Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, when discussing different Frontal Lobe’s functions in his great Wisdom Paradox book, says that “Executive intelligence” includes “the ability to penetrate other people’s minds, and that starts with an interest in other people’s minds.”
And what do we call a window into other people’s emotions?
|Paul Ekman has conducted extensive research on identifying emotions through facial expressions. As part of that research, and as part of the power of discipline and training, he learned how to consciously manipulate 42 facial muscles, including many that in most of us are beyond our control, and even awareness.|
Based on primary and secondary research, he found that there are seven emotions expressed in the face in universally consistent ways:
Even more interesting: according to his research, feelings and facial expressions influence each other. This is, not only a sad person will naturally look sad, but a person who intentionally smiles will feel more content than a person who doesn’t.
Question: from left to right, top then down, what universal feeling does each face indicate?
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