Micro-expressions are More Useful to Reading People from Different Cultures than Body Language

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Chloe Xu
Director, Australia
🔥NEW Body language is used to express or convey a message or information. People have been trying to understand others' thoughts by observing others' body language. However, body language varies significantly from culture to culture. For example, shaking head can be interpreted as 'disagreeing' to one group of people but as 'agreeing' to another. Besides, people may find it is hard to read persons good at managing their body movements and able to mask their feelings. A micro-expression, on the contrary, remains remarkably consistent across all known cultures. Spontaneous and involuntary micro-expressions flit rapidly across everyone's faces at times of intense emotion and therefore provide an instant, honest window into how the person is currently feeling. People might try to hide their facial expressions in varying ways informed by culture, but to a practiced reader, the true emotions are always visible. Recognising and interpreting microexpressions takes practice, but body language (...) Read more? Sign up for free 4-2-2021

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Micro Expressions

Thanks for starting this interesting topic. Just r (...) 8-2-2021

  Chloe Xu
Director, Australia

Definition of Micro-expression

@Jaap de Jonge: I think you asked a good question. (...) 9-2-2021

  Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States

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  S J Osbon
Investor, United States

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  Jacob Panicker
Coach, India

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Nice stream Chloe.. One might also look into eye a (...) 15-2-2021

  Ferdinand Aukes
Director, Netherlands

Micro Expressions and Clever Hans (Kluger Hans)

Very interesting to read Chloe. In so many ways it (...) 15-2-2021

  ajoy adhikary
Professor, India

Definition of Micro and Macro Expressions

Thank you madam Chloe for this interesting and tim (...) 15-2-2021

  Stig Falster
Management Consultant, Australia

Micro-expressions More Universal

Thanks for an interesting article. It confirms wha (...) 16-2-2021

Accountant, Cote Divoire (Ivory Coast)

Micro-expressions are More Universal than Body Language and Ornamental Aspects

Thank you a lot for sharing with us such a great t (...) 16-2-2021

  Prabhavathi A
Coach, India

What is a Micro-expression?

According to me, a micro-expression can be defined (...) 17-2-2021

  John Henry
Project Manager, United States

I Would Like to Suggest Honesty and Listening Rather than Micro Manipulation

Let your "yes", be yes, and your "no" be no, and i (...) 19-2-2021

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

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@John Henry: I share your inclination to dislike a (...) 22-2-2021

  John Henry
Project Manager, United States

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@Jaap de Jonge: How many points of failure do you (...) 23-2-2021


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