Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2182:
Jennifer Granholm & Newt Gingrich
the Day After the 2012 Election -
Governor Granholm's Duping Delight and Suppressed Smile

In this "CBS This Morning" interview of Jennifer Granholm (a democrat and former two term Governor of Michigan) and Newt Gingrich (a republican and former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives), the morning after Barack Obama's sweeping victory for a second term in the White House, Governor Granholm displays a great example of a Duping Delight display (0:11 - 0:12) followed rapidly by a Suppressed Mouth Smile (0:13 - 0:14). She cannot entirely contain her glee at the President's dramatic win while she looks forward to what she feels will be an uncomfortable and difficult few moments for Speaker Gingrich. Here the political - and thus emotional context is obvious to even a novice observer. Ms. Granholm is trying to be professional - and succeeds - but her body language "leakage" gives us a glimpse into her emotional mind. Very often in negotiations, testimonies and in many a deception - the Duping Delight will "leak" out - betraying the true emotions - and contradict the verbal message.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 140: Duping Delight Microexpression on a Mug Shot

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2152: Second Presidental Debate - Barack Obama's Duping Delight - Benghazi, Libya Attack was an "Act of Terror" - Alpha, Beta, Confidence & Acquiescence

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2093: Ann Curry's Tearful Goodbye - Matt Lauer's Classic "Tongue-in-Cheek" and Duplicitous Smile

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2050: George Zimmerman's Interview on Fox - Microexpression of Contempt and Duping Delight