The Basic Channels
- The act of communicating a mood, attitude, opinion,
feeling, or other message by contracting the muscles of the face.
It seems that there are six basic emotions that are represented very clearly by the human
face – anger, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise, and disgust – though some researchers
suggest that contempt is also a very basic facial expression.
Different parts of the face are active in order to show different emotions:
(happiness, affiliation, contentment);
(anger, emotion, frustration);
(contempt; see below,
(anger, sadness, concentration);
eye movement (thought processing).
Blank Face -
Gazes and Stares
Eye contact or lack of it is a very important part of communication.
If we notice
someone making eye contact with us frequently, we usually interpret that as a sign that
they like us.
Conversely, if someone doesn’t make eye contact or appears to avoid