Category Archives: Nonverbal Tips

Speech and Deception: Pauses

Speech and Deception: Pauses The most common vocal deception clues are pauses, being too long or too frequent. Suspicion is aroused when a person hesitates when starting to speak (particularly if the start is answering a question). Too many shorter … Continue reading

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Expression of the Day 10th October, 2020

Expression of the Day! What do you think Kate Middleton’s facial expression is saying? What’s the context – what do you think is going on? Would there be a word, sound or sentence you’d expect to see with this expression? … Continue reading

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Expression of the Day 7th October, 2020

Expression of the Day! What do you think Brad Pitt’s facial expression is saying? What would be a situation where you might do this yourself? Would there be a word, sound or sentence you’d expect to see with this expression? … Continue reading

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Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia (from the Greek words: “prosopon” meaning face, and “agnosia” meaning not knowing) or face blindness, is extreme difficulty in recognising faces. This is caused usually by some kind of damage to the fusiform gyrus, which is a part of … Continue reading

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What is the Brokaw Hazard?

When Tom Brokaw was the interviewer on NBC TV’s “Today Show,” he described how he detected deception; “Most of the clues I get from people are verbal, not physical. I don’t look at a person’s face for signs that he … Continue reading

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Sociopath vs Psychopath

A sociopath is someone who is affected with a personality disorder marked by antisocial behaviour. A psychopath is a person with an antisocial personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behaviour without empathy or remorse. (Ted Bundy pictured) … Continue reading

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Did You Know? #47 You’re More Honest When Tired

How many arguments have YOU had late at night? Did you know? People are more honest when physically tired. This is why people confess things during late night conversations. #didyouknow http://www.StuDunn.com/course Instagram Facebook Twitter Website YouTube

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What is the Ostrich Effect?

The Ostrich Effect is when people aren’t motivated to believe negative information (e.g. deception, risky financial situations) as it isn’t in their best interests to do so – or it’s avoiding the fear of psychological “discomfort”. This is how some … Continue reading

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Duping Delight

Duping delight is when a liar is secretly extremely pleased that their lie is being believed, and their delight leaks through in the form of suppressed smiling. Duping delight can be difficult to notice. To me duping delight comes across … Continue reading

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