28 Apr 2013 Expression

What do you think this expression is saying? Excitement / joy or disappointment / pain? Click on the FACS code’s to code this expression. Post your thoughts in the comments below.

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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. 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 28 Apr 2013 Expression

  1. Closer to disappointment and pain: AU4; no 6. (And the bar is dropped behind him? — no AU for that! 🙂

  2. Youri zomers says:

    I would go for joy / excitement…. Not sincerely because of the facial expression but more because of his total body language… Great and extreme victory (joy) is expressed upward in a open position (arms spread, chest open) like he is thanking god or something. Disappointment / pain would be more likely expressed downward with some kind of hiding expression like the hands folded around the head or a starting arm barrier across the chess. Possibly even a touching of the pain area… If there only a ‘mental’ pain touching of the head would probably appear. I’m quite curios about the real situation and story now… What’s your opinion stu?

  3. SDL says:

    Great comments! This is the quote that goes with the image; “Micronesia’s Manuel Minginfel drops weights on the men’s 62-kilogram Group B weightlifting competition at the London Olympic Games July 30, 2012.”

    This is the pain of failure 😦

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