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‘Tiger’s Body Language Was Robotic and Contrived!’ An Expert Tells

Fri, February 19, 2010 11:47am EDT by 8 Comments

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You may have fooled some, but you can’t trick an expert with your carefully planned apology, Tiger!

Tiger Woods finally came clean to the world and said he was sorry for cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren, 30, multiple times. But was his apology sincere? Body language experts say hell no!

“His speech was empty, shallow and will do him more harm than good. It wasn’t sincere – it was contrived,” Dr. Glass tells, then explaining why the 34-year-old golf pro’s speech was like a badly-executed performance.

“He puts his hand on his heart at a specific time in the speech and look at the camera at very specific times. It’s very robotic. His tone of voice was even robotic, and not emotion-filled or inflected.”

Continues the body language consultant, “Nothing in his whole apology was human aside from his mother’s hug. His mother [Kultida Woods] was the only human thing there! She showed a lot of shame and embarrassment with her arms crossed over her body – that indicates a lot of shame. Patting him on the shoulder was her way of saying, ‘You did a good job.’”

Psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman agrees Tiger’s apology lacked heart. “The way he looked at the camera to underline certain points seemed to be totally rehearsed and insincere,” she says. “There was some sincerity and vulnerability, but not enough.”

Tiger was also – as expected – quite nervous, claims Glass. “He was rocking back and forth towards the end, indicating ‘I want to get out of here!’ It was all very phony and insulting to the public. He wasted everyone’s time.”

What do you think? Was Tiger’s apology sincere or was it all a bad act?

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