Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1863:
Sharapova's Lips of Anger

Perhaps the most reliable body signal of anger is thinning of the lips. Here Maria Sharapova displays this highly characteristic nonverbal during her third round match of the French Open against Shuai Peng of China. The vast majority of the time the lips are pulled thin and laterally so that they take on a nearly straight line. Normally when interpreting body language, it is important premise of reliability to look for a cluster of two or three signals occurring simultaneously or within a short time. The thinned lips of anger are an exception to the rule - when you see them, you can be sure anger is present. The Russian star defeated Peng 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the next round at Roland Garros.

See also:

Flirting & Romance Secret # 51: Dominance Display in a Couple - Maria & Sasha

Analysis # 1167: Danica's Lips, Danica's Eyes 

Analysis # 336: Mitt Romney's Three Emotional Tells

Analysis # 925: Hemsworth's False Smile is Worthless

Analysis # 593: When there's Disparity between the Hands and the Face - What do YOU Believe?

Analysis # 531: Sarkozy's Mouth Tells Us What He's Thinking