How to fake a Monday smile – Human Behavior Lab

How to fake a Monday smile

And get away with it !!!

The Duchenne smile involves both voluntary and involuntary contraction from two muscles: the zygomatic major (raising the corners of the mouth) and the orbicularis oculi (raising the cheeks and producing crow’s feet around the eyes).

A fake smile or, as I like to call it, a “Say Cheese” smile involves the contraction of just the zygomatic major since we cannot voluntarily contract the orbicularis oculi muscle.

Now, is Monday and you don’t feel like “smiley day” or you need to put a face for the world, what can you do? After many years of training people who need to interact, and they don’t feel like it, and don’t want to look fake, we found a way. Put the tip of your tongue on the palate of your mouth, now grab a mirror and tell me what you see?

This action activates the- orbicularis oculi and the zygomatic major, better known asThe Duchenne smile

I hope it helps!!!

For personalize training for you and your team, contact us.

Susan. XoXo