In this 2013 Comic Con interview, host Sandra Gonzalez displays a "Hair Adjust Behind the Ear" (at 0:22) with her right hand. Less than a second later, Michelle Rodriguez begins an identical gesture with her left hand. Intriguingly this same mirroring occurs later in the video at 0:53 and 0:55 (although Ms. Gonzalez's is not fully visualized). This "Mirroring" is a common nonverbal phenomenon and although it can be initiated consciously, 99.9+% of the time it is initiated subconsciously.
It can also be indicator of sexual attraction. When performed deliberately care must be taken to not mirror too exactly in time or preciseness of body language - lest others will recognize this act and it will backfire and quickly destroy rapport.
Machete Kills, The Fast and the Furious, Avatar ...). The accomplished actor also plays those roles on the big screen. Yet even dominant females occasionally will feel the need to "dial up their alpha". The HABE signals that in that moment their psyche is attempting to be more assertive. It feels the need to be less beta and more alpha. The HABE is seen with much more commonly in women and men with longer hair.
At 0:17 - 0:18, Michelle Rodriguez's mouth configures into what is known as a lateral lip purse. Do you know what this nonverbal sign indicates? What is Michelle thinking?
Negotiation Body Language Secret # 801: Barack Obama and Julia Gillard - Mirroring Down Under
Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2199: Thailand, Body Language, Barack Obama and Yingluck Shinawatra - Mirroring and Foot Point
Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2196: Cross Species Body Language, Contagious Yawning of Dogs Mirroring Humans, An Indicator of What Dog Lovers Already Knew - Canine Empathy
Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1287: Barack Obama & David Cameron - Mirroring
Negotiation Body Language Secret # 345: Dialing Up Her Alpha - vs. Herman Cain
Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2189: Jill Kelley's Body Language - Dialing Up Her Alpha ....
Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1770: White House Correspondents' Dinner Lindsay Lohan's Body Language