Interestingly new research has shown that people on the Autism spectrum "rely more on information from the mouth for emotional judgments". This puts them at a disadvantage as information obtained from scanning the area around the mouth is not as accurate at predicting emotions as the area around the eyes. So this has lead to some new interventions with folks on the Autism spectrum where they can be cued to look more to the eyes of people in order to help them understand other's emotions better.
When I work with couples I am often surprised by how often we fail to look into our partner's eyes, or even at their face, while talking. If you are talking about what to order for lunch that may work OK but if you are having an intense conversation I really encourage you to look directly at your partner's face and even better at the area around their eyes to help you stay as attuned as possible.
I hope you enjoy trying out the micro-expression tests but please don't get worried if you don't score well. They are not, in and of themselves, diagnostic of Autism spectrum disorders. However if you consistently have trouble "reading" people you may want to consider working with a therapist to determine if there are things that can be done to improve your accuracy.
Wishing you happiness and health,
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