Words express ideas. Expressions and gestures express emotions. It is essential to have the ability to understand body language and facial expressions and micro-expressions to realize what your body language is communicating and to be able to understand others better. This is a tremendous extra ability that will benefit you in your personal and professional endeavors
The Importance of Understanding Micro-Expressions
There are 7 Universal Micro-Expressions. They are instantaneous and involuntary facial expressions that people make which indicate emotions and reactions. These can’t be hidden or faked. They have the same meaning all over the world. They are anger, happiness, disgust, sadness, surprise, contempt, and fear. For successful communication, it is important to be able to decipher these micro expressions and understand what someone is not saying as well as what they are saying.