13 Secrets Your Smile Can Reveal About You
Is that a hurtful smirk or genuine grin? We’ve asked communication experts on how smiles can be interpreted and what you can do to keep your smile taken at its true value.
You want to feel happy
Smiling offers some surprising health benefits, but did you know it can be a blues buster? Yes, we smile when things are going well, but it turns out you can use a smile cheer yourself up, according to a study published in the journal Psychological Science. Researchers recorded volunteers moods as they tricked them into smiling, and the bigger the smile, the better the volunteers felt.
Your marriage is likely to last
This is a crazy one: Researchers asked volunteers to rate the intensity of people’s smiles in photos on a scale of one to ten. Afterwards, they checked the likelihood that the people were in a solid marriage. Sure enough, the people with the strongest smiles were the least likely to be divorced, reports LiveScience.
You’re practicing social graces
Smiling should be an essential part of all human encounters when face-to-face, says the Web MD post. But we even do it over the phone. Here are more tips on how to improve your social interaction skills.