Emotional Intelligence Academy Group: EIA

About Paul Ekman

Ekman's research and publications span decades, revealing key insights about human emotion and communication. A pre-eminent psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions, he is the scientist and author best known for furthering our understanding of nonverbal behavior, encompassing facial expressions and gestures.


Atlas of Emotions

As featured in The New York Times (Inner Peace? The Dalai Lama Made a Website for That)

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Dalai Lama, who tirelessly preaches inner peace while chiding people for their selfish, materialistic ways, has commissioned scientists for a lofty mission: to help turn secular audiences into more self-aware, compassionate humans.

That is, of course, no easy task. So the Dalai Lama ordered up something with a grand name to go with his grand ambitions: a comprehensive Atlas of Emotions to help the more than seven billion people on the planet navigate the morass of their feelings in order to attain peace and happiness.

"It is my duty to publish such work," the Dalai Lama said.


METT and SETT Online Tools

With 50 years of research and innovative study - Dr. Paul Ekman has developed this online training - based on reading micro facial expressions and subtle facial expressions.

This training has been scientifically proven and field tested and is now the basis of a television show on FOX/SKY tv - LIE TO ME - to which Dr. Paul Ekman is the Scientific Consultant.

Dr Paul Ekman designed and endorsed training will improve your ability to "see" and "relate" to the world around us.

METT 3 (Micro Expression Training Tool)

When people deliberately try to conceal their emotions, or unconsciously repress their emotions, a very brief facial expression often occurs. This is invisible to nearly everyone who has not trained with METT as it usually occurs for only 1/15 to 1/25 of a second. Training with METT enables you to better spot truth and lies, put people at ease, understand others more deeply and be more successful in many contexts including sales, leadership, management, coaching and customer service.

While most of us miss the valuable signs of concealed emotions, the Micro Expression Training Tool (METT) will enable you to spot most of them. The facial expressions of anger, fear, sadness, disgust, contempt, surprise and happiness are universal - the same for all people.

METT includes a Pre-Test to establish how many micro expressions you can spot without training, followed by Training, Practice, and a Post-Test so you can see how much you have improved.

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SETT 3 (Subtle Expression Training Tool)

Subtle expressions appear in very small movements, typically in just one region of the face: the brows, eyelids, cheeks, nose, lips, or chin. Subtle expressions occur when an emotion is first beginning.

The person showing a subtle expression might not yet know he or she is feeling an emotion, but you will know it. These are the first signs of an emotion that later develops into a larger, more obvious expression. And, subtle expressions occur when the emotion felt is very slight.

The subtle expressions for each of the seven universal emotions are presented in this online tool created by Dr Paul Ekman: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, happiness, surprise, and contempt. (The only one of those words that may be unfamiliar is contempt, which is a feeling of moral superiority). This tool has also been scientifically validated by Dr Ekman.

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