Six Face Expressions Everyone Can Read

The six basic face expressions all the world understands

Raised eyebrows or a shake of the head can mean different things in different parts of the world. But these six basic face expressions can be understood wherever you are.

face-emotion-mask-joyJOY

face-emotion-mask-sadSADNESS

face-emotion-fearFEAR

face-emotion-angryANGER

face-emotion-surpriseSURPRISE

face-emotion-disgustDISGUST

The expressions may be mite exaggerated here. Even, heaven forbid, not totally accurate!

All the same, these ‘six basic facial expressions’ are taken from research by the anthropologist Paul Ekman.

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