Expression of the Day – 18 Oct 2012

What is this expression? Click on for the FACS Codes if you want to FACS code this expression.

She’s chewing the inside of her mouth at the same time as twisting her mouth into a half smile as she thinks on how to respond to a difficult question.


About Stu Dunn

I have three major professional areas in my life: Team Dunn Real Estate (Harcourts Real Estate with my beautiful wife Bridget), SDL (Behavioural Science Consulting) and Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu). Stu & Bridget Dunn Real Estate: Providing awesome service and results through our approachable, professional and effective real estate services. SDL: SDL helps our clients to understand non-verbal communication and to avoid deception. We do this by providing online courses, training and specialist advice in areas of behaviour, emotional analysis and detecting deception. Both my wife Bridget and I are also FACS certified. I have also written an International Best Seller, True Lies; A Guide To Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception In The Real World., & Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu): The Wing Chun System, known for its incredible speed, powerful straight punches & Chi Sao (contact reflex training), relies on angling & body mechanics rather than brute force.
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2 Responses to Expression of the Day – 18 Oct 2012

  1. Anthony says:

    It is a contempt expression. One side of the mouth stretches upward. She may feel the one asked the question is annoying. Or maybe, the question really asked about what she doesn’t want to respond. The closure of eyes shows that she doesn’t want to “see” the question. It is a sign of blocking.

  2. SDL says:

    That’s pretty good! To me (and based on the situation when she does this), she’s trying to hide her contemptuous attitude by using a mouth manipulator (chewing the inside of her mouth). This happens when she’s asked a more challenging question about the whereabouts of her missing husband.

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