The speed of your smile can shape the first
impressions others have of you, according to a new research.
Smiling too quickly can lead others to think that you are insincere, while slow
grins appear more genuine.
As part of the research, a team of business advisors examined how smiling can
give clients a positive impression.
They discovered that a smile, which appears too swiftly and does not extend to
the eyes can sends signals that you lack sincerity.
They found that people should avoid three types of grin:
The Enthusiast – A huge smile showing all
of your teeth and wide eyes can be overbearing.
The Big Freeze – A constant, practiced
smile that lacks sincerity.
The Robot – A tiny, polite smile that
doesn’t display warmth.
"Studies show people perceive a slower, natural smile which floods the entire
face to be more genuine," the Sun quoted
Lesley Meechan of the Glasgow-based Go Group as saying.
Psychologist Bridget Hanna added: "Smiling all the time appears over-pleasing
and lowers your status."
- Courtesy: ANI /