Monday, April 1, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2352:
Mila Kunis' Tongue in Cheek
Graham Norton Part II

Mila Kunis' Body Language on Graham Norton - the sequel:

After using this same video yesterday, I couldn't resist a re-visit once again for it is just loaded with great examples. At the 1:05 mark, while making James Franco squirm in his chair somewhere (for she was filling in for him at the eleventh hour), Ms. Kunis demonstrates a great example of a "Tongue-in-Cheek". This nonverbal can have different meanings depending on the other body language signs with which it is clustered. Here it indicates, "I gotcha", "you were caught" or "I just won" (directed at Franco in his absence). It has a component of self-righteousness and smugness as well.

Depending on the other nonverbals with which it is clustered, the tongue-in-cheek can have other meanings (none of which are present in this example) include: an alpha dominant display, anger, sexuality (which tends to involve the tongue in a more forward direction, a slower movement and with tongue visible), telling a lie, or even to sooth oneself in times of sadness and grief.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1892:  Harry Reid, "That's a Clown Question Bro!" -  Tongue in Cheek

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1153:  President Obama's Tongue in Cheek

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2085:  Dina Eastwood - Tongue-in-Cheek Variant

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2233:  Body Language, President Obama, 20 Children  and the Tongue-in-Cheek

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2215:  Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio Joke and Hint regarding the  2016 Presidential Race - "Tongue-in-Cheek" Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Secret # 48:  A Lizard Tongue gives us a Great Glimpse into  Katie Holmes' Psyche