Which smile is genuine, and which is social?
“Whenever we smile, there are 2 potential muscles we activate. The first one is the zygomaticus major and it controls the corners of your mouth. Whenever this muscle only is activated, it’s not actually a genuine smile. Scientists call this also the “social” smile. The second muscle, known to show sincerity is the obicularis occuli and it encircles our eye socket.”
Here’s a great piece on the science of smiling:
Turns out, smiling is good for you. But I guess most of us already knew that.
HT Jeffrey J Davis