Wednesday, April 10, 2019

How to Smile - and Laugh


Your Smile, Your Laugh, Your Personality Signature 




While I was clearing up some old papers in my bookcase – I came across some jottings in an old diary I had made more than 45 years ago – probably while sitting in my university library. 

I had scribbled something about types of smiles and laughter.

Your smile (and your laugh) is like your signature – your very own personal imprint, like a password or a signal. 

Now – I want you to to do this:

Keep a mirror in front of you – and practice each of the types of SMILES described below

and then

HAVE A LAUGH – and observe how you laugh.

Don’t you want to know which type of smile and laugh means what, and which suits you best...?

Come on, get ready, and check it out, and tell us which type of “smiler”and “laugher” you are.


Lip smile – Smile only with their lips. 

Cheesy smile – Smile with their teeth. 

Twinkle smile – Smile and Laugh with their dancing eyes. 

Sweet smile – Exercise their chubby cheeks. 

Wry smile – Know something you don’t. 

Tee-Hee smile – Smile with their necks. 

Body smile – Smile wholeheartedly with their whole body. 

And of course – you must have seen fake, contrived smiles of forced geniality.

Could someone please tell me what is the meaning of – “to smile like a Cheshire Cat” – for I have never seen a cat smile – but I can tell you that – Dogs do smile very often...


Hearty Laughter – All heart. 

Belly Laughter – Body, belly and heart. 

Seal Laughter – Barking, high pitch, like a seal. 

Guffaw – Clearing one’s lungs and windpipe. 

Giggle – silly, embarrassed laugh. 

Titter, Snigger, Snicker – mocking laughter. 

Chuckle – A quiet laugh to yourself. 

Chortle – Gurgling laughter. 

We also have a burst of laughter – rolling with laughter – horse laugh – laughing up one’s sleeve (a secret somewhere) – and – laughing one’s head off.

I am sure there are many more types of smiles and laughter.

Dear Smilers and Laughers – do look around – and see whether you observe the above types of smiles and laughs – and don't forget to tell us about some more types of smiles and laughs you have observed and experienced.

I wonder if one’s personality and character is related to the way a person smiles or laughs...?

Now do enjoy yourself – look around and observe how people smile and laugh.

Most importantly – smile and laugh to yourself in the mirror – and draw your own conclusions.




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1. This story is a fictional spoof, satire, pure fiction, just for fun and humor, no offence is meant to anyone, so take it with a pinch of salt and have a laugh.

2. All stories in this blog are a work of fiction. Events, Places, Settings and Incidents narrated in the stories are a figment of my imagination. The characters do not exist and are purely imaginary. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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This is a repost of my article written more than 25 years ago in 1992 and posted online in my blogs a number of times including at urls: and and  and etc

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