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Facial Expressions

An overview of the indentified six main facial expressions, as promoted by Western culture.

Fernando Lapidario

on 6 April 2013

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“The face is a picture of the mind
with the eyes as its interpreter.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero Surprise Facial Expressions Wide eyes
Mouth open
Jaw drop
Raised Eyebrows Fear Raised Eyebrows
Raised Upper Eyelid
Lips Pursed Down Anger Lowered eyebrow
Lips pressed
Staring Disgust Eyebrow pulled down
Upper lip pulled up
Nose wrinkling Sadness Eyebrows Slanted Down
Teary Eyes
Downward Lips Happiness Raised Lip
Raised Eyebrows
Teeth Shown
Squinted Eyes Are they Universal? Socially constructed
Varies across cultures
Languages differ Happiness, Surprise,
Fear, Disgust,
Anger and Sadness There are Languages 15 Europeans,15 East Asians
and ~5k random expressions
SUGGESTS DIFFERENT VIEWS The Main Six by Richilda Hernando Hi,

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