Body Language Analysis №3973: Alex Jones, Megyn Kelly, and a Fundamental Insincerity Tell — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
As you learn body language, one crucial skill to learn (and hone) is the ability to detect when a person is being insincere. “Insincerity vs. Sincerity” casts a wider net than “Dishonesty vs. Honesty” — for while a person may not be lying to you in any given moment, if their personality is overall, an insincere one, they will lie to you — count on it. And often they are very skilled in getting closer to you — whether it be in business or in your personal life. Moreover, their lies will do more damage, often much more damage, than other peoples’ lies. So while it is very important to be able to spot a lie, it is even more important to detect those with chronically insincere personalities.
So it’s not surprising that one of the most common questions I get asked is, “What are some ways I tell if a person is being insincere?”
There are many answers to this question, however, statistically, the most common nonverbal signal indicating insincerity is overly-frequent use of the forehead muscles. This is true regarding the entire width of the forehead, but in particular, if the central forehead is contracted and pulled upward (an elevated CFC) — and this is displayed chronically — regardless of what the remainder of the face is expressing, it screams of an overall pattern of insincerity (a low sincerity quotient). If one were to search for a classic example of this behavior, they’d have to look no further than Alex Jones.
Summary: Alex Jones is chronically insincere. The frequent over-use of his forehead muscles, particularly his central forehead — is a profound nonverbal tell of insincerity.
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