Monday, October 14, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2558: Reggie Jackson Displays a Great Combined Microexpression, Mr. October's Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Reggie Jackson was recently on the "CBS This Morning" show promoting his new book, "Becoming Mr. October". At 4:18, just after Gale King asks the slugger, "Why did you two not get along?" (Referring to Jackson and then New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin). Jackson then displays a great example of a Combined Microexpression of Contempt-Regret.

At the brief moment of this microexpression, there is both an upward vectoring to his left mustache area (thus a contempt display) as well as a significant lateral movement to his left mouth corner (ergo regret).

Often times emotions are not pure and isolated. Sometimes they are mixed. Reggie Jackson's body language is a great example of this principle - and here clearly displays both contempt and regret.

Another nonverbal signal of contempt is seen in this close-up, the dilation of one nostril (aka unilateral nasal flaring).

Although brief, this example of a microexpression is longer in duration than many. How many of these evanescent body language signals have you missed so far today?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2418:  Startle vs. Surprise - Body Language in the Yankees & Red Sox Dugouts

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2482:  Alex Rodriguez's Sincerity  Body Language of a One-Sided Smile

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2483:  Alex Rodriguez's Subtle Sadness Signal  Body Language, PEDs and A-Rod

Negotiation Secret # 172: Mark Teixeira's Gesture of Missed Opportunity

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2323:  Jodi Arias Murder Trial  The Body Language of Unilateral Regret vs. Contempt

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2550: Sergio Consuegra, the Brave Man Who Stood between the Motorcyclist-Attackers and the SUV Driver, Multiple Microexpressions of Contempt

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1407:  Auboni Champion-Morin  Reunited with Kidnapped Son After 8 Years -  Microexpression of Contempt for Kidnapper