Friday, May 16, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2819: Erik Spoelstra, Loose Forward Lip Purse and Clandestine Disagreement (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

In the pregame Q & A session before game 5 between the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra didn't answer any questions - because none were asked.

The above short video is packed with many Nonverbal Signals. How many do you see?

During the 0:10 - 0:15.5 segment (isolated in the image below), Coach Spoelstra displays a "Loose Forward Lip Purse". This is a very reliable body language signal indicating a person perceives him or herself as a relative alpha in the company of relative beta personalities - and in the midst of clandestine disagreement. Often there is a great disparity between what is said and what is being thought and/or felt in that moment. It also indicates a belief that there is a reasonable chance of success of a plan of action/idea, etc.

Most of the time when a loose forward lip purse is displayed - one will rarely have the opportunity to see the person's plan of action played out so rapidly. In the above video however, we see Spoelstra immediately act out his idea. He gets up and walks out without any questioned asked - and thus no need for answering.

Thus in the business, legal, political or sales world - when the loose forward lip purse is seen - know that there is a great disparity between what is said and what is being felt. Take heed.

How many "Loose Forward Lip Purses" did you miss today?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2818: The Caring Hand, Palms Up and Building Rapport

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2817: Rep. Joe Garcia Picks His Ear & Eats it - What his Body Language Really is Saying

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2495:  The White House, Josh Earnest, Egypt and a Coup -  Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2638: North Korean Senior Official Chang Song-taek (aka Jang Sung-thaek) Executed, Body Language Tells

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1151:  Xi Jinping's Subtle Pursed Lips

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2809: Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp and Kim Myers - Body Language Tells