Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2425:
Istanbul, Turkey Protests & Police Crack Down
Reporter Gets Too Close to Tear Gas -
Body Language Signal of Sincere Physical Pain
(Video, Photos)

In the video above, reporter Holly Williams broadcasts from Istanbul, Turkey. Earlier in the broadcast she can be seen walking in the midst of Takhim square and very near the tear gas deployment and water cannons the police are using to quell the protesters.

In this low resolution image Ms. Williams can be seen rubbing her eyes. Some may question the sincerity of this nonverbal illustrator. Is it melodrama?...

In this image a few body language-facial expression signs stand out. There is a tear running down Ms. Williams left cheek which can be clearly seen here. This is more striking when viewed in the video above. Notable also is the contraction of her central forehead (CFC) muscles and concomitant upturned inner (medial) eyebrows. A central forehead contraction always accompanies significant physical or emotional pain (unless prevented by Botox - or neurological injury - which are clearly not present here ). If moderate to severe physical pain is being claimed and there is no CFC present - the pain is being feigned.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2310:  Oscar Pistorius' Body Language in Court - Part II  Central Forehead Contraction, Frown & Pupil Dilation ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2403:  Central Forehead Contraction - The Grief Muscle,  Eyes Wide Open, False Mastication &  Oklahoma Tornado Survivors 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2405:  Anthony Weiner's Running For Mayor of New York - His Body Language & His Sincerity Quotient 

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

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2393:  Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro's daughter Angie Gregg -  Body Language of Sincere Emotional Pain & Empathy

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2238:  Sandy Hook Elementary Teacher Lauren Rousseau's  Boyfriend's Body Language - Grief & Suppression of Negative Emotions & Empathy

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2382:  Syrian Opposition Leader Ghassan Hitto - Does His Body Language Betray Anxiety?  Or is it Hyperhidrosis?