Friday, January 24, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2698: Lupita Nyong'o on Jimmy Fallon - an Underused Body Language Display (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Lupita Nyong'o recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Note: The original video has, since the original post, been removed from its online source. The image above however, was captured from this video. The brilliant actress was nominated for an Oscar for "Best Supporting Actress" for her role as Patsey in "Twelve Years a Slave". In the above video segment, she describes her brother, "... he lives in an exclamation point - his whole life is just like...". During the 2:44 - 2:47 segment (see image below) Ms. Nyong'o displays what is known as a "Basketball Steeple". This particular nonverbal is underutilized. It is an example of an "Alpha-Beta Hybrid" body language - not hyper-dominant (such as a conventional steeple) and not too demure (like a fig-leaf), but a healthy intermediate.

What is the difference between a traditionally female-displayed basketball steeple and those typically displayed by most straight males?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2533: Angela Merkel's Low Steeple "Trademark" - A Major Body Language Mistake

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2102:  The Self-Righteous Head Wiggle and the  Conventional Steeple vs.Basketball Steeple

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2577: Bill Clinton and Terry McAuliffe - Alpha and Beta Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2496:  Would You Buy a Car from this Man? (a Lykan Hypersport?), Destroying Rapport with Arrogant Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2235:  Barack Obama and John Boehner -  The Fiscal Cliff and Contrasting Body Language

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1503:  The Conventional Steeple vs. The Basketball Steeple - Seeking a Balance

Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1563:  Geithner and Holder  In Deference to the President -  One Occasion to Use the Fig Leaf

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1770:  White House Correspondents' Dinner  Lindsay Lohan's Body Language