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07 March 2007 @ 04:07 pm
Nonverbal Behaviour  
http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2007/01/16/improving-your-brain-tools-reading-emotional-messages-in-the-face/

Fascinating article on facial expressions and their emotional interpretations.

Want to learn more!

Tell me your experience of interpreting other people's emotions based on their facial expressions. Are you any good at it?
 
 
 
Deirdreevillinn on March 8th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
heheheheh. STILL haevn't left for the gym.

I havent' read the article yet, but wanted to note that this is part of why I really hate phones. I don't read voices as well as I read people. I'm more comfortable with the short-comings of the written word than I am the short-comings of the phone since there is more time to work through non-direct cues in e-mail than on the phone. Does that make sense?
Kburgunder on March 8th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
I hate phones for the exact same reason. Secondary is the heat they generate, but it's totally secondary to this. I've found that I can only talk to people at length on the phone if I already know all of their visual cues so well that I can hear it in their voice.
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Kburgunder on March 8th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
You icon's face says "Arr! I am a pirate!" to me...
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junoimeldajunoimelda on March 8th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Cool article and links. I want to forward it on to my social worker friends. I've picked up on these microexpressions from time to time... it's nowhere near as extreme or blocky as shown in the test, just a flicker. Sometimes I can almost feel in my gut the way someone's reacted to something I've just said - even though I'm probably seeing it, it's too fast to be fully conscious and feels like an instinct.

It would be interesting to take a workshop in this.

I love the phone, but my mom and I had a big misunderstanding recently that probably could have been avoided if I could have actually *seen* her more in the last 7 months.