Scientists have discovered that there are 19 different types of smiles. The most interesting part, however, is that they don’t all show happiness! In fact, only 6 smiles happen when we’re having a good time. The other 13 are reserved for other situations. – Tiny Fox Lab Facts
For instance, our smile takes a different shape when we’re nervous, uncomfortable, embarrassed, and even miserable. These “non-enjoyment” smiles are less about how we’re feeling inside and more about the signals we want to project to others.
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