Almost any event, word, external stimulus our face is subjected to coordinated contractions and relaxation of his muscles. Thus, on the face you can “read” our emotions. Only not in every profession a person admits that the facial expressions of the interlocutor became clear to his emotions. Learning to mask emotions or imitate profitable at a given time is a secret desire not only for novice speakers. Control over facial expressions – hard work, based on training and experience. Surprisingly, despite the fact that the involuntary facial expressions and spontaneous, uncontrollable facial expression, which is so easily recognized by the interlocutor to last a moment and unprofessional facial expressions are not even noticeable. Mimicry is very important in the practice of business interaction: it provides us with constant feedback. We can draw conclusions about the accessibility of our speech, interest and attitude to it.
Your facial expressions – “alphabet” of emotions
An inexperienced person in physiognomy is best able to read emotions on the lips:
- The usual smile means a friendly attitude and the need for approval from the interlocutor
- A crooked smile indicates nervousness
- Smile combined with raised eyebrows – willingness to give in
- But a smile without lifting the eyelids is a sign of insincerity
- Smile and lowered eyebrows – arrogance
- Smile in the absence of blinking – a threat
It is also noteworthy that a man’s smile is more fake than a woman’s and does not always correspond to the true psychological state of a man. If we read the mimicry of the interlocutor, knew his mood and his reaction to our words would be available to us, how many opportunities would be opened before us? That is why acting and facial expressions are so attractive to both young people and adults who have a lot of contact with people at work. For example:
- The saddened chief can be recognized by the narrowed eyebrows, dull eyes, lowered corners of the mouth. It’s not a good time to ask for a raise or leave your job. It is possible and the “hot” hand to get.
- Addressed with a proposal to purchase this particular model of iron to the buyer, and in response noticed the movement of his eyebrows in the direction of raising or lowering, his eyelids narrowed or widened? At least he was interested in your proposal.
- Suggested sweetheart ring, hand and heart, and in response, slightly raised and pulled back the corners of the mouth and quiet eyes? Your chosen one is just happy. And no words!
- Sullen shade of red, expanded nostrils, compressed lips? Beware, you’ve caused a fit of anger.
- You look down and the eyebrows are raised? He is clearly implying to you that you are not his equal and he shows you his contempt.
And how to develop facial expressions and acting skills through acting courses you ask? Consider some exercises:
- First you have to train your facial muscles. Turn on Jim Carrey or Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) for a while: make arbitrary movements with the muscles of the face, loosen it, and then restore optimal mobility. You should feel how your face became easier to give in to you and you began to manage to give it various expressions. Over time, after performing these daily faces, you will be without much effort to yield the most sophisticated grimaces, because this exercise has significantly relaxed your facial muscles. It is no secret that the actor onstage, backstage performs a simple workout for the facial muscles: alternately moving eyebrows, lips, eyelids, connects the movement in the tongue, flexing nostrils, cheeks. After such exercises, even talking becomes easier, provided that it was spent at least 3-5 minutes.
- And now before the mirror, go through the most common facial expressions: portray joy, anger, fright, surprise, disappointment, anger, love, humility, repentance, crying, embarrassment, reflection, indifference, pain, drowsiness, begging.
Better examining facial expressions and having seen it in the mirror, or entrusting the evaluation of the teacher in acting, you learn to really get used to the role and to properly transmit emotions to the viewer or interlocutor. Everyday facial expressions can be both reflex and conscious, while in the theater facial expressions – the main means of expression of the actor. Mimic is inseparable from the thoughts, actions and feelings of man and with the help of facial expressions actor conveys the internal state of the character. And the actor can be decided to mimic the character “argued” with his poses and movements, thereby indicating the versatility or confusion of his character. So, for example, a calm face and fearless voice combined with active gestures and rapid movement on the stage makes it clear to the viewer how hard he tries to hide the excitement of this image. As you can see, the nuances of the actors in working with facial expressions are many and all of them can not be told in one article, but it is possible within the practice in the Newmark Theater.