I was doing some research on non verbal communication and came across micro expressions. Micro expressions are very brief facial expressions, lasting only a fraction of a second. They occur when a person either deliberately or unconsciously conceals a feeling. Seven emotions have universal signals: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, contempt, surprise and happiness. We come across non verbal cues everyday at work and at home, only if we had the knowledge to decipher them, can we use it to our advantage. Learning to spot micro expression can help us to:

  1. Improve emotional intelligence.
  2. Develop your capacity for empathy.
  3. Spot concealed emotions
  4. Improve relationships.
  5. Understand others.
  6. Recognize and better manage your own emotions.
  7. Develop social skills.

You can take the test here to check how good you are at recognizing micro expressions.