Sunday, September 15, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2522:
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jimmy Kimmel, Part II,
Body Language and Anxiety in Hollywood (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

In this second post regarding actor Jake Gyllenhaal on a recent Jimmy Kimmel episode, the actor shows us that they default to the body language that the rest of us do. Gyllenhaal is an accomplished actor and nearly always plays alpha male personalities - such as a cop in the soon to be released "Prisoners", yet throughout most of this interview he displays a nonverbal signal that is indicative of anxiety.

Here Gyllenhaal is shown with his right (dominant hand) beneath his left thigh. This is a common body language MAP (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier) signifying considerable nervousness. It signifies a leaning towards a more beta, unassertive and demure emotional mindset.

Moreover Jake also simultaneously rubs the top of his left thigh with his left hand - a further nonverbal indicator of anxiety.

Highly skilled actors - individuals who are professionally trained with years of experience cannot extricate body language from their behavior - it is subconsciously initiated and maintained. When suppressed in one location - it "leaks" out stronger in another body part (if you know what to look for). This serves as an excellent example of the benefit, value and reliability of astute and nuanced nonverbal intelligence.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2427:  Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik - Body Language & Beta Behavior

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2484:  Projecting Weakness Where Strength is Needed  William Burns, Bernardino Leon &  Egyptian Interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2450:  Daniel Radcliffe on The Graham Norton Show -  Deception, Mirroring and Anxiety

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2521: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jimmy Kimmel and the Tie Stroke  Mumford and Sons, Groupie Behavior and  Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2519:  Vladimir Putin Speaks Syria,  Chemical Weapons and Disarmament - Body Language just after his New York Times Op-Ed

Nonverbal Analysis # 1820: What Causes David Beckham's Greater Anxiety -  Barack Obama Teasing Him About His Age or His Underwear?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2479:  Alex Rodriguez Press Conference 2 August 2013,  A-Rod's Body Language Tells Part I, Anxiety Tells