In her recent press conference, Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed numerous signals of deception from looking up to the left, to excessive blinking, lip licking, lip pursing, gulping, a shaky voice, trailing of at the end of statements, using too many fillers like “uh umhs” , hesitations, shoulder shrugging , to the pitch of her voice raising at the end of her speech as she abruptly exited the podium without addressing questions.
The fact that there were so many signals of deceptions makes one wonder whether she had a hidden agenda, had something to hide, or was telling the truth.
When Pelosi says “ I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw … I saw this myself in the late ’70s in San Francisco,” she is showing some major signals of deception as she talks about what she saw in the late 70’s. Prior to making this statement she purses her lips as to hold back what she is intending to say, just as people do when they are about to manufacture something. Pelosi too may subconsciously know that what she is about to say may not be the truth or that she is speaking about this issue because she has an ulterior motive. She then looks up to the left , which is also what people tend to do as they attempt to fabricate a story .
She not only looks up as she speaks of the 70’s but she pauses for a few seconds as to invent her thoughts. Once again, this is what people do when they aren’t being completely forthright.
Then you see a shoulder shrug which is further indication she may not be telling the truth or may have a hidden agenda as she once again looks up and purses her lips ( yet another signal of deception) while now saying “This kind of rhetoric is just, is really frightening and it created a climate in which we, violence took place and … I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made.”
Now she looks down in embarrassment , which is what people do when they know they are about to say something they should not be saying as Pelosi says “ The ears that are falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume”
When a person lies or has a hidden agenda their autonomic nervous system takes over. So they often lick their lips because their mouth is dry, This was clearly the case here as we observe Pelosi’s dry mouth.
When she says“ they have to take responsibility for their incitement “her voice cracks and trails off at the end, also an indication of deception or a hidden agenda.
Finally, Pelosi swallows hard, a major signal of deception in conjunction to the pitch of her voice immediately rising when she quickly, without pausing says ”thank you very much” and abruptly turning to leave the podium without looking straight ahead at her audience or entertaining any questions.
In analyzing all of Nancy Peolsi’s body language “tells” and vocal patterns it is clear to me that there were definite signals of deception. She appeared to sound like a person with a hidden agenda who may be possibly trying to curb others from speaking their truth.