Monday, February 10, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2717: LA Reporter Confuses Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne - A Common Body Language Misconception (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

KTLA reporter Sam Rubin recently confused Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne. Jackson didn't let him off the hook easily. His response was hilarious (above) and was full of great nonverbal tells - and there is one which many get wrong.

One common body language misconception, is that when a person states something they believe to be true, if they are shake their head back and forth (as commonly seen in the expression of "no") - as Samuel L. Jackson does in this video (e.g. from 0:14 to 0:18 as he says, "See what, see - you're, you're as crazy as the people on Twitter!) - that they are lying and their real thoughts and feelings are the opposite. This is NOT so with Mr. Jackson - and in fact, much of the time this correlation is not true. Do you know how to tell when it applies and when it's false? This is a variation of what nonverbal signal?

Did you catch Jackson's expression of contempt?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2492:  Jared Remy Arrested for Murder of His Girlfriend -  Three Jaw Signals in a Cluster, Thee Body Language Meanings

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2715: Olympic Figure Skater Ashley Wagner and her Body Language display of ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2714: Justine Dufour-Lapointe Wins Olympic Gold in Sochi and Brandishes Swagger - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2507:  Secretary of State Kerry's Disgust  An Oft Overlooked and Camouflaged Body Language Signal

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2312: Bruce Willis' Body Language - Contempt vs. Suppressed Smile vs. Pseudo Smile vs. Sincere Smile 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2228:  Jay Carney's Body Language -  Contempt disguised as a Sniff ....  for Republicans' Solutions to the Fiscal Cliff

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2640: Disgust at Denver area School Shooting - Body Language Tells 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2443:  Kristen Wiig's Disgust & Fear Face -  Graham Norton, Chris O'Dowd and Fly Eating