Lie Mask: Smile

The smile is the mask that is employed at most among the other emotions to hide other emotion. This is perhaps counterfeit negative emotions (anger, distress and so on); the message of happiness pull off many deceits. Let us consider these two examples to understand –

1. At school or college, irrespective of a teacher or lecturer reacts on you, as a student you might be disappointed but you still try to keep calm and smile.
2. Unexpected delay in promotion or lost the position to someone else are likely to disappoint you; you are still expected to have smile infront of your manager. This is done to show that you aren’t hurt or angry about being passed over for promotion.

People will generally over look lies in the context of polite greetings, because of amiability and pleasantness shown by the person. This can be argued and debated on saying that it is wrong to call these as lies. To insist it as a good mask, smile facial expressions are easier to make of emotions like infants do. No wonder the deceit smile of a child pleases others.

In given any context, smile falsely present feelings not felt or useful to show. The only challenge is the timing of the unfelt smiles – it can be either too quick or too slow. They also seen based on the word or phrase before or after. It is easiest movements in comparison to other emotions.

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