Friday, December 12, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3036: Angelina Jolie runs into Amy Pascal after email Hack - Body Language Tells (PHOTOS)

An email hack of Sony Pictures - possibly by North Korea and/or the group "Guardians of Peace" for what may be a retaliation for the content/plot of film, "The Interview" - a fictitious comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about two reporters recruited by the CIA to kill North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un - led to many leaked emails which, of course, were very embarrassing. In one email, producer Scott Rudin referred to Angelina Jolie as, "a minimally talented spoiled brat" in his discussions with Amy Pascal - Sony Pictures co-chairman.

The above image (wider view below) captures a very awkward accidental meeting between Angelina Jolie and Amy Pascal after an industry breakfast Wednesday morning. In this moment we several very noteworthy nonverbal signals.

Note Jolie's widely open eyelids. With higher levels of anger (rage) human eyes are open very widely. With lesser anger (mild to moderate amounts), the eyes are partially closed with considerably tightened eyelids.

Angelina Jolie is also leaning considerably backwards in this moment, not feeling very warm and fuzzy to a person who thinks so little of her.

Pascal's lips are trying to minimize an outward display of greater emotion as well as an inward crescendo of her emotions - by configuring in what is known as an "Inward Lip Roll" (ILR). Inward lip rolls are seen more often with negative emotions, but they may also occur in the suppression of laughter and joy in socially out-of-context scenarios.

Although this is a still frame and not a video, it is very notable also that Pascal's thumbs are not touching Angelina's arms/shoulders. This distancing phenomenon is another signal that Amy Pascal does not really want to speak with or see, let alone embrace Jolie.

What two emotions are being felt by the woman in the background?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3035: John Wall, Miyah Telemaque-Nelson - and Grief, Empathy & Emotional Pain

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2397:  Angelina Jolie on Motherhood & Her Own Mom  Body Language Tells ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2489:  Angelina Jolie and "Maleficent" -  Body Language Signals of Sincerity and Disengagement

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3032: Reaction to Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision to Not Indict Daniel Pantaleo

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2959: The Hunger Games Mockingjay - What makes Donald Sutherland (as President Coriolanus Snow) look so Evil? Body Language Trailer Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1858:  What the Eyes Do - Transitioning from Mild to Severe Anger

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2839: Jonah Hill's Apology on Jimmy Fallon - Sincere or Insincere? - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2673: New Jersey Bridge Closing - Fort Lee, NJ Mayor Mark Sokolich - What His Body Language Says about His Feelings towards Governor Chris Christie