Spotting the Facial Expression of Emotion

Can you spot the emotion that occurs in the video below at around 5:18? What do you make of her response?

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10 responses to “Spotting the Facial Expression of Emotion”

  1. Markus says:

    I would say anger/disgust to his expression. Her response is harder to for me to find a word for. It is like she is saying “im sorry” with her face. I guess it is somwhere in the sadness spectrum.

    But i dont think she really feels sad. It feels more like a “display expression”(idont know if im making my self clear here). Also it almost look like a hint of what Paul Ekman calls a “miserable smile”.

  2. Reuben Prevost says:

    Just looked at 5:18, but that was a good disgust micro. Will take a look at the rest later.

  3. Reuben Prevost says:

    Just took a look at the rest of the video. I think her response was genuine; you could see some sadness in the eyebrows.

    Although, when she says that “[she] still think[s] [she is] making the right decisions”: she shows (I don’t know if “leaked” would be the right word) some “non-verbal shrugs” which indicated to me that she was unsure if she really made the right choice. She also shook her head no as she said that; maybe indicating that she was not so confident in what she was saying.

    What do you all think about that?

  4. WC says:

    The guy wasn’t happy, kind of looked like a “disgust” are you serious right now feeling. The guy probably thought like he was a stud and when he got rejected he disagreed with her choice. She tried to let him down easy but it looked like around 6:07 she was shaking her head no or was confused like Reuben said. At 7:07 where he touches his forehead sure looked like shame or a sure sign of defeat (different form of sadness).

  5. Markus says:

    Im not so sure he thought he was a stud. I got a feeling that they just been on a date and she might have felt she had led him on and made him feel that they had a connection that was not there. Therefore skipped the party and went straight to the rose ceremony.
    We do not get this show in my country so i have not seen how he has been acting outside this rose ceremony.

  6. Good observations everyone. I see a nice disgust, possibly some anger as well. Her reaction is sadness, but we don’t know whether that’s to him or what she just did.

  7. Cedric says:

    Scorn, a combination of anger and disgust. Hers I believe was sadness for what she had to do

  8. jhon gomez says:

    her sadness doesnt look real to me, no brow involvement, only a subtle pull of the chin muscle which anyone can do to fake sadness. The guy nod his head saying yes while affirming “I really wasnt” at minute 7:01, does it have any meaning in this context? Does it mean he was actually ready?

  9. Peter says:

    Disgust and AU 17 on her respond

  10. Hilsch says:

    Contempt is the only asymmetrical emotion, which can be seen on that guy’s face at 5:18 where in an attempt to express an emotion he’s not really feeling produces that unnaturally crooked/lopsided smile as well as that scrunching of his nose (normally with contempt seen as the raising of a nostril). It appears that he is trying to keep himself together via keeping his composure, yet he unfortunately “leaks” his expression of anger/disappointment/disgust. That’s unfortunate for him….

    ..but also… around 7 minutes he is having his confessional saying, “I wasn’t ready for this to be over, I really wasn’t” he immediately shakes his head as if saying “yes” and not “no”. Was he lying there? It seems he may have actually been ready for it to be over, he knew his chances were slim by this episode.

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