The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, offers an interesting short quiz to measure our emotional intelligence. As reported on their website: Facial expressions are a universal language of emotion, instantly conveying happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and much more. Reading these expressions is essential to compassion and empathy.

Try to identify the emotion conveyed in each of the 20 photos published on Each answer will pinpoint the exact muscles involved in that emotion and explain the subtle differences between expressions, drawing on pioneering research by psychologists Paul Ekman and Dacher Keltner. Some emotions appear more than once.

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