Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3380: Adele at the BBC, When Adele was disguised as Jenny - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Adele recently went undercover to compete in an "Adele Impersonator Contest". All the contestants met and mingled before they sang. And when it was her turn - the other women had some nonverbal signs which were rather worthy of a closer look.

This woman was perhaps the first to realize what was happening.

Notice her eyelids are significantly widely opened - together with a relaxed forehead.

What's the significance of her reaching out and touching those next to her?

Another example of widely opened eyelids associated with surprise.

Note her classic "slack jawed" change occurs after the eyelids are opened.

Covering of the mouth (often very rapid) is a significant sign of emotional processing (Although the intellect knows what is happening - the emotional brain is still coming to terms with the fact that "Jenny" is really Adele).

Moreover, a very unappreciated phenomenon is that those individuals who, when surprised, frequently cover their mouths - tend to also have a higher sincerity quotient vs. those who less frequently perform this gesture.

Rapidly touching one's hands on the side of the face has the same meaning as rapid mouth covering - except if two hands are used - the level of surprise tends to be significantly higher

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3379: Tom Hanks regarding his Forrest Gump Voice

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret No. 1117: Adele's Sincerity and Six Grammys 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2350: Contempt - both dramatic and subtle - Backpedaling and Body Language - Ben Carson

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3190: Taylor Swift's Body Language of Feigned Surprise

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3331: Mila finds out Adam Levine got married - Rapid Transitioning of Emotions  

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2997: Halloween Haunted Houses - Transitioning from Expressions of Surprise to Fear

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3299: Kim Davis, Contempt-of-Court, Same-Sex Marriages and Body Language  

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2840: Shailene Woodley, Jon Steward Show and a Body Language of Sexual Interest Display