Friday, February 19, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3473: Adele's Tongue, Ellen DeGeneres and Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Adele was a guest on The Ellen Show earlier this week. Among other things, she discussed the microphone falling into the piano during the Grammys Monday night. Afterwards she admitted "... It wasn't too bad. I treat myself to burger - and a beer ...".

Just after her food confession (during the 1:59 mark of the above video and isolated below), Adele displays a "Tongue Jut". This behavior indicates I've been caught/I've been bad and here it has a significant self-deprecating component as well.

Tongue jutting within a negative emotional context will tend to occur on the opposite side of the mouth vs. those tongue juts with more positive emotions. This particular left-right preference phenomenon is idiosyncratic to the individual and must be normed.

Most of the time a tongue jut (aka lizard tongue) occurs over such a brief duration that it's classified as a microexpression.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication No. 3472: Donald Trump's Retort to Pope Francis

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3469: Leonardo DiCaprio and Dame Maggie Smith on BAFTA Awards Kiss Cam - The British Academy Film Awards 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3459: Miscues on the Introductions to New Hampshire Republican Debate

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3453: Marco Rubio's Hyper-Alpha, Backfiring Body Language 

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1482: George Clooney's Lizard Tongue (Tongue Jut) 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3138: Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, "God She's Beautiful" and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3061: Jimmy Fallon Blew a Chance to Date Nicole Kidman

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3380: Adele at the BBC, When Adele was disguised as Jenny