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September 25, 2011

Child inside us

Early childhood brings challenges and opportunities that we've to tackle with the help of our parents and care-takers. We all display different kinds of expressions that let the other know about discomfort, anxieties, fear, liking, comfort and joy. After growing older, basic patterns of expressions remain almost same.

A little fine tuning, mimicking, learning, pressure of mannerism and a lots of real world experiences make the adults react, express and behave differently than children. Also, we try to hide, suppress or even fake expressions for our own interest. Moreover, we learn languages for communicating with people.

Look at following pictures and find how children and adult show matching facial expressions and emblems. Given below are a few examples but actually there are many more.

Oh! Look at that. (Alertness)
Yak, i don't like it. (Disgust)
Do you hear that? (Spatial focus)
I'm ready for photo. (Attention seeking)
When this all going to end? (Boredom)
Can you help me out of this? (Sadness)
What's that? (Surprise)
What a stressful life is? (Self-soothing)
You are not listening to me. (Grieving)
Anything is not right. (Out crying)
Hey, nice to talk to you. (Cheerfulness)
It's really funny...I like it! (Amusement)
So horrible! (Fear)
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