Can you imagine what life would be like if no one smiled or frowned? What zf no one could show shock or sadness? If everyone kept a straight face, the world would be a pretty boring place. And not only that - it would be confusing. It's easy to understand how a tourist might be confused in Bulgaria where people show agreement by turning their heads right-to-left instead of nodding up-and-down. Or how a NATO general might become offended if a native of New Guinea saluted him by patting him under his chin. But it has been found that most facial expressions are universal- the same the world over. This means that we don't have an excuse if someone misunderstands what we are saying with our face. Yet, these misunderstandings do happen. And the reason might be that we often don't allow enough of our emotions to show through in our faces.
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