In all my previous articles about face reading I talked about the connection between facial features and personality. In those articles i explained how you can determine many of the famous personality traits by just looking at someone's face. In this series i am going to talk about a totally different skill which is recognizing a person's emotions through his face.
Eric Goldfarb knows that tuning into body language and facial expressions can indicate the thoughts and feelings that remain unspoken. He also knows how difficult those nonverbal cues can be to interpret. During a budget meeting with a direct report while working for Global Knowledge, Goldfarb noticed that his vice president kept toying with her necklace.
But there are another set of facial expression that most people are almost entirely unaware of. These fleeting facial expressions have fascinated psychologists and the general public ever since. It turns out that while most people are entirely oblivious to microexpressions, a tiny subset of individuals can spot them accurately and use them to tell when people are hiding their true feelings or when they are downright lying.
But can you tell from looking at a picture how someone is feeling? Simply identify which emotion or expression the model is showing and see if you get the answer right. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists?
Recognizing facial expressions is an important way to get a sense of how someone is feeling. Beyond being able to simply recognize facial expressions, however, you should also understand how to communicate about how someone might be feeling. We advise that you learn the 7 major types of facial expressions, know when certain types of expressions are used, and develop your interpretations.
A facial expression  is one or more motions or positions of the muscles beneath the skin of the face. According to one set of controversial theories, these movements convey the emotional state of an individual to observers. Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication.
The ability to understand facial expressions is an important part of nonverbal communication. If you only listen to what a person says and ignore what that person's face is telling you, then you really only have half the story. Often, words do not match emotions, and the face betrays what a person is actually feeling.
Here you will find articles and information related to common face expressions. You are welcome to explore the different headings and series below, the order is not really important. I do encourage you to do 2 things before you start though:. It has some very important guidelines.
Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course. Log in or Sign up. He was one of the best poker players in his country because of one discernible skill--his ability to read other players' facial expressions.