Smiling is good for you!
It is believed that the Duchenne smile (named after the French researcher Guillaume Duchenne) is the only form of what one could call the “genuine” smile. It is achieved when your curl your upper lip inward and smile with your mouth as much as with your eyes.
The “Pan American smile,” on the other hand is the smile expressed to show politeness, for example by a flight attendant on the former airline with the same name. It only involves the muscles of the mouth and not the eyes.
If you don’t think the Duchenne Smile can change your mood
If you don’t think you can spot the difference between a fake smile and a true (Duchenne) Smile
More valuable links on the value and importance of smiling
- 15 fascinating facts about our smiles and why becoming a smile millionaire will change your life.
- The Smile Solution
- Way of the Inner Smile: does nothing, yet leaves nothing undone
- It takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile: true or false? (false)
- The Untapped Power Of Smiling