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10.16.2020 (7 Days Ago)

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Tells
Tells
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You should read Malcom Gladwell’s Blink wherein he posits that there is such a thing as thinking without thinking. He writes that we possess an innate ability to “Thin Slice” and reach instantaneous conclusions based upon
limited information, ie, at a glance.

Such limited information is called a “Tell”.

For instance, high stakes poker players scan the faces of opponents for a “Tell” as to whether he or she is bluffing.

As an attorney/negotiator I found success in reading opposing counsel and other adversaries.

However, in this Age Of The Mask all “Tell” bets are off.  A smile can no longer be one’s umbrella.

Now we are limited to looking someone in the eye and at their body language, but it’s not the same.

At least when I get home and Charcoal first sees me she instantaneously wags her tail enthusiastically and tells me how she feels!

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  •  Judy_Mauer wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Awwww - thank God for your best buddy. I love Malcolm Gladwell - he posits fascinating concepts.
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Some much has changed with people during Covid. Not so much for the animals around us. They seem unaware nor care. Love the reaction of my Snowball when I get home.
     
       
     
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  •  Benjamin_Geizhals wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    And there are those who warn against first impressions....
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    “Smize!” As Tyra Banks says, smile with your eyes!
    We are all learning to see new cues.... thank god for the fur balls to keep us sane.
     
       
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Good Book! Looking people in the eyes is a good thing. At least now I can imagine that everyone is smiling.
     
       
     
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  •  Dana_Charlton wrote 6 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    A great post, Fred! I'm happy to say that I'd know by looking at your eyes, but can't say that about people I don't know as well. Rosie wags her tail when she sees me don a mask because it probably means she is going for a walk, I adopted her during the pandemic so she has always known this habit. I love that photo of Charcoal ~ she is so happy to see you coming up the walk!
     
       
     
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  •  MichaelReynolds wrote 6 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Great Book, Great Post, Great Dog! Dogs DEFINITELY BAD at poker!
     
       
     
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  •  RayW wrote 6 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I actually find it amazing how the brain can take information, check all the boxes on a list and immediately formulate an analysis without us actually being aware of the process. It is almost akin to a computer reading binary code.
     
       
     
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  •  Kelly_Welles wrote 6 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    A similar theory maintains...trust your gut. As in a phone call. We people-read all the time.
     
       
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 6 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I know I have a tell when I get nervous. I'm not going to say what it is but I actively work to control it in court.
     
       
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 5 Days Ago (negative) 
     
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    Look into my eyes....
     
       
     
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