Monday, October 29, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2171:
Charlie Bit My Finger!
One Body Language Signal Always Seen With Significant Pain

"Charlie Bit My Finger!" The video was and still is a YouTube sensation. Charlie Davies-Carr and his older brother Harry are now five and half years along - and a bit wealthier. Time magazine has ranked this as the number one greatest YouTube viral video of all time - with nearly half a billion hits. 

The now famous English Duo also provides us with a great body language demonstration. Notice how Harry's central forehead contracts (CFC) strongly when Charlie is Chomping on his brother's finger. When a person is in significant physical or emotional pain - either being directly experienced - or secondarily via empathy - the central forehead contracts (Very noteworthy too is how the nonverbal of Harry's mouth is also congruent with his pain - beware when you don't see a mouth consistent with this particular forehead - see below). Besides the use of Botox (OnabotulinumtoxinA), an injury or very specific nerve or brain lesions - this is an absolute. So if a person's words claim great empathy or physical or emotional pain - and their central forehead remains smooth - a big red flag should go up.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1439: Central Forehead Contraction & Inward Lip Roll - Devon Davis & April Davis

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2140: Joran van der Sloot's going to be a father - Body Language Signs of Chronic Insincerity

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1915: Mitt Romney's Response to Supreme Court's Decision on "Obamacare"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2056: Aurora, Colorado Mass Shooting Similarities in Body Language with other Mass Killers

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1696: George Zimmerman's Testimony - Fear, Incredulity, Regret & Contempt
Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2095: Canoodling with the Weather Girl

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2124: This Body Language-Facial Display Should always make you think "Insincere"