Body Language of a Con. Dr. Milton Erickson was the first to really lean into the study of human behavior as it relates to the interactions that create what he coined “Matching and Mirroring”. If you’ll observe best friends, family members, and even people who really admire each other but are just meeting for the first time, you’ll notice they will match and mirror each other.
A Potent Technique
This is a technique you can use not only when looking for the body language of a con and in meetings you can use it at home as well. The con man, grifter, confidence man, confidence woman use this technique from the moment you get near them. It makes you feel more relaxed and less wary around them. Especially when your money, property, or deal is involved.
Learn about matching and mirroring and keep an eye out for someone using to soon when talking to you. Especially someone you don’t know.
As a human behavior analyst and Body Language Expert, Scott Rouse holds multiple certificates in advanced interrogation training and has been trained along side the FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Military Intelligence, and the Department of Defense.
His extensive training, education, and practice of nonverbal communication has made him an expert and consultant to law enforcement as well as Fortune 100 companies, CEO’s, attorneys, executives, and entertainers. Scott is also a multi Grammy Nominated Producer and TEDx Speaker.
This Is What Boldfaced Lying Looks Like Up Close. American culture teaches us to nod our head up and down to indicate “Yes” or agreement. In Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, and Bulgaria, nodding the head upward just once indicates “No”. Shaking it back and forth indicates “No” in the U.S., however in Bulgaria it indicates “Yes”.
We’ve all done it “The American Way” our entire lives and if we were asked to do the opposite, just for half an hour, it would be almost impossible to do without making a mistake.So what does that tell us?
Do You Know The First Verbal Cue To Deception? We talk about non verbal communication and deception much more than verbal communication and deception. Quite often, you’ll find they go hand in hand.
So what is it you’re looking or “listening” for? This is actually one of those moments you’ll remember for quite some time. That’s because this key is so in your face and so out in the open you’ll know you’ve heard it before yet never paid attention to it, but you’ll for sure be listening for it from now on…