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Dec 14, 2021

Most of us are familiar with non-verbal communication being upwards of 80% of all communication and part of that is facial expressions.

In this episode, Dan Hill talks about his journey and 20 years of experience in facial decoding. Learn about the seven core emotions and how facial decoding can be a useful tool in navigating intimate relationships.

Dan Hill is an internationally recognized expert on the role of emotions and business, politics, sports, popular culture, and one's personal relationships. Among his 9 books, is Famous Faces Decoded: A Guidebook for Reading Others, which uses celebrities' examples to promote emotional literacy and the 23 facial expressions that reveal seven core emotions. Dan's TV appearances have included ABC's "Good Morning, America," NBC's "The Today Show," CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and front-page coverage and the New York Times.

Check out the transcript of this episode on Dr. Jessica Higgin's website.

In this episode

4:18 How Dan Hill’s fascination with brain science led him to pioneering facial decoding in market research 20 years ago.

14:54 The 7 core emotions.

19:25 How facial decoding helps navigate intimate relationships.

30:11 Identifying contempt through facial expressions. 

32:27 The upside and downside of anger. 

39:25 About surprise and how this can be helpful in a relationship?

43:07 How fear or sadness can be fatal when it comes to communication.

46:38 What to do if you feel threatened.


Famous Faces Decoded: A Guidebook for Reading Others (*Amazon Link)

Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight

Gottman Love Lab

Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution

Plutchik's Color Wheel of Emotions

Tell all the truth but tell it to slant by Emily Dickinson

ERP 261: How to Strengthen Your Relationship from a Polyvagal Perspective, an Interview with Stephen Porges

Connect with Dan Hill

Website Sensory Logic





Youtube channel Sensory Logic

Connect with Dr. Jessica Higgins






Twitter: @DrJessHiggins 



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