Sunday, May 12, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2395:
Carey Mulligan on Jimmy Fallon
on The Great Gatsby & Acting with Leonardo DiCaprio

Carey Mulligan who plays Daisy Buchanan in the most recent rendition of "The Great Gatsby" is featured recently on Late Night Jimmy Fallon. She is a very talented actress, yet of course she is human. Her body language betrays her true emotions - as it also does for those of us who do not act professionally for a living (However acting transpires all around us - and constantly. How good are you at spotting it?). Her anxiety is demonstrated by a number of nonverbal tells here. One way the beautiful actress displays this is exampled in the repeated MAP (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier) of her rubbing her thighs & her knees (e.g. 0:30 - 0:42). At other times she can be seen rubbing the arm of her chair (e.g. 0:17 - 0:19). This is a type of "MAP surrogate", where an object is substituted for part of the body. Such surrogate self-touching is indeed a similar behavior and although slightly masked, it is also indicative of significant anxiety.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2289:  Sen. Lindsey Graham grills Chuck Hagel - Body Language at Senate Confirmation Hearings

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2349:  Barack Obama, The Miami Heat & Chicago Bulls -  POTUS's Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1918:  Vladimir Putin - Pointing with Pen Surrogates - Sharp vs. Blunt

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2313:  Elisa Lam Video in Elevator at Cecil Hotel -  What Her Body Language Tells Us ... 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2328:  Senator Rand Paul's Body Language -  Pens, Lies and Filibusters -  Finger to Mouth Surrogates

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2385:  Hillary Clinton & Henry Kissinger at  Atlantic Council's Leadership Awards  Her Body Language Betrays Anxiety at a Key Moment

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2294:  Girl's Comments & Gesture Gets her Increased Punishment -  Multiple Body Language Tells in Florida Courtroom