Friday, February 1, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2288:
Part III Ronaiah Tuiasosopo interview with Dr. Phil -
Body Language, Eye Movement, Sincerity and Sadness

Throughout much of this segment of his interview with Dr. Phil, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo looks down to his left. It's not entirely clear whether he is right handed or ambidextrous, however Tuiasosopo's eye movements are consistent with the primary body language pattern of an individual who is left-hand dominant. Ninety-five percent of right handed people, when looking down to their right during highly emotional moments - usually sadness. Conversely those who are left-hand dominant will look down to their left during these intense emotional times - as does Tuiasosopo multiple times, although this pattern holds only 85 - 90% for lefties.

Tuiasosopo's tears are sincere. The atypical pattern of his eye movements during these significant moments of true sadness is good example of the importance of establishing baseline behaviors during nonverbal evaluations.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2286:  Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's Body Language on Dr. Phil's Interview -  The Voice and Mind of "Lennay Kekua" - Part I

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2287:  Ronaiah Tuiasosopo on Dr. Phil Interview -  Part II - A Body Language Signal that's a Red Flag

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2280: Manti Te'o's interview with Katie Couric Manti isn't telling us the whole truth -  Te'o's Body Language of Duping Delight

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2277: Diane O'Meara, Lennay Kekua,  Ronaiah Tuiasosopo & Manti Te'o -  O'Meara's Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2278: Diane O'Meara (the "face" of Lennay Kekua)  on the Mantei Te'o "Girlfriend Hoax"  Part 2

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2186: Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus,  Body Language and the man who would be President ...

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2247: Barack Obama's Body Language on Meet the Press  "That was the worst day of my Presidency