Surprise longer than a second or two is fake

The appearance of surprise consists of three main parts: raised eyebrows, raised eyelids, and the dropping of the jaw.

The appearance of surprise consists of three main parts: raised eyebrows, raised eyelids, and the dropping of the jaw.

If someone’s surprise lasts longer than a second or two, they’re likely to be faking their surprise.

Surprise is the briefest of emotions, with a sudden onset that dissipates quickly as the stimulus that caused the surprise is understood. Once the event that caused the surprise has been evaluated, another emotion quickly follows, such as happiness (a pleasant surprise), fear (a frightening event that was surprising), or disgust (discovering a dead rodent under some rubbish) etc. The only time surprise will continue for longer than a few seconds is when further surprising stimulus occurs, although technically this becomes a separate surprise event.

The appearance of surprise consists of three main parts: raised eyebrows, raised eyelids, and the dropping of the jaw.

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About Bridget Dunn

A real estate professional since 2012, Bridget is known for integrity, diplomacy and sincerity in all her dealings. She has first and foremost strived to be someone in whom her clients and colleagues can put their trust and faith. Treating clients like family is both a guiding principal and way of life for Bridget. She is dedicated to listening intently to her clients needs and providing the best possible advice, from how to get the best sales result for their home, to matching individuals and families with the properties that best suit their needs.
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