Monday, May 31, 2010

Both lips Piercing Inward, says I Could Speak Now... From Oil Exec

Oil Industry CEOs Testify To House Natural Resource Committee

Lamar McKay (L), Chairman and President of BP America, and Steven L. Newman, President and CEO of Transocean, wait for a hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee on Capitol Hill May 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. The committee called McKay, Newman, and others to testify about the oil spill caused by Transocean's Deepwater Horizon drilling platform that sank while drilling for oil for BP in the Gulf of Mexico.

If you see this (the man on the right in the picture) in normal conversation, pay attention to what is said next. If nothing is said, it would be a good time to ask a question like, "What's up?"

It all depends if the situation is high stakes.

If it is a normal conversation with someone you know, it could be a sign of lack of interest. For example, if you are telling your spouse about your day at work, or golf game and see this, it is definitely a sign of lack of interest- they do not want to extend the conversation.

If you are in a high stakes situation (like a police interview) and you see this it could mean they are weighing their options and possibly want to reveal a suspicion and they may say something about their son or friend...or give you information important to your case.

In all cases it is a way to "lock down" their lips and this in itself is significant.◦

Friday, May 28, 2010

Coach Doesn't Like a Question or the Reporter in this Picture

Brazil's national soccer coach Dunga addresses a media conference in Johannesburg

Brazil's national soccer coach Dunga addresses a media conference in Johannesburg, May 27, 2010. The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 11.

Notice how he doesn't turn his head towards the reported, whenever you see the eyes facing a different direction that the head and this position is held for several seconds you know something is up -Could be that they are avoiding something, dislike something, etc. In this case we can see the forehead is tilted downward and there is subtle intensity shown in the eyes. Mouth closed with neutral expression in the lips is also a sign of not wanting to immediately speak, often times , as is the case here he is listening to something he doesn't like or waiting for some negativity.◦

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Serious Eye Blocking from Ana Ivanovic

2010 French Open - Day Five

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia shows her frustration during the women's singles second round match between Alisa Kleybanova of Russia and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia on day five of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2010 in Paris, France.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Holding a Finger in Front of the Mouth

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben reacts during a dinner in Madrid

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben reacts while Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of Bayern (not pictured), delivers a speech at a dinner following the Champions League final against Inter Milan in Madrid, May 22, 2010. Inter Milan won the soccer match against Bayern Munich in Madrid on Saturday, May 22

It is likely he wants to speak but, subconsciously is holding his finger in front of his mouth.◦

Joe Navarro Talks about the Turtle

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


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fabio Fognini Sticks Out His Tongue After Scoring

Fabio Fognini of Italy reacts during his match against Nicolas Massu of Chile at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris

Fabio Fognini of Italy reacts during his match against Nicolas Massu of Chile at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, May 23, 2010.

He show the tongue jut because he has just one a point on a less than perfect shot.◦

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Game Show 'Baggage' Offers an Opportunity to Test Your Ability to Spy the Lie

This game show is a 'dating' game show seen on the Game Show Network, there are two opportunities to test your ability to watch facial expressions and reactions. On the medium baggage the three contestants are on the couch and each of the suitcases are opened and you are able to see the contestants reactions to the baggage (6:44), you can guess what baggage goes with each contestants.

Another is at the end of the show where Jerry list three things in the main contestant's baggage, in the above video watch his facial expressions as Jerry list the three possibilities. My guess was the tattoo, because he looked at the woman when Jerry was saying it to gauge her reaction- also the other times (at the beginning and before the break) when they were listed he showed shame two of the three times it was mentioned. I was wrong, however, I get more right than wrong...When I get it wrong I always review it again... He definitely does not have any stress about his baggage.

If you do not like the show or concept, you can still TIVO or DVR and fast forward to the two spots...◦

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Steve Kardian speaks to Inside Edition on Nightclub & Hotel Attacks

Great video how to defend yourself if attacked.◦

Thursday, May 13, 2010

An Article You Should Check Out: on

Actions lie louder than words

An examination of the psychological and physiological reasons for deceit signals

by Lt. Jim Glennon◦

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Adam Sandler shows subtle disgust with his upper lip...

Adam Sandler gets ready to film a wedding scene with Brooklyn Decker on the Maui set of their upcoming film Just Go With It

Monday May 10, 2010. Adam Sandler and Brooklyn Decker are back at work on the set of their upcoming film Just Go With It , shooting on location in Maui. The romantic comedy was shooting a wedding scene on a cliff overlooking the beach in which Adam Sandler and Brooklyn Decker got hitched. Brooklyn, who was wearing a white dress and holding a bouquet of flowers, was just named as the runner-up to Katy Perry in Maxim Magazine's annual Hot 100 list.

Adam Sandler gets ready to film a wedding scene, and likely doesn't like the photographer taking his picture, see how his upper lip is lifted. See how a wrinkle line is between his eyebrows, this is likely anger because of the intensity of the staring eyes.◦

Monday, May 10, 2010

Joe Navarro Talks about Thumbs Up

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Conan O'Brien Totally Truthful in Interview with 60 Minutes

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You see truthful emotions throughout the interview, there is only real emotion here.◦

Saturday, May 8, 2010's How To Spot A Liar: Four ways to detect deception by your boss and co-workers.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Joe Navarro Speaks About How To Hold Your Hands

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


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bystander Effect a Social Psychology Phenomenon Seen Last Week

Stabbed 'Samaritan' left to die by passer-by

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The bystander effect is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases where individuals do not offer help in an emergency situation when other people are present. The probability of help has in the past been thought to be inversely proportional to the number of bystanders; in other words, the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help. This has never been conclusively proven beyond the basic research and cases given here (with some research refuting the effect for certain situations, such as emergency services reporting.

Aronson, E., Akert, R. D., and Wilson, T. D. (2006). Social psychology (6th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Your Next Computer May Know How You Feel

Your Next Computer May Know How You Feel

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Set the Tivo/DVRs 'Science of Interrogation' on National Geographic Channel 5AM Tomorrow Morning

Thursday 6th May 2010
5:00am Science of Interrogation on National Geographic Channel◦

Joe Navarro Talks About A Simple Way to Settle Down a Tense Situation.

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


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Turning Away from the Kiss

Gala Spa Awards 2010

Model Crystal Renn and stylist Armin Morbach attend the Gala Spa Award at Brenner's Park Hotel on March 20, 2010 in Baden Baden, Germany.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Daniel Jackson Dangerous Intent Facial Expression

AFL Rd 4 - Tigers v Demons

Daniel Jackson of the Tigers remonstrates with Jordie McKenzie of the Demons after he clashed with Ben Nason of the Tigers during the round four AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Melbourne Demons at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 18, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.

Even though the violence has already began, rest assured this is the same expression he had on his face immediately prior to the confrontation. See the intensity in the eyes, nature like exposing of the teeth, forward leaning head, all sign to be on the lookout for when evaluating if a person is ready to strike out.◦

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Why a Hand in the Pocket Makes Us Nervous

The British Inspiration Awards - Arrivals

Gareth Pugh arrives for The British Inspiration Awards on April 23, 2010 in London, England.

Take a look at the above picture. We do not like to see another person with a hand in their pocket because at any moment it could be removed from the pocket and what if there is something in their hand, like a weapon?

People from the days of the Roman Empire have concealed weapons, so whenever we cannot see the hands something in our survivalist brains puts us on guard. This is why the secret service does not allow people, even on a cold day, to have their hands in their pockets.◦

Shutting Eyes in Confrontation

Gordon Brown Meets Locals In Wales On His Election Tour

Conservative and Labour supporters clash as they wave placards at the car carrying British Prime Minister Gordon Brown after talking to party supporters at a private residence on April 21, 2010 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. The General Election, to be held on May 6, 2010 is set to be one of the most closely fought political contests in recent times with all main party leaders embarking on a four week campaign to win the votes of the United Kingdom electorate.

Rest assured the photographer did not capture this person in a blink. She has purposely closed her eyes and moved her head backward subconsciously as a way to protect herself.

It is not often in today's world where we are tested and can know if we are "fight or flight" by nature. The person in the above photograph is in the flight mode; if she had been in the fight mode her eyes would have been open wide and she would be leaning towards the conflict instead of away.◦

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Raw Video Interview with Tonya Craft

Drew, Thank you very much for find these videos; I could only find news stories where she was not speaking.

From a statement analysis perspective I was bothered by the fact she never directly denies the allegations, instead less forcefully she says no matter what the jury decides it doesn't change the fact about her innocence. Innocence and guilt are legal terms, and it would have been more honest- from a statement analysis perspective- if she had said she did not molest/touch these girls in an inappropriate manner.

When a person makes statements where the expectation is that they will be found guilty, before they are convicted can be a sign they have intellectually realized they are not going to get away with the crime; while a totally innocent person would always believe there could be no way they could be convicted of something they did not do.

When seeing it again, I am also bothered that she shows more emotion talking about the impact to her family. When entrenched in a legal battle concerning a criminal act that could result in spending the rest of your life in prison, you tend to ignore family and concentrate on yourself- your total energy is focused on making sure you are not going to wind up in jail for something you did not do. The heightened emotion could be for other reasons, like guilt, but there is no way to truly know.

When asked about why she considered becoming a lawyer it is the most telling part of the interview that could easily be missed. She states she wants to change the laws to protect her children- presumably children who are taken away from their mother when charged with a crime. This obviously is the biggest impact to her in this whole ordeal. Wouldn't the biggest impact be, being wrongly accused of a crime. She is a smart person, that is clear. She worked in education where there are very clear laws and rules designed to protect the children she comes in contact with as a teacher. If she see signs of abuse with any of the children she teaches, by law she would have to report what she sees. She has to understand that the laws are designed to protect the children from harm. At some level, wouldn't it be more genuine if she would have said I want to make sure what is happening to me doesn't happen to someone else- being falsely accused; and/or to make sure the laws protect the children; make sure everyone is more educated about the possibility of child memories (all she stated is very true in regard to statements made by children and this will likely be her defense, especially given the fact one was an actress portraying sexual abuse making false memories even more of a possibility) as it relates to legal proceedings.

I can also tell you why everyone is divided to her guilt or innocence. She has a way of answering questions in a manner that strikes a cord with everyday people. It is a common plot theme in fiction, Mr. or Ms. Normal American Citizen suddenly, without warning, is blindsided and forced into an epic battle- If you are old enough to remember the movie 'North by Northwest' where Hudson starts the day normally and through no fault of his own is caught you in a complicated spy thriller. When she answers questions she can answer them in a way that conveys it could have just as easily happened to you; and you have no control over it- not a situation anyone would want to be in. She also is pretty and looks innocent, Cornell Study: Juries Convict Attractive People Less Often

I would have liked for her to take a polygraph, her answer, while plausible (shown in the first video) still doesn't change the fact that the police offered her to take a polygraph and if she passed she would not be charged (not charged immediately anyway, cops language is a whole different article). Since she is from a small community, had she passed the polygraph there would be a great deal more support for her. Polygraphs have legal problems, but the shear willingness and confidence to take a polygraph test, in my book, says more than passing or failing the actual test.

Conclusion time. I simply do not know for sure and I would not want to be on the jury. I am conflicted by her lack of confidence from a statement analysis perspective. I would love to speak with the detectives to get their first impressions, any video or recordings of interviews with Tonya- too much time has passed- but if we could see that initial interview footage I'd think it would be clear if she was guilty. With deception we can never be 100% sure, but with this case I am willing to say the charges are more likely to have happened but given the law and the problem with false memories of children it is likely we will never know for certain without seeing Tonya when first confronted with these allegations.

Footnote: Since I occasionally coach reporters when interviewing people like Tonya there were a couple of mistakes made by the reporter. When you look at the raw footage notice:

- On a couple of occasions the reporter actually interrupts Tonya- interrupting an interviewee is something we should never do.
- The interviewer uses more words and takes longer to ask sensitive questions, this shows a lack of confidence on the part of the reporter and this puts the interviewee on guard. It is natural to do this in everyday conversations, but reporters have to be more straight forward and aggressive. Deliver these like the other questions: short, sweet, and open ended. Prepare all your questions before hand!

One big PLUS and compliment for the interviewer is at the end, she asks if there was a question that she didn't expect or hits close to home (I do not know for sure what was asked, it was hard to hear) at which point, Tonya thinking the interview was basically over gave a more animated, unrehearsed answer. To any reporter reading this- do this with every sit down interview, and keep it going as long as possible... the interview isn't over until the mics are off and the person is out of the shot, only then is it over.◦

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin - April 2010: Confessions and the Constitution

If you work in law enforcement and question and interrogate people you should read this latest article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin - April 2010

Confessions and the Constitution:
The Remedy for Violating Constitutional Safeguards