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Picture Analysis

August 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Two pictures I saw from a while back on an episode of American Idol which is brilliant in illustrating conflict expressions.

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Categories: Picture Analysis

Defensive Gestures

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Chances are if you are talking to someone who is displaying any of the below they are not listening to anything you have to say

  • Gestures – small and close to his or her body.
  • Facial muscles – expressions are minimal.
  • Physical Body – turned away from you.
  • Arms – crossed in front of body.
  • Eyes – contact with who they are addressing, or are downcast.

 

Categories: defensive

Confidence Gestures

January 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Confidence Gestures

The rules can be applied to a situation from when you first meet a new work colleague to even someone giving a presentation.
Don’t ignore gut instincts. Did you trust what they had to say? A lack of confidence could be down to addressing a group of people and not necessarily down to what they are saying. But a lack of confidence could be down to them not believing in what they are saying.
Tell-tale signs of confidence include the following

  • Posture – standing tall with shoulders back.
  • Eyes – looking up and at the people being addressed. Rarely looking away unless reading from a speech.
  • Gestures – wide, flowing, strong and deliberate with the speech.
  • Speech – clear, strong and slow.
  • Facial muscles – relaxed
  • Tone of voice – moderate to low.
  • Walk – stride into a room with posture and directly looking at who they are addressing.
  • Handshake – firm and strong

Lack of confidence is the reversal of above, for example, gestures are closer to the body with sharp and short movements (see the next post on defensive gestures).

Categories: confidence, gestures

Micro-Expressions #7 Disgust

January 23, 2011 Leave a comment
  • Nose wrinkled
  • Upper lip raised
  • FACS Code 9 and/or 10, (25 or 26)

FACS codes can be found here.

Categories: Micro-Expression

Micro-Expressions #6 Sadness

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment
  • Drooping upper eyelids
  • Mouth and lips slightly pulled at the corners
  • FACS Code 1, (4), 15, (17)

FACS codes can be found here.

Categories: Micro-Expression

Micro-Expressions #5 Fear

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment
  • Raised upper eyelids
  • Eyebrows raised – can be pulled together at the middle
  • Pushed up cheeks
  • Lips stretched horizontally
  • FACS Code 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 20, (25 or 26)

FACS codes can be found here.

Categories: Micro-Expression

Micro-Expressions #4 Joy

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment
  • Crows feet around eyes
  • Pushed up cheeks
  • Movement from muscles around the mouth
  • FACS Code 6, 12

FACS codes can be found here.

Categories: Micro-Expression