Saturday, December 28, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2659: Mark Wahlberg, his Wife and "Lone Survivor" - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Mark Wahlberg was recently on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" promoting his just released film, "Lone Survivor" as well as his new reality series, "Wahlburgers". Below is a partial body language analysis.

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

At 1:17 Wahlberg displays a unilateral microexpression of regret (unilateral example - note that regret can be bilaterally expressed as well) just after he says, "... I tried to introduce them to the BB gun, but my wife [Rhea Durham] was having no part of it ...".

Do not mistake this for the somewhat similar expression of contempt. Can you differentiate these nonverbals?

A fraction of a second later, Wahlberg displays a bilateral eyelid closure. In such a context, this is a nonverbal amplifier of the just-shown regret signal.

At 2:49, Kimmel asks, "Does your wife know about this?"

Wahlberg answers, "She did hear about it but ah, you know but he's crazy!..."

Wahlberg reaches for and then briefly twists his wedding ring - displaying a signal specific of marital-related anxiety.

What other body language signs in this video let you read between the lines?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2586: Harrison Ford in "Ender's Game" - Microexpression and Macroexpression of Regret - Harrison's Brand and the Stanislavski Method

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2323:  Jodi Arias Murder Trial  The Body Language of Unilateral Regret vs. Contempt

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2651: Peyton Manning sets a Single Season Touchdown Record - Body Language at Press Conference

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2505:  Marine Jesse Cottle and Wife Kelly  Body Language Expression of Regret and Sincere Smiles

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2634: "Lone Survivor" Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, "60 Minutes" Interview - Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2658: Misidentifying Emotional Expressions - Greece's Golden Dawn Party Arrests - Body Language and Threat Assessment 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2399:  Matthew McConaughey on David Letterman and a  Very Common Body Language Tell

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2424:  Giada De Laurentiis on Conan O'Brien  Beautiful Teeth but Insincere Smiles and  Some Body Language Signals of Waning Love