Thoughtful questions often prompt thoughtful analysis and recently a series of questions from a reader regarding “micro-expressions” had such. Does age or gender influence ability to interpret microexpressions? Microexpressions are brief, involuntary facial expressions that occur in response to specific. Micro expressions are very brief facial expressions, lasting only a fraction of a second. The Paul Ekman Group provides a variety of tools in order to learn how to.

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The face and its facial expressions, also interpretlng as microexpressions, are the window to the soul. If you know how to read them. The good news is we can tell a lot about someone by their face. Look at these faces of CEOs. Can you tell which ones have the most profitable companies?

The Definitive Guide to Reading Microexpressions

Knowing how to read and interpret microexpressions is an essential part of understanding nonverbal behavior and reading people. Jicroexpressions is my brief guide to understanding the microexpression.

Unlike regular, pro-longed facial expressions, it is difficult to fake a microexpression. There are seven universal microexpressions: Yet, it often is overlooked. Paul Ekman, whose research is the premise of the show Lie to Mehas done groundbreaking research on decoding the human face.


He has shown that facial expressions are universal.

Microexpression – Wikipedia

In other words, people in the US make the same face for sadness as indigenous people in Papa New Guinea imcroexpressions never have seen TV or movie characters to model themselves after. Ekman has designated seven facial expressions that are the most widely used and easy to interpret. Learning to read them is incredibly helpful for understanding the people in our lives. I would recommend trying the following faces in the mirror so you can see what they look like on yourself.

You also will find that if you make the facial expression, you also begin feeling the emotion yourself! Emotions not only cause facial expressions, facial expressions also cause emotions.

Interpreting Emotion Through Facial Microexpressions | Science project |

The ones on the right are real happiness. Practice these emotions on yourself, and see if you can detect them in the people in your life.

The Definitive Guide to Reading Microexpressions. Learning how to decode facial expressions is like having a superpower.

The Face of a Leader: How to Read A Face: The eyebrows are raised and curved Skin below the brow is stretched Horizontal wrinkles across the forehead Eyelids are opened, white of the eye showing above and below Jaw drops open and teeth are parted but there is no tension or stretching of the mouth.

Eyebrows are raised and drawn together, usually in a flat line Wrinkles in the forehead are in the center between the eyebrows, not across Upper eyelid is raised, but the lower lid is tense and drawn up Eyes have the upper white showing, but not the lower white Mouth is open and lips are slightly tensed or stretched and drawn back. Upper eyelid is raised Lower lip is raised Nose is wrinkled Cheeks are raised Lines show below the lower eyelid This is the expression you make when you smell something bad.


The eyebrows are lowered and drawn together Vertical lines appear between the eyebrows Lower lid is tensed Eyes are in hard stare or bulging Lips can be pressed firmly together, with corners down, or in a square shape as if shouting Nostrils may be dilated The lower jaw juts out All three facial areas must be engaged to not have any ambiguity. One side of the mouth is raised. Ready for the advanced course? You may also like The Power of the Color Blue.

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