He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you
This movie in relation to the article in which we were assigned shows that OCD could provide means to worry. The character, Melvin, tends to worry a lot as part of his disorder. He worries as to whether or not he turned
Facial Expression: The facial expression such as happiness, sadness, anger and fear helps a lot in conveying a message. These facial expressions are similar all over the world but non- verbal communication and behaviour varies hugely between the cultures in the world.Since the look on a person’s face is noticed , before we hear ,facial expression contributes a lot in a successfully non-verbal communication .
This idea is portrayed very often in the scene from ‘Up’. One specific example is seen when the male character, Carl, is watching his wife, Ellie, paint their mailbox. He is staring at her intently with a grin on his face, his eyes appearing to be soft. One could interpret this as an expression of interest and affection – Ellie clearly does, as she looks up at him in return and smiles. Another example occurs when Ellie visits Carl in the hospital after he has broken his leg. She glances at him out of the corner of her eye, with a slight smirk on her face. This is one example where there exists an issue of intentionality, as often is present when it comes to nonverbal communication (Hall, Carter, & Horgan, 2000). An observer who is unaware of the couple’s relationship and the circumstances surrounding the situation may mistake Ellie’s glance as a sign of annoyance, however those with more knowledge on the setting can realize that the smirk expresses the thought “Well, we both know what this means...”. Therefore, this particular scene does an excellent job of demonstrating the ambiguity and complexity of countenance in nonverbal communication.
“We decided early on that he wouldn’t have much facial expression, that he wasn’t going to emote. But at the same time it was important that we impart Blue Man’s love and spiritual core. We try to do it through our eyes. The small portals of emotion, and we try to keep the rest of the face impassive” (Richheimer, 2).
Further, he suffered from depression signs are sadness, feelings of worthlessness, guilt, social withdrawal, and loss of sleep. Combination of sadness, feeling of worthlessness and guilt are from his abandonment of his mother she never came to claim him once out of prison, causing guilt as to what could have he done that she would not come get him not feeling adequate to be loved. Suffering tragic events cause the loss of sleep antwone would have dreams that caused him to be awaked from his sleep because he was reliving events of his
235). Compulsions “are usually performed in a highly rigid and stereotyped manner, often according to idiosyncratic rules.” (Weis, 2013) Howard repeats himself because he wants that sentence to come out his mouth in a perfect way so he can get that sense of peace from satisfying that compulsion. If Howard would have just ignored it, it would not have not him any good because ignoring or trying to suppress obsessions tends to increase anxiety and subjective distress (Weis, 2013). However, “compulsion feeds the obsession rather than satisfying it” (Stellwagen, 2016). Because he has this compulsion of having to repeat himself, he is driven to keep doing it until the sentence comes out and feels perfect. Because Howard has been pushed over the tipping point, in order to reduce his feelings of distress, he engages in compulsions (Weis, 2013). Howard suffered from another compulsion when he had a melt-down in his theater room. While he’s in the theater room, Howard is reciting some instructions to some process and says at one point that if there is any variation at all in any of the instructions, that the entire process is to be repeated from the beginning. There are multiple scene’s during this part of the film where whilst having a meltdown, Howard is
Inside his mind, he finds all these evil from his thoughts that he had repressed and locked away all these years cause of his strict religious beliefs. The evil is represented by a devil he met in his unconscious mind. The devil holds in his hands a staff that resembles a serpent is similar to the story of Adam and Eve where the snake leads them away from being the purest of man and in Young Goodman Brown where the devil with the serpent staff leads Brown deeper into the forest. All his thoughts that were considered wrong by his religion were repressed and forgotten. These thoughts which he thought were forgotten are actually locked deep into the “forest” part of his mind and the opening of that door will only take a matter of time before the mind can’t take anymore. Once the door creaks open from the pressure of the thoughts, the person becomes hysterical unless a method of mental solution provided in Freud theory is utilized. Proven by Sigmund Freud, hysteria is not at all physical and is indeed a mental condition.
Melvin has multiple obsessive thoughts that are combated with multiple compulsive behaviors as well. This is very common among individuals who have OCD. He lets his compulsive behaviors take over his life. One of his obsessions is his constant fear of contamination. Even in his own apartment, he can never truly relax and feel carefree. There’s always perfectly new bars of soap to use for the multiple times he washes his hands with scalding hot water or a shower that needs to be taken for an unusually long amount of time. Another obsession is his need for control. He has the same set schedule that he follows precisely every day. However, as his routine continuously gets disturbed, he becomes even more anxious and irritable. His last obsession is doubt in himself and everyone around him. He locks and unlocks doors at his apartment whenever he enters a room and never steps on a crack outside in fear of something bad happening in the future.
In the 17 century, OCD was often described as symptoms of religious melancholy. According to the Standford Medical group, John Moore, priest of England, said that these obsessive thoughts were “naughty”
The smile had become a standard in all advertisements by the 1800s. Cunningham gives an office scenario where a woman is asked to present a project she has been having trouble getting under control. Instead of shrieking she would respond with a very nervous smile. She also mentions the studies by psychologists, especially that of Paul Ekman. Dr. Ekman has identified 18 different types of smiles representing all the kinds of emotions. The Duchenne Smile, the smile that defines true happiness, is characterized by various micro expressions and the feelings can be understood through the eyes, which in the case of American women is not possible as their smile is not always or at all associated with their state of mind. The author talks about how being limited to one expression is like an orchestra with one instrument. Cunningham gives an office scenario where a woman is asked to present a project she has been having trouble getting under control. Instead of shrieking she would respond with a very nervous
In 1924, Carney Landis set up an experiment to determine whether there is a common facial expression for each emotion that we experience. For example, is there a specific facial expression, used by everyone, for when we feel anger, fear etc? This became the aim of his work. At the time, Carney Landis was a graduate at the university of Minnesota thus the subjects of the experiment were mostly students (madsciencemuseum, 2011). There were 25 subjects in total; of that there were 12 women, 12 men and 1 boy aged 13 (Landis, 1924). Each person was taken into an experimental room and their faces were painted with black lines to allow Landis to clearly see the change in their expressions (madsciencemuseum, 2011). He photographed each change in expression as they reacted to each situation and he could refer to the black lines when analysing the photographs (madsciencemuseum, 2011). Apparatus was set up over 2 rooms; the first
Most people are surprised to learn exactly how much information they communicated about themselves through their facial expressions. The intricacies of what one does with their the eyes, eyebrows, forehead, lips, tongue, teeth, and mouth while listening or talking combine to send some
I am one of those who suffer from butterflies, that uncomfortable feeling in my chest and stomach, before speaking in public. This is not only a problem for myself, but it is also a common fear and a concern for many people. My purpose is to denounce a few dynamics I feel have helped me to become a more effective speaker and to manage my butterflies. I will prove to you that strong body language makes ideas and feelings more clear, vigorous and engaging. First, I will show how eye contact unconsciously engages the audience. Second, I will prove that vocal emphasis is the key to a vigorous speech. Third, I will confirm that gestures reinforce the ideas of the speech, making the speech