Micro Expressions and Battleships

battleship-board-gameI had to share this… Yesterday I overheard my son Callan (11) and his step brother Alex (7) playing the old board game; Battleships. By the sounds of it, Callan was winning and was using a “secret strategy” that he kept to himself until he absolutely knew he was going to win the game. His strategy? He would call out the first part of his move / shot slowly; “My turn, B….” and he’d examine Alex’s face. If there was relief, Callan would then say; “No, not B. Hmm, how about C….” If Alex’s face gave away that he had a ship on C somewhere, Callan would take his turn. Needless to say, Alex finished the game by trying to hide his face behind a cushion.

There’s an application of utilising micro expressions that I hadn’t considered!


About Stu Dunn

I have three major professional areas in my life: Team Dunn Real Estate (Harcourts Real Estate with my beautiful wife Bridget), SDL (Behavioural Science Consulting) and Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu). Stu & Bridget Dunn Real Estate: Providing awesome service and results through our approachable, professional and effective real estate services. http://stubridget.harcourts.co.nz/ SDL: SDL helps our clients to understand non-verbal communication and to avoid deception. We do this by providing online courses, training and specialist advice in areas of behaviour, emotional analysis and detecting deception. Both my wife Bridget and I are also FACS certified. I have also written an International Best Seller, True Lies; A Guide To Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception In The Real World. www.MicroExpressions.co.nz, www.facebook.com/sdlmicroexpressions & www.StuDunn.com Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu): The Wing Chun System, known for its incredible speed, powerful straight punches & Chi Sao (contact reflex training), relies on angling & body mechanics rather than brute force. www.QianLiDao.co.nz
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