Judge Brett Kavanaugh Hearing about Allegations, Body Language . Is is lying?

We still don’t know if he is guilty of any of these charges. These people don't know how to correctly question and this is not the correct forum for discovering the truth. We also don't know because of the way he chose to speak and respond to questions, He needs a real interrogation by someone trained. Heres what we do know he did. I want to make it clear. I don't know if he is guilty. I analyzed his testimony in previous testimony, in the FOX interview and today for multiple national media outlets Here is what we do know.
1. He chose over and over to evade questions
2. Over and over in previous testimony, in the Fox interview and today, he used the “I don’t know defense” Even though several times I have seen proof that several times in his testimony and interviews that he did know the answer to the questions he responded under oath to not knowing. That shows he uses "I don't know" to cover the truth.
3. His showed strong uncontrolled emotions. In fact, he used strong emotions that are known in deception detection as “cover emotions” Anger, Victim tears and Laughter. We don’t know if they are real, but I know he used the top three. It could be because he is innocent.
This belligerent personality and range of emotions are particularly unsettling. He seems to be a totally different person. It's a massive change.
I pointed out in my read of the FOX interview that his flat, robotic, repetitive emotionless interview seemed odd and odder to me even more considering the letter he wrote to the senate judiciary committee the day of the FOX interview. where he was angry. Specifically, he said in his letter to the SJC that he thought the reason this was happening was a witch hunt and a few hours later in the Fox interview when asked why this was happening he said, "I don't know?"
4. Other unregulated emotions - He also was often belligerent boastful and contemptuous. He seems to be a totally different person. It's a massive change.
5. He redefines terms, and or he uses totally different words or terms in his responses than the words or terms used in the question when asked about something.
He said several times, in the FOX interview and today, that he never Sexually Assaulted anyone, even when that is not what he was asked. That is a term that could mean different things and he was not asked to define it. There are dozens of examples such as saying "I feel asleep." when he was asked if he ever passed out after drinking.
One unsettling example of redefining terms is in his opening statement, in fact, every time Brett Kavanaugh said "all four witnesses say this never happened," he was lying. They, in fact, said they did not recall. So he redefined what those words mean. They said “I don’t recall” and he says that means it never happened. In fact, one of those four said she believes Ford!!! Other examples are giving his new definitions to the terms "Bogg" "Devils Triangle" and redefining the terms used around his yearbook entries about Renault. There is also something I found interesting. He said at one point he didn't do anything of a "sexual nature" to Dr. Ford. Was he redefining some action he took as "non-sexual" and was he saying he didn't do anything to the adult Dr. Ford because when she was the 15 year old she had a different last name? One of the reasons I think this is relevant is that he is known for judging by the "letter" of the law. The other reason is that I have seen this technique used so often by liars.
6. Today and in the FOX interview In his answers about the accusations of behavior in his youth he bridges immediately in his response with what a good person he has been since then. That is irrelevant in response to a question about possible past behavior. Innocent people tend to keep denying the actual accusation. They stay in the event until they know you believe they didn't do the accused action. Liars tend to immediately divert to other times and other behavior. It doesn't' mean he is guilty it's just odd.
7. He also uses what is called a fog of confusion, humor, and the “everybody does it response” as in “We all like beer” response.
8. Severa; times he evades by answering a question with a question. For example when asked, "Do you drink beer?" he responds, "Do you drink beer?" instead of answering. And when asked the question asked, “Have you ever blacked out?” with belligerent and attacking nonverbal cues as he asks, "Have you?”
I was very briefly a substance abuse counselor and I had to question people every week on their drinking and their behavior. I would have asked him more specific questions like, How many beers did you typically drink at a party? What is the most you ever had to drink in one evening? You went to get parties did you ever drink more than other people at the party?. Did you ever fall down when drinking? and I certainly would have gone deeper on his reply when asked about if he ever blacked out that he "Fell Asleep" with a clarification of the term blacked out. The drinking questions are critical to the assault allegations and it was interesting that that line of questioning was interrupted.
Another example of possible problems with the definition of words and or terms.
First Clip
"I swear today under oath before the Senate and the nation, before my family and God, I am innocent of this charge"
First, let me say, I have analyzed him in previous testimony before Congress, during his FOX interview and today. He has a habit of rephrasing and redefining terms and of not answering direct questions. Here is says, “innocent of this charge. He has accused of multiple behaviors an actions against her and charges from other women, not ONE.”
This is a technique liars use to answer honestly but not answer the question as asked. In this case, he can think of one of the many charges against him that he doesn’t feel he is guilty to swear to before God.
He does it again saying, “I am innocent of THIS charge.” Rather than of all these charges. I also that he state this denial calmly as anger can be used as a cover emotion.
His tears seem real and they can certainly call forth empathy.
His tears can show that he is absolutely innocent, but I have seen in my work throughout the years, people that are “caught” cry because they feel like victims of circumstances. I don’t know if he’s a malignant narcissist but malignant narcissist are known for claiming victimhood and eliciting sympathy. I have an additional problem with somebody crying during their congressional testimony. I seen people eviscerated during congressional testimony. He was not questioned with the same intensity as many have been. I’ve seen many other people questioned and he’s the first person I’ve ever seen cry.
Tears, laughter and anger are what we call in deception detection the
“Cover Emotions” the emotions that cover up their untruths.
His extreme emotions and inability to control his anger, rage, contempt, and tears is revealing. Again I lust say, I have analyzed dozens of congressional hearings and I have never seen this broad range of emotions or this intensity. He could be innocent.
Some may feel are justified some may say they are not appropriate to use before Congress when you are being vetted for your ability to be calm an impartial as a supreme court judge.
There is a key piece of Ford’s testimony that is revelatory. She says she remembers the laughter. ( As does the second accuser) If Kavanagh did it, and he was laughing he may not have seen it or felt it as anything put “Horseplay.” He may not have had it register in his memory as anything wrong or bad. And or if he was drunk he may not have remembered at all. This is important because his anger is so strong and he seems so emphatic and he could actually feel he never did anything like this, that he never did anything wrong, and or he could possibly because it was not memorable for him because it was to him just fun/funny for/to him, or because he was drunk to not remember it all.
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Karen Sundstrom My reaction exactly. It's identical to many of Trump's methods. Never answer. Just boast.
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Patti Wood It’s interesting that I’ve had conversations with men who say they are searching through their memory for times when they may have pushed through a woman’s nose in response to request for sex. Just is there are thousands of victims of sexual abuse who are being triggered to recall the pain there are thousands of men who are being triggered to examine their own behavior .

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Patti Wood From the standard jury instruction: “If a witness is shown knowingly to have testified falsely about any material matter, you have a right to distrust such witness' other testimony and you may reject all the testimony of that witness ...”

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Body Language Experts Analyze Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's First Event With Her Mom, Doria

Just when we started to recover from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's whirlwind summer, the Duchess of Sussex headlined an event promoting Together: Our Community Cookbook by Hubb Community Kitchen (with a foreword by HRH herself!). Meghan was joined by her husband and mother, Doria Ragland, at the book's launch party. Yep, that means we caught our first glimpse of Meghan with the two most important people in her life. Cue the body language analysis.

In this case, the celebration was all about Meghan and the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen (as it should be). "For the first time ever, Meghan and Harry didn't make each other their priority," Patti Wood, body language expert and author of SNAP: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma told GoodHousekeeping.com. But it's not what you think: "It's clear Harry prioritized his wife and mother-in-law, since they were the guests of honor and he was simply there as a cheerleader."

You could spot the difference as soon as the trio got out of the car. Unlike previous engagements, Meghan didn't wait for Harry. Instead, she walked with her mother and let Harry follow — and he looked happy doing so. "Despite this difference, he's at ease," explained Wood. "In fact, there's still a playful nature about him."

While he clapped, cheered, and grinned during the entitreity of the event, his finest moment came after a big gust of wind ~ruined~ (read: momentarily messed with) his wife's hair. Impossible, no? Wood told us that this movement had a deeper meaning: "This was Prince Harry's way of telling his wife, 'I'm here.' There's a child-like sweetness to this simple gesture, which indicates that he's not bothered by taking a backseat for the day."

So, ya think that's sweet? Well, Meghan and Harry both twisted their wedding rings during Meghan's speech as pointed out by Susan Constantine, human behavioral expert and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Reading Body Language. "This has different meanings depending on the environment. In this case, it's likely because their husband or wife is foremost on the mind," Constantine told us.

Now, watch Harry very closely: (Watch videos at link below)
That's what love looks like. Or a not-so-subtle nervous tick. We'll go with the former.


While this event was undoubtedly a big day for the Duchess, it was also the first time that her mom, a yoga instructor and social worker, tagged along for a royal engagement. "You could sense their nerves," Constantine said. "Every now and again, Meghan would take quick glances to check on her mother, which indicates that she was distracted by the newness of it all." WHICH. MAKES. TOTAL. SENSE.

One thing's clear: Meghan is her mother's daughter. "When speaking, both women would talk with their palms up and fingers open, which symbolizes honesty, collaboration, and feedback," Constantine explained. Now, that's an appropriate feeling for an event celebrating a cookbook about — you guessed it — collaboration.

The Final Verdict

Point blank: If this was a different event, the experts would have different feelings. This particular instance, however, was about Meghan and Doria. Sure, it's odd to see the couple apart from one another (no back rubs, Meghan?) but given the fact that the event was about a cookbook — not the couple — it makes perfect sense. And can't we all agree that it's pretty incredible to see Prince Harry sit back and watch his wife in amazement. Don't mind us still swooning over here. 

Link to article with videos - https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a23409141/prince-harry-meghan-markle-doria-ragland-body-language/


Patti Wood, MA - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com.
     

Chris Watts Body Language in Media Interview, Suspect in murder of his wife and children.



Here is the link to the HLN national tv interview I where I analyzed Chris Watts body language.

Patti Wood on HLN TV Interview https://www.coloradoan.com/videos/news/2018/08/16/full-interview-chris-watts-24-hours-before-he-reportedly-confessed-killing-family/1012930002/ https://www.coloradoan.com/videos/news/2018/08/16/full-interview-chris-watts-24-hours-before-he-reportedly-confessed-killing-family/1012930002/

Link to Patti's interview on HLN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPKSP6tyWYU&t=139s

He is not using the name of this wife and children.  Typically when your loved one is missing and you are innocent you want to pull them closer by repeating their name and or you connect to them. He does NOT say,  “My wife my wife my wife, my babies where are my babies, my babies.” He says, “I’ve called friends.” And he gives an odd half head tilt shoulder shrug, and indication it’s not a full truth.  
Listen to his even unemotional voice as he says horrible things that should elicit emotion. “I got back ..it was like a Ghost town…It’s like a nightmare that I can’t wake up from.
Notice after his says, ‘…Nobody was here, nothing…” He pushes his is teeth over his lips in what I call a Tongue to cleanse indicating he is worried about what he just said. He is also rocking slightly side to side and has his arms crossed over this body. Those are signs of stress, but very strained. Here is what is even odder. If you are describing a search through your house for your missing family how do you think you would say and it and show it? You guessed correctly. With emotions and gestures and body movements as you recall your search. And typically vivid word picture descriptions of a real experience that you recall. But if you are lying you don’t have the images or the emotions so we don’t get that from him, which is an indication he didn’t search for them in the house, because he already knew they were not there.
He gives his missing wife several digs during this short interview, saying, ‘…shes got friends I don’t know about and here passive aggressively digging at a real or imagined habit of not responding to his texts but to her “people?”
Do you think an innocent husband whose wife and children are missing would dish his wife to the media?
“If she doesn’t respond to her people that’s fine she’s got stuff going on but not to respond to her people that Was Not (rather than IS not) like her.
Notice that he speaks about her in the past tense.  He speaks of both his wife and his children in the past tense several times throughout the interview.
He gives more lip cleanses. And then at time code 203, he gives a full lip withdrawal sucking this lips in. People can do this to withhold strong emotions like grief and anger but I would see micro facial cues of those emotions as he tried to suppress them. Here I don’t see them. So I can deduct that that the lip withdrawals is an indication he is withholding the truth.
When the reporter says something to the effect, about how he is not out of his mind, his response is about getting home, and how fast he was going and his search through the house. But again notice his words and his nonverbal cues don’t match. when he described getting home, we don’t see or hear him relive that frantic ride to the house or the frantic search. Instead, he has this slow unemotional delivery about finding it to be a ghost town, and he is standing with his arms across his body and we later see a broad alpha stance he is not was not reliving a frantic adrenaline-fueled search through the house for his loved ones, that would have come after
Another creepy tell. He says I hope that she is somewhere safe, that she is “there” That is a tell.  He says that she is there. That makes no sense if he doesn’t know where she is but makes perfect sense if he knows where he has buried her.
Then he says, “I want “her” back so bad, I want….those kids” back so bad.”  Again no personalization of wife’s or children’s names, or name repetition and he nonverbal behaviors don’t show grief or worry. 
Then he gets even creeper and we see a sign of a malignant narcissist.  He laughs, and it not just a stress laugh, he is smiling and its oddly sustained. He is doing more than using the laughing to cover that face those statements he just made are lies. In fact, he is eerily showing what is called dupers delight that he has seemly gotten away with it.  Another indication that he doesn’t feel grief is that he follows the statement with a filler “Umm” to fill the void were real grief should be. And again his mouth cues shows that what he just said is not going down well.
When asked by the journalist about how he should feel see his odd retreat back  and ear to shoulder shrug that indicates what was said does not sound good to him. And he reply’s… I want my family back” rather than I want to find my family my wife my babies help me find my wife and babies.
Notice this odd statement, “I don’t want to be in his house again with nobody here.’  as if he knows they won’t be back. How does he know that, at this point they are only missing.
He says, “Everything’s checked out?” What does that mean???  Rather than, there is not sign of them.
Horrible eerie tell at around time code 5:57- He says with not affect in voice or body language “I want them home so bad.” As he shakes his no.






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“Nicole called me when she was at the door and that’s when I came home and walked in the house,” said Watts, who stood calmly on his porch wearing a North Carolina Tar Heels shirt. “Nothing was here. She wasn’t here. The kids weren’t here.” “When her friend showed up, that’s when it registered, like all right, that isn’t right.”
Watts came close to shedding crocodile tears when speaking about his missing kids.
“It was tearing me apart last night,” he continued. “I want everybody to just come home. Wherever they’re at, just come home. That’s what I want.”
When a reporter asked if the couple had an argument, Watts replied, “It wasn’t like an argument. We had an emotional conversation. I’ll leave it at that.”
Moments later, Watts turned to the camera with a message to his family:
“Shannan, Bella, Celeste, if you’re out there just, just come back,” Watts said. “If somebody has her, just please bring her back. I need to see everybody. I need to see everybody again. This house is not complete without anybody here.”



hris demonstrates his phoniness because he is talking too much and giving too much information. He smiles and chuckles during the plea, which is very contrived and also reveals he is being fake. Chris is showing inappropriate facial responses for what’s really going on in this situation, where his wife and two children were missing at the time. He has his arms crossed at one point. The bottom line is, he’s closing off because he knows he’s don something bad.”





Patti Wood, MA - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com.