Saturday, November 30, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2625: Paul Walker of 'Fast & Furious' and Body Language of the Tongue Jut (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Paul Walker, actor and star of the "Fast & Furious" movies died in a car crash today. He was a passenger in a single vehicle accident in Southern California. The red Porsche Carrera GT, driven by his friend, Roger Rodas, struck a tree and light pole in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California. Both men died at the scene. Walker was returning from a charity event to benefit the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines as part of an organization he founded, "Reach Out Worldwide".

Note: The original video has, since the original post, been removed from its online source. The images below however, were captured from this video. 

Paul Walker was loved by friends, other actors and fans. One reason for likability was his high sincerity quotient. A little appreciated nonverbal signal of high sincerity can be seen at the beginning of the above video when Walker recently appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". Note at 0:24, just before he sits down, a "Tongue Jut" (aka "Lizard Tongue") can be seen. When clustered with specific other nonverbal signals, a tongue jut signifies excitement or self-deprecating humor.

Although not the case here a tongue jut can indicate "I've been bad", "I just got caught", "I've done something foolish" or "I just got away with something". Do you know how to tell these tongue juts apart?

Rest in peace Paul Walker. You will be missed.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2594: Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin Harassment, Part II - Miami Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin's Body Language

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1482:  George Clooney's Lizard Tongue (Tongue Jut)

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2576: Chris Brown's Body Language - a Signal of Psyche's Suppressing Emotions ... and Anger and ....

Nonverbal Communication Secret # 48:  A Lizard Tongue gives us a Great Glimpse into  Katie Holmes' Psyche

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2352:  Mila Kunis' Tongue in Cheek  Graham Norton Part II

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1153:  President Obama's Tongue in Cheek 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2204:  Kate Winslet's Body Language Shows  Disgust, Humility and Sincerity Over Award