Sunday, June 7, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3208: Kiss blown to Chris Archer .... and Throws it Away - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

On Friday in Seattle, a fan blew a kiss to Tampa Bay Pitcher Chris Archer. The video above was uploaded to YouTube yesterday and has gone viral - for Archer pretends to catch the kiss - and then throws it away. Yet from a body language perspective there was a second or two in between which is very telling. These nonverbal signals are outlined and captured below in still images.


Archer projects a Quizzical expression (when the fan yells his name) - bilaterally elevated eye brows with the remainder of his face relatively neutral


Anger mixed with Disgust (which very commonly occur together)


Greater level of facial disgust amplified with an active bodily turning-away (giving the "cold shoulder")


Close up of the image immediately above


Continuing to turn-away


Chris Archer then very quickly self-corrects as he ad-libs and pretends to catch the kiss


He then continues his nonverbal act and throws the kiss away


Archer then looks back with a sincere smile (joyful and proud of his [he believes] witty improvisational skills) to get feedback from fan whose kiss he has just thrown away

See also:

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Flirting and Romance Secret No. 21: The Romantic Height Ratio

Romance, Flirting & Dating Body Language Secret No. 1893:Nonverbal Communication of the Facial Platter 

Dating & Romance Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1010:What Makes the Twinkle in Her Eye?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2322:Jeb Bush & Matt Lauer - Which one is the Narcissist?Body Language Red Flags