Bernie Sanders’ Body Language Says He Angrily and Reluctantly Endorses Hillary Clinton

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In making this analysis, know that I have no bias whatsoever. I am not supporting one candidate over another. I am objectively using my skills as a Communication and Body language expert to share my observations.

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As Bernie Sanders takes to the podium to say why he say came here, notice that Hillary is leaning away from him and looks miserable. There is no smiling on either of their parts. That is not a good sign.

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Bernie then says he wants to make it as clear as possible as to why he is endorsing Hillary Clinton. While she begins to smile, Bernie is definitely not smiling. Instead, he licks his lips and then purses his lips, as you see in the photo above. In essence,  the lip licking and swallowing reflects that  his autonomic nervous system has taken over and he is clearly doing something that he does not want to do. The lip pursing is the body’s way of saying “I really don’t want to say this.” His lack of smiling when standing next to Hillary also reveals his true negative feelings towards her. It indicates that he is  not enthused to be endorsing her. Hillary clearly knows how he feels as she exhibits a teeth-clenched,  forced smile with her eyes not crinkling.

 

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Hillary also feels Bernie’s “Burn” so to speak as she leans back with a more serious facial expression and also purses her lips. This  further indicates her discomfort around him. At first, she was smiling as you saw  earlier. But then she quickly changes her facial expression as she no doubt, feels the negative energy coming from Bernie.

 

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As Bernie  says Hillary  will be the Democratic nominee for President, Hillary is not smiling and her hands continue to be clasped in front of her private area in front of her, indicating that she is feeling vulnerable. The reason she may be feeling vulnerable may be because she may be feeling that Bernie’s heart isn’t really into his endorsement. She knows he is doing what is politically correct. But  she also knows that he is clearly not feeling it, based on his body language.

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There is something to be said about the expression “tongue in cheek” which means you are saying something that you really don’t mean. Look at how Bernie literally has his tongue in his cheek while he is endorsing Hillary, indicating that deep down, he doesn’t mean it.

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Then he balls his hand into a fist as he says he will do everything he can to make certain she is the next President. Hillary is still not smiling nor is Bernie. That is his anger leaking out. He is feeling angry at having to endorse Hillary and it has shown in his body language.

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As Bernie says she will be the next President of the United States, he looks down and frowns.  He does not look at Hillary. In fact, throughout his speech, he never looked at Hillary, which is telling. Hillary does manage to smile at these words and it is a genuinely happy smile with cheeks raised, eyes crinkled, and teeth showing.

 

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As the audience cheers, Bernie looks angry and he gives a huge sigh of defeat. Then he looks down and purses his lips, as you can see in the photo above. He  is clearly not a happy camper and Hillary knows it. Yet, she tries to stay positive.

The bottom line is that Bernie Sanders is angry, swallowing his pride, toeing the party line, and being politically correct. But his heart is clearly not in it as you can see from his body language signals. Hillary knows this as well, as it is reflected in her body language. Yet, she tries to keep up a pleasant expression. The fact that she has continued to hold on to herself with her hands clasped directly in front of her throughout the entires speech, without moving,  shows that she was literally “bracing herself” until Bernie’s  non- heartfelt endorsement  was over.

When Hillary began to speak, Bernie’s autonomic nervous system was working overtime as you can tell in the photos above. He was perspiring profusely, which appeared  to be an indication of his emotional state.

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He wiped his forehead, both sides of his cheeks, and did it two different times. Apparently, giving this speech appeared to be one of the most difficult things he had to do as part of the campaign.

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He  literally had to catch his breath. He took a very deep breath whereby you could see his shoulders raising as he then deeply exhaled that breath. He was oxygenating himself to stay composed.

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His shoulders were rounded as though he felt defeated. His lips were also pursed, indicating unhappiness.

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He maintained that pursed lip appearance as his jaw jutted forth, which indicated that he was feeling anger at the situation of having to endorse Hillary.  As we have observed, his body language, while remaining in the background while she spoke, spoke volumes about what he was really feeling .

Once again, this is not any indication of any political bias. I merely reported my observations on their body language as a professional Body Language and Communication expert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body Language Signals of Anxiety, Insecurity, Deception & Spin During Loretta Lynch Aspen Interview?

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When someone stalls and spends a lot of time discussing the actual question they are asked, instead of answering it directly and immediately it raises a huge red flag.  It  may show that they are very anxious or  it may possibly indicate a signal of deception.

When reporter Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post  at the Aspen asked  Lynch “What were you thinking?” she attempts to diffuse the question by saying “That’s the question of the day, isn’t it? The  tag ending “isn’t it” shows insecurity and the hope for agreement and a subtle message to the reporter to not be hard on her during the interview.

Instead of answering the question posed to her, she speaks about the question, instead of answering it directly  as she says ” And I think it is  a reasonable question. Its’ the question that is called up why what happened in Phoenix. ” In essence she is stalling . In doing so she is taking the time to gather and manufacture  her thoughts. Also she looks up as she tries to manufacture what she will say next.

She continues discussing the question instead of answering it directly which now adds even more suspicion to  the public in terms of her credibility with regard to meeting former President Clinton on the tarmac and what they  actually discussed. She says “people have wondered and asked questions about my role in the resolution in matters involving state department emails.”

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Her engaging in formal rhetoric and still not answering the question, further adds to the public’s suspicion  as does her looking down and away. In essence she is attempting to distance herself body language wise ,  as it clearly indicates that this is not a topic she wishes to discuss.

Then she does double talk as she says ” to the extent that people have questions about that- my role in that .. certainly my meeting with him raises questions and concerns.”  Once again. she does not answer the question directly which is  yet another red flag  in public perception in terms of questioning her credibility here. As she says this she looks nervous. As you can see she is perspiring and shiney faced, especially in the areas on her nose and cheeks.This is often a signal of anxiety as reflected by the autonomic nervous system taking over.

Then she says in a staccatto” believe me I completely get that question” and  still , she is not getting to the answer of the simple question that was posed to her. She spins it  She looks away towards the audience and says UM AND and I think it is the question of the day. ( YET SHE STILL DOES NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION).

“The issue  is what is my role in how that matter is to be resolved. So let me be clear….WHEN SOMEONE SAYS “LET ME BE CLEAR” Oftentimes,  they are about to lie.  For instance, look at what Nixon said “Let me be perfectly  clear– I am not a crook)…So this may be   yet another a red flag for Ms. Loretta Lynch.

Then she goes on to say ” Now let me say how let me say how that is going to be resolved. NOW   I’ve also gotten  that question a lot. SHE STILL DOES NOT answer the question and engages in double talk.

Then she turns to the audience, not the interviewer  which is another red flag red flag s as she is attempting to try to get the audience to  be on her side and to garner favor with them. Once again she is stalling and  not answering the  simple direct question.

Then in a staccato manner,   she  says I get that question . She is not confident with her head up and looking directly at the interviewer. Instead,  as she says this   she looks away and her head is bowed down.

She continues with”  Certainly my meeting with him raises questions and concernes and believe me— ( when someone says” believe me”  it is usually  red flag and indicates that you  should listen carefully and perhaps  not believe them.

The interviewer asked if she was recusing herself from having any role in the final determination regarding Clinton’s emails.

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As you can she she is literally taken back by the question as she leans away . Below  she  shows the front of her hand as she puts it up towards her chest indicating that she is feeling vulnerable and defensive.

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She lets it be known that she doesn’t have a role in coming up with the findings.

When she says  I will be “except and corrects herself as she says accepting their recommendations, she stumbles over her words as she makes a  Freudian Slip. It makes one wonder if indeed she will be except or accept their recommendations. As she speaks, you do not see the palms of her hands which would often indicate truthfulness,  but rather the back of her hands which often indicates deception as you can see in the photo above.

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Now you see her looking extremely vulnerable as both of her hands in a triangular position covering her private parts and they are on her lap. She is also hunched over.

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When the journalist presses her about  the term “accepting ” and what she  actually means by that, you see the tension in her lower jaw which is not a good sign. Her eyes also open wide as though she has been “busted”.

Then she gets really formal in her verbiage as a means of protection and further indicating her vulnerability. She appears stiff and leans back as she attempts to distance herself.

Then she says there will be a review of their investigation, a review of what they found and a review of their determinations of how the case should proceed.

In essence it appears as though she is passing the buck. After all, she is the Attorney General who needs to make that decision, not the staff  who did the investigation and are making the recommendations. In essence, this means she is distancing herself and attempting to cover herself.

The excellent  journalist  then asks if the review will be done by her. You see her neck muscles tighten up as she continues to use the back of her hand  as opposed to her palms to spin the answer .

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The journalist’s body language reveals that he is on to her spin and double talk as he points a finger at her, something that is never done unless the person is feeling hostile toward the other . The  journalist’s finger point indicates his anger and frustration with Lynch’s answers.

She then says how the “initial” process will be resolved where she discusses the team involvement. She does NOT discuss the” final “process which is very telling.  She has now said how “career people” in the Dept of Justice will review it and how the FBI will review it and the FBI Director will review it and that will be the” finalization”.  But this does not make sense as she is the Attorney General who must make the final decision. If the FBI Director  is in the “finalization “why have her deal with the matter in the first place and why not just have the FBI Director make his “finalization” and decision and leave it at that?

Jonathan  then asks Lynch why she is relying on “career “people in the review process. She doesn’t answer the question, but  instead she spins it, and says  how the public wants to know what her role would likely be.. um was um a question or concern. The ums and phumpherting is not  a good sign. She says that because she is a political appointee there would be concern about how the case would go forward. Well what about career people in the government? Does the question arise that they may investigate a certain way because they may want to be politically correct and  have a vested interest in maintaining their careers?  Then she says that she has always maintained that this matter would UM be UM handled by the career people who are independent.  BUT ARE THEY REALLY INDEPENDENT IS THE REAL QUESTION?

She then says she will be informed of those findings as opposed to never seeing or reading them,  but she will be accepting their recommendation. This statement is startling  to the public as she revealed that there are cases that she never sees or reads.

Then Jonathan Capehart asks her what she was thinking when the former President Clinton was on the plane. She said they spoke about his grandchildren and then she gave tangential information about how the grandchildren were great . ( That is too much information. Then she said they spoke about Janet Reno, Then she says “It really was a social meeting. It really was”

When people  the word REALLY, and they use it many times in a sentence it may be a signal that they are often  trying too hard to convince you and that it may very well be a signal of deception.

In keeping with his excellence in journalism, Jonathan Capehart poses a question about how President Clinton first  selected her for office and how they are good friends and why she didn’t ask him to leave the plane. She doesn’t answer the question. Instead, she  says she certainly wouldn’t do it again. Of course she wouldn’t because of all the backlash. But  her refusal to answer that specific question speaks volumes.

When Capehart  asks her what she would say to the American people who had concerns that the system was rigged. Instead of answering  it directly, she double talks and says how she can understand how the public would feel that way because of her meeting with President Clinton on the plane. Then she answers by saying that the public has to look at what they do every day.  She needed to have said immediately instead of stretching it and hemming and hawing in order to sound more credible.

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Then when Jonathan Capehart  asked when we might expect the acceptance of these findings, she laughs. This is no laughing matter.  In fact to many her laughter was disconcerting as though the investigation might not be competed until after the election. She says in terms of timing I actually don’t know that.  She goes on to  deflect  her involvement as she says she doesn’t have  insight as to the nuts and bolts of the investigation. The question is WHY NOT? As Attorney General in a very high profile case, it would seem that she needed to be abreast of what was taking place every step of the way. She says how the Dept of Justice is working hard and she is proud of that work, YET SHE DOESN”T KNOW WHAT THAT WORK IS with regard to this case. This is known as double talk.It does not make sense that she as the Attorney General would not be informed at each stage.

Keep in mind this is NOT a political blog nor am I a political person.  I have NO agenda and no dog in this fight so to speak.. I would say the same thing if Trump was under investigation or any other political candidate was in the same situation as Hillary Clinton. As  body language expert my aim is to be neutral and to only report what I see and hear. What I have heard  with Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General of the US  during this interviwe in Aspen has been high anxiety, possible signals of deception, and a lot of  spin and double talk in Lynch’s  rhetoric.

 

 

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Does Amanda Carpenter’s Body Language and Speech Reveal Truth About Alleged Affair With Ted Cruz?

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Amanda Carpenter, who is at the center of the Ted Cruz Sex Scandal, has made the rounds on TV in an attempt to clear her name. But what is her communication and body language really saying? Is she being forthright? Is she telling the truth that she did not have an affair with Ted Cruz? Is she lying?

It seems that her appearances may have done her more harm than good based on her on-camera delivery, in my view. What she should have done was to look directly at CNN’s Jake Tapper, her interviewer,  and  emphatically say that she did not have an affair and leave it at that. But instead,  she did way too much explaining and went off on tangents, which may have done more self-damage by  perhaps making  people more skeptical of her.

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As she looks down, she squinches her forehead as she says he has been 100 percent faithful to her husband. But she says this in a monotone devoid of emotion.To sound more credible, in my view, she needed to look directly at Tapper and not look down or away.

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Then she finally looks up and says that there is nothing more important to her than being a good wife and a good mother. She says this in a staccato tone, which  tended to make her sound a little too defensive.

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When Jake Tapper asks her about the sports jacket she was wearing and it being the same jacket that Cruz was wearing,  she seemed to be flustered by this question as she once again  looks down and  while breaking eye contact with Tapper. She  also shrugs her shoulders (often regarded as a signal of deception) and blames it on conspiracy theories.

Had she looked  directly Tapper in the  eye and said that she was cold and Cruz gave her his jacket to wear,  that may have put an end to speculation about the two. But she did not do that. Instead,  she was flustered and continued to  sound defensive. Then she gets testy in her tone as she says she can’t understand why the Trump campaign is doing this and how no other campaign would touch this kind of stuff. This is the first time she displays any negative emotion.

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By deflecting blame on Trump, she once again makes one wonder if indeed something personal was going on with her and Cruz. She needed to sound more direct and state her truth in a more powerful tone to add to her credibility.

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As she says it’s really a conspiracy theory, she shakes her head “no” perhaps indicating that she  may perhaps subconsciously know that it may  not  be a conspiracy theory as she verbally stated.

She also  does a lot of “uptalk,” where her inflection goes up at the end of sentences. This can  often make others question whether what she is saying is true as she denies any personal involvement with Cruz.  She says this with the phrases “defending myself” which makes her sound  tentative as though she is asking a question and is insecure about what she is saying.

Then she tries to take the oneness off of her and encourages people to look at the broader aspect of the campaign. She  says “there is  toxic culture” and “go into it with both eyes open and not be afraid to confront it.” In making this statement, she is attempting to take the attention off of herself and deflect it outward.  She also wanted Trump to put a stop to this but said she was disheartened when Trump said that the National Enquirer got it right before. In essence,  she was upset that Trump didn’t come to her defense.

When Tapper asked  her if she was going to take any legal action she leaked out “I talked to” and then immediately changed her rhetoric by saying she wanted to  get through this and protect her reputation, her career and her  family. Then she mumbled out something that sounded like ” I’ll continue to talking to lawyers.” So it seems that she is looking into taking legal action concerning this matter. It is clear that she doesn’t want this incident to hurt her career. But the fact that she is  out front on the national pages  may have helped her career. No one knew who Amanda Carpenter was before this scandal. This may have helped her career by putting her on the map. Who knows, she may even get her own show after this scandal. After all, look how well Kim Kardashian did after her scandal.

It is clear that she doesn’t want this incident to hurt her career. But the fact that she is  out front on the national pages,  ironically may have helped her career. No one knew who Amanda Carpenter was before this scandal. This may have helped her career by putting her on the map. Who knows, she may even get her own show after this scandal. After all, look how well Kim Kardashian did after her own  sex scandal.

Whether or not Amanda had an affair with Cruz is only something she and Cruz know for sure.  So one cannot accuse her of having an affair if  there is no proof or actual witnesses.  But one can definitely say that she did not come across very well in her interview. Therefore,  she  may have created more doubt in the minds of the public, based on her performance.

Personally, I believe she needs to lay low and not do further damage to herself by appearing on camera for a while. Then she needs to reinvent herself  and get back out there after this scandal dies down, where she is not a part of the news, but rather reporting the news.
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Brussels Bombing: BODY LANGUAGE OF TERRORISTS book can help save your life

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Today I woke up to the news that there was a suicide bombing at the American Airlines Desk at the Brussels airport and at one of  the city’s metro stations, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens.The  suicide bomber left behind the chilling scene of splattered blood in the departure lounge as windows were blown out, ceilings collapsed and travelers streamed out of the smoky building. About an hour later, another bomb exploded on a rush-hour subway train near the European Union headquarters.

Terrified passengers had to evacuate through darkened tunnels to safety. In light of these latest  horrible events, there is no question that  people need to know how they can protect themselves. That is why they must arm themselves with the knowledge of what to look for in terms of those who may commit these terrorist  acts of violence. This is why I urge everyone to read the book  Body Language Of Terrorists    http://www.amazon.com/Body-Language-Terrorists-yourself-potential/dp/1929873484   Continue reading

Body Language of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Show Mutual Love and Give Others Hope For Finding It At Any Age

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch found  true love at 84 with former supermodel and ex-wife of Mick Jagger, 60-year-old Jerry Hall. They both met their match as you can see in the body language in their photos. Above you see Ruppert kissing her as she nuzzles into him with a genuine smile.

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In this photo above, you continue to see Jerry’s genuine smile and Rupert’s genuine smile. We have never seen him this happy in almost any previous  photo His being expressive makes it clear that it is the real thing between these two.

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While many critics might dismiss this marriage as Jerry’s being a gold digger, this is clearly not the case. She and Mick, who had had three children together , were married for more than 30 years before their relationship ended  in 1999. It has been reported that Mick’s  divorce from Jerry could have cost him over $1.2billion dollars.So clearly marrying for money does not appear to be her motivation.

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Their marriage inspires us that  we can find love  at any age. Women don’t have to  be perfect- have the perfect teeth, have the tight and skinny body,  or have a face devoid of wrinkles. Jerry Hall at 60 shows us that a woman can wear her age and still be loved and adored.

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All too many people give up in searching for the person of their dreams after a certain age. They think there is no hope for them. Well,  Jerry and Rupert are an inspiration to everyone, especially those approaching and who are in their senior years.  This couple clearly shows that there is indeed hope.

More than ever those over 40 are discovering that there is a second , or third , or even a fourth chance for  finding love. So the moral of this story  is- Never give up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Lillian Glass Always Maintains Her Integrity When It Comes to Body Language Analysis

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Today I just got a call from a  magazine journalist asking me what I thought about some celebrity photos. These particular batch of  photos were of Blake Shelton and some  dark haired woman. They wanted to know if  Blake was cheating on his latest love Gwen Stefani and if there was anything going on between him and this woman in the photo.

As I looked at the photos it was clear  to me that there was nothing going on  with Blake and this dark haired woman, except  for a warm friendship between the two . I determined that based on their mutual facial expressions, the distance they appeared towards one another and their arm and body position.

So when the journalist called me back to discuss my findings  on several of these photos, I told the truth. I informed the journalist that  because Blake’s arm was over the woman’s shoulder and there was so much distance between them in the photos and based on their facial expressions, there appeared to be nothing more than just warm friendship between the two.

Apparently my evaluation was not enough for  the reporter. She wanted more,  so she pressed and pressed me with more and more questions like” Don’t you think the average person who is not a body language expert would think there was something going on between these two?” I answered , ‘No, not at all.Everyone can see  from these photos that they seem like good friends and that there are no signs they are romantic with one another.” That was not the answer she wanted to hear as she  continued to rephrase her question to get some tiny snippet from me that something could possibly be going on so she could spin it  the way she wanted for her magazine.

Knowing exactly what she was doing, I called her out on it. I said, “I know exactly what you are trying to do. You need a sensational story to entice your audience, but I can’t participate in that.

She then ignored what I had to say and tried another way to ask the question. finally told her that I always keep my integrity when I do my body language analysis so there was no way I could help her spin the story the way she wanted it. I also told her that I thought it was unfair to do this to Blake and try and conjure something up. She then said that she appreciated my honesty.

As hung up the phone, I was really disturbed by this.  Just days earlier at the Grammy’s Blake was seen with his love Gwen Stefani where it was obvious based on his body language that he and Gwen were intimately involved with one another . As you can see they seemed happy and in love and involved as Gwen sits between Blake’s legs as they held on to one another with glowing genuine smiles.

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Know that I will never allow myself to be manipulated for any story just so a journalist could spin it a certain way. This is not  the first time this has happened to me and I am sure it won’t be the last.

A few years ago,  I had a regular monthly column for Cosmopolitan Magazine where I did body language analyzes of celebrities and discussed what was really going on between the lines. All too often, whenever I would pitch a story for a new issue, I was met with the news that I had to tone something down  becuase the magazine couldn’t run  my story because the celebrity might get upset or that they would be appearing on the cover and the magazine  wouldn’t want to ruin their relationship with that particular celebrity , who may in turn. cancel out on appearing on the cover. That was surprising and very disappointing news for me to hear. As a journalist, I was trained to report in what ” IS” not what you “WANT the story to be.”

Today I was asked to comment on another story for a popular online publication who also shares my view of keeping it real and not spinning things. So I  openly gave them my observations  on a  celebrity couple’s body language. In the past whenever they asked me for a body language analysis, if I found nothing of significance, they would eliminate the potential the story and not try to manufacture it. This is something I both appreciate and respect.

I will never compromise my integrity and professional reputation for any price in the world. Nothing means more to me than telling the truth and presenting things as they are.Whenever I lend my name to a body language analysis, rest assured that it has been given careful thought and complete scrutiny.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Lillian Glass Never Said Obama Was a Psychopath- Meme Got It Wrong

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“Body language expert Lillian Glass said a popular meme misconstrued one of her quotes and made assertions that aren’t credible or ethical.

CLAIM: According to a body language expert, a photograph of President Obama crying reveals he is a psychopath.

FALSE

EXAMPLE: [Collected via Facebook, January 2015]

The origin of the claim contained in this graphic seems to come from a 2013 book by Lillian Glass titled, “The Body Language of Liars.” Yet, as we all know, this isn’t an exact science in any way. Furthermore, the author, though seemingly educated in this field, seems to have a found a niche in which to capitalize on people’s fears. A title of another of her books is, “Guide to Identifying Terrorists Through Body Language.” Another is “The Body Language Advantage: Maximize Your Personal and Professional Relationships with this Ultimate Photo Guide to Deciphering What Others Are Secretly Saying,in Any Situation.”
Nevertheless, opponents of the President are using something she wrote to some degree of success.
Thoughts?

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ORIGIN:On 5 January 2016, President Obama proposed several measures to curb gun violence while delivering remarks on the topic in the East Room of the White House. As he discussed gun deaths involving children, the President began crying (as seen at the 0:44 mark in the video embedded below):

The following day, a meme about President Obama’s show of emotion began circulating online, holding that according to body language expert Lillian Glass, the Commander-in-Chief’s tears bore hallmarks of psychopathy (and implied that the body language he demonstrated was evidence he is himself a psychopath):

Some versions of the meme attributed its claims to Dr. Lillian Glass:

In her 2013 book “The Body Language of Liars,” behavioral analyst Lillian Glass wrote that psychopaths are really bad at crying:

“When psychopaths cry, they will often wipe underneath each eye, one at a time. When people cry genuine tears they cry with both eyes, and so they will tend to wipe both eyes at once.”

A brief online search indicated that the quote cited above was lifted directly from a 6 November 2013 Business Insider article titled “7 Signs You’re Working with a Psychopath.” The article predictably described an entirely different context:

They are really bad at crying.

“When [Susan Smith] gave a press conference and cried about her missing children, her fake tears were actually what raised suspicions that she was the killer,” says Glass.

When psychopaths cry, Glass says they will often wipe underneath each eye, one at a time. “When people cry genuine tears they cry with both eyes, and so they will tend to wipe both eyes at once.”

In their original context, Dr. Glass’ observations clearly pertained to video footage (not a still image). Dr. Glass’ web site includes a blog wherein her observations consistently describe analysis of subjects in context and motion (utilizing photographs to illustrate the body language she described in a broader context throughout). Nowhere in her writings did we locate an example of her making such a definitive diagnosis based upon a single still image, nor of her throwing around severe diagnostic language such as “psychopath.”

We contacted Dr. Glass regarding the meme and the use of language from her 2013 book The Body Language of Liars. Dr. Glass told us she was aware of the quote’s newfound popularity and was deeply dismayed by the lengths to which her words and work had been misconstrued due to the meme (and related articles).

Dr. Glass strongly repudiated the assertions of the meme, noting that the quote originally appeared in her 2013 book and was used for the Business Insider piece in a very different context. Moreover, she stated that she would never engage in body language analysis so flippantly, nor did she consider the subject matter of the meme appropriate for such observations. Mostly, Dr. Glass was dismayed at the virality of a grossly misconstrued, unrelated, out-of-context quote from her book in a meme that misrepresented her work.

According to Dr. Glass, the thrust of the meme is unequivocally false. Whether folks believe President Obama’s tears at the 5 January 2016 appearance were legitimate or not, the meme based on that moment in no way represents the analytical work of the body language expert to whom it is attributed.

LAST UPDATED: 07 January 2016

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: 07 January 2016

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