Saturday, May 26, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4293: Why is Harvey Weinstein Smiling? - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

On Friday morning, Harvey Weinstein turned himself into the New York City Police. He was subsequently arrested and charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct. These allegations involve two women in separate events. Weinstein's bond was set at $10 Millon and he was released on $1 Million cash bail. He was fitted with a GPS tracking device which limits his travel to New York and Connecticut. The judge also imposed a temporary protective order against Weinstein requiring him to stay away from these two women. At least 80 women have allegations of sexual abuse against the former film producer.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of Harvey Weinstein as he exited New York City's 1st Precinct in handcuffs.

In this moment, Harvey Weinstein is displaying a Sincere Smile (Duchenne Smile) including:

• Partially Closed Eyelids
• Concave-up Furrows in Both Lower Eyelids
• Mouth Smile with only the upper Teeth Visible
• Upward Vectored Cheek Muscles

What are some possible reasons why any person would ever smile in such a scenario?

• Harvey Weinstein's experiencing a Psychotic Break
• He feels he knows something which we don't - and he believes this will give him a significant advantage (Thus a possible example of the phenomenon of Duping Delight)
• He's under the influence of significant amounts of Drugs or Alcohol
• He's Suicidal

SUMMARY: This is a profound example of Smiling Out of Context. Any time you see someone behaving in a manner so disparate from how the vast majority of people would normally behave - particularly jovially - and especially in such a serious circumstance - stop and re-evaluate the situation. Don't brush-off this behavior. If you haven't identified the specific reason, then you're absolutely missing something crucial.

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 4292: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Deception

Body Language Analysis No. 4290: President Trump regarding talks with North Korea

Body Language Analysis No. 4288: Is Michael Cohen going to Flip on President Trump?

Body Language Analysis No. 4286: Aaron Schlossberg's Racist Rant

Body Language Analysis No. 4259: Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad

Body Language Analysis No. 4249: Will Smith, Sophia the Robot, Robot-Empathy, and Responding in Context

Body Language Analysis No. 4218: Dana Loesch, Threat Assessment, and Red Flags

Body Language Analysis No. 4166: Logan Paul's Apology

Body Language Analysis No. 4011: Anthony Scaramucci's First UK Interview