Keeping up with the Joneses! Lee & Cathy Jones, the world's cutest service dog, and three cuddly cats.
Monday, March 20, 2006
Facial Communications Disorder
I have a communications disorder: people cannot tell when I am smiling. I have a habit of hiding my teeth, which I developed as a result of a childhood accident in which I fell on my face. I grew up with oversized front teeth (they did not have the right size at the dentist) and I began to hide my teeth. Contrast a photo from my childhood and this photo of me and Zachy-Pooh.
The pastor I report to couldn't tell I was (1) smiling and (2) very excited about the opportunities I have before me. I wonder if other people I love and care about have the same problem?
Cathy has been helping me practice and giving me feedback on my nonverbal communication. Lord willing, this will improve quickly!
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I found this link... http://www.helpguide.org/mental/love_relationship_advice_nonverbal_communication.htmReplyDelete
I have never experienced not knowing how you feel about something we've talked about, I've said, or we've done with you guys. I recognized your smiles, your frowns, your pondering expressions, etc.,...you have an open countenance and a ready laugh that is very welcoming and communicative...I thinkReplyDelete
Thank you. Perhaps it is the depth of the relationship we shared with you two? Cathy says that I have improved in the last week or so... I'm gonna keep working on it for those hapless strangers!ReplyDelete