Sunday, June 22, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2859: Cristiano Ronaldo, The World Cup, Portugal vs. USA - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Silvestre Varela of Portugal's National Team scored an equalizer today on a perfect cross from Cristiano Ronaldo. The header came with 25 seconds left in the final minute. This last minute clutch play has kept Portugal alive. Ronaldo and company will face Ghana this Thursday as the US National team goes up against Germany.

Note: Since the original writing of this post, the source video has since been deleted from YouTube.

Earlier in the match just after US Captain, Clint Dempsey scored the go ahead, Ronaldo is captured in this expression (2:58 in the above video).

This close-up shows the Real Madrid forward displaying two primary emotions.

His clenched jaw, horizontal thin lips, peri-lip bulge, inward lip roll, dilated nostrils, and bilateral widely opened eyelids - is a strong nonverbal cluster of anger.

Many body language novices would mistake his mouth asymmetry here for contempt - however it is not - rather it is regret. Can you name the specific features which differentiates these two emotions?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2858: Hope Solo, Domestic Violence, Arrests and Wedding Rings

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2852: Cristiano Ronaldo, Germany vs. Porugal, The 2014 World Cup and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2520:  Cristiano Ronaldo greets Gareth Bale at  First Training Day at Real Madrid,  Dominance, Team Captain and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2840: Shailene Woodley, Jon Steward Show and a Body Language of Sexual Interest Display

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2771: Australian PM Tony Abbott regarding Malaysian Airlines MH370 Search - Body Language Misinterpretations and Regret 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2824: Michael Jace ("The Shield" Actor) Arrested for Alleged Murder of His Wife - Body Language Tells 

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