Many know Meghan Markle via her character Rachel Zane on the legal drama Suits. Others have come to be aware of her as she has been romantically linked with Prince Harry for the past several months. Yet you may not know the actor has also worked as an advocate with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
From a body language perspective Ms. Markle exemplifies many teaching moments within the speech included in the video above - yet one is particularly well displayed.
Meghan Markle blushes very easily - and although this is seen on her face, it's particularly noticeable on her upper chest and neck.
Although blushing can be seen with anger - it's more typically associated with embarrassment and romance. Blushing is associated with increased trustworthiness and greater generosity. Many would describe people who blush more often as possessing an endearing vulnerability. Those who are "blushers" also have a higher level of sincerity.
Blushing acts as one type of social lubricant as well as a very effective nonverbal de-escalator - a behavior which naturally decreases the aggression in others.
Blushing is unique to humans. And while women have a higher incidence of blushing than men, Prince Harry may be interested in knowing another reason those who easily blush make better romantic partners - they have higher rates of monogamy.
P.S. Please invite me to the Wedding
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