New research says your expression is trumping your words.
A new study entitled “Facial Expressions During Marital Conflict” finds that what you say with your eyes, brows, or mouth may express much more than your words.
“By way of their eyes, brows, and mouth, they carry on a two-way signaling of feelings which is non-verbal and often destructive. Even couples who start out not claiming to have big problems can apparently lob arrows of disgust or contempt when they talk about topics of conflict.”
Turns out that poker face isn’t getting you very far when your mouth is uttering, “That’s fine.”