Smiling boosts our mind and soul and makes our environment lighter and positive. When we smile, it just does not make our soul and mind happy but it also improves our immune function as we get more relaxed and stress-free.
But do you know this enigmatic facial expression has been the subject of study for years.
Today, let's talk about different kinds of smiles and what do they mean -
1) Dominance Smile - Some smile is to show superiority and dominance and make others feel recessive. A dominance smile is asymmetrical with their lips tilting upward on one side and the other side tilting downwards with raising an eyebrow.
The study proves that when a person looks at a dominance smile, their heartbeat increases rapidly with a feeling of uneasiness and nervousness within them.
2) Closed lips Smile - The smile of a formal greeting and a politician who knows many secrets which can be useful for you but will never disclose it.
3) Reward Smile - The smile arises from the positivity, happiness, understandment and approval. Rewarding smiles motivates yourself as well as others also. Muscles in the mouth and cheeks become active when we smile genuinely.
4) Forced Smile - When you are in no mood to smile but have to maintain a social etiquette. For example, smile in the boss jokes, smile with not so familiar relatives etc. In this smile, your eyes and lips betray each other.
5) Genuine Smile - The smile which complements your facial expressions and your mouth, cheeks, and the eyes simultaneously rely on each other. A wide smile which imitates your true feelings.
6) Pan Am Smile - Inspired from the smile of flight attendants to flash at every traveller. With an extra grin and expressionless eyes symbolises Pan Am Smile.
7) Embarrassed Smile - When we are more likely to be embarrassed, we probably touch our face with eyes downwards and a shy grin on your face.
8) Flirtatious Smile - Keeping your lips together and arching your eyebrows symbolises a flirtatious smile when you often apply to attract your partner on dates and parties.