A Bit About Micro Expressions

Here’s a short video I use in training.  It’s the basics of what are called Micro Expressions.  Most likely you are already familiar with them, but if not the WIKIPEDIA definition is:

Microexpression– A brief, involuntary facial expression shown on the face of humans according to emotions experienced. They usually occur in high-stakes situations, where people have something to lose or gain. Micro expressions occur when a person is consciously trying to conceal all signs of how he or she is feeling, or when a person does not consciously know how he or she is feeling…

This 2 minute video has very little explanation other than the short descriptions throughout while it plays.  That’s because I usually talk and explain and point out what is happening before the freeze-frames showing the specific micro expressions happen…

Some of these happen so fast there’s no way to see them.  The fascinating part is how BIG some of them are.  You see them, yet you don’t “observe” them.  So you completely miss them.

You’ll know what I mean after you watch this.  You’re gonna see things that people you know do all the time, you just don’t notice them.

There are a couple of sections where the short expressions are looped to give you an idea of how odd the movements and words are.  You’ll see…