Now, this is probably a question you never thought of asking, but stay with me for a minute or two longer.
If your grandchildren are good at reading facial expressions it is a good indicator that they have a high emotional intelligence.
So, what? I hear you cry.
Being able to sense how others are feeling is an important if your grandchildren are going to develop good relationships.
As they grow into adults they are going to need to be able to read faces well enough to know what the other person’s intentions and motives are.
What are the Benefits of Reading Facial Expressions Well?
There are several advantages of being able to read facial expressions well.
Children who can are able to identify someone who is being genuine and honest with them.
They will also be able to identify someone who isn’t, and they will quickly know not to trust that person.
They can also respond appropriate to others who need their support, and offer them kindness and compassion.
How can You Test if Your Grandkids can Read Facial Expressions Well?
Some people are just good at reading facial expressions; it is like an innate gift.
However, everyone can learn how to identify various eye and mouth gestures, for example, and use them to know what another person is thinking.
Click here to do the Berkeley Greater Good Facial Expression Quiz