Facial expressions

little monkey, sofspics
By sofs
@sofssu (14470)
February 16, 2016 8:04am CST
Expressions on peoples faces makes interaction more meaningful. Though verbal responses gives us an idea of how a person perceives a situation, receives some information, or accepts what is presented to them, it is the facial expression that give us a clearer picture of what the person really feels or thinks. Some of us could miss sarcasm, scorn, ridicule or irony in verbal response but its is hard to miss the look on a persons face. We often assume that only humans have these great expressions. However, pet owners would insists that their dogs smile and wink at them. I love the look on this monkey's face. He seem so... Okay I won't say what I think.. what do you think the expression on his face says to you?
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
16 Feb 16
I think facial expressions can lie to us... I'm quite good at smiling... even though I do not feel like smiling... but I completely agree they are a very important part of communication.... I'm afraid I think the monkey looks very sad... of course I've no idea why... but to me he looks sad, and upset... not angry... but depressed and sad....
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
17 Feb 16
@sueznewz2 But such a smile would definitely be different than a whole hearted smile.
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@sofssu (14470)
19 Feb 16
@sueznewz2 Could be true .. though we sometimes smile I guess our body language would say other wise if we are not watching it.. but you are right some people are good at hiding their emotions.
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@sofssu (14470)
19 Feb 16
@Scindhia I totally agree with you on that.
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@MALUSE (39085)
• Germany
16 Feb 16
The monkey is embarrassed because it peed in its nest.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
17 Feb 16
@MALUSE At first look I had similar thoughts!
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@sofssu (14470)
17 Feb 16
LOL now this is something I never thought of.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
17 Feb 16
@sofssu Its the beauty of facial expressions. This is in fact a great exercise. Thanks for this post.
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@jaboUK (53528)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 16
I couldn't say what the monkey is thinking, but I take your point about facial expressions. That's why misunderstandings happen on line - we can just see the words without seeing people's faces or hearing their tone of voice.
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@sofssu (14470)
16 Feb 16
SO true, online interactions/relationships often fail because we are unable to see the expressions and the body language of the person we interact with.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
16 Feb 16
@jaboUK so true janet.... we do not realise, how much we use peoples facial expressions, to help us interpret what they have said...
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@brokenbee (7811)
• Philippines
18 Feb 16
He looks so sad or depressed.
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@sofssu (14470)
19 Feb 16
@brokenbee Does he? poor little guy.
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@brokenbee (7811)
• Philippines
19 Feb 16
@sofssu yes, he seems so sad and seeing him makes me feel sad too. Ooops hihi
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@sofssu (14470)
22 Feb 16
@brokenbee lol Don't you worry he was back swing on the tree a few moments after I took the picture.
@simone10 (21664)
• Louisville, Kentucky
17 Feb 16
A lot of the time, I have a very serious look on my face that I am not aware of. Some people, including my brother, will ask if I am okay or if I am upset about something. I'm not, it's just the normal expression on my face. I have been trying to change that but it's not easy.
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@sofssu (14470)
19 Feb 16
Trying to change you normal facial expression can be really difficult. However, to tell you the truth I also have a serious expression most of the time.. people know that I am fun only when they get close to me. I guess its a facade to keep people from thinking you are frivolous .. just kidding.
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@simone10 (21664)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Feb 16
@sofssu I agree that people who know me know that I am fun person too.
@SIMPLYD (78586)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
The way i see the monkey , she seems sad . It's as if she is pondering "how she can make both ends meet " .
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@sofssu (14470)
19 Feb 16
LOl @SIMPLYD nature supplies them with all they need.. thankfully he doesn't have to worry about that.
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@SIMPLYD (78586)
• Philippines
19 Feb 16
@sofssu Yes, they are lucky they don't have to worry about their supplies .
@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Feb 16
He seems watchful. As if something a little intimidation is coming closer.
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@sofssu (14470)
17 Feb 16
@celticeagle That is very similar to what I was thinking.
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@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Feb 16
@sofssu ...That what it looks like to me.
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@Shiva49 (12560)
• Singapore
16 Feb 16
The monkey has a pensive, worried look. Words may not reflect the emotions behind what we want to convey. We smile more with our eyes than mouth/lips - siva
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@sofssu (14470)
16 Feb 16
Do you also think that the monkey has a pensive look? I am really curious to know how each person perceives this picture.
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@Shiva49 (12560)
• Singapore
16 Feb 16
@sofssu Yes, I think so - siva
@Susan2015 (20392)
• United States
19 Feb 16
The look on my face usually gives me away before I even say what I'm going to.
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@sofssu (14470)
19 Feb 16
@Susan2015 Same here, I can never conceal my feeling too well.
@antonbunot (9510)
• Calgary, Alberta
17 Feb 16
LOL . . he seems to have a big problem! He looks like his honey turned down his request for a second round!
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@sofssu (14470)
19 Feb 16
@antonbunot I am sure you are seeing him through your eyes and heart. LOL .. it does seem we project our emotions and thoughts on to others.. Thanks for the laughs.. loved the comment.
@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
17 Feb 16
The monkey's face looks like it is intensely concentrating on something.
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@sofssu (14470)
17 Feb 16
@Scindhia Maybe.. it does have an intense look alright.
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Feb 16
he looks sad to me
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@sofssu (14470)
19 Feb 16
@Jessicalynnt I do agree that there is something pensive about his looks.
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@jstory07 (65960)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Feb 16
The look on some people's faces are priceless.
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@sofssu (14470)
19 Feb 16
@jstory07 Makes them such interesting specimens to those of us who like people watching.
@marlina (72550)
• Canada
16 Feb 16
It looks like a pensive expression to me.
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@sofssu (14470)
19 Feb 16
@marlina I guess that is what most of us here think.
@Corbin5 (102758)
• United States
16 Feb 16
He just looks plain tired and ready for a nap to me. Big day for that little primate.
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@sofssu (14470)
17 Feb 16
@Corbin5 Hmm two people here think that he is tired. Maybe he is. Maybe he did have a long day.
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
Most often, nonverbal communication explains more than what is said. Is the monkey thinking of some mischievous plan?
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@sofssu (14470)
16 Feb 16
Maybe.. so you also go with deep thought.
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@shshiju (10373)
• Cochin, India
16 Feb 16
I think he is ready to rest or sleep.
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@sofssu (14470)
16 Feb 16
Tired.. hmmm some more interesting perceptions. This is really getting to be fun.
@salonga (27986)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
Facial expression specially the eyes can reveal what is inside the person. That monkey looks so kind and humble.
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@sofssu (14470)
16 Feb 16
Hmmm.. kind and humble, Interesting observation. I am sure i am not going to get this answer too many times on this discussion.
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@Lucky15 (33423)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
Sad for me..or in deep thinking
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@sofssu (14470)
16 Feb 16
Sad/ deep thought .. interesting responses. I am waiting to see whta the other would see on this little monkeys face.
@amnabas (9909)
• Karachi, Pakistan
16 Feb 16
I think he is thinking right now.
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@sofssu (14470)
16 Feb 16
@amnabas Could be.. some serious thought on how to be naughty