In this video highlighting the Goo Goo Dolls, John Rzeznik displays two variations of the same nonverbal - one mild and one significantly more dramatic.
Isolated occurrences of these or other similar MAPs do not signify that whomever is displaying them has an over-all personality is demure - however within the moment a beta/lower confidence is the dominant emotion. Even alpha personalities will have moments of beta behavior; such moments are indeed common and it's important to see them when they are present. Chronic displays of such beta signals are accurate predictors of overall personality traits.
Are you sending out beta signals without being realizing it?
What else does Rzeznik's dramatic under-thigh grab indicate?
What other nonverbals are seen in this video?
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