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Deadbeat 007
02-13-2007, 07:50 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/smiles/

This is rather interesting -- and it's harder than it looks.

Post your scores. I got a 15 out of 20.

Rane
02-13-2007, 07:59 AM
I got 15 out of 20 too :)

Sage
02-13-2007, 08:01 AM
I did better than I thought I would. 13 right out of 20.

Maprilynne
02-13-2007, 08:07 AM
13 out of 20. I suck!:)

Fun Test.

Maprilynne

poetinahat
02-13-2007, 08:11 AM
I got 16 -- which surprised me.

It seemed like my choice on each smile was influenced by the previous one: for example, if I thought smile #1 was real, I'd be more likely to think smile #2 was real.

glassquill
02-13-2007, 08:17 AM
I got 16 out of 20. Thanks for the fun survey. :) (<- This would be a real fake smile, yes?) :D

Deadbeat 007
02-13-2007, 08:20 AM
Thanks for the fun survey. :) (<- This would be a real fake smile, yes?) :D

I guess it would be, haha. I'm surprised -- I often find myself wearing a "fake" smile. Don't mean to. I wonder how many people take note of this.

dahmnait
02-13-2007, 08:33 AM
15 out of 20....it's all in the eyes. ;)

Which I apparently can't totally read.

maddythemad
02-13-2007, 08:34 AM
Gah... 14 out of 20. I noticed all my mistakes were early on, though. I got the hang of things about halfway through. Cool link! Thanks, Deadbeat.

dahmnait
02-13-2007, 08:37 AM
LOL....I just finished reading the text. It really is all in the eyes.

Mud Dauber
02-13-2007, 08:51 AM
13 out of 20

I seemed to base my answer on whether the person remained smiley when done, or if they were able to go right into a stoic face again--then I thought it was fake.

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Southern_girl29
02-13-2007, 08:58 AM
I got 14 out of 20.

CACTUSWENDY
02-13-2007, 09:39 AM
15/20

Interesting, but popcorn is better.

lfraser
02-13-2007, 09:47 AM
But...they're all fake.

As far as I can tell, they are people in a lab setting who have been asked to smile for the camera. They aren't spontaneous smiles.

aruna
02-13-2007, 10:09 AM
I got 17 right. But mostly I found it hard to decide. In real life, I really can tell by the eyes, and the general "feel" of the person. I know when someone's faking friendliness. It's hard from a photo or a video.

Adam Israel
02-13-2007, 11:52 AM
15 out of 20 here, too. The eyes were a pretty good indicator.

ThatGuy
02-13-2007, 12:17 PM
14 out of 20.

TsukiRyoko
02-13-2007, 12:59 PM
17 out of 20-better than I thought I was doing. I missed 1, 3, and 20. Personally, I was suspsicious of all of them. They all kind of looked fake to me- they reverted back to their "Grr,serious-in-front-of-camera" face after smiling, and that's what made me a little unsure.

GPatten
02-13-2007, 05:40 PM
I got 13 out of 20 correct.

giftedrhonda
02-13-2007, 05:46 PM
I got 12 out of 20. I thought the same thing, too, about them all being fake because they're in a certain setting. But perhaps they just made some people genuinely smile by saying something, and with others, just asked them to fake a smile.

Mae
02-13-2007, 06:07 PM
15 out of 20. thanks for the lesson Deadbeat!

Siddow
02-13-2007, 06:22 PM
14 out of 20.

Wasn't anyone else a little freaked out when #13 came up? Scary!

Unique
02-13-2007, 06:27 PM
19 out of 20

I never look at the mouth. Out of the mouth come lies. Eyes are the windows to the soul. ;)

Cath
02-13-2007, 06:48 PM
17/20. It's easier to tell by the other body language - eyes, shoulders etc.

TrainofThought
02-13-2007, 07:22 PM
12 out of 20. Thanks for the quiz, work is quiet today. It's snowing hard and my throat is starting to hurt. *Cough* :D

Serenity
02-13-2007, 07:41 PM
I got a 15 out of 20 too. But, I only missed two of the fake smiles.

mf3201d
02-13-2007, 07:48 PM
I only got 13. I thought it would be so much easier! LOL!

aadams73
02-13-2007, 08:12 PM
19 out of 20

I never look at the mouth. Out of the mouth come lies. Eyes are the windows to the soul. ;)


19 out of 20 here too. Ditto what you said about the eyes.

dippykitty
02-13-2007, 08:23 PM
I got 14 out of 20, better than I expected!

Bartholomew
02-13-2007, 09:47 PM
19/20.

Its not in the mouth, or in the eyeballs. (Eyeballs really don't change...) Its in how the muscles of the face move.

There was a woman with an abnormally huge head. She fooled me. o.O

MattW
02-13-2007, 10:09 PM
16/20 - better than I expected.

giftedrhonda
02-13-2007, 10:10 PM
Woo hoo - I'm the worst so far with my 12/20! I'm apparently very naive. LOL

Provrb1810meggy
02-13-2007, 10:22 PM
No, you aren't the worst. There are a few others with twelve, now me included.

giftedrhonda
02-13-2007, 10:37 PM
Cool - we can be the new "12/20" club, and people will think we're on crack when we say that. YAY!!

Provrb1810meggy
02-13-2007, 11:22 PM
Or that we have really good eyesight.

Unique
02-14-2007, 12:22 AM
19/20.

Its not in the mouth, or in the eyeballs. (Eyeballs really don't change...) Its in how the muscles of the face move.

There was a woman with an abnormally huge head. She fooled me. o.O

Are you sure that was a woman? I thought it was a man.

truelyana
02-14-2007, 12:33 AM
I did that in the morning at university but, i didnt play them. I just looked at their first facial expression and answered. I think i got 5 right lol :D

Dixie
02-14-2007, 01:57 AM
15 out of 20 which seems to be the average around here.

Kentuk
02-14-2007, 07:54 AM
Don't understand the criteria for the fake smile. Stick them with pins and tell them to smile? It was totally out of context. I sucked of course.

DamaNegra
02-14-2007, 08:40 AM
10 out of 20. I suck.

Gabriel
02-14-2007, 09:14 AM
I got nine. Damn I suck with people, my social skills need working out.

Holy crap are you serious?!?
Bottom of everyone???

Bartholomew
02-14-2007, 11:26 AM
Are you sure that was a woman? I thought it was a man.

Hm. I suppose it could have been either, but the hair made me assume it was something closer to the fairer sex.

TsukiRyoko
02-15-2007, 07:39 AM
19/20.

Its not in the mouth, or in the eyeballs. (Eyeballs really don't change...) Its in how the muscles of the face move.

There was a woman with an abnormally huge head. She fooled me. o.O
19/20?
Man....

You beat me....

:cry:

Bartholomew
02-15-2007, 08:44 AM
19/20?

You beat me....



Damnit, woman. You said if I stopped you wouldn't tell anyone.

I guess you're not as good as your word...

Only one thing for it!

*Gets the sledgehammer*

ErylRavenwell
02-15-2007, 08:55 AM
The protag of my novel would have scored 20/20. He can detect the flashing micro-expressions on people's faces. Paul Ekman is nothing compared to Dr. Leo Mars. :) I didn't take part; I'm biased. Those who can read those expressions are aslo adept at sniffing out lies.

TsukiRyoko
02-15-2007, 10:12 AM
Damnit, woman. You said if I stopped you wouldn't tell anyone.

I guess you're not as good as your word...

Only one thing for it!

*Gets the sledgehammer*

Oh look, you got the sledgehammer for me. *glare* Trying to use my own weapons against me, you'll pay for it! And you took the chaps off! Son of a... start running, boy!

startwearingpurple
02-16-2007, 12:01 AM
16 outta 20 im quite proud of that

rhymegirl
02-16-2007, 02:13 AM
I got 15 out of 20. I can read people much better in person.

Vincent
02-18-2007, 05:15 AM
Well, 13 out of 20. I'm too trusting.