Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2793: Emma Stone, Graham Norton and The Spice Girls - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Emma Stone recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show along with her boyfriend, Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx promoting "The Amazing Spider Man 2". What follows is a partial body language analysis.

As she is asked about her reaction to recent reaction to The Spice Girls, Ms. Stone briefly displays a bilateral lower leg rub (0:17 - 0:18). This MAP (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier) is a common anxiety tell. It is more common, but not exclusive in women.

Emma displayed several signals of surprise (and mild shock) - although this one (during 2:15 - 2:16) is the most classic.

Note her eye lids are very widely open (although a moment before they were even more so, e.g.1:58, 2:08 - 2:09) and her mouth takes on a vertically oriented oval and NO TEETH are visible.

After she finds out that Graham was fooling her, Emma displays a classic "Puffer Fish" (2:20 - 2:21). This is very commonly seen before - however more often after a significant event. It is associated with a recent adrenaline surge - then drop off. It helps to down regulate the respiration, blood pressure and heart rate.

Emma's emotional and partial physiologic "collapse" (during 2:24 - 2:27) - although not a complete syncopal episode (fainting) - is common after a dramatic adrenaline surge and speaks to a high sincerity quotient.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2647: Vladimir Putin regarding Edward Snowden, What Does the Russian Leader Think?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2702: Barack Obama - Anxiety and Non-engagement; Body Language Signals

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2522: Jake Gyllenhaal and Jimmy Kimmel, Part II,  Body Language and Anxiety in Hollywood  

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2626: Rashida Jones's Anxiety regarding YouTube Awards on Jimmy Fallon

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1171:  Not So Fast Swift ....  Taylor's False Surprise

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2493:  Jewel in Disguise at Karaoke Bar,  Body Language Cues to Lack of Nervousness 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2792: The First Woman to Run The Boston Marathon - Katherine Switzer and an Assault Warning Sign - Body Language