Mitt Romney Smile? If it makes you cringe, maybe you can take advantage of a teachable moment. Learn some secrets of expression reading.
Energetic literacy is no quaint otherworldly hobby. At least, it need not be. Voting is one of many practical reasons to develop skills of energetic literacy.
To be clear, responsible people do not substitute energy readings for regular, sane, paying attention to objective reality.
Reality matters, especially for voting. Never is it smart to shirk your citizens duty to become well informed about political events, by listening to what candidates propose, by evaluating ideas with your worldly wisdom.
Mitt Romney Smile. Why Investigate?
Weirdly, these days, so many popular media sources have moved way out, far beyond objective reality, deep into Crazyland. Witness the prevalent Kali Yuga-ish getting away with outrageous lies, like Fox News calling itself Fair and Balanced.
Civic duty now requires voters to sort through all lies, clicking onto websites like FactCheck.org, or counting Pinocchios detailed in The Washington Post.
That said, energetic literacy can contribute greatly to your voting smarts. Personally, I never miss an election. Nor do I miss using energetic literacy to supplement my knowledge of political facts.
Over the decades, I have done many media articles and interviews, and many have involved reading politicians. For instance, I reported on the Cheney/Lieberman vice-presidential debate for “USA Today,” probably the first aura pundit article in an American newspaper. Now its time to share those skills for detailed profiling of enigmatic presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
His father, George Romney, famously released a dozen tax returns. Maybe his son, the second-generation politician, is simply shrewder to release just one. But nobody can avoid releasing face data, aura data, chakra databank data. Such a treat to use energetic literacy on the enigmatic!
Where to start? Definitely the highly distinctive, quirky, oh-so-revealing Mitt Romney Smile.
Mitt Romney Smile. Face Reading It.
Take a look at Romneys most common way of smiling, common in photographs. Through a Google Images search, you can find loads of Romney images, with a high proportion carrying that trademark smile.
Lets start with expression reading.. quick and easy… which means Stage One Energetic Literacy. Anyone can do a simple look-see that way. Its a first take, without much nuance compared to dedicated literacy techniques, yet fascinating nonetheless.
How do you interpret Romneys smile?
- Disconnected from reality is one version.
- Maybe you prefer, Manly, self-contained, and brave.
- Even Misunderstood, yet nobly doing his best to stay the course.
So confusing! Well, why stay relatively on the surface, generalizing away, when you could read deeper?
Much of the conversation about Mitt Romney concerns credibility. Just where energetic literacy can help! Just not Stage One Energetic Literacy so much, since usually it just confirms ones pre-existing opinions.
Stage Two Energetic Literacy can be a great upgrade, so lets go for it.
Upgrade your Energetic Literacy
Im delighted to share a practical technique for expression reading that you can use as a voter (and otherwise) for the rest of your life.
Afterwards, I will include some face reading, aura reading, and Skilled Empath Merge, using Stage Three Energetic Literacy techniques that I can, perhaps, teach you some other time.
By the end of this article, here and now, you will know a whole lot more about Mitt Romney, smile and all. Plus youll have skill for photo readings to help with any election. Or Internet dating. Or job interviews. Or making social networking really come alive. (More on all that later.)
Mitt Romney Smile. Spot the Fakes
Although Mitt Romney has other smile styles available — most of us have quite a wardrobe that way — one particular smile is photographed so often, I call it The Mitt Romney Smile.
Technically, it is also a fake smile. Social scientists have researched something called The Duchenne Smile, which means an authentic smile. A genuine smile works like this:
1. Lips part.
2. Both mouth corners move up.
3. Cheeks raise up.
4. Eyes scrunch up a bit, propelled by cheek muscles.
5. Eyes flash and shine a bit extra, compared to right before or after the smile.
Only an approximation of #4 occurs with The Mitt Romney Smile, and none of the rest.
Mitt Romney Smile. Oops!
Physically, what is distinctive about The Mitt Romney Smile
1. Lips do not part.
2. Eyes mirthlessly scrunch up, as if smiling. Although eyes do an imitation of the smile scrunch, they are not propelled by cheek muscles. Its clever, eye muscles grimacing all on their own.
3. One mouth corner droops down while the other moves up.
There you have it. Vote for policies and political record, not for smiles.
That said, expression reading can bring you some insight. Fact is, that probably happened for you just today.