Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3528: Brothers Prank their younger sister with an ongoing Zombie Apocalypse - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Upon coming out of anesthesia after having her wisdom teeth removed, Millicent's brothers - Cabot, Hudson and Barrett Phillips convinced their temporarily mild-altered sister of an ongoing Zombie Apocalypse.

From a nonverbal communication point, there are many examples of classic expressions and other body language tells. One moment in particular is highlighted here.

This image was captured during 3:33 in the above video - just after the brothers own up to their prank.

Note a touching of one or both hands to their faces -  covering them to varying degrees.  In addition, their eyelids are closed or nearly closed. Each brother is also blushing. This body language cluster is highly indicative of sincere laughter - although this also has components of embarrassment/mea culpa overlapping.

Millicent (3:30) has her gaze fixed on the middle-distance with her eyelids opened wider than baseline to a mild-moderate degree. She also has a very characteristic "slack jaw" configuration - her mandible (jaw) is moderately opened with relatively relaxed. Although here we can see the superior aspect of a some of her lower, front teeth - if her mouth wasn't packed with gauze, we wouldn't see any teeth. This is one of the classic facial expressions signaling emotional processing. Her emotional brain is trying to grasp what her intellect (albeit suppressed) already knows.

I wonder how Millicent is going to get her revenge.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3527: North Carolina's Governor Pat McCrory Statement regarding His Order That "Clarifies" Controversial Gender Identity Bill - Body Language Faux Pas

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3512: Emilia Clarke, "Me Before You" and Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3518: Donald Trump's Feminine and Beta Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3517: Before His Walk Back, Donald Trump "There Has To Be Some Form of Punishment" to Women who have Abortions

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3446: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3418: Mayor Eric Garcetti, The Port of Los Angeles and a Body Language Mistake Leaders Commit Routinely

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3381: Ariana Grande, Flirtatious Body Language and the American Music Awards

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3325: Vladimir Putin, the United Nations, Russian Soil and Confidence Levels