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Lets Stop impressing and Start Expressing..!!Facial Expressions
Facial ExpressionsA facialmotions or positions of the muscles inthe skin. These movements expressthe emotional state of the person toobservers. are a formof nonverbal co They are aprimary means of conveying socialinformation among humans, but in most other mammals andsome other animal species.
Facial ExpressionsHumans can to readas a voluntary action. However, becauseexpressions are closely tied to emotion, they aremore often spontaneous. It can be nearlyimpossible to avoid expressions for certainemotions, even when itadvantageous to do so; a person who is trying toavoid insulting an individual he or she finds highlyunattractive show a briefexpression of able toreassume a neutral expression.
List of Facial Expressions• Joy• Surprise• Fear• Anger• Disgust• Sadness
List of Facial ExpressionsSome other examples of feelings or mental states that can be expressed through the face are: Boredom Concentration Confusion Contempt Contentment Desire Embarrassment Empathy Excitement Flirtation Frustration Love Shame Smugness Submission
• Crossed eyes• Eye roll• Frown• Glare• Grimace• Gurn• Pout• Puppy face• Pursed lips (Air kiss or Snout reflex)• Smile (Laughter)• Smirk• Snarl• Sneer• Sticking out the tongue (Blowing a raspberry)• Wink• A Blank Expression is Called A POKER FACE.
Elaboration of Expressions• Anger: – Frowning • to protect eyes in anticipation of attack• Surprise: – Eyebrows raised • to open the eyes wide to facilitate sight – Mouth opens • to draw in air quickly to put the body in a state of readiness
Elaboration of Expressions• Fear: • (Movements similar to surprise but more tense) • to protect eyes in anticipation of attack. – Raised eyebrows – Open mouth • Conflict between readiness + protection• Disgust:• Lip movements are related to expelling offensive matter from the mouth. – By-products lip movement include: • Nose wrinkling movements • Lines below lower eyelid and raising lower eyelid • Cheek raising
Elaboration of Expressions• Happiness: – Smiling - raised corners of the mouth• Sadness: – Upturned inner corners of the eyebrows
Universal Facial ExpressionsFacial expressions are also among the most universal forms of body language. The expressions used to convey fear, anger, sadness, and happiness are similar throughout the world.The eyes are frequently referred to as the "windows to the soul" since they are capable of revealing a great deal about what a person if feeling or thinking. As you engage in conversation with another person, taking note of eye movements is a natural and important part of the communication process. Some common things you may note is whether people are making direct eye contact or averting their gaze, how much they are blinking, or if their pupils are dilated.
Contribution of EYES on Facial ExpressionsWhen evaluating body language, pay attention to the follow eye signals:• Eye gaze When a person looks directly into your eyes when having a conversion, it indicates that they are interested and paying attention.• Blinking Blinking is natural, but you should also pay attention to whether a person is blinking too much or too little. People often blink more rapidly when they are feeling distressed or uncomfortable. Infrequent blinking may indicate that a person is intentionally trying to control his or her eye movements.• Pupil size One of the most subtle cues that eyes provide is through the size of the pupils. While light levels in the environment control pupil dilation, sometimes emotions can also cause small changes in pupil size
Conclusion– Assumptions • Certain facial expressions of emotion are innate • If emotions are expressed similarly regardless of culture or situation it suggests that facial expressions are important guides to emotion • Facial expression is contextual social indicator of behavioral intent • Innate basic emotions view doesn’t adequately account for ‘blends’ • No need to account for false/felt displays as all displays arise out of social interaction • Facial displays do not have to equate to the experienced emotion