Sadness Micro Expression

Sadness 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:

Sadness Micro Expression

When someone feels sadness, it looks like this:

Sadness Micro Expression

  • Eyebrows are flat and the inner corners are drawn up.
  • Mouth is pulled down and the chin is back.

This is the toughest micro-expression to fake, so when you see it know that the person feels sad about the topic at hand.

When someone is trying to hide their sadness, I find the eyebrows give it away. Look for the raised inner corners.

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