Thursday, January 31, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2286:
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's Body Language on Dr. Phil's Interview -
The Voice and Mind of "Lennay Kekua" - Part I

The first part of Dr. Phil's interview of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo was released today. The above video is one segment. In it Dr. McGraw asks Mr. Tuiasosopo, if he ever forgot to use "Lennay's" voice when speaking to Manti Te'o?

Tuiasosopo then answers, "I'm not trying to be funny, but that's kinda a rookie mistake. When you have ah, kind of been able to mastermind all of this and create this whole , um, not just Lennay, but her whole family and this whole reality, ah, and make it seem as real as possible - that's a mistake that - I mean, no. I never made that mistake."

At the 0:32 mark Tuiasosopo displays a clear body language facial expression of contempt, which is very brief - the duration of a microexpression or slightly longer - just he says the word "...possible...". This expression rapidly blends with a face of disbelief along with a subtle-mild head shake with an accompanying component of disgust (0:32 - 0:34). His incredulity-disgust nonverbal is then replaced with a second, much more subtle and evanescent contempt microexpression (at 0:34 just before he says, "...I mean...").

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2287: Ronaiah Tuiasosopo on Dr. Phil Interview -  Part II - A Body Language Signal that's a Red Flag

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2280: Manti Te'o's interview with Katie Couric Manti isn't telling us the whole truth -  Te'o's Body Language of Duping Delight

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2277: Diane O'Meara, Lennay Kekua,  Ronaiah Tuiasosopo & Manti Te'o -  O'Meara's Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2278: Diane O'Meara (the "face" of Lennay Kekua)  on the Mantei Te'o "Girlfriend Hoax"  Part 2

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2263: A.J. McCarron's Body Language  as hears about his Girl Friend's  (Katherine Webb's) new found Twitter Popularity

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2262: Katherine Webb (A.J. McCarron's Girl Friend)  Interview on "Today Show" -  Her multiple Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2172: Governor Chris Christie's Body Language of Contempt -  Microexpressions and Subtle Displays

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2228:  Jay Carney's Body Language - Contempt disguised as a Sniff ....  for Republicans' Solutions to the Fiscal Cliff

First Expression of Contempt

Openly Incredulous with
Disgust Component

Second Contempt
(Subtle & very brief)