10 Main Types of Smiles and What They Really Mean - Deepstash
1. Reward smiles

Most of the smiles comes from a positive reaction — contentment, approval, a "well done" from your peers.

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10 Main Types of Smiles and What They Really Mean

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2. Affiliative smiles

People smile to reassure others, to be polite, and to communicate trustworthiness, belonging, and good intenti...

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3. Dominance smiles

People can use smile to show their superiority, to communicate discontent, and to make others feel inferior. One can call it a sneer.

Mechanism: A dominance ...

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4. Lying smile

If you’re trying to find a reliable lie detector, the face isn’t !

According to research , even...

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5. Wistful smile

The sheer dexterity of human emotion is astonishing. So, we’re able to smile in the midst of both emotional and physical pain.

It acts as a coping mechanism to smile and laug...

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6. Polite smile

The list of social situations requiring a pleasant expression is long, one of them is when you greet a person.

Lots of social situations calls for trustworthy friendliness but not em...

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7. Flirtatious smile

This might sometimes be difficult to show or understand.

One study found that attractiveness is heavily influenc...

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8. Embarrassed smile

This can be seen in situations of commiting blunders in front of group of people. However, smiling can actually alleviate some awkward scenarios.

Mechanism: A study found tha...

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9. Pan Am smile

This smile gets its name from the Pan Am flight attendants who were required to keep smiling, even when customers and circumstances made them want to throw peanut packets across the cabin.

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10. Duchenne smile

This smile is the gold standard of all smiles.

The Duchenne smile AKA genuine smile make you seem

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RANAL CURRIE

Nothing transcends the language barrier like a smile

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