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    isn't genuinely felt?

    About smile:

    "If the eye muscles are not involved in the smile, then it isn't genuinely felt."

    Is this saying that the smile itself isn't genuine or people can't feel it's genuine?

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    Re: isn't genuinely felt?

    Passive voice is often used to convey ambiguous meanings. In your case, it means both. However, most people would interpret it as "If your eye muscles....then you don't..."

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    Re: isn't genuinely felt?

    Most people can tell whether a smile is sincere or not by the overall facial expression. Usually a true smile also makes the eyes crinkle a bit at the corners. If you smile with just your mouth and not the rest of your face, it looks false.

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