Can You Fake a Smile?

According to the experts, you can't fake a smile.  You may think you can, but it's a pretty hard thing to do if you know what to look for.  Diane and I were talking about it this morning. 

Everyone has two smiles, according to the article from the Wall Street Journal - a real smile and a fake smile.

What's the difference?  The two smiles use different muscles.  The real smile starts at your mouth and pulls up toward the eyes.  The fake smile pulls toward the ears - that's the smile we use socially when we're, well, faking it.

Body language experts claim it's nearly impossible to fake a smile.  Now that you know the difference, keep an eye on the people you meet today.  You'd be surprised how many are faking it.  

So, let's keep it real!