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Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

Posted: December 16th, 2013, 1:25 pm
by AnalyticalVega
Anyone know any great resources for learning how to expertly read Body Language/Facial expressions? This is the best resource I know of:

Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

Posted: December 16th, 2013, 2:13 pm
by tagoma
Agreed! NLP and friends is scientific free.

Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

Posted: December 16th, 2013, 2:38 pm
by Hansi
Haven't read it myself but have been suggested to read it by two people:

Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

Posted: December 17th, 2013, 1:26 pm
by liam
I'm guessing the original resource is Ekman's work on facial expressions (as he advises Lie to Me) - been there, done that, it might work for some but found coaching superior - maybe fund someone through toastmasters or if you know any competent HR professionals (they do exist).

Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

Posted: December 17th, 2013, 1:27 pm
by liam
QuoteOriginally posted by: liamI'm guessing the original resource is Ekman's work on facial expressions (as he advises Lie to Me) - been there, done that, it might work for some but found coaching superior - maybe fund someone through toastmasters or if you know any competent HR professionals (they do exist).Sorry, meant find someone, not fund. Could be Freudian slip as coaching costs $$$...

Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

Posted: December 17th, 2013, 1:41 pm
by AnalyticalVega
QuoteOriginally posted by: liamQuoteOriginally posted by: liamI'm guessing the original resource is Ekman's work on facial expressions (as he advises Lie to Me) - been there, done that, it might work for some but found coaching superior - maybe fund someone through toastmasters or if you know any competent HR professionals (they do exist).Sorry, meant find someone, not fund. Could be Freudian slip as coaching costs $$$...Toastmasters is a good idea!

Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

Posted: December 24th, 2013, 10:52 pm
by tagoma
Facial expression: Other doubful research work and results

Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

Posted: December 24th, 2013, 11:18 pm
by capafan2
QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardFacial expression: Other doubful research work and resultsFairly good TV serials based on the book Hansi suggested-1. Lie to Me2. MentalistBoth are a bit sensationalist but interesting. There is a whole research on the topic. Google "Microexpressions" for details. My personal opinion is people who are good at reading other people are also very good at appraising themselves in "real-time". It needs a good deal of "self-acceptance" which is different from "self-approval". It simply means "accepting who I am and what I am in the moment even if I don't approve of it". The more people resist it the more they delude themselves and the more they will either harshly judge others or give them the benefit of the doubt both of which are effects of reflecting how much they self-loath what they are reading or expect to be forgiven for what they are reading. Also one common mistake I have seen people make is mistaking being able to read a person to being able to predict what a person will do. They are very different things. Often it is easy to read people but much harder to predict how they will react to certain situations. Difference is in the commonly made comment "Basically he is a nice guy (..inspite of the fact that in a lot of situations he behaves like an asshole)". Which is why interviews need to focus on discussing specific situations which the candidate mentions from the past where they dealt with them. Of-course they will bullshit a bit but you can read that easily. The really good ones are very comfortable discussing their personal limitations and past mistakes as well discuss their glory moments. They all help in building a comprehensive picture.In my opinion one of the best TV characters which reflects great skills here is Detective Goren from "Law and Order - Criminal Intent"

Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

Posted: December 27th, 2013, 12:35 pm
by Cuchulainn
How about Marlon Brando