Ga. Pastor Accuser: 'I'm Praying for Bishop
I see a man who is speaking freely, gesturing freely, not becoming emotional and without changes in his pitch and tone- all signs of honesty. There is nothing in his choice of words that is a hot spot from a statement analysis standpoint. He is speaking without any signs of deception.
He is nervous at times and stumbles on his words at one point. The stumbling simply means he was thinking at the same time he is talking. Being nervous in itself does not mean he is guilty. He does a few pacifying lip licks. He also fiddles with his books/papers often lifting them with no apparent reason, as if to place a barrier between himself and his congregation. I find it particularly troubling that he does not flat out say he didn't do these things. What he does say is, he is not perfect- This is a huge hot spot. Innocent people do not admit any guilt, they have no reason to admit anything and feel a certain amount of confidence in their innocence... I find his metaphor a bit odd, he feels like the underdog, why would you feel like the underdog if you did nothing wrong?!?! If we look at his normal style as a flamboyant energetic preacher, wouldn't he use this 'injustice' of being falsely accused to rally public support by saying I did not do these things and pray for the misguided souls who are doing something so very painful to me, my family, my church, in his unmistakable loud style. Let me put it another way, if someone accused me of these things, since I would never morally do these things, I would be very vocal about being falsely accused.
Whenever someone is accused of something and they become more mellow and subdued, it is a hot spot. In courtrooms people charged with crimes who are obviously guilty are subdued and mellow, they have given up the fight and are just going through the motions. We saw this with Martha Stewart's trial, where she stoically sat day after day, showing no emotion.◦
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Ga. Pastor Accuser: 'I'm Praying for Bishop
at 8:58 AM
This fuzzy video shows The New York Post's State Editor Fred Dicker was involved in a confrontation with Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino outside a Business Council of New York State dinner in Bolton Landing last night.
What is interesting here is the level of emotion the reporter is showing from the start of the exchange; fingers pointing upward then more towards each other; you can see Paladino with enjoyment on his face, then after he begins talking you can see anger.◦
Monday, September 27, 2010
I haven't really talked about Lie to Me this season; simply because it has matured.
All the science is still there, it is just not so professorial and teaching the viewer every step of the way like the first season did- which is great for those of us that understand more than the average person about the science.
For the beginner it means there are still plenty of learning opportunities, you just need to rewind the show after someone from the Lightman Group states "you're lying" or "you're not sad," and then review the facial expression or nonverbal clue that led to their statement and conclusion(s).
Order your copy today, because if you are interested in anything I write about on this site then you are interested in this show!
Lie to Me: Season Two◦
Sunday, September 26, 2010
A Muslim woman takes part in a demonstration by the Islamic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir against France's banning of full face veils from public spaces, outside the French Embassy in London September 25, 2010. France is on a course to become the first European country to outlaw the burqa after the measure passed its final legislative hurdle last week.
See how you can see the whites of her eyes on both sides of her pupils; this is a clear sign she is engaged. Since there is no widening of her eyelids we can be sure that she is neither surprised or showing fear. While we do not see the lines forming on the outside of her eyes that normally show us a true smile, I would call this a subtle expression of happiness/joy- there is something in the shape of the inner corners of her eyes that lead me to believe this; while I do not know the neutral shape of her face- knowing that a smile widens the face and can bring the cheek bones up- there is nothing that suggests she is not smiling underneath the veil.◦
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown arrives with his wife Sarah (R) at the Labour Party's annual conference in Manchester September 25, 2010. Britain's opposition Labour Party, after spending months licking its wounds over an election defeat, elects a new leader on Saturday who will seek to step up pressure on the government over its deep public spending cuts.
When we hug someone in a social setting it is not ordinary to close our eyes- so when we see someone close their eyes it is a clear sign they are comfortable.
From an emotional standpoint we ordinarily close our eyes- when touching someone else- to block out visual distraction so we can fully engulf ourselves in the sensation and comfort the touch provides.◦
at 8:23 AM
Friday, September 24, 2010
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen gestures at the launch of the Grangegorman Development project in Dublin, September 21, 2010. Cowen said on Monday he would stay in his job and continue economic reforms despite facing the first public calls to quit from within his party since a radio blunder last week.◦
Monday, September 20, 2010
I know a great deal about MS for a variety of reasons... When I watch this tape, which is the first time she states she has the disease, I see something that is very troubling to me (as someone who notices inconsistencies in body language, words, and gestures)- whenever I see someone switch emotional gears very quickly, as I see in this video, my first reaction is to question what is being said.
I find it odd, how she couldn't actually say that she had this terrible disease, but so quickly flashes a dubbers delight smile to her husband, and then even more quickly once again gains composure and control of the interview.
Having MS is not something you keep hidden from others (especially those closest to you), and it is something you can live with for decades.
Emotionally she is is not acting like someone who has MS; every person I have ever meet with MS is strong and has come to terms with the affects of MS. Never, in any interview I have seen, do I see her explain any of the symptoms she has experienced, which is a common since the effects can differ among those with the disease. The process to be diagnosed with the disease is something that takes a great deal of time and several symptomatic episodes to diagnose.
I fear what we are seeing is another attempt by this person to say anything to get more attention and sell more books. I have come across others with this same type of personality both personally and professionally, and we've all heard about others claiming faked illnesses (that they or their children have) to receive attention. She has been caught in several lies: like being a Redskins cheerleader, she lied about having an invite to the White House, and I would suspect those closest to her take everything she says about herself with a grain of salt.
She is becoming more unstable as she continues to escalate her 'pranks' and she will be unable to meet her growing craving for more attention; if she does not get professional help soon, her life will implode which could be dangerous for herself and those around her.◦
at 1:42 PM
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
I just found out about this missing girl. The mother is fake crying, and is crying out to avoid answering the questions from reporters- not from real emotions.
This video is also the clearest example I have seen -showing us that the lack of gestures- definitely is telling us there is likely parental involvement. It is unnatural to hold the same gesture for an extended period of time.
Reading a few quotes from the step-father online, they are clear examples of statement analysis' hot spots.
It is so over the top, I almost thought it was a spoof. Unfortuantely it is not.
Researchers Report Teaching Robots to Lie
The hider robot was programmed to use deception, something that was unknown to the seeking robot. I can already hear you asking yourselves: Why on earth ...◦
at 5:21 AM
Thursday, September 9, 2010
On His New Book with the Dalai Lama
Presented by Greater Good Magazine
A unique bond formed between the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman when the two first met in 2000. The leader of Tibetan Buddhism and the renowned Western-trained scientist soon realized that despite their different educational and religions backgrounds, they shared the same motivation for analyzing emotions: a commitment to reducing human suffering. Following their first encounter, the two men spent 40 hours in discussion over three subsequent meetings, believing that the combined insight of Buddhism and Western psychology would lead to new understandings of human emotion.
These groundbreaking conversations are captured in their new book, Emotional Awareness: Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion. As they discuss the roots of love, compassion, anger, and morality, the two men offer stunning insight into what unifies us all.
At this free event, Ekman--one of the world's foremost authorities on emotions and facial expressions, and a member of Greater Good magazine's editorial board--will present highlights from their discussions, accompanied by photos and audio excerpts from his conversations with the Dalai Lama. A Q&A with the audience will follow.
Copies of Emotional Awareness and the latest issue of Greater Good magazine, which includes a contribution from Ekman and his daughter Eve, will be on sale.
Featured speaker: Paul Ekman, Ph.D., is the world's foremost expert on facial expressions and a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. He is the author 14 books, including Emotions Revealed and Telling Lies. Currently, he is the director of the Paul Ekman Group, LLC (PEG), a small company that produces training devices relevant to emotional skills. He has appeared on 20/20, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and many other TV programs. In 2001, the American Psychological Association named him as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century.
Event presented by: Greater Good magazine and the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, the Harold E. Jones Child Study Center, and the Graduate School of Journalism Felker Magazine Program
Greater Good magazine highlights groundbreaking research into the roots human happiness, compassion, and altruism. It fuses this science with stories of compassion in action, showing how scientific findings can be applied to improving readers' personal and professional lives.◦
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Kyron Horman disappeared on June 4, 2010, the stepmom (Terri Moulton Horman) dropped him off at school, took a picture of him in front of his school science project, yet Kyron was report absent for the day.
I think it is funny how the father looks to his ex-wife as he is talking. This is not deception, this is a sign that his ex-wife is having an influence on her ex-husband's thoughts about the case.
Their is a great deal of self pacifying rubbing of the fingers.
I find some of the statements a bit odd, for instance she states she should come clean to avoid jail time?!?! This is not the clearest way to state you believe Terri is involved- if she is at all involved she will face jail time. They believe he is still alive.
True emotion overcomes Kyron's mother when she is talking about Kyron. The head shaking is consistent throughout the interview.◦
at 8:39 AM
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning gestures from the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of their NFL preseason football game in Toronto August 19, 2010.
Good Luck To The Colts Tonight- but the year they won the Super Bowl they lost all of their preseason games...◦
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Lech Walesa, former Polish president and founder of the Solidarity trade union, gestures as he speaks during a multimedia performance directed by Robert Wilson titled Solidarity. Freedom is the Name of Your Angel! at Gdansk Shipyard August 31, 2010. The event is part of 30th anniversary celebrations commemorating the signing of the Gdansk Agreement on August 31, 1980, an accord reached after a series of labour strikes by shipyard workers in Poland which gave the Solidarity trade union the unprecedented right in communist Europe to strike and organise itself as an independent union. ◦