Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2776: James Franco's Mea Culpa - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

James Franco appeared on "Live with Kelly and Michael" yesterday. Right off the bat he gave his mea culpa for exchanging text messages with a 17 year-old Scottish girl. This had come to public attention because the girl had posted them on Imgur.

Of course, this video is loaded with nonverbals - however one in particular is rarely spotted or understood.

At 0:29 Mr. Franco continues, "... But what I've learned - I guess 'cause I'm new to it, it's like - you don't know who's on the other end, You meet someone in person and you, you get a feel for 'em, but you don't know who you're talking to and [at 0:40 we see a fantastic cluster (yet not the body language being primarily focused on in this post) with a deep inhalation, jaw jut, partial inward lip roll, prolonged bilateral eyelid closure, tongue lick and tongue jut] ... ya know so I used bad judgment [at 0:44 is a classic Jaw Confessional] I learned my lesson - but unfortunately ..."

A jaw confessional is a quick and short-lived lateral movement of one's jaw. It's often displayed just prior to statements where there are considerable emotional components of embarrassment being felt (Though a slow and prolonged movement of the jaw to one side indicates a completely different emotion - do you know what this is? What other nonverbals accompany it?).

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2314:  Naomi Watts Pre-Oscar Interview and her  Body Language of the "Jaw Confessional" and the Sincerity Quotient

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2582: Jay Carney Dismisses (and is Embarrassed by) Low Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2775: Johnny Depp is wearing Amber's Engagement Ring - Body Language Tells

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

Negotiation Secret # 47:  Pete Carroll's Jaw Jut and Mid-face Tightening

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

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

0:44 seconds - Jaw Confessional

0:40 seconds - Prolonged Bilateral Eyelid Closure, Partial Inward Lip Roll (ILR), Deep Inhalation, Jaw Jut

What does this nonverbal cluster indicate?

0:40.5 seconds - Tongue Jut (aka Lizard Tongue) with Persisting Bilateral Eyelid Closure

What does this body language tell us?