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Pulse Blogger What facial expression is hard to miss at social events?

At most events, gatherings or ceremonies, there‘s usually the abundance of different facial interactions you could easily pick out. For the fun of it, or if your intent is to kill time.

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Lets get this Party started now

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Apparently there's every name available for every kind of facial expression anybody can be seen to portray.

You simply say it how you see it, and be surprised at how correct or close you could be with the exactness.

For example, does she look uncomfortable? Is he always that cheerful? These are very simple descriptive ways to express the associations with facial delivery.

Funny how you could have been a “carrier” of a certain expression at some point in time. So here are some categories of these human expressions that have been classified for quick identification.

The Flushed Expression:

This is the first expression you'd observe upon getting to a function. At the time this expression would be noticed, the event may be yet to kickstart, or fellow friends may have not been located. So these guests would have a certain kind of unsettled carriage.

They’d mostly carry on a hasty vibe, like they were in a hurry to be somewhere. From their stance you would gather that they may have had either too little attendance in such kinds of grand, or as the case may be, small events, and are too eager, or unenthusiastic to be a part of the ceremony.

Either ways, their expression would not be neutral.

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The Mesmerized Expression:

If you haven't gotten excited about something in a long time, you'd confuse this expression for something overrated and unnecessary. However, it's nothing of such.

After having to act all prim and proper for the first hour, most guests would get inclined to let their guards off gradually. That's when they take in the surrounding and prepare to be dazzled, or dazed.

Is the stage too small for a live band? Is the location a bit laid back? Would it make for a good selfie background?

This expression is characterized by side grins or soft growls, slightly bulged eyes and uplifted handsets. At this time, every sight is picture worthy, because they'll be good either for laughs or for keeps.

This is moment the Instagram and twitter hashtags begin. This is when social media starts registering attendance by the selfies, tweets and tags thrown in.

The Aloof Expression:

This expression happens usually some time into the event, at the time when the ceremony hasn't started yet properly, but could just as well have begun. MC speeches flowing, relatives call outs, order of events scheming.

When this expression becomes operational, you can almost tell that something gives. Someone may have messed up, or was about to, a bad joke was being released, a rumor got confirmed, or the eye candies have been spotted.

The expression here would tell that something noteworthy was currently happening that needed to be judged poorly, or richly.

The Judgmental Expression:

This is when the hosts of the event remain perceptibly too busy to pay keen attention to the guests. By this time, the most part of the event might have taken place already. If you were to choose to leave, the hosts would give you a souvenir and bid you goodbye and a warm, “Thanks for coming”.

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The ‘stories’ and snapchat would take major hit...



Here, the guests opinions about the event would have been carried all over the internet. The ‘stories’ and snapchat would take major hit, and those participating virtually would know whether the event was a hit or a miss. They may have enough information to take a poll even.

Popular questions on the borderline would be about the overall attire, and the hosts’ mode of entrance and entourage; if the menu had foreign meals and cocktails. How boring the MC of the event carried on.

You would tell by the expression if the event would break the internet, and go viral, or not.

The Groovey Expression:

This one is a give away. Here is the final expression that would be implied in the midst of any uprising gathering. At this point is where there would be a transition into a party mode, and you could tell who was in full anticipation, and would consequently participate, and who wouldn’t.

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Lets get groovy

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The guests in favor would not be looking at their time pieces or engrossed in their cell phones. They would be having some drink while moving their arms to the drumbeat as released by the DJ.

Previous bad declarations of the event would either be forgotten or pocketed, even whether or not the jollof rice got to all the guests or only the VIPs.

Here lies the one big expression experience that would make up for any previous gross expression experience(s) during the event.

Now which do you fall a victim of?

Written by Oluchi Irobunda.

Oluchi Irobunda is a social media enthusiast that finds humor in almost everything. Her corner of the internet is idleheadblog.com

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