After reading a shocking statistic that children smile 400 times a day versus adults only smiles 20 times a day, I started a two part survey of my own. I asked my friends to observe themselves and others:
1. How often do adults smile?
2. What impresses them most about the people they met for the first time?
The first part of the survey results staggeringly matched the statistics. People said that they liked smiling folks because it put them at ease, especially when meeting for the first time.
Thus in a world scarce of adult smiles, use this tool to your advantage. Smile – a simple tool can speak a lot about you. If genuine, a smile can enhance your impression on others and create a pleasant perception about you in their minds. Most people unknowingly and/or knowingly analyze the smile to a certain extent to determine the type of personality. There can be several types of smile. Few examples are:
If you smile without showing any teeth, it’s a smile of a nice and conservative person
If you smile with tightened lips to prevent yourself from showing teeth, it is indicative of someone who is embarrassed about his teeth and do not want to show them.
If you smile while showing only some teeth, it’s a forced smile
If you smile showing all teeth, it’s a confident smile
If your soft half-smile is accompanied with soft and relaxed eyes, it’s a serene smile.
Ask your friends and mirror what smile suits your personality. With practice you can develop your smile that suits your personality.