Nonverbal Communication Analysis №2814: Claire Foy’s recounting of Meeting Kate Winslet — Body Language and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Last week, before she won a Golden Globe for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series, The Crown, Claire Foy was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. During that appearance she told a story about meeting Kate Winslet for the first time. Kate ultimately said, “Keep on truckin’!”
In her retelling of this story, Claire gave herself a “Thumbs Up” signal while simultaneously making a particular face (2:22 in the video, and captured in the image below). First, notice her face is not congruent with her thumbs up. The thumbs up signal is much more conscious — and a universally positive signal of optimism, success and approval. Yet Claire’s face is expressing self-deprecating feelings. Foy’s facial expression is a much more subconscious phenomenon … and the subconscious mind is always the place where the true feelings reside.
Take Home Point: Whenever there is disparity between the consciously and subconsciously generated nonverbal signals — it’s the subconscious body language which tells the truth.
This post and the associated website serve as reference sources for the art and science of Body Language/Nonverbal Communication. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author. In an effort to be both practical and academic, many examples from/of varied cultures, politicians, professional athletes, legal cases, public figures, etc., are cited in order to teach and illustrate both the interpretation of others’ body language as well as the projection of one’s own nonverbal skills in many different contexts — not to advance any political, religious or other agenda.