Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami Beach. He was charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving on an expired drivers license. He was released on a $2500 bond. What follows is a partial analysis of some of his body language.
During the 0:11 - 0:17 segment, Bieber shows us a Forward Lip Purse. This nonverbal display indicates that he is in clandestine disagreement with the judge. It also indicates that he feels he is the alpha in the room. Betas don't make this in the company of those they perceive to to alphas. It also indicates that regardless of what words are spoken, that he has a plan and that he believes he has a good chance of executing it with success.
Just a few seconds later (0:21 - 0:27), Bieber displays an asymmetrical lip purse. What does this nonverbal indicate?
What other body language particulars, if any, influence the interpretation of this facial expression?
At the 0:56 - 0:58 segment, a fantastic example of a "Tongue in Cheek" is seen. This nonverbal can signify several emotions depending on the other signals with which it is clustered.These include: "I just won/I just caught you", anger, sadness, grief, sexual provocation or deception. Which of these apply to Justin in this moment?
What are the other components of fear seen in this moment?
There were many other body language tells in this short video. What others did you see?
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