Blink

About: blink (washingtonpost.com)

I got the book Blink thinking it might be related to silent-thought . It turns out that the first use may be in the flushgov.net arena.  Under the theory of thin slices apparently a careful observing, recording & analysis of a couple having a conversation can tell whether the couple will remain married or get a divorce.  I would like to extend this to politicians (not the divorce part ) but to how they relate to their constituents.  At first it might have to be covert gathered from news briefings & public appearances. Later it may come from debates & campaign appearances. Someday it would be interesting to have it become routine & become part of the politician's public profile.

What is going on inside a person's mind is not so secret any more. Techniques such as SPAFF (an acronym for the words specific affect) & the field of NLP can make more public than people would like to believe.

Since this stuff is psychology & derived from family counseling it may take some time to translate it into the political arena. Here is another more detailed  PDF on the subject. google spaff code will get a lot more.  I would also like to compare the method with what can be derived from NLP.

In another 4123 I gave a hint about what we need at the highest level as a politician:
source: ... M 2006-08-10 09:36:38 4123
BTW, what gets a person out of the loop is consciousness & consciousness of the loop. On the backend of the will to get out of the loop is the desire to experience a higher state of being & the inspiration to do so for some personal or cosmic benefit.  This experience doesn't have the juice that righteous incitement & being incited to hatred have, but others have paved the way such as Mahatma Ghandi & Martin Luther King, Jr. .  What the world needs NOW is someone who can speak with the authority & power of these men to this modern world of trouble.  I don't know of anyone at this time who can do it.
... NOW I think I am closing in on a test. The process is yet to be invented in how to get there.


Tags

  1. flushgov.net
  2. blink
  3. spaff
  4. politics
  5. dog whisperer

Comments


Mark de LA says
Two questions:
  1. Can a specific SPAFF result be faked?
  2. Will this be used by campaign operatives & coaches?


Seth says
so are you proposing honest brokers who analize a politicians speaches and other public behaviors and provide a narrative of what they are actually thinking ?

Seth says
M 2006-08-13 13:09:33 4150
Two questions:
  1. Can a specific SPAFF result be faked?
  2. Will this be used by campaign operatives & coaches?
Me thinks the answers to those questions are, yes and yes.

Mark de LA says
seth 2006-08-14 05:03:20 4150
M 2006-08-13 13:09:33 4150
Two questions:
  1. Can a specific SPAFF result be faked?
  2. Will this be used by campaign operatives & coaches?
Me thinks the answers to those questions are, yes and yes.
Well, I would suspect number 2 would be yes. Number 1 is like faking a lie-detector test.

Mark de LA says
Here is a bookmark for further study under nonverbal studies. uri http://members.aol.com/nonverbal2/


Mark de LA says
M 2006-08-14 08:39:36 4150
seth 2006-08-14 05:01:40 4150
so are you proposing honest brokers who analyze a politicians speeches and other public behaviors and provide a narrative of what they are actually thinking ?
Not honest brokers, but trained psychologists.  The part about SPAFF coding that is fascinating is that someone has been able to take the data & code all the emotions going through the participants in the study.  The participants were wired up like a lie detector.  I would be surprised if a politician would ever willingly go for that! This is an area of research how to do the analysis from a distance without the wiring up.
Furthermore NLP says that the eye movements, changes in skin coloration, posture & other things are clues to what's going on. You may not be able to tell what the content is, but how the person reacts to the content - i.e. what emotions are going on about the content.

Mark de LA says
M 2006-08-15 16:13:28 4150
Under the heading of stuff going in the right direction: see this article.
The part where YouTube is hosting videos of what some of the candidates are saying.

Mark de LA says
A quick diversion here to the thought of emoteys.  I find that the emoteys here are an interesting property to give to communications - an indicator, context or something - i'm not sure yet exactly what it is probably similar to the coding of the SPAFF experiment.  I would like someday to study an expansion of the emoteys such that they are useful to a larger study of SPAFF kind.  Basically, I am self-coding a communication for emotions.  Some times I find I have an emotion that is not expressed in the current set. I suppose I could record the lack of the appropriate emotey & tag the item (too bad don't have tags on comments).



Mark de LA says
Here is something else that feeds into the mix. See Brain Scans May Unlock Candidates' Appeal - here. Some people might balk at being pigeon-holed as to their political beliefs.  The challenge here is that nobody runs anymore on their beliefs.  It's mostly RWG + stump speeches tuned to give the demographic audience what they want in the way of buzzwords & taxpayer $$.  


Mark de LA says
More from the author of blink (his blog) & comments on dog behaviorist Cesar Millan (the dog whisperer) 's methodology: this & this .  Since I think Cesar is onto something good with his training of problem dogs these articles & his blog are fascinating.


jonae is asleep oh n says
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jonae says
speep bored your boring wait if your a girl do you like lucas hes so cute asleep stop! asleep i said stop!

wow gold says

Good post,This was exactly what I needed to read today! I am sure this has relevance to many of us out there.

louis vuitton says
Er, are you having trouble posting something?

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