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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:32 PM

I finally figured out what Romney's face is telling us.

You can often see this expression on romney:


Same expression as these guys:
(thanks to truebluegreen for captions)


Elliot Spitzer... (resigned over sex scandal)


Anthony Weiner...(resigned over Twittergate)


David Vitter.... (caught hanging about with prostitutes)


John Ensign....(resigned after sex scandal and coverup)


Mark Sanford of "Appalachian Trail" fame

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Reply I finally figured out what Romney's face is telling us. (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 OP
CanisCrocinus Oct 2012 #1
TrogL Oct 2012 #2
truebluegreen Oct 2012 #5
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #6
truebluegreen Oct 2012 #8
JDPriestly Oct 2012 #11
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #16
truebluegreen Oct 2012 #3
NV Whino Oct 2012 #7
Doodler71 Oct 2012 #4
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #9
merrily Oct 2012 #14
Doodler71 Oct 2012 #19
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #21
Baby Bear Oct 2012 #10
DollarBillHines Oct 2012 #12
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #22
nonoxy9 Oct 2012 #13
amuse bouche Oct 2012 #15
eShirl Oct 2012 #17
truebluegreen Oct 2012 #18
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #23
pointsoflight Oct 2012 #20

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:34 PM

1. wow.

That's a thing of beauty. Great perception!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:39 PM

2. You're gonna have to help me here. Who are all those guys?

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Response to TrogL (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:46 PM

5. Well, Mittens the Liar

former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer (resigned over sex scandal)
former NY Representative Antony Weiner (resigned over Twittergate)
current Louisiana Senator David Vitter (caught hanging about with prostitutes)
former NV Senator John Ensign (resigned after sex scandal and coverup)

All (?) caught in the act...

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:51 PM

6. Bless you, trueblue

Now I can caption the middle 2..had not labled them.
Many thanks

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:08 PM

8. my pleasure ;-)

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:48 PM

11. All of them lived lies -- lies they thought were big. That is the you finally caught me look.

I wonder what Mitt's big lie is.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:45 PM

16. " I wonder what Mitt's big lie is."

His whole life, perhaps?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:40 PM

3. Well done!

It's like the TV show Lie to Me (coincidentally...). Those people could have had a field day with Mittens' micro-expressions.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:58 PM

7. That show frequently used photos of politicians in the background

Lots from the Bush era.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:46 PM

4. Yes, tight lips mean holding back the truth

It means he is nervous and engaged in willful deception.

"This can indicate extreme anxiety, withholding information and withholding aggression. Tight lips indicate you may be planning to keep the truth in. If you actually suck the lips part way in, you may be withholding anger. When you are nervous, your mouth becomes dry, and you lick your lips and swallow as you struggle to find the right words to say." -Patti Wood, CSP, holds a B.A. and MA in body language


Someone also mentioned the tongue flick or licking his lips profusely. That usually indicates falsehoods as an indicator of being extremely nervous.

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Response to Doodler71 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:27 PM

9. No doubt in my mind Romney is wound tight as a clock

and has explosions which are still fairly secret from us.

Somebody on DU referred to his "flip flop sweat" last night..can't find the pic off hand, but it was pretty damp, like Nixon.

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Response to Doodler71 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:06 PM

14. I never heard of a master of arts degree in body language, or even a bachelor of arts degree in

body language.

Googling didn't help, either.

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Response to merrily (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:11 AM

19. This may help

Patti Wood, quoted in the OP, was a university instructor in communication for eleven years. Her B.A., Master's degree and doctoral course work are in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication.

Time Magazine cited her Body Language course at Florida State University as a top college course in the nation.  It was so popular that over 150 students registered every semester and people in the community sat in on her lectures.

Other references you might find interesting:

Micro Expressions and Lying Researchers & Writers:

Dr. David Matsumoto - Researcher of emotions, facial expressions, nonverbal behavior and micro expressions. See his website and blog featuring micro expression videos, info, resources & training.

Dr. Paul Ekman - Pioneer in the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions. Developed FACS. Also see: Ekman's Website , Books by Paul Ekman on Amazon.com. Also see the Wizards Project.

The Eyes for Lies Blog & Website - Website of a "Truth Wizard".

Statement Analysis / Linguistic Forensics:

Also known as Discourse Analysis, a very interesting field applied linguistics.

Mark McClish - Statement Analysis expert offers training and related software.

Verbal Analysis vs Body Language - Mark McClish explains the importance of linguistic cues and the roll of non-verbal gestures in interrogative investigations.

Forensic Linguistics - Entry on Wikipedia.

Lie Detection Criticisms and Controversy:

Skeptics Dictionary on Polygraphs , NLP & might as well read Psychology while your at it

Acronyms to Know

NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming

VSA - Voice Stress Analysis

FACS - Facial Action Coding System

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Response to Doodler71 (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:40 PM

21. Fantastic resources! Many thanks.

I actually took several courses in Communication Analysis, the stuff one has to take to keep licenses current.
but much of the work has been done after I retired.
Sure comes in handy when watching the politicians!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:47 PM

10. That must be what "chagrin" looks like. (n/t)

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:49 PM

12. I am convinced they practice that look.

It's just so weird, but I see it all the time.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:41 PM

22. Actually a sub conscious expression, and a great "tell".

Just screams " I am feeling guilty and I am hiding something".

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:06 PM

13. Well done! Like a commercial flash on the show "Lie To Me"

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:36 PM

15. heh heh

Send it to Team Obama. It would make a great ad

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:26 PM

17. hey! don't forget this guy

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Response to eShirl (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:27 PM

18. Excellent addition--but I am shocked, shocked I tell you...


Edited to add: no wonder he's such a lip-less wonder.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:01 AM

23. Eddie Munster, all grown up.

He has "chicken lips".

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:16 AM

20. Well done. :)

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