hips, arms out to the sides with bent elbows.

Most people feel most comfortable when they are standing with their feet shoulder width, if you see them out farther, it is to appear larger.

Men before a fight will often take in a large breath expanding their torso which serves both the purpose of taking in oxygen, and to appear larger; sometimes this is done at a night club to impress the object of their attraction.◦

Thursday, February 11, 2010

iPhone App Review: Lie to Me

If you want to really look at facial expressions that may or may not mean what they say they do, you can.

It is clear this is a cheap knock off of the real training tools. It is not based on the science; the first expression I saw was crazy- because she stuck out her tongue. You can see this was not put together by someone familiar with the science.

Should you BUY, give it a TRY, find a LIE, or forget it in a BLINK OF THE EYE?

New to the field, No
Expert in the field, you might want to give it a No

I WOULD forget this App in a BLINK OF THE EYE

It costs $0.99 cents.◦

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Set Your TIVO or DVR

Wednesday 17th February 2010
5:00am Science of Interrogation on National Geographic Channel◦

Poker Series: How you put your chips in the pot tells a great deal about your hand.

Every good poker player does something really good. They consistently put their chips into the pot. They do it the same way no matter if their hand is weak or strong. They do not want to show strength or weakness by either throwing or sliding their chips into the pot.

If a player throws chips into the pot, it is a sign of weakness. Since he/she doesn't have it in the cards he/she will make up for it in the way the chips enter the pot.

Watch for differences in how people act. If someone strongly puts the chips into the pot, but then leans back in their chair there is a problem. Resist human nature, where we always think the other person has a better hand than we do and trust their body language. Compare that to a different poker play who throws chips in and slightly leans forward in their chair. Whow would you be more likely to believe to have a strong hand.◦

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Feel Exposed



It can be pretty intimidating walking the red carpet at a movie premiere, bending over at the waist is not normally done, legs locked closed... here we see Haylie feel the pressure and I bet she wishes she had a couple more inches on that dress...◦

Monday, February 8, 2010

What's is for Dinner? Healthy Dose of Disgust...

Father having meal with unhappy children

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Today's Big Game, Super Bowl XLIV and it's Two Premiere Quarterbacks

Nearly every quarterback and every team have tells. I have seen a playoff team quarterback who when in the huddle will often bump his running backs wrist if it is a running play to him. Others will look at the linemen more if it is a running play, receivers if it is a pass. I have seen receivers hold arms differently if they assignment is a block, compared to pass play. Linemen will move to the line faster or slower depending on the play called. Diva-like receivers will actually sulk or slump because they are not getting passes and when the play called isn't designed to go to them.

What I'm looking for is the inconsistencies, like when the formation usually means run and it is a pass. I will often rewind and review what happened prior to the snap several times: sometimes watching in slow motion, other times slightly faster. Then BAM, you see a receiver who sways his arms just a little bit higher when it is a pass play.

If you combine the formation, statistics, and body language it is very reliable. The play is displayed in subtle and not so subtle ways through the players body language.

It is difficult to see this watching television, with the television producers doing quick cuts to several people in between the plays: close ups of the defensive, star players, coaches, fans, etc. The NFL streamed the games on Sunday nights where you could pick your camera to watch the game, which is great for what I look for.

Today's Big Game, Super Bowl XLIV and it's Two Premiere Quarterbacks

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons

Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints points out the defense during the game against the Atlanta Falcons on December 10, 2007 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

The thing thing I like about the New Orleans offense is their style of football; their formations will likely tell you if it a run or pass. Look for three wide receivers lined up on one side of the ball, it is a pass. Saints play straight ahead football with both their passing and running game. Because of this there is really only one formation that keeps you guessing if it is a run or pass. It is where Brees will line up under center with Bush in the backfield.

Now you no longer have to guess, look no further than Brees' feet. If it is a run they will be horizontal (or close to horizontal) to the line of scrimmage, if it is a pass one foot will be 6+ inches back further. He does this unconsciously, so he can have a precise three steps back and throw... often times you will not be able to see his feet clearly because the camera cuts to the play without much time before the snap, so you will have to look at the angle of his hips because his feet are not shown.

If the Colts show blitz, and it is a pass, Bush is to block: sometimes a chip block, other times a full block. If it is a zone he is to go out about 7 yards from the line of scrimmage and sit down and wait for the ball, in zone he becomes the primary receiver. Man-to-man defensive coverage, and Indy blitzing, one of the outside receivers is the primary receiver. This play will make or break the Saints: Colts have to respect Bush and if they bite on the play action when passing... it will not be good for the Colts defensive. By watching Brees' feet in this one situation could make the difference in the game.

Indianapolis Colts v Houston Texans

Payton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts calls out a play during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 16, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Colts offensive is the exact opposite of the Saints when it comes to formations, disguising their intent, and it is chess match. I have seen the Manning purposely put the ball in the dirt when the receiver turns in (for the forth time) so the fifth time when the receiver turns out and long, the safety is beaten for a touchdown. Manning is the only quarterback who I know who watches game film of himself between the plays to see if he can tell if it is a run or pass, and if he is giving away the play with his body language. It is a good thing the defensive doesn't do the same- the NFL video equipment is designed to watch the play, not in between the plays.

Do not be disappointed, he still can give it away.

When he first came into the NFL he had happy feet when is was in the shotgun. He has worked to control this. However he has a knee that he has had two operations on and I'm sure it bothers him occasionally, especially after some hits. If he is playing on a "tweaked" knee, and it is a pass play he will do a little trot, it is his unconscious way of testing is knee before dropping back and passing.

You do not have to wait for a "tweaked" knee to tell what is going on, you have to look no further than his communication with his team. They run a no huddle offense, and it works most of the time. The draw back is he still has to communicate with his team and there are times through the communication we can know what the play is. He himself admits it can quickly become a game of I know, and they know, and maybe we will both adjust, and maybe we won't.

If he starts shouting out different commands with more than 10 seconds on the play clock he is likely changing the play. If you can see the game clock on the screen (they show it when it is down to 5 seconds and he is shouting out commands it is likely to be fake commands- or commands to tell his team when the ball will be snapped). When he changes the play, look at how many defenders are in the box (in the area between his tackles and/or tight ends), if there are 8, he has audibled for a run play. When he changes the play it is much more likely to be a run play.

Also watch the way he interacts with his eyes with the receivers. Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark are seasoned receivers and are expected to read the defenses as well as Manning. If a safety is moving backward 3-5 yards, and it is a zone defense both the receiver and Manning are to see this, and they will both look at each other, for a beat longer than normal, in acknowledgement that they both see the same thing and the receiver will change his route to go up field and get the ball in the middle of the zone/field. They are looking for specific match ups and situations they can capitalize on; it is all about their extensive pregame preparations.

Once or twice a game he will really start yelling and giving signals to the receivers, like a peacock. Then the play occurs and it is a run play, and you say to yourself all that for a simple run play. At times, he can oversell it; he is louder and more animated. Be warned if you see too much peacocking, it is likely a run play.

Do not be discouraged if this doesn't seem easy to spot at first, there probably hasn't been more than a handful of Colts games I haven't seen in the last ten years, and the tells are subtle. Like how you can tell if a family member is lying to you because you know them so well...

That's it for the Body language part of the post; because I do not want to get started with the receivers and linebackers and how they give things away...

Now my onto my prediction for the Super Bowl

Most passing plays only last 3 seconds for the Colts. What is different this year is the play of Pierre Garcon and Auston Collie; they have extended the field and the number of seconds of the typical play, which has in turn extended Manning's skill at reading the defensive. It used to be (with the exception of the occasional long ball on first down, when they first got possession) Manning operated in a space of about 25 yards, this was in relation to the speed of the receivers and the amount of yardage they could cover in that time. With the extension of the field it has caused defenses to line up more spread out, up and down the field. This is a different style than the Saints are used to playing, their defensive backs like to line up closer to the line of scrimmage- more than most defenses in the NFL, if they continue do this in today's game Manning will be able to tear apart the Saints coverage.

In every playoff game that the Colts lost, there were interceptions. Interceptions were caused by the defensive disguising what they were doing and Manning not able adapt. This had become less of a problem the last two years, but if we see two interceptions in the first half the Colts may be in trouble, and Manning will have to change his plan for the second half.

The Saints will be able to move the ball up and down the field relatively easy, because of the Colts defensive style- designed to prevent the big plays but allow 8-12 yards gains at times. The Colts defensive players are fast so it could come down to Bush's ability to hit the hole fast and make them miss one or two tackles.

Saints receivers will play a big part of the game, like I mentioned earlier, they have a line up where 3 receivers are all lined up on the same side. They are in different order each time which confuses the defensive and provides an opportunity for Bress to find the mismatch(s). It is designed for quick passes, and the safety has a hard time because he is usually several steps behind the receivers since there are three receivers in the same 10-15 yard area of the field.

I think when the 4th quarter starts it will likely be a situation where we all will be thinking that the winner of the game will be the team who has the ball last. If Saints go to the prevent defensive too early, they will lose.

News - January 26, 2010

Grounds crewmen check the NFL emblem freshly painted onto the 50 yard line at Sun Life Stadium where preparations are underway for Sunday's Pro Bowl game.

Colts win by 10 because they score twice in the last 3 minutes of the game...◦

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Turning Away and Talk to the Hand

side profile of a young man arguing with a young woman

She doesn't like what was said, tells him she is unwilling to listen with her hand, turns away from things she doesn't like, and is showing surprise with her mouth.

Doesn't look too good for him at this point...◦

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dan and Gil Harrington, Parents of Slain Student Morgan Harrington on the Today Show Click on this link to see the interview.

This case is a real mystery.

Oct. 17, 2009, Morgan had gone to Charlottesville with friends to attend a Metallica concert. Somehow, she got separated from the rest of her group. She had a fight with one of her friends, went to the bathroom, and found herself outside the arena during the concert without her ticket or car keys. Several witnesses reported seeing Morgan injured both inside and outside the Arena, one Metallica fan inside says she seemed “upset” with blood on her chin but declined his offer to help. Fought with security, asked a man for help who was waiting for a friend to go into the concert. Unable to get back in, she called her friends and told them not to worry about her; she’d find her own way home. Was seen walking across the parking lot with several college age boys. Ran into members of the Virginia Tech Men's basketball team. Was last seen walking across a bridge. Another expert has been bothered by the emotions of her friend when being interviewed and I have to agree it is odd.

I have been watching this case from the beginning. Used Google Maps to track her last movements and how far she was from her parents home. Watched interviews and news video concerning Morgan's disappearance. I even had a post all ready to go but decided to not post it for various reasons.

The post I never published, was about an odd statement her mother said at a press conference days after she initially went missing; where she said something about Morgan having laundry, etc. at home and she wanted her to come home so they could work it all out...

I do not want to bring pain to her family, and really want the police to make an arrest because I'm perplexed by some of the news coverage, the statements made by her friends, and the witness accounts, and the mothers odd statements and personality.

Something that has been taken out of context, is the media saying that Gil was making a reference to the book and/or movie "Lovely Bones." I thought it odd that someone with a missing girl would see that movie... perhaps she read the book when it came out? When you watch the video it is clear that she was literally referring to the actual bones of her daughter. This is very odd and creepy. I cannot imagine what I would do if something happened to my son or daughter, but I find it even harder to imagine talking about their bones!?!?!?

A "natural" who I asked to review this interview, actually gasped at the bones comment, and thought this was very odd. She went on to say that it is also odd how she looks to him when he is talking, while he doesn't look at her. There is a place at 4:23 when Dan is being asked if he thought the person who did this is local, where Gil swallows hard and is breathing harder, then looks down when he starts answering. This is obviously a stressful situation for her.

I also find another odd statement by Gil, "Dan wants justice and punishment of this man. I really care little about either one of those things. I know he will receive the punishment that he is due, at some point. I am concerned and determined that he be caught for safety reasons,”

To say this just four days after her daughter's body is found is odd, she must be very religious or has leaped through many of the stages of dealing with the death of a loved one.

We both are chalking up these comments, and unorthodox grieving process, and views to her obviously less than normal personality. We really want them to make an arrest and figure this out so we can learn from this case, to help us in future cases.

In many ways I feel Gil Harrington reminds me of Diena Thompson (the mother of a little girl from Florida whose body was found in a Georgia land fill). They both show little unsettling "quirks" when being interviewed.◦

Give The Peace Gesture

Figure skater Anastasia Grebenkina presents her collection of ice skates

Photographer Vladimir Shirokov and singer Yuliya Savicheva at the presentation of figure skater Anastasia Grebenkina s collection of ice skates entitled In the Animal World , at the Lyod [Ice] bar.

In a previous post I talked about the historical underpinnings of the peace gesture. What I find interesting is how gestures like the peace gesture come and go, in and out of vogue. We are seeing it make a comeback in recent months, and it doesn't appear to be a result of the war on terrorism, people are just more likely to display the gesture.◦

Thursday, February 4, 2010

An Article You Should Check Out: CIA Agents Get to Moonlight in the Corporate World, Working on “Deception Detection”

CIA Agents Get to Moonlight in the Corporate World, Working on “Deception Detection”


Then there is this one also: Intel director to review CIA moonlighting.

Whitehouse Gatecrashers, The Salahis, Hold Melbourne Press Conference

 Whitehouse Gatecrashers The Salahis Hold Melbourne Press Conference

Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi pose at a press conference with the USA Polo Team on February 4, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Tareq Salahi is the captain of the USA Polo Team who will play against the Victorian representative team. Michaele and Tareq Salahi are the infamous couple who gatecrashed a White House state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2009.

It may be that Michaele Salahi has done some modeling in the past so she knows how to "act" when being photgraphed, but in every picture she is sending clear signals she is "into" her man. Notice her body positioning and body language in each of these photographs. What man wouldn't want to see his wife look at him they way she does?

 Whitehouse Gatecrashers The Salahis Hold Melbourne Press Conference

 Whitehouse Gatecrashers The Salahis Hold Melbourne Press Conference

 Whitehouse Gatecrashers The Salahis Hold Melbourne Press Conference

Joe Navaro: How to Read Faces

Joe Navarro has a new book releasing soon, preorder it today, Louder Than Words: Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Faked Smile

Diner De La Mode - Fashion Dinner for AIDS - Paris

Virginie Ledoyen attending the Sidaction Gala 'Diner de la Mode' held at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris, France on January 28, 2010.

Whenever a facial expression is larger on one part of the face, it is likely a faked emotion. Here we clearly see one side of her face more involved in creating a smile.◦

Poker Series: Varied Bet Sizes Before the Flop

It amazes me when I see this, and it is happening right now on at least 25% of the online tables...Right Now!!!

Some players will bet two times the blind on marginal hands and four times on the top hands, and check on the semi dogs (hoping for a straight draw). There are about ten different variations on this, but they all mean this one simple thing to you- Once you figure out the betting strategy, bet and re raise to exploit the information you have.

If someone is attempting to "fake" this, it is pretty hard to do it too many times because you learn quickly what is going on. The fakers will inevitability do "something different" (if playing in person) like taking too long to commit or the reverse by quickly pushing in their bet; talking too little or too much compared to usual; something out of the norm. They will also be trying to slow play more often that not. Plus good players will not fake this because it doesn't help their table image (of the style of play such as tight or loose).◦