Dr. Jack Brown is a body language expert. On his site Bodylanguagesuccess.com, the Las Vegas physician shares his analyses of the nonverbal communication exhibited by people in topical videos.
I've been reading his site for sometime now and I think he does an incredible job explaining what can be seen by really looking at someone's oh-so-telling body language, esp. their micro-expressions.
So, it was with delight to see that he gave his insight on Sunday night's Stormy Daniels' interview on 60 Minutes.
In short, Brown says Daniels exhibits a high "sincerity quotient" and that she was "telling the truth throughout the duration of this exchange."
Although there were many, one of Ms. Daniels'/Clifford's nonverbal displays which carries a high degree of sincerity occurred during 0:33 – 0:34, as she says, "… And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter …", Ms. Daniels/Clifford leans her torso, while twisting/turning her head and neck – as she is recounting the actions of the man who she said had confronted and threatened her in a parking lot in Las Vegas.
Such physical/body language mirroring of her verbal description is highly consistent with her re-living the event. It indicates honesty – and suggests a higher empathy quotient. It also indicates she's more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress from this threat…
Another of the many sincerity tells came at the end of the interview at the end of the interview, when Anderson Cooper asks, "The President watches 60 Minutes. If he's watching tonight, what would you say to him?"
Stormy Daniels/Stephanie Clifford responded, "He knows I'm telling the truth." During this short sentence, Ms. Daniels/Clifford displayed a Self-Righteous Head Wiggle (2:07 – 2:08)…
As its name describes, the Self-Righteous/High Confidence Head Wiggle is indicative of emotions of self-righteousness and high confidence – displayed by individuals during hyper-alpha moments – who are far from their emotional baseline – but who are NOT being deceptive. It's a form of sincere, nonverbal confidence-swagger.
He even addressed, in some depth, Daniels' dilated pupils:
The only abnormal finding regarding Ms. Daniels/Clifford was the size of her pupils. These were extremely dilated (9.5 – 10.0 mm in diameter). This is particularly noteworthy because the camera lights were quite bright. The etiology of this bilateral pupillary dilation – showing no reaction to bright light is most probably due to the result of systemic or topical medication/drugs. Disease, Trauma, and Surgical complications, while possible, are extremely unlikely…
screenshot via Washington Post video