Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis became the proud parents of a baby boy yesterday - Otis Alexander Sudeikis.
In this video from late 2012 during her promotion of the film, Butter Ms. Wilde appeared on Jon Stewart's, "The Daily Show". There's a multitude of great body language in this interview, however what follows is an example and analysis of an oft misunderstood nonverbal signal.
At the 4:13 mark Ms. Wilde can be seen displaying a classic "Tongue in Cheek" nonverbal.
Becoming astutely observant of the other nonverbal signals simultaneously displayed (or nearly so) is extremely important - for these will give the tongue in cheek an entirely different meaning.
Intriguingly, tongue in cheek displays tend to be biased (idiosyncratic to the individual) to one side an alpha/positive context (e.g. I gotcha/I just won/you were caught, sexual context, an outright alpha display) - but they appear on the opposite side in a negative or beta scenario (e.g. anger, sadness, lying).
This tongue in cheek display is an "I just won/alpha" display as Olivia tries to suppress her joy at her upcoming joke - the pitch for which she is winding up for in this moment.
Congratulations Olivia and Jason. Savor every moment.
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