Thursday, 18 September 2008

Body Language 101.

A picture definitely says a thousand words.
Here's a fantastic Snapsot from The Sun, of the 'banker & defender' of Malaysia:

PUTRAJAYA (Sept 17, 2008): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today described Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as a "threat to the nation's economy and maybe safety".

As a guideline to "body language", one could refer to this
Comment on MT

Liars are normally under stress.
The first thing to make clear is that body language and facial expressions are good indicators of when a person is lying but the indicators are not foolproof.

Here is what to watch for when a person is lying to you when face-to-face: (Also make sure you don't do these things!)

* Voice is higher pitched.
* Untrue answers to questions are slightly delayed.
* Body and face become stiffer.
* Hand-to-face touching increased, especially nose rubbing and mouth covering.
* Face and hands becomes a bit paler as blood is withheld from extremities. (A sign of high stress.)
* Nostrils may open wider ('flare').
* Breathing deeper and maybe audible.
* Lips become thinner and tighter.
* Shoulders pulled up and elbows pulled in to sides more. Body takes up less space.
* Forehead tightens up a little in area between eye brows.
* Eye contact breaks away from you and eyes may squint or close.
* Heart rate increases.
* Hand palms turned down or closed, and not revealed to you.

My God! This is our PM and DPM!

Thank You SUN - you surely got the right picture, for a picture paints a thousand words.

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