Friday, August 15, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2921: Eve Hewson (Bono's Daughter) Recounts Phone Pranking Justin Timberlake (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Eve Hewson is an actor. She also is Bono's daughter. In this recent appearance on The Tonight Show, she recounts to Jimmy Fallon how she and a friend got onto her father's computer and lifted a bunch of phone numbers - including Justin Timberlake's .... and .... (Well just watch the video).

Although she is an actor, Ms. Hewson displays significant anxiety during this interview. A partial analysis of her nonverbal indicators of nervousness are described below. All of these examples are MAPs (Manipulators, Adaptors, Pacifiers) - with the exception of ring twist - which is a map-surrogate.

At multiple times, Eve displayed an Inward Lip Roll (ILR). The inward lip roll is a signal that the psyche is trying to suppress the inward build-up as well as the outward display of emotion.

The Hair Adjust Behind the Ear (HABE) is a sign of the attempt at an up-regulation of alpha qualities. This body language is seen when there is an increased need for assertiveness.

Ms. Hewson is seen rubbing her thighs throughout a large portion of this video. A thigh rub is usually a general anxiety indicator (what are some exceptions?).

Hair stroking in this context (in distinction to the HABE) is a general anxiety indicator.


Twisting a ring is also a general anxiety indicator - although it has significantly greater specificity when it's the wedding ring. It also is important to make a distinction between twisting the ring vs. sliding it up and down along the length of the finger. Is there another nuance in this moment as well?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2920: Barack Obama, Michael Brown and Ferguson Police - Recognizing Subtle Alpha Tells

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2775: Johnny Depp is wearing Amber's Engagement Ring - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2823: Kendall Jenner, 5 Seconds of Summer & One Direction at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards - Anxiety Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2657: Keanu Reeves's, "47 Ronin" and a Hesitancy to Discuss - a Key Body Language Tell

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

Negotiation Secret # 322: Megan Fox's Lips - Body Language Tells