Thursday, April 5, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4251: Cristiano Ronaldo's Bicycle Kick vs. Juventus F.C. - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

If you've never seen a bicycle kick before, take a moment now. You must watch this one by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid forward's coordination, timing, and power are difficult to believe.

But Ronaldo's athleticism is not the focus of this article - rather it's his nonverbal displays afterward.

During 1:09 - 1:11 (and captured in the image immediately above) we see an example of a Wide Open Tongue Jut (Not to be confused with a Loose Tongue Jut or a Tight Tongue Jut). A Wide Open Tongue Jut (WOTJ) indicates the thought-emotions of:

• Disinhibition
• Playfulness
• Self-Deprecation
• Sorry, Not Sorry

This is, of course, just one moment in time. However, those individuals who display a Wide Open Tongue Jut frequently, when compared to average behaviors/personalities, they are:

• More creative
• More sincere

Notice also, the configuration and position of Ronaldo's right hand. He's not only touching his chest - but his full palm surface is making contact (e.g., not just his fingers or fingertips). Moreover, this complete palmar contact is directly over his heart. This tells us that his thought-emotions are:

• Highly Sincere
• Of High Priority
• He's in the Midst of Emotional Processing (e.g., While the intellect knows what has happened, the emotional brain is still coming to terms with it)

Given the context, this is not at all surprising. Frequently, however, people will touch their chest with just their fingertips or make contact with the right side of their chest (the opposite side of the heart). Both such scenarios would indicate low sincerity.

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