Can you spot the fake smile? (And the fake orgasm?)

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    There's some interesting research around. More than 50% of all women in the UK admit they fake orgasms on a routine basis. Yet only 10% of men think they get the occasional fake orgasm from their partner.

    This clearly indicates most men cannot spot fake orgasms.

    This is a brain thing, connected to similar research about recognizing smiles and generating lies.

    -psychologists know that most people are bad at lying; there is only about 10% of the population that can formulate a good lie, without giving away subconscious signals (such as facial micro-expressions).

    -psychologists also know that most people are not capable of recognizing fake from real smiles; the same area in the brain is at work; the same 10% of the population can spot *all* fake smiles from a list, consistently.

    You can test your skills here:

    BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Spot The Fake Smile

    The test takes about 10 minutes, is science-based and teaches you a lot about yourself.

    Let us know your score. And be honest. :smile:


    Note: the group making up this 10% of people capable of spotting fake human expressions and emotions flawlessly, contains a disproportionally large number of psychopaths. Apparently psychopaths are very good at spotting other people's emotions and at defining them precisely (which explains why they're such successful manipulators), but they are incapable of having such emotions themselves.
     
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    15/20

    #13 was scary looking :p
     
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    I got all 20 correct. I hope this doesn't mean I'm a psychopath...
     
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    I correctly identified 19 of the 20...the one I missed was the cross-eyed fellow (#7), and I vacillated on which way to go with him. Guess that means I'm only sociopathic.
     
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    14/20

    Does this mean I'm not a complete sociopath?
     
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    You ain't kiddin'!
     
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    You got 11 out of 20 correct.

    Numbers 1-3
    6, 8,&10
    11-13, 15
    18

    I was going by the speed of the return to their normal face. Guess that's not a good way to do it. :p
     
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    I got 17 out of 20. I missed #11, 12 and 13
     
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    14/20

    Sigh, I went for the reverse psychology gambit and seems it didn't really pay off. Most of them were fairly obvious, but I kept second guessing myself and ended up bluffing my way out of several correct answers. These people were pretty awful at faking a smile, in my opinion.

    I suppose you can't call the bluff of a dumb person. :tongue:
     
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    So far we have only 1 out of 10 people with a perfect score, so that seems to make sense.

    (I include myself to make up the 10; my score was 18).

    Let's wait for the next batch.

    One suspicious subject so far. A 100% gay male from Oklahoma.
     
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    Spot The Fake Smile

    Results

    You got 18 out of 20 correct

    I think I have always been fairly good a spotting a bullshitter.
    I got #'s 1 and 15 wrong. I called them fakes and they weren't.
     
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    15/20 Now what do i win? A bottle of weed lube? A vibrator? Or just the personal satisfaction in knowing my boredom knows no bounds.
     
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    SPOILER ALERT

    im shocked that the #20 was fake, that looked the most genuine to me.

    I got 17/20 in 60 seconds. :D
     
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