5 August 2013 Expression

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


About Stu Dunn

Becoming proficient with non verbal communication and teaching what I’ve learnt over the years has become an absolute passion of mine; starting with beginning the SDL Behavioural Science Facebook Page, then set up my first online course in 2011, and my first book on the subject True Lies, A Guide to Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception in the Real World was published in 2013. During this time I’ve helped thousands of people around the world become proficient in reading body language, micro expressions and detecting deception – and I’d love to help you too.
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4 Responses to 5 August 2013 Expression

  1. Dana Denike says:

    Not of the universal 7. Shame and/or guilt. I’m still on the upper face in my studies. There I see AU1b and AU2a. Lower, I see AU12, 13 or maybe 23. What ever it is it’s in the d or e range. When I mimic this I feel tightness on the outer sides of my chin, embarrassment.

  2. Varun says:

    Mix of sadness, anger and disappointment.

  3. stephbeath says:

    It looks to me like “ergh – no that’s wrong and I feel bad for you” or simply “that’s awful!”. A mix of worry, disgust and empathetic embarrassment.

  4. SDL says:

    This expression appears at 4.06 in the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5zWWgt5L4E&feature=related after “the Bachelor” says to “Never apologise for that”. Straight after this expression, she chews the inside of her mouth. In context, I believe she is demonstrating a teeth-clenched fear-like lip stretch (AU20) that gives the impression of guilt. The “ekk” sound goes well with this expression, and has an overall sad quality.

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