In the video above, after the 2016 Golden Globes, Jennifer Lawrence famously scolds a journalist who was purportedly taking a photo of the acclaimed actress while asking her questions. She was having none of it. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis.
0:04 - 0:05, Jennifer Finger-wags at the Journalist. This universal nonverbal emblem is extremely patronizing and should be used very sparingly (with forethought).
0:07 - 0:08, A Thumb Dismissal (e.g., "Get out of here with that!", "That's not allowed!")
0:08 - 0:09, Hand Wipe illustrator across the face as she says, "You gotta live in the now!" (e.g., "Wake Up" or "Pay Attention")
What emotion is displayed by Ms. Lawrence's cluster of a jaw jut with her prolonged eyelid closure?
0:15 Tight Forward Lip Purse - indicates a clandestine plan and/or a clandestine disagreement. This example also has the characteristic of being tight - thus adding anger to the mix. Jennifer Lawrence knows the journalist just made a huge mistake and she's decided to call him out (again).
0:16 - Looking up to Left - A common (though not absolute) Epiphenomena of right-hand dominant individuals in the midst of Visual Recall. She is double-checking her (visual) memory in this instant to be sure she's at the Golden Globes (Question: If Ms. Lawrence were left-handed, what would this indicate?).
0:17 - a partial, unilateral mouth-smile. This is but one variety of a pseudo-smile. Because Ms. Lawrence has had recent Botox treatments to her forehead, there is very minimal central forehead contraction (CFC). What are the three primary thought-emotions you should think of when a CFC is seen simultaneous with a partial mouth smile?
0:21 - Jennifer displays significant mid-facial tension (and to a lesser degree lip tension) displaying both disgust and anger.
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