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10 Main Types of Smiles and What They Really Mean

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1. Reward smiles

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

describe these as “reward” smiles because we use them to motivate ourselves or other people.

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2. Affiliative smiles

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

Smiles like these have been termed as “affiliation” smiles since they function as...

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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 smile is more likely to be asymmetrical - One side of the mouth rises, and the other side remains in...

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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 the most experienced law enforcement officials only spot

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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 laugh during the grieving process (emotional/physical pain)

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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 emotional intimacy .

Mechanism: Most of the time, a polite smile invol...

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7. Flirtatious smile

This might sometimes be difficult to show or understand.

One study found that attractiveness is heavily influenced by intense smile that can “compensate for relative unattractiveness.”

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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 that a smile provoked by embarrassment is often accompanied by a downward tilt of the head and a shifti...

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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.

It can be seen as forced and fake.

Mechanism: they use extra effort to yank on ...

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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 trustworthy , authentic, and friendly.

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RANAL CURRIE

Nothing transcends the language barrier like a smile

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