Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2867: Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, Ghana and The World Cup - Body Language Tells (PHOTOS)

Despite winning 2-1 against Ghana's National Team, Portugal was knocked out of the World Cup on Thursday (Portugal tied against the U.S. Team 2-2, and the U.S. also beat Ghana 2-1, and while both the U.S and Portugal lost to Germany - Portugal lost by a greater margin, 4-0, while the U.S. was defeated 1-0).

This image of Cristiano Ronaldo was taken after he scored the winning goal against Ghana. It displays Ronaldo in a great body language teaching moment, for he is showing contradictory nonverbal behavior. While his elevated clapping is a very conscious and a universal MAP (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier) & Emblem of approval, his mouth and mid-face (though we can see less than half of it) are conveying two negative emotions - primarily that of regret and to a somewhat lesser degree disgust. These facial components are entirely subconscious driven.

Whenever there is a disparity between conscious and subconsciously directed nonverbal signals - it is the subconscious ones which represent the person's true emotions.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2865: John Boehner is Suing Barack Obama - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2861: Ronald Reagan and Variations on Thumbs-Up Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2524:  Jay Carney, Navy Yard Shooting and "The New Normal"  Emotion and Thought Disparity of the Exaggerated Pout

Negotiation Secret # 95: Disparity and Body Language Signals of  Muammar al-Gadhafi

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2745: Vladimir Putin Deception regarding Crimea - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2586: Harrison Ford in "Ender's Game" - Microexpression and Macroexpression of Regret - Harrison's Brand and the Stanislavski Method

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1496:  Tiger Woods' Disgust & Biofeedback