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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.


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Use the Ekman Method, built on extensive published research on micro expressions and deception. The Paul Ekman Group is the industry leader in validated micro and subtle expression training and assessment tools.

See why Government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, educational and medical professionals are using Dr. Ekman's training to enhance their ability to better 'read" people and detect truth and lies.

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.

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.

Research with schizophrenics has shown that those who have used METT are better able to recognize how others are feeling.

Micro expressions tell you that the emotion is concealed. But they do not tell you how or why it was concealed. They may be the result of a conscious, deliberate choice in which the person knows how he/she is feeling but does not want anyone else to know. Or, as a result of repression, in which the person does not know how he/she is feeling and has been blocked from their consciousness. You will need to determine if the concealment is deliberate or unconscious, as they look the same. Your knowledge of the situation in which they occur should help you figure this out, or you may need to ask questions to find out.

It is important to stress though that a micro expression does NOT always mean that a person is lying. As PAul Ekman says in Telling Lies (2009), "…even when someone shows a micro or squelched expression, that is not sufficient to be certain the person is lying. Almost any emotion leaked by these expressions [micros] can be felt by an innocent trying to conceal having those feelings". P 132

While most of us miss the valuable signs of concealed emotions, the Micro Expression Training Tool (METT) will enable you - in about an hour - 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.

METT offers practice and training opportunities and is recommended for those in security, defence, education, sales, and the medical professions where "reading" emotions in others is paramount to performance. A certificate of completion is available for those who receive 80%. You can stay logged on this tool to see if you can hit 95% to receive the Expert level certification.

NEW!! Advanced and side profile tools are now availble for enhancing and reinforcing your skills.

While nearly everyone improves from the pre to post test on first use, not everyone can reach the highest levels of accuracy straight away due to differences in their ability to grab visual information quickly (visual acuity). Also we know that these skills decay over time.

For these reasons the unique feature of the tools bought here is that we leave you registered with the tool for continued practice and testing - even after the certification offered on METT.

Because people differ in their visual acuity, some may benefit from progressing onto the more comprehensive workshops we organise. These can increase your ability to read emotions in others - whether that be to help build constructive relationships or to determine whether others are being truthful or deceptive towards us. These are the only workshops designed and approved by Dr Paul Ekman.

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SETT 3  (Subtle Expression Training Tool)

Despite efforts to conceal any sign of emotion that is felt-leakage may occur in very small hard to recognize fragments of expression. These tiny changes also can occur when an emotion is just beginning, often before the person knows they are about to act emotionally. SETT can train people to "see" these important signals.

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.

These expressions may also occur when someone is trying to suppress any sign of how they are feeling. When this happens the subtle expression provides leakage of the felt emotion.

Subtle expressions also occur when the emotion felt is slight, and does not increase over time.

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.

As with METT, the unique feature of SETT is that we leave you registered with the tool for continued practice and testing.

Paul Ekman's book, Emotions Revealed, explains how to best use the information you will now be able to pick up from subtle facial expressions in the business world, family life and friendship. You can also attend powerful, Paul Ekman approved workshops to develop your knowledge and skills in reading emotions and truth/lies in others through a wider range of non-verbal and verbal communication channels.

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