9 Dec 2012 Expression

What is this expression? Click on the FACS code’s to code this expression. Post your thoughts in the comments below.

What is this expression?

What is this expression?

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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. http://stubridget.harcourts.co.nz/ 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. www.MicroExpressions.co.nz, www.facebook.com/sdlmicroexpressions & www.StuDunn.com 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. www.QianLiDao.co.nz
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3 Responses to 9 Dec 2012 Expression

  1. Anthony says:

    Anger. lower brows and square mouth. square mouth shown in speeches. raised upper eyelids cause glaring.

  2. SDL says:

    This image received the most variety of responses yet! Anger was the most common response, perhaps due to the lowering of the brows, the “glare-like” quality of the eyes, and the mouth position – perhaps looking like a retort or shouting. Read more on ways to distinguish anger here: https://studunnsdl.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/anger-or-disgust-blended-emotions/

    As far as this image is concerned, it has the raised eyebrows (FACS codes – also called AU’s of action units; 1+2), the lowering of the brows (AU4) and the raising of the eyelids (AU5). It may be due to the speech, however there appears to be traces of a lip stretch (AU20) – if we add all of these together, I would call this expression fear.

    Read more about distinguished fear here: https://studunnsdl.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/fear-or-surprise/

    Thanks for those of you who got involved! Stu

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