Elections offer great opportunities for observing body language

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I know it’s all over this time round but I wrote a post last time about this topic and thought it worth recycling and editing just for the links.

Non-verbal communications (NVC) or body language provides good sport for the amateur psychologist in us all and politicians are fair game at the best of times. For example, Ed Miliband has drawn criticism for his shifting vowel sounds in his kitchen interview.

imagesAnd when it comes to using body language effectively author James Borg says that Clinton and Obama beat our politicians hands down:

But back to those photo opportunities; can you tell whether or not the smiles are genuine? Try out your own skill at detecting fakeĀ smiles here.

Original version first posted on SGANDA in April 2010

 

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