Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2839: Jonah Hill's Apology on Jimmy Fallon - Sincere or Insincere? - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Last weekend Jonah Hill called a paparazzi a racial slur when the photographer insulted Hill's family. Two nights ago, Hill apologized on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Do you think his apology is sincere or insincere?

At 0:59 we see a "Tongue Jut". Although it has several meanings depending on the other body language which accompanies it (the cluster-context), in this setting it indicates, "I've been bad".

At 1:00 we see Hill's mouth adopt an "Inward Lip Roll" configuration (ILR).

An ILR signifies an attempt of the psyche to suppress both the internal crescendo of emotions (both negative and positive ones) as well as the external manifestation of them.

Jonah Hill is suppressing tears and sadness. 

A fraction of a second later the ILR persists and an extended blink is also displayed (psychological blocking) indicating emotional processing.

Note here Hill's forehead is considerably hypo-reactive - particularly the central forehead.

(0:56 seconds)

At 2:08 Mr. Hill's eyebrows elevate - yet his forehead muscles hardly move (no dynamic furrows).

Jonah Hill's apology was sincere - yet his use of Botox interferes with his use upper facial muscles - particularly his forehead. This particular deficit makes Hill appear considerably less sincere. It also dramatically diminishes his (or anyone's) ability to act.

Conclusion: Jonah Hill is sincere for his use of a homophobic slur - and no actor should ever use Botox.

See also:

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2725: Ted Nugent: Calls Barack Obama, "a Subhuman Mongrel" - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2705: Congressman Michael Grimm Apology - Sincere or Not? Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2441:  Paula Deen's Apology - What Does Her Body Language Say? 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2459:  Was Eliot Spitzer Sincere?  Apology, Sincerity and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2296:  Penelope Soto Apologizes & Avoids 30 Days in Jail -  Body Language Accompanying Sincere Tears & Apology

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2578: Obamacare Website Apology - Sincere vs. Insincere? 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2838: Robert De Niro, Graham Norton and Acting Advice - Body Language Tells