Can you tell a fake smile from a real one?

Jump to Last Post 1-12 of 12 discussions (12 posts)
  1. rutley profile image68
    rutleyposted 7 years ago

    Can you tell a fake smile from a real one?

    Some of those grins just don't have any life behind them and are completely forced!

  2. snapbackbetty profile image61
    snapbackbettyposted 7 years ago

    I usually can tell if it's a fake smile with people that I know and are close with. To me some strangers are really easy to pick up on and others you just can't tell.

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 7 years ago

    It's not always a reliable sign; however a person's eyes usually light up when a smile is genuine. and the face is relaxed. Shy or tentative smiles that are partly held back are one exception though genuine.

  4. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    Normally, yes. I entirely agree with you! If someone is really trying to make you buy it or mean it, the smile will show in their eyes. If it's forced or someone is really bad at faking, you can tell. But I love watching for signs that other's aren't telling the truth. So entertaining!

  5. profile image0
    il Scetticoposted 7 years ago

    In a forced smile, the muscles of the face tend to pull the lips mainly sidewise.  A real smile pulls them sidewise AND upward, which also crinkles the eyes slightly. 

    Also, look at the different hemispheres of the brain.  The creative side ("lying" side) controls the left side of the body, and the rational/logical ("honest") side controls the right side of the body.  If it's a false smile (created), then it tends to be more pronounced on the left side of their body (your right, their left), making it a slightly crooked smile.

    Don't just look at their mouth and eyes - what is the rest of their body saying?  If they are leaning away with their feet planted firmly on the floor, and their arms folded as they smile in the way I just described, it's probably fake.

  6. dghbrh profile image77
    dghbrhposted 7 years ago

    I think yes I can well tell if the person in front of me yes smiling fake or real if i get time to notice it properly But in a hectic time it is not possible to know. For me a real smile reaches the eyes of the person and gives a happy vibration forward. Thank you

  7. Anna Haven profile image80
    Anna Havenposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I think so, like everyone has been saying it is all in the eyes. They betray what the person is really thinking.

  8. profile image0
    GoldenThreadPressposted 7 years ago

    I can tell a fake smile from a real one. In fact, years ago a great Russian friend said, "Behind every smile are teeth." Sometimes a smile can be genuine and other times it can be like what I call a "canine smile." I wouldn't trust these. Great topic! Best Regards--Deb

  9. shampa sadhya profile image80
    shampa sadhyaposted 7 years ago

    I would say 'yes'. The reason is I am usually good at reading people's eyes and we all know that eyes never speak lie. Thus, fake smile will never match one's eyes. Fake smile will be easily caught.

  10. catgypsy profile image76
    catgypsyposted 7 years ago

    I have to agree with every one else...it's all in the eyes!

  11. Tonipet profile image83
    Tonipetposted 7 years ago

    I think yes. I don't know but there's something in the face of a fake smile that says it's fake. Me too agree that it's in the glitter of the eyes. Most probably because the sense that those grins, like you said, don't have any life behind them, is because they're not from the heart. A Valentine smile to you and everyone:smile

  12. Hui (蕙) profile image75
    Hui (蕙)posted 7 years ago

    Supposed to be able to, based on the real situations that we are. But I am wondering if we can tell a fake smile in a virtual space, like on facebook talking with those face symbols without any real body languages!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)