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1 Before trying to read anyone's face, teach yourself to recognise 'micro-expressions'. These are small facial expressions, a different one for whenever someone is feeling an increase in any different emotion. They are: •Happiness - A smile, quite an obvious one, however, if there is no wrinkling, increase in puffiness or general muscle movement around the eyes, the person is faking the smile. 2 •Sadness - Eyebrows up, lips down-turned. Eyebrows up can also mean the person is feeling guilty. 3 •Disgust - The top lip is raised, showing the teeth in extreme cases, like a scorn. 4 •Surprise - Gaping mouth with eyebrows raised. If this expression lasts longer than a second, the person is faking it. 5 •Fear - Eyebrows raised and lower part of the mouth lowered in extreme cases. Swallowing also indicates fear.6 •Anger - Lips tightened, flaring nostrils, eyebrows pulled down and together are all signs of anger. 3 Start looking. When you've taught yourself to recognise micro-expressions try looking for them in people you see everyday. notice - •Consider that some people will have practiced not showing their emotions facially, someone who plays a lot of poker will be hard to read.