Facial Expression Test Quiz

“What’s that facial expression?” Quiz

There is not one singular facial expression for any of the seven universal emotions, but many, which often reflect the intensity and purity of the emotion.

Taken by Dr. Ekman and his colleagues for research studies and publications, these photographs (some decades old) continue to be used in academic settings and for special research applications in across many industries. They show the facial blueprints of the major emotions—how surprise, fear, anger, disgust, sadness, and happiness are registered by changes in the forehead, eyebrows, eyelids, cheeks, nose, lips, and chin.

Put your emotion detection skills to the test with this facial expression quiz.

Instructions: For each of the emotions below, choose the facial expression that does NOT display a facial expression of that emotion.

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1. Anger
2. Contempt
3. Disgust
4. Enjoyment
5. Fear
6. Sadness
7. Surprise
Paul Ekman is a well-known psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2009. He has worked with many government agencies, domestic and abroad. Dr. Ekman has compiled over 50 years of his research to create comprehensive training tools to read the hidden emotions of those around you.

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