Monday, December 18, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 4153: Watching The Thomas Fire - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (PHOTOS)

The above image was captured on 11 December 2017 at the Thomas Fire (Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties). It is currently the third largest fire in California history. At the time of this writing, over 270,000 acres have burned (422 square miles/1,093 square kilometers). It is currently 40% contained. 

We often tend to hold our hands on top of our heads when we feel a relatively sudden defeat or loss.

This is, in part, is a signal of emotional processing - wherein the intellectual mind knows what is happening/has just happened - but the ramifications of which the emotional mind is still grappling.

Prisoners of war (or those after police arrest), display identical nonverbal behavior - although, of course, they are forced. Such a posture of surrender not only serves as a method of lessening the likelihood of the captured physically retaliating and/or escaping - but it also psychologically engenders feelings of emotional and mental weakness. 

This same body language MAP (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier) is also common after losses (by players and fans alike) in sporting events around the World.

Intriguingly, not everyone will adopt this nonverbal display - however, those who do have higher levels of both Empathy and Sincerity relative to the average person.

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