Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2741: Lupita Nyong'o Wins an Oscar - Signal of high sincerity and empathy (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Lupita Nyong'o won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as "Patsy" in "Twelve Years a Slave". The gifted actress gave a very heart-felt and sincere speech (see below). In the image above with the Oscar raised above her head Ms. Nyong'o tilts her head down and towards her elevated arm. This moment has high value when assessing several key personality traits. 

Note the components of Ms. Nyong'o's classic sincere (Duchenne) smile. Lupita's bottom teeth are only visible because of her downward head tilt and an elevated camera angle. In addition to having a relaxed, non-contracted forehead, her cheeks are elevated and her eyelids are partially closed. Both of her lower eyelids are configured in dynamic, concave-up furrows which are required with a true smile of joy-happiness.

This head-tilting towards the elevated arm in celebration is a nonverbal indicative of both high sincerity and an elevated empathy quotient - and it is amplified with the presence of Lupita's sincere smile.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2314:  Naomi Watts Pre-Oscar Interview and her  Body Language of the "Jaw Confessional" and the Sincerity Quotient

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

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2740: Matthew McConaughey Tells Us What He REALLY THINKS about the Motion Picture Academy - Body Language, Ear Screws and Deception

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2709: Philip Seymour Hoffman - Can You Tell When an Oscar Winning Actor is Lying? Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2315:  Daniel Day-Lewis Wins His 3rd Oscar -  Even the Best Actors will  "Leak" Their True Feelings via Body Language ...  Here via a Microexpression of Fear