What is best about it is it does not take much effort to show off your radiant smile and yet, it can instantly give joy and delight to the people around you.
In essence, a smile is more than just a simple gesture, more than just a wonderful sight. It carries several positive effects for you and most especially, to other people. Researcher from different fields have studied how the beauty of your smile affects others. Here are some of their findings.
Smiling And The Instinct To Smile Back
Whenever people see someone giving them a sweet, sincere, and stunning smile, it is almost automatic for them to smile back. You might be familiar about the saying that goes “smiling is contagious” and yes, this is true. Experts have found that seeing someone smile stimulates the reward system of the brain, making us feel more positive and want to smile back.
Smiling And Others’ Perception About You
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you and based on what they see, they tend to form their own thoughts about your personality. In a study conducted by social psychologists, people who have pleasant smiles are seen as more attractive, trustworthy, intelligent, and successful, compared to those who have smiles which are not as good.