Gal Gadot was a guest yesterday on Jimmy Kimmel Live promoting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in which she has a supporting role. In the initial moments of the video clip included above, Mr. Kimmel asks about her last name, when she describes her parent's changing her surname from "Greenstein" to "Gadot".
What in popular lexicon is called "Hand-Wringing" occurs during this sentence. This hand-to-hand self-touching or MAP variation (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier) is a common anxiety tell. This image was capture just as she says, the first syllable of "Greenstein" and the closing of her eyes in a prolonged blink within this context signifies an emotional distancing.
Her up-talking with this specific word when she is making a declarative statement makes it seem as though she is asking permission. This is highly congruent with her hand-wringing and prolonged blink and a good example of paralanguage paralleling body language. Whenever the nonverbal behavior and vocal qualities (paralanguage) are in agreement, it is there you will find the truth (regardless of the words).
microexpression). The highly characteristic mouth corner pulled out (laterally) and downward is along with her head turn, eyes gazing down to Gadot's right and unilateral eyebrow/forehead elevation is a nonverbal cluster of social-fear (as opposed to physical fear) and embarrassment.
After Jimmy asks, "Really?" and she replies, "Yeah", Gadot again displays the same forehead/eyebrow elevation with a head nod in the opposite direction.
What does her head nod indicate in this context?
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