Those expressions are correct! The ways our face expresses emotion are varied, but the interpretations are pretty much universal. A Smile definitely is universal. It makes people feel liked and gives the impression you care about them. It conveys warmth. It can also, almost instantly, make you feel better and ease any tension you might have.
Non-Verbal Communication Element #2 - Facial Expressions
Body language is the use of physical behavior, expressions, and mannerisms to communicate nonverbally, often done instinctively rather than consciously. All of your nonverbal behaviors—the gestures you make, your posture, your tone of voice, how much eye contact you make—send strong messages. In some instances, what comes out of your mouth and what you communicate through your body language may be two totally different things. When faced with such mixed signals, the listener has to choose whether to believe your verbal or nonverbal message. However, by improving how you understand and use nonverbal communication, you can express what you really mean, connect better with others, and build stronger, more rewarding relationships.
Understanding Body Language and Facial Expressions
Facial expressions comprise a considerable amount of nonverbal communication. With our 80 facial muscles we can create more than 7, facial expressions. It is one of the most difficult types of nonverbal communication to master the subtle meanings and to be able to catch micro-expressions. Some facial expressions are similar where ever we are in the world. Human faces communicate happiness, sadness, anger and fear.
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