Emotions and faces: part of Executive Intelligence
Posted Sep 27 2006 12:00am
Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, when discussing different Frontal Lobe, functions in his Wisdom Paradox book, adds that “Executive intelligence” includes “the ability to penetrate other people’s minds, and that starts with an interest in other people’s minds.”
What do we call a window into other people’s emotions? A face.
Based on primary and secondary research, he found that there are seven emotions expressed in the face in universally consistent ways:
Even more interesting: according to his research, feelingsand facial expressions influence each other. This is, not only a sad person will naturally look sad, but a person who intentionally smiles will feel more content than a person who doesn’t.