Monday, December 13, 2010

Negotiation Secret # 45: Faith Hill's Inward Lip Roll

Faith Hill gives us a beautiful demonstration of an Inward Lip Roll (ILR).  Here she is attending the
ceremony for Gwenyth Paltrow receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The inward
lip roll is a nonverbal sign of increased anxiety and stress. It often has a component of anger or sadness. 
This body language signals that the emotional brain is attempting to down-regulate the negative emotion.
The lips are an extremely sensitive tissue and touching one or both with the hand/fingers, tongue, teeth
or other lip is an example of a manipulator/adaptor/pacifier.