Sunday, December 17, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4152: Ruby Rose and her Mother's (Overgrown) Pig - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Ruby Rose was recently a guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. She was promoting her soon to be released film, Pitch Perfect 3. She also discussed her trepidation toward a pig (who had grown unexpectedly large) she had purchased for her mother. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of her conversation with Jimmy Fallon.

On multiple occasions during her interview, Ruby Rose displays a classic and particular nonverbal signal which you've no doubt seen, yet is rarely discussed in any body language text: Asymmetrical Blinking.

During, 1:11, Ruby Rose Rolls her Eyes - both of them. This bilateral ocular display transmits the thought-emotions of:

• Contempt
• Impatient Dismissal

A split second later, also during 1:11, Ruby Rose displays an example of asymmetrical blinking. Asymmetrical blinking occurs when one eyelid closes while the other remains partially open - and/or when one eyelid re-opens whilst the other remains closed/mostly closed.

Asymmetrical Blinking frequently is seen multiple times in rapid succession, but it may also occur at a slower frequency and singularly.

She repeats the Asymmetrical Blinking once again during 3:08.

While Eye Rolling and Asymmetrical Blinking both project (in part) the emotion of Contempt - Asymmetrical Blinking also indicates thought feelings of:

• Sarcasm
• Pretentiousness
• Feigned Disbelief 

It's helpful to think of Asymmetrical Blinking as a Partially Suppressed Eye Roll.

Another display of Asymmetrical Blinking is exemplified during 3:41

Fascinatingly, while an eye roll occurs primarily at the level of consciousness (a deliberate act) with some dips into the edge-of-consciousness, Asymmetrical Blinking is a somewhat deeper phenomenon - happening mostly at the edge-of-consciousness but partially diving into the subconscious.

Summary: Asymmetrical Blinking is a nonverbal amalgam, displaying the emotions of Contempt - and also Pretentiousness, Sarcasm, and Feigned Disbelief.

Whenever you see Asymmetrical Blinking, it should signal to you that there is a component of hyperbolic behavior and Insincerity present.

Shakespeare would say, Asymmetrical Blinking is a classic nonverbal example of:

"The Lady doth protest too much, methinks."

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4151: Donald Trump at FBI National Academy Graduation

Body Language Analysis No. 4149: Zendaya, Zac Efron, and "The Greatest Showman"

Body Language Analysis No. 4147: Alabama Senator Richard Shelby regarding Roy Moore

Body Language Analysis No. 4145: Steve Bannon stumping for Roy Moore (and against Mitt Romney) in Alabama

Body Language Analysis No. 4138: Matt Lauer, Intimidation, and Aggression 

Body Language Analysis No. 4114: Robert Mueller, Critical Evaluation, and the Double-L

Body Language Analysis No. 4100: Bryan Cranston and The Eyelid Pull 

Body Language Analysis No. 4056: Ed Sheeran and a Hesitancy to Disclose

Body Language Analysis No. 3992: Angela Merkel's Eye Roll for Vladimir Putin's Mansplaining