People Have 11 Different Smiles… but can you spot the fake one?


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People are usually preoccupied with the worries of present and the future. If we carefully observe the facial expressions of every single person, we can know the kind of mental state they are in. Similarly, the smile is a mechanism which people use to express what they feel or think. Studies show that there are different kinds of smiles. Every single kind is different than the other and means something different. But, how can we differentiate between fake and real smiles? There are 11 different smiles. Let us look at them one by one so that when we encounter them, we are able to judge and differentiate between the real ones and fake ones.

The Pursed Lip-smile

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This kind of smile is a sign of disappointment and negativity. Normally, it occurs when your intent is to display an unhappy mood or when you are a bearer of some bad news. The smile is created when you curve your lower lip inwards to your mouth and the upper lip remains straight.

The smirk smile

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This is a very insulting smile which never means that the person is happy. On the contrary, the smile is a clear sign of arrogance and superiority. The smile normally takes place when a person is trying to be sarcastic.

The half smile

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This smile means exactly the ways it sounds. This is a sign of partial happiness and partial sadness. It can be seen when people are trying to cover the unhappy half of themselves. It doesn’t also mean that they are really happy at the moment.

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The Duchenne smile

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A French Neurologist called Duchenne is credited to discover more than 60 kinds of smiles. However, the most famous of all is the Duchenne Smile. This smile is clearly the most genuine smile of all. This only takes place when the person is truly happy. It can be observed when you can see the teeth of the person when smiling and crow’s feet forming on the side of the eyes.

The fake smile

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As the name suggests, the fake smile is unreal. It is used to show incorrect feelings. When people find something unamusing or against their desire, they fake their smile. They do it by curling their lips without showing their teeth. Furthermore, the expressions of the eyes and lips will not match. The eyes will show a clear sign of forced happiness.

The qualifier smile

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This is the apologetic smile which people use to say sorry or to convey some bad news. They smile shows sympathy towards you. It is done when people smile with their eyebrows lifted upwards.

The full-toothed smile

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This is the most expressive and genuine smiles of all. It only takes place when people are truly happy. They do not resist to depict their teeth and the smile can further lead to giggles and laughter.

The embarrassed smile

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This smile shows that the person is sorry for their mistake. Furthermore, when people find themselves in a situation they might feel embarrassed, the smile can be seen on their face. It is a really sweet smile which brings a blush on the cheeks as well.

The bared tooth smile

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Even though it might appear to be a kind of smile, but it is not. It is a gesture to show signs of fear or displeasure. The smile occurs when all the teeth are clearly visible from end to end. This, in no way, is a sign of happiness.

The flirtatious smile

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The moment you see a person smiling with one of the eyebrows in an upward direction, it means they want to get romantic with you. This represents the playful nature of the person doing this act.

The sad smile

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The act of sad smile is a really hard one to distinguish. The lips will show a clear sign of an effort to smile whereas the eyes will show otherwise.  People do this in order to hide the sad feelings they have.

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People Have 11 Different Smiles… but can you spot the fake one?

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