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Types of Smiles and Their Meanings

11 June 2013 No Comment

A smile is a human facial expression with the upward contours at the ends of your mouth.  Every so often, it may not be mouth that is telling of a smile; it may just be that shine in your eyes. For this reason, it is very possible to use a smile to speak a thousand words.

Smiling also has a real impact on your physiology.


There are 2 major types of smile:


The Genuine Smile

A genuine smile involves the whole face including the eyes.  Genuine, warm, and friendly smile originates from bottom of heart. Telling sign of it

Types of Smiles and Their Meanings

Types of Smiles and Their Meanings

are crinkled eyes, crow’s feet in area between eyes and ears, and no signs of tension on forehead. Genuine smile appears and fades away gradually. Emotional centers inside brain controls genuine smile. The most visible is the tightening around the eyes. This mouvement around the eyes is very difficult to fake and is the major signal you want to look at if you think someone might not be telling you their real feelings and sentiments.


The Forced Smile

When a situation has you feeling stressed or flustered, even the most forced of smiles can genuinely decrease your stress and make you happier.

People who put on a smile only utilize the muscles around the mouth. But the top half of their face remains virtually unaffected. Their smile is also less likely to be showing their teeth. This smile could mean the person is not telling the entire truth.



There are many types of smiles, and after a while you start to notice the small variations which differentiate them:

Lip smile – Smile only with their lips.

Cheesy smile – Smile with their teeth

Twinkle smile – Smile and Laugh with their dancing eyes

Sweet smile – Exercise their chubby cheeks

Wry smile – Know something you don’t

Tee-Hee smile – Smile with their necks




Body smile – Smile enthusiastically with their whole body