Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3172: Jameis Winston, the NFL Draft, Body Language and Predicting Violent Behavior (PHOTO)

The 2015 NFL Draft begins today. Due to sexual allegations raised against Jameis Winston (which after an investigation, were later dropped) he may not be chosen first by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - as, in an alternate Universe, he otherwise would.

As healthy human beings, we all occasionally feel the emotions and thus display expressions of both contempt and - as Jameis Winston is here - disgust (Because we can't visualize the full right side of his face - we also can't say for sure if Winston also has some concomitant components of contempt). Yet those who display either of these facial configurations chronically - have significantly higher tendencies toward narcissistic personality disorder. In addition, those who express chronic disgust and/or contempt have a greater likelihood of problems with impulse control (losing their temper) as well as violent acts.

In the image above, Jameis Winston, the recent Florida State Seminoles quarterback and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, has significant facial features of disgust (perhaps a 3 on a 1-10 scale). His mild nostril flaring and the tightening of other mid-facial musculature (particularly of his "mustache area") are significant for disgust. Further "disgust amplifiers" include the backwards tilting (extension) of his neck & head - as well as the partial closure of Winston's eyelids.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3171: Brooke Baldwin - Blames Vets for Riots? Then Apologizes - Contrasting Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2958: Jameis Winston's Suspension - Press Conference - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2667: Jimbo Fisher and Son Ethan - A Body Language Barometer of Affection

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3133: The Red Flag of Robert Durst's Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3106: Amazing Selfie Proposal - Body Language Components of Surprise

Nonverbal Communication No. 3110: Scarlett Johansson gets invaded by John Travolta - An Awkward Moment from the 2015 Oscars 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3165: Bruce Jenner's 20/20 Interview, Part I - Body Language Tells