Body language of a smile

Body language of a smile: It doesn’t matter where you go in the world there are a few things that are universal:

  • ·         Coca Cola
  • ·         Traffic
  • ·         Smiles

Now when it comes to other people you may not have the ability to speak their language but the universal sign and signal of approval is the smile. You know that whatever language you speak the smile is the gateway into others.

 

Body language of real smiles:

To learn about real smiles and how to understand them we will have to take a short trip to France. Its ok it will just take the time of this paragraph. You can thank a Dr. for Neurology as we know it today and that would be Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne (1806 – 1875).

 

Dr. Duchenne is the father of neurology as we know it. When you see a real or genuine smile you can have some inside knowledge and know that the Duchenne smile was named after him.

 

There are a few traits when understanding the nonverbal communication of a smile and also to know if it is a real smile that you are reading:

  • ·         The corners of the lips will pull back
  • ·         The eyes will create crows feet wrinkles

 

When you read or interpret a real smile you will see the corners of the lips pull back towards the ears. When a man or women gives a genuine smile you will see crow’s feet or wrinkles at the corners of the eye. As age sets in on both men and women these crow’s feet become more pronounced.

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Body language of a fake smile:

When you are reading into the nonverbal signs of a smile you will want to look at the corners of the lips and or the cheeks. The cheeks may raise in the case of a fake smile depending on the man or the woman .

 

In some instances a fake or generated smile may look more like surprise than a smile.

Most people cannot successfully fake a “genuine” smile and that is great news for you because you know when you interpret a genuine smile there is high probability it is real. One could guess it is a natural defense mechanism built over time to defend real emotions.

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Body language and learning how to read it:

Reading the signs of a real smile is a great place to learn how to read body language. A great place to look into and increase your capabilities is to look at photos or videos of men, women and kids smiling in order to get your baseline of this nonverbal communication skill. You can go places where people would have real smiles and get a feel for what they look like and you could also just observe people at dinner where on a weekend night you can see just about every human emotion and or micro expression possible.

 

It is important for you to know what your body language is doing so why not video tape yourself so you can see for yourself what you are doing when you communicate with others. See if you can give a real or Duchenne smile when you don’t want to and then you can also see what it looks like when you fake this experience.

 

Reading body language home study

You can find out more here in order to learn the signs and signals of nonverbal communication.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about reading the body language of a real smile.

 

 

Now go implement!

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Body Language of surprise

 

Body Language of surprise: When reading the body language of men or women and looking for surprise there are a few facial expressions to look at:

  • ·         Eyes
  • ·         Eyebrows
  • ·         Mouth

 

When you want to understand or even how to tell when a man or woman is surprised there are a few things that they will do with their micro expressions. You will see the eyebrows lift up, the eyes will open and the mouth will open.

 When dealing with micro expressions is good to note that they may last for a fraction of a second. They may not last long at all. The facial expressions can give up the information needed of the emotions so that you can interpret the nonverbal cues given.

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The body language of surprise may happen for so many different reasons. In any given circumstance whether for a man or a woman the signs and signals will all be the same.  

 

Body language of the hands while surprised

When a man or a woman is surprised you may see their hands lift, the hands may go in front of the core of the body to protect vital organs. It’s not uncommon in most instances whether surprise or fear for the hands to start to protect the body.

 

Body language of the feet while surprised

The body language of feet while surprised may jolt and even sometimes come off the ground, in some instances the man or the woman may jump. This jump may be a border line of fear in some instances.

 

Body language of surprise locations

Some of the places or locations that you would see a woman or man surprised could be:

  • ·         At a party
  • ·         At a sporting event
  • ·         At a child’s birth
  • ·         When meeting someone like a celebrity
  • ·         When finding an item or a token
  • ·         At a chance of luck like gambling

 

There are plenty of places where the nonverbal communication of surprise can be seen. When dealing with someone who may be under investigation their body language should at first show surprise and then fear. When in this order the man or woman would be saying through their signs and signals they were not expecting the issue to happen. The facial expressions would give away if they were telling the truth or if they were lying. The micro expression of surprise is telling in a way that people cannot control. In the case of a lie or lying this tip may just give up the “tell” or rouse instantly.

 

Body language and working with a baseline

When dealing with any body language it is always a good idea to watch the situation or the conversation for a moment to baseline what is going on especially if there is anything on the line that can later cause problems or issues. Being patient when interpreting body language is usually the most difficult for people who are new when it comes to learning how to interpret nonverbal communication.  

 

Learning how to read body language or nonverbal communication may be easier than you would think, here is the best place to learn.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about reading the body language and micro expressions of surprise.

 

 

Now go implement!

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Body language of contempt

 

Body language of contempt: When reading body language of the face there are 6 basic micro expressions that can be examined to understand and interpret the emotions of a man or woman that you are viewing.

 

While reading the body language of others it is telling to see where their emotional status is. One of the quickest and most effective ways of interpreting the emotions is to understand what the facial expressions mean.

 

Understanding what contempt is really helps as to understand what another person thinks of you. When a person has contempt for you their body language or nonverbal communication will show a half smile. Now this nonverbal cue may last less than a half second or last for a few seconds.

 

So what does the body language of contempt mean?

There are a few words associated with contempt:

  • ·         Disgust
  • ·         Disregard
  • ·         Anger
  • ·         Hatred
  • ·         Lack of respect

It is important to know when a man or woman shows the nonverbal actions of contempt because it will show you the beliefs that they have of you or whatever is going on at that moment.

 

It may be that it’s a

  • ·         New person to a group
  • ·         A business idea
  • ·         A problem with a relationship

 

Contempt signaled in any situation is not a good thing especially if you are in a relationship with the man or the women, if you are a figure of authority or if you are a salesperson this body language signal can let you know exactly where another person stands when they think of you or an idea.

 

There are good things about micro expressions and that is that they are very telling at the moment that they happen and they give away the position of the person who has the feeling and most times that person does not know that they are making the micro expression nor do most people have significant control over them.

 

The nonverbal signs and signals of contempt

Remember if a man or woman has contempt for you they will use a half smile on either side of their face. There are times where the person will look at you or they may even try to look away to hide the feelings and emotions that they have for you.

 

So which type is worse when they look at you with contempt or when they look away with contempt?

 

In any way contempt is shown the relationship has problems but a person who has a blatant disregard for you may give you more trouble because if they know what they are doing they are flaunting it in your face and may have more trouble in mind.

 

Contempt shown towards authority is dangerous because if the man or woman has this emotion they may think that they have nothing to lose. This micro expression is very telling and could save you from a dangerous situation or even a bad relationship.   

 

There are plenty of places to learn body language but this one is the best:

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about body language and how to read the signs and signals of men or women.

 

Now go implement!

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

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