Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2846: Shailene Woodley Set Interview - The Fault in Our Stars - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The above video contains excerpts from set interviews of Shailene Woodley in her roll for the film, "The Fault in Our Stars". In the John Green Novel, Woodley plays 17 year-old, Hazel Grace Lancaster who has thyroid cancer (with metastasis to the lungs, etc.).

At the 2:13 mark in the video (captured below in a still image), Ms. Woodley displays a combination of two emotions which unusually don't co-exist: Fear and Anger. There also is a hint of possible sadness in this same instant.

Note Shaliene's Jaw Jut - this is a reliable indicator of anger. And while her mouth has a more subtle component of fear (aka fear mouth) - her neck shows more prominent contraction consistent with fear. She also is looking down to her right - which ~95% of right-hand dominant people do when they are emotional (particularly in the context of sadness).

The simultaneous combination of fear, anger and sadness - while not so frequent in the every-day experience, is common in people going through major life events. Thus if a person had a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer, the coexistence of these would be common (e.g. K├╝bler-Ross model aka The Five Stages of Grief). Shailene Woodley - who was on set for these interviews, was still "in character". She still had her Stanislavski on (Method Acting). Thus Shailene was really more Hazel Grace Lancaster vs. herself in this interview.

Ms. Woodley also repeated gave signals of high empathy during this interview - did you catch this extremely valuable body language tell?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Quiz-Analysis No. 2845: Jerad Miller & Amanda Miller - Las Vegas Cop Killers/Mass Shooting - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2039:  Fight Outside Florida Courtroom -  Jaw Jut Prior to Violence 

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

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2274:  The Eyes & Mouth of Fear -  Body Language of Ahmed Dogan during  Attempted Assassination

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2791: Sofia Vergara, Threesomes and Fear - Body Language & the Fading Gigolo

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2833: Edward Snowden & Neck of Fear - Body Language Tells