Just keep it genuine.
Good morning everyone! Here is a big smile form me to all my friends out there. Hope everyone has a great day today.
A smile denotes joy or happiness. However, primalogist Signe Preuschoft believes that the smile began more than 30 million years ago when monkeys grinned out of fear by clenching their teeth!
Whatever the reason, a smile is one of the easiest form of communication. After all, it automatically forms when we flex 13 muscles near both ends of our mouth. It is as easy and simple as that. Right? Wrong! Would you believe me if I say that we humans are capable of different types of smiles? Researchers led by neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas, at the University of California, in fact, have gone onto say that we can have six different types of smiles!
And not only this; different cultures interpret smiles differently too. While the Japanese smile when they are confused, Asians smile when they feel embarrassed. While Russians don’t prefer to smile at strangers, Americans love greeting everyone with one.
One last thing before I end. If you spot a stranger smiling at you, you can easily make out if its a genuine one or not. French scientist Guillaume Duchenne de Boulogne found out by using, electrodiagnotics and electronic stimulation, that there is two muscle sets that control our smile – zygomatic major and the orbicularis oculi. While the former helps to show our teeth when we smile and we can control, the latter helps to form wrinkles in the corners of our eyes but is beyond our control. So if you see someone smiling who has tiny wrinkles near his eyes you will know that its a real smile.
So no matter what smile you decide to smile – amused, shy, happy, flirty, coy, love, embarrassed – keep it genuine always!