Facts about Smiling

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1.Smiling Brings a Good Feeling

Studies show that when people smile genuinely, the smiles have an effect on specific muscles that make them experience joy or happiness. People smile because they are happy and when the act of smiling hits specific muscles are hit, the brain releases more endorphins or happy signals which make a person feel good.

2.Smiling Acts are Contagious

When a person is experiencing a bad day, giving them a compliment accompanied by a smile helps lift their moods. The smile that comes with the compliment is passed on to them and has the effect of boosting their morale. This helps turn their day round and makes them feel good too.

3.Men are attracted to Women who Smile

Women who smile appear more attractive to men. Studies show that men find women who smile but wear no makeup to be more attractive than women who wear perfect makeup but do not smile. However, it is not clear why runway models turn mouths upwards during fashion shows.

4.Men who smile to attract Women appear less appealing

Apparently, women tend to favor men who do not smile in order to capture their attention. According to an American Psychological Association study, women oddly prefer men who appear ‘brooding’. This does not imply that women should be angry or rude. The study focused only on initial reactions and not on lasting relationship reactions.

5.Smiling makes a person sound Friendly

Smiling while talking on phone causes a person sound friendly. An element that is taught or need to be taught during phone classes is to smile while answering phone calls. This helps achieve better customer care service because smile has a way of translating into ones voice and cause them to sound engaging and happy.

6.Smiling increases a person’s Life Span

A human being’s emotional health is closely tied to the physical health. Because the act of smiling is a reflection of a person being happy and becoming more happy with increased smiling, then people who smile more tend to live a more relaxed, longer life than people who frown regularly. Actually, smiling helps boost a person’s immunity system and increases a person’s life span by an average of 7 years.

7.Babies can Smile

Many people think that a new born’s first smile takes several weeks to happen. This is only true when one is not counting their smiles during sleep. Babies begin to smile in their sleep immediately they are born. This raises the question about the kind of staff that babies actually smile about.

8.Frequent smiles are likely to attract promotions

People who smile often tend to appear more sociable and confident. This gives managers the impression that such people possess the kind of skills and attitude required to move up the ladder in the workplace.

 9.Smiles are of Different Types

According to researchers, there are 19 kinds of smiles that fit into two broad categories namely social, polite smiles and genuine happy smiles. Some of the smile types include genuine smiles, embarrassed smiles and loving smiles.  People smile more if they are surrounded by others than when they are alone. Though people smile occasionally by themselves or laugh when they see something funny on a screen, they most likely smile more when in an audience.

10.Universally, Smiling is a sign of Joy

Even when there is a language barrier, a facial expression such as a smile always comes across as a sign of being happy. However, this is not always the case in some countries where people hold different customs and values so it is always good to check.

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