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09 Nov 2005, 6:41 pm

I also learned in psychology class about facial feedback. The theory is that facial expressions cause emotions. I even took part in a psychological experiment testing this. ALthough I lied on the followup questionnaire because I didn't want the experimenter to know how depressed I was.



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09 Nov 2005, 6:43 pm

I need to learn how to smile with my eyes. People with friends can do that, I assume. I think it is like squinting. I need to find a book on this subject. I did see in the aforementioned BBC documentary that bery briefly talked about the 'smiling' eyes of a genuine smile and how crucial a smile is for froming social bonds.



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10 Nov 2005, 12:59 am

What about those of us who smile without showing our teeth? We never seem to get a mention...
Although I can smile the other way, naturally I smile with my lips closed. Like this (albeit usually without the wink) -> :wink: , not this -> :)



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10 Nov 2005, 1:17 am

Yeah I don't usually show my teeth unless I'm really laughing.
Most of my smiles are more like smirks.


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10 Nov 2005, 1:56 pm

I smile with my lips closed unless I'm laughing, hyper or I'm chuckling. I don't know whether I can fake a smile or not - I probably can't. Oh well.


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11 Nov 2005, 2:44 pm

My fake smile makes me look positively psychopathic so i tend to stick to my real one.



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11 Nov 2005, 3:40 pm

I've had to put on a (fake) smile almost everyday of my life.But when I really do smile people say that I look happier and prettier.


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