Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2756: Chris Brown - Kicked Out of Rehab & Going to Jail - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Chris Brown was in court again yesterday. Among other things he is alleged to have said while in rehab include: "I am good at using guns and knives" and "I'm going to ask my higher power to take away my troubles." He also is alleged to have failed a drug test and is deemed to have inappropriately touched a client. The singer was arrested last Friday in Los Angeles. He had been dismissed from rehab where he had been receiving treatment for anger management, bipolar disorder and substance abuse. The judge denied his bail as well as any alternative rehab at this time and sent him to jail. His trial is set to begin on 17 April 2014.

In 2009, immediately prior to the Grammy Awards, Chris Brown committed a felony assault against his then girlfriend Rihanna - and he's been under court supervision ever since.

During this entire video Chris Brown's central forehead is contracted (CFC). This is because HE is in emotional pain. It can also have the same configuration if Mr. Brown was experiencing physical pain.

Although NOT the case here, a CFC may also be seen if a person is experiencing physical or emotional pain for another person or animal.

In all four of these scenarios, the mouth is configured in a negative expression - pain, sorrow, fear, etc. If a CFC is seen with even a trace of a smile, take heed - for it has a COMPLETELY different meaning. 

Beginning at 0:58, Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin says, "...  As I indicated at our, ah, last appearance date - that program was in essence a safety net, and when he's not in the program I have concerns about, ah, the defendant's ability, or inability to stay out of trouble ..."

At about the 1:03 mark (delineated in red above), Brown's mouth takes on an "Inward Lip Roll" (ILR). An inward lip roll is an outward manifestation of the mind trying to suppress both the outward expression as well as the internal crescendo of emotions far from baseline. The majority of the time the ILR is seen as part of a cluster of a negative emotion - such as anger, sadness, contempt or disgust. I can also be seen during joy-happiness - as a mode of suppressing smiles and laughter.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2755: Vladimir Putin on Time Magazine, An Iconic Body Language Image

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2754: Einstein, Gravity Waves, The Big Bang and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2676: Nancy Pelosi, Chris Christie, Bling and a Handkerchief 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2108:  Rihanna's and Chris Brown's Kiss and Hug - What are they REALLY feeling?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2404:  Internal Lip Roll and other Body Language  associated with Suppression of Sadness

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2744: Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2697: Justin Bieber Arrested, in Court - Body Language Tells