Friday, November 6, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3364: Jennifer Lawrence accidentally kisses Natalie Dormer on the Mouth - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Yesterday Jennifer Lawrence interview-bombed Natalie Dormer at the Mockingjay Part 2 premier. Lawrence intended to Dormer on her cheek - but at the last split-second the Game of Thrones star turned her head and Lawrence unwittingly kisser her on the mouth. Jennifer Lawrence is of course known for her unfiltered personality - particularly during award ceremonies and other similar events - and she did not disappoint here. The encounter was hilarious - and virtually everyone who watches it can certainly empathize with their own missed-kiss scenarios. It also provides for us a classic body language display.

Just after Ms. Lawrence realized what has happened (0:01 and more completely shown at 2:09) she goes through several rapid nonverbal displays - one of which is captured in the image below. When we are surprised - and usually when there is a substantial fear component - the fingers will often straighten and splay out for several tenths of seconds. This occurred before Jennifer fully emotionally processed her faux pas.

While here, her emotional recovery is quick - most people will have no trouble recognizing Lawrence's short-lived yet substantial spike of fear.

Very often in a business, the courtroom or during a negotiation-type setting, such finger splaying may be the primary or essentially the only overt signal of fear that's shown.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3363: Chris Christie's Viral Video - Why do even Democrats love it? - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3242: Jennifer Lawrence, Singing Cher, Liam Hemsworth and Body Language  

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2316:  Jennifer Lawrence's Response to Her Oscar Stumble -  Silver Linings Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2899: Jennifer Lawrence, Katniss Everdeen, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I" Trailer and Recognizing Facial Components of Fear-Surprise

Negotiation Secret No. 56:  Bill Clinton, Surprise, and a Touch of Fear

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2997: Halloween Haunted Houses - Transitioning from Expressions of Surprise to Fear

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3331: Mila finds out Adam Levine got married - Rapid Transitioning of Emotions  


Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3190: Taylor Swift's Body Language of Feigned Surprise