Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2983: Shia LaBeouf on His Arrest on Jimmy Kimmel Live (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Shia LaBeouf was on Jimmy Kimmel Live on this past Monday night. During his appearance he gave a lengthy version of his June 2014 arrest in New York City.

During the 5:51 - 5:53 segment, LaBeouf can be seen briefly sitting on his hands. This particular nonverbal signal is a variety of MAP (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier). It's anxiety indicator and more specifically it signals a momentary shift toward a significantly beta emotional tone. Of course, LaBeouf is an alpha male - yet all dominant personalities have their demure moments. And talking about getting arrested on National T.V. will bring out the beta in most of us.

Depending on the other nonverbals with which it is clustered, sitting on one's hands can also indicate an attempt to keep a secret or outright deception.

See also:

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2534: Bill and Hillary are going to be Grandparents; President Clinton's Body Language is Telling Us that Chelsea is Pregnant

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2821: Sara Bareilles, A Broken Wing, Emotional Comfort, and High Heels

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2591: Chris Christie on Romney's Campaign Vetting Leak, Body Language Tells  

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2751: Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp, Gina Meyers and Body Language

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