Body Language vs Micro-Expressions Thoughtful questions often prompt thoughtful analysis and recently a series of questions from a reader regarding "micro-expressions" had such an effect on me. His questions made me stop and think about how the public perceives "micro expressions" and their significance in our overall understanding of body language , and more importantly, their relevance in detecting deception . By now most people have heard of " " as a result of the show or because the term has been popularized by the media. In fact, I routinely run into people who say they have taken courses on "micro-expressions" and have been "certified" or who want to become experts on "micro-expressions." In order to properly anchor us, let's start with what the term "micro-expressions" means or has come to mean. What Haggard and Isaacs, as well as others, found was that our faces often reveal hidden sentiments that are being intentionally concealed. - Furrowed forehead - Squinting eyes - Lip compression - Quivering lips - Fake smiles
6 Life Lessons I Already Know, But Keep Forgetting (And Then Remembering Again) My definition of truth is “something you keep stumbling into, again and again, in different forms.” I, like most people, spent most of my life wanting a quick fix for my suffering. My biggest epiphany (and greatest disillusionment) was when I realized that all the life lessons I’d learned, all of the epiphanies I’d had about my healing and happiness, would have to be relearned again and again. Though I’ve seen the truth, I keep losing it and, then, having to find it again. I am, like everyone else, on a journey of my own, a journey where I encounter the same truths as everyone else in my own unique forms. All I can do is laugh it off and find my way back to the path once again. Without further ado, here are the 6 life lessons that I already know, but keep forgetting (and then remembering again). 1. I used to think that happy, healed, successful people knew something I didn’t, some magic secret that made them 100% certain of themselves. 2. I felt like a freak. 3. 4. Popular Now 5. 6.
What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and Recognize Gestures - Jinxi Boo - Jinxi Boo Art by LaetitziaAs we all know, communication is essential in society. Advancements in technology have transformed the way that we correspond with others in the modern world. Because of the constant buzz in our technological world, it's easy to forget how important communicating face-to-face is. When conversing old-school style, it's not only speech we verbalize that matters, but what our nonverbal gestures articulate as well. Body language is truly a language of its own. 10% from what the person actually says40% from the tone and speed of voice50% is from their body language. Lowering one's head can signal a lack of confidence. Pushing back one's shoulders can demonstrate power and courageOpen arms means one is comfortable with being approached and willing to talk/communicate
Pamela Meyer: How to Spot a Liar TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. Watch the talk above, read the blog post and tell us your thoughts below. Become part of the conversation! Watch Pamela Meyer's talk above about the science of "lie spotting" and how it can lead to a more honest world. Lying: Even t-shirts know how bad it is. The other day a guy walked past me wearing a t-shirt with two words on it: "Everybody lies." Of course it's true. But our deception epidemic is not all cute, funny, and kind. High-stakes lying is out of control. "A lie has no power whatsoever by its mere utterance; its power emerges when someone else agrees to believe the lie." -- Pamela Meyer Our tolerance for truthiness has increased.
How To Stop Absorbing Other People’s Negative Energy By Jesse Herman and Steven Bancarz| Empathy is the ability to recognize and feel other peoples emotions. Sympathy is feeling compassion for other people. Often times to be an “empath” means that you are absorbing much of the pain and suffering in your environment, which can sacrifice your won ability to function at a high level. If you have every been in a room with a negative person, you know just how toxic their energy can be. Learning to stop absorbing other people’s energies is such a great spiritual skill to have. 1) Remember, you can’t please everyone If someone is bullying you, complaining about you, or dissing you, do not make it your mission to try to convince that person to like you. Not everyone is going to like you. Also remember, you can’t change everyone. 2) Be careful who you invite into your life Your body, mind and direct environment is your temple. If you give a person a piece of bread one day, they will be asking for the loaf the next. 3) Stop paying attention
How Lying Affects Your Health In The Dilemma, Vince Vaughn’s character is keeping a huge secret from his best friend: his wife is cheating on him. Vaughn’s “dilemma,” of course, is whether to tell his buddy. But, he may not know he’s also putting himself in harm’s way by lying to his friend. Guilt is just the beginning. Along with feeling guilt, people who lie, omit the truth, or keep a secret are at risk for some not-so-pleasant health complications. These effects may not sound that serious, but over time, they can lead to conditions that no one would want, such as coronary artery disease, stroke, and congestive heart failure. It’s highly doubtful that one instance of omitting the truth will give you a stroke, but there’s evidence that the more you lie, the easier it becomes, and it can be a recipe for disaster. In other words, “You reap what you sow,” says Dr. With that in mind, lying hardly seems worth it. Tell us: does lying give you an icky physical feeling?
Body Language Basics - Syncrat Publishing Throughout history it has been an advantage if an individual can read body language. Body language helps in everyday life from closing a business deal or trusting someone with your life, to recognising when someone is upset. Body language is the art of making an educated guess at a person’s feelings or intentions based on their posture, movement and positioning. Each action or stance in the following list means very little, unless there is more than one indicating the same thing. Arms Feet Head Chest Other
List of forms of word play This is a list of techniques used in word play with Wikipedia articles. Techniques that involve the phonetic values of words Mondegreen: a mishearing (usually unintentional) ase as a homophone or near-homophone that has as a result acquired a new meaning. The term is often used to refer specifically to mishearings of song lyrics (cf. soramimi).Onomatopoeia: a word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describingRhyme: a repetition of identical or similar sounds in two or more different words Alliteration: matching consonants sounds at the beginning of wordsAssonance: matching vowel soundsConsonance: matching consonant soundsHolorime: a rhyme that encompasses an entire line or phraseSpoonerism: a switch of two sounds in two different words (cf. sananmuunnos)Janusism: the use of phonetics to create a humorous word (e.g. GAYsha from Geisha)) Techniques that involve semantics and the choosing of words Techniques that involve the manipulation of the entire sentence or passage
Eye Direction and Lying - How to detect lies from the direction of an individual's gaze / visual accessing cues. Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> Eye Direction & Visual Accessing Cues Eye Movement and Direction & How it Can Reveal Truth or Lies This is a continuation of our previous article Detecting Lies. Many comments by our visitors asked about how eye direction can indicate the presence of a lie. Can the direction a person's eyes reveal whether or not they are making a truthful statement? Short answer: sort of. In these shows a detective will deduce if a person is being untruthful simply because they looked to the left or right while making a statement. In reality, it would be foolish to make such a snap judgment without further investigation... but the technique does have some merit. So, here it is... read, ponder and test it on your friends and family to see how reliable it is for yourself. Visual Accessing Cues - "Lying Eyes" When asked a question a "normally organized" right-handed person looks (from your viewpoint, looking at them): The Gist of it... How this information is used to detect lies:
How to tell if someone is telling a lie or lying: Viewzone We have all met people who were dishonest and avoided eye contact. It has been said that "the eyes are the mirror if the soul." Many people know that their eyes betray their lies. Some try to conceal the truth by wearing sunglasses of looking down at the ground. Eventually, you will confront someone and need to know if they are being honest. It may be a friend, a family member or an employee. The following are some general patterns that you can use when talking to someone. Here is a more detailed explanation of this method: Up and to the Left: Indicates a visually constructed Images. Up and to the Right: Indicates a Visually Remembered Images. To the Left: Indicates an Auditory Construct thought. To the Right: Indicates an Auditory Memory. Down and to the Left: Indicates a Feeling / Kinesthetic / Sensory impression that is being created. Down and To the Right: Indicates an Internal Dialog. How to use this information to detect a lie? But there's more to the story... Comments? Comments: James
100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Subscribe to Receive our Articles and Exercises via Email You will improve your English in only 5 minutes per day, guaranteed! 21 Responses to “100 Exquisite Adjectives” Rebecca Fantastic list!