Category Archives: Rapport

The Illusion of the Facade Effect – Do you really know your neighbors?

How well do you know your co-workers or neighbors? During the course of investigations, I would commonly conduct behavioral assessments of suspects by interviewing those that could provide some insight into the suspects psyche. I was not too surprised to … Continue reading

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The Eyes of Body Language

If you remove the “E” in eyes, you are left with yes. Sure, it may sound a bit hokie but the focus of your eyes will more likely lead to a yes. Combine the eYES with a smile and a … Continue reading

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First Impressions in 2 Seconds

Try typing “First Impression” into Google and see how fast the response comes after hitting the enter key. I will save you the trouble. My search was received in .021 seconds. Just that quick. Your mind works almost as fast … Continue reading

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Female Cops are Tough and Dependable

I was indifferent to female cop partners. The same went for race. As far as I was concerned, we all wore “blue.” My memory of three decades in law enforcement, recalls more comfort working with females. As a caveat to … Continue reading

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Intruding on Body Language

I could smell his tobacco stained breath wafting through his yellow teeth. Crinkle nose. My spirits were lifted by the scent of her vanilla fragrance. Smile. Two different images based upon your proxemics to your conversational partner. Proxemics is the … Continue reading

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Winning Rapport for Recruiters

The National Signing Day for high school athletes is almost upon us. ESPN will devote an entire day of coverage to the winners and losers. They will project what college football teams captured the most highly rated recruits. There will … Continue reading

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Secret Sense of Touch for Rapport

We all crave to be touched. Often, hospitals provide volunteers to rock infants that are not being provided the necessary endearments of love from parents that are unable to visit. Studies have continually shown the need for the attribution of … Continue reading

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The Mirror of Body Language

Isopraxism is the fancy word for mirroring of another person. With most people, we see some degree of mimicking. Whether it is by style of dress, actions, manner of dress, or speech we all do it to some degree. This … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Observation is not Elementary

Think about this. Tomorrow you will be struck in the head with a piece of the space shuttle and lose your sight. Would you spend your last day sitting in front of the flat panel TV or feverishly trying to … Continue reading

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