Monday, December 1, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3029: Dwayne Wade interrupted by Gabrielle Union in Post-Game Interview (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Gabrielle Union, an accomplished actress and of course Dwayne Wade's wife - interrupted a post-game  interview with her husband after his Miami Heat were victorious over the New York Knicks yesterday. What follows is a partial body language analysis.

0:19 Tongue Jut

Just after she says, "... it was okay ...", Gabrielle Union displays a "Tongue Jut". In this context it is a sure signal that she is thinking-feeling, "I've been bad".

Depending on the other nonverbals with which it is clustered, what else may a tongue jut indicate?

0:31 Fear Face

Here the interviewer displays a classic signal of fear with his bottom teeth suddenly visible as his lower face and neck tightens and the corners of his lips pull back.

His eyelids also open wider than his baseline.

If this had been a physical threat rather than one of a social context, what would we have seen differently in his expression?

0:34 Bilateral Eye Covering & Emotional Processing

Dwayne Wade covers up both of his eyes with his shirt as his emotional brain is still trying to process what his intellectual brain already knows. Here this bilateral eye cover is seen as a portion of an embarrassment body language cluster. In what other emotional settings is this seen?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3028: Chris Rock's (and other Comedians) Body Language Trick that Gets You Laughing Easier

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3027: Janay Rice interview on "Today" regarding Ray Rice's Assault

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3025: Vladimir Putin, Alpha Hand Signals and "The Claw"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3023: High Heels and Their Ability to Influencing Men's Decision Making

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3021: Barack Obama's Executive Action on Immigration - What the President's Body Language Said Before He Even Spoke

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3019: Bill Cosby, Rape Allegations, AP Interview - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3017: Narendra Modi, Tony Abbott and Hugs at the G20