Thursday, December 12, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Quiz-Analysis No. 2637: Nelson Mandela Memorial Interpreter (Thamsanqa Jantjie) ... What Does His Body Language Say? (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Thamsanqa Jantjie, the sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, has been widely and with nearly 100% agreement been ridiculed as a fraud. Note: The original video has, since the original post, been removed from its online source. The images below however, were captured from this video.

This image was captured at 0:05 - what does this unilateral eyebrow and forehead elevation indicate?

This characteristic nonverbal cluster - a central forehead contraction correlated with his mouth configuration (at 0:11) indicates what emotion(s)?

Two tongue juts (aka "Lizard Tongue") can be seen (this example at 0:14 seconds). With what set of emotional-thoughts is this correlated?

The tongue jut is repeated at the 0:58 mark. Both examples of this expression take place over a very brief time - thus are microexpressions.

What is the primary emotion being expressed in this instant (0:22)?

What of his head tilt?

Is his "mustache area" tightened asymmetrically?

What other significant facial asymmetry is displayed?

Is Thamsanqa Jantjie a fraud? Does he believe he's guilty?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1890:  Eric Holder has (Emotional) Contempt toward Darrell Issa -  while Rep. Issa is Very Excited to be Seeking  "Contempt of Congress" against Holder

Negotiation Secret # 72 & 73: Disgust & Incredulity - Christine Lagarde

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2576: Chris Brown's Body Language - a Signal of Psyche's Suppressing Emotions ... and Anger and ...

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2512:  Matthew Cordle's YouTube Confession  and the Death of Vincent Canzani  "I Killed a Man" - What His Body Language Tells Us ...  It's NOT what you think!

Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1439:  Central Forehead Contraction & Inward Lip Roll  Devon Davis & April Davis

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1696:  George Zimmerman's Testimony -  Fear, Incredulity, Regret & Contempt

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2547: Amanda Knox's ex-Boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Piers Morgan Interview, Body Language Tells and Avoiding the Othello Error