Sunday, February 25, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4217: Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther, Anxiety, and Alpha Up-Regulation - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Chadwick Boseman was recently a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live promoting his new film, Black Panther - in which he plays the lead role (T'Challa / Black Panther). But even superheroes get nervous...

Just prior to entering the stage, as the door is rising (beginning at 0:44), Mr. Boseman flexes and extends his fingers and thumb on his right-hand several times.

This nonverbal action is an indication of anxiety. But to thin-slice this behavior further - it's also a signal that, although he's nervous, Boseman's simultaneously is dialing up his alpha qualities. Both his conscious and subconscious recognizes his context - and metaphorically, Chadwick Boseman is stepping up to the proverbial plate.

This body language example is only one of many alpha up-regulatory nonverbal behaviors.

Fascinatingly, this action of flexion and extension of the digits will also engender a decrease in heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure - as well as relaxing the facial muscles - thus leading to an increased mental focus and a psyching up.

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