Friday, June 5, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3206: Kyrie Irving, NBA Finals, a Broken Knee Cap, Physical Pain & Body Language (PHOTO)

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, unfortunately fractured his left kneecap in game one of the NBA Finals vs. the Golden State Warriors. He will miss the remainder of the finals with an estimated recovery time of three to four months. Golden State won the game 108-100.

From a body language perspective, whenever anyone is in significant physical pain or emotional pain, their central forehead will be contracted and elevated as Irving's is here. It's extremely important that there's a simultaneous congruent mouth expression as well (also displayed by Irving). If a person claims they are in moderate to severe physical pain and their central forehead is not contracted - they are feigning. Irving has the contributing emotional factor of knowing he will miss the rest of the 2015 NBA finals - and not be able to help the city of Cleveland win their first major sports title since the Browns in 1964.

See also:

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2738: LeBron James - Black Mask vs. Clear Mask, Body Language of Trust

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2881: LeBron James and What He Learned About the Way He Switched Teams - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2284:  LeBron James in The White House -  A Fundamental Body Language Mistake

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2393:  Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro's daughter Angie Gregg -  Body Language of Sincere Emotional Pain & Empathy

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2425:  Istanbul, Turkey Protests & Police Crack Down  Reporter Gets Too Close to Tear Gas -  Body Language Signal of Sincere Physical Pain

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 1910:  Natasha Smith Sexually Assaulted in Tahrir Square -  Post Assault Interview