Contempt Micro Expression

Contempt Micro Expression

I created a FREE training for you called Body Language for Video Conferencing where I teach you science-based body language skills that you can use when you are on a video conference, video chat, and video meetings. These nonverbal communication skills will help you to feel confident, connect with others, and build rapport. The next step is for you to recognize facial expressions so you’re able to respond to people with sensitivity and authenticity.

Dr. Paul Ekman discovered that there are seven universal micro expressions (facial expressions whose duration can be as little as 17/100 of a second). The seven universal micro expressions are:

Contempt Micro Expression

When someone feels contempt, it looks like this:

Contempt Micro Expression

  • One side of the mouth is raised.
  • Sometimes they narrow their eyes.

Only one side of the mouth is raised (a smirk) and it is not a cute smile. It is not happiness. It is contempt, disrespect, and even hatred.

When contempt is directed at you, address it or change the topic to find things you agree upon.

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