Friday, June 14, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2428:
Stephen King & "Under the Dome"
A Glimpse into One's Mind and
A Signal of High Sincerity
(Video, Photos)

Stephen King's 2009 Novel, "Under the Dome" is now a television series which will premier on 24 June 2013.  Below are some interesting and instructive body language signals exampled from the above video.
When fingers from both hands are simultaneously placed to the temples as Mr. King is doing here (3:04 - 3:07), it is an indication that the person is thinking/speaking about something that to them is an issue of great significance. When accompanied by speech it also signals that they are allowing you into momentarily glimpse into their mind. This "Bilateral Fingers to the Temples" MAP (manipulator, adaptor, pacifier) is usually consistent with a high sincerity quotient (depending on the other nonverbals with which it is clustered). A variation of this is seen when most of the entire hands are placed flat against the sides of the head/face - which signifies surprise - and thus will be accompanied by widely opened eyelids and often a vertically-oval mouth opening. The full palms surprise version usually has a very rapid onset.

When this bilateral palms-up gesture follows the above fingers to the temple body language, in this cluster-context it signals disbelief (3:08). Here Stephen King's nonverbals are also congruent with his words (which is also very necessary for sincerity) - that of a pleasant doubt.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2207:  Body Language, Sincerity and Mahmoud Abbas  United Nations grants Palestine "Nonmember Observer State"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1855:  Sincere Kisses & Closed Eyes

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1600:  Senator Marco Rubio - Sincerity, Self-directed Incredulity & Humor, Blocking and Appeals for the Vice Presidency

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2426:  Istanbul, Turkey Protests & Police Crack Down Reporter Gets Too Close to Tear Gas - Body Language Signal of Sincere Physical Pain

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2419:  Sexual Assault in U.S. Military Senate Armed Services Hearings - Kirsten Gillibrand and a Body Language Crescendo

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2424:  Kirsten Gillibrand regarding Senate Hearing -  What other Body Language Accompanies Blushing?