Facial expressions comprise a considerable amount of non-verbal communication. With our 80 facial muscles we can create more than 7,000 facial expressions. It is one of the most difficult types of non-verbal communication to master, by being able to catch micro-expressions and the subtle meanings.
There are six main types of facial expressions found in all cultures and here are the facial expressions that correspond to them:
- Happiness – round eyes, smiles, raised cheeks
- Disgust – wrinkled nose, lowered eyelids and eyebrow, raised upper lip
- Fear – round eyes, open mouth
- Angry – lowered eyebrows, staring intensely
- Surprise – raised eyebrow, eyes wide open, open mouth
- Sadness – eyes closed tightly, frowning eyebrows and mouth
When words can’t express everything, your gesture does it. Communication, either in form of verbal or non-verbal, has to be so intense that the person receiving the message should get a clear meaning of what has been said. And if a person is blessed with good communication skills, then the enchanting impression that they drop in the mind makes you talk good about their personality.