更新时间：2019-12-03 来源：学校工作计划 点击：
Next time a man smiles at you be on your guard - you could be about to make yourself submissive.
Research has found that all men need to do is flash a grin at a woman and she is more likely to do what he asks.
In three experiments researchers looked at how a man’s smile impacted on a woman’s perception of him and her body language. When the man was in a dominant role - in the experiment he gave them instructions - women obeyed him more often if he grinned at them. This was the case even if he said a blatantly sexist statement afterwards.
The study by the University of Granada in Spain also found that women assumed a more narrow and submissive posture when a man smiled at them.
Body language expert Patti Wood said that the findings were troubling but that it could be because women rely on body language more than men to make decisions. ‘It's a tricky situation, and one that highlights just how subtly sexism can intrude on interactions.
Even if there's dissonance between what's been said and what his body is doing, women will look to the body.If they see a smile, then the interaction seems more friendly.
Miss Wood’s advice to women who do not want to be manipulated by a man’s smile - especially when they are at work - is to know what you want before meeting men. She said that this will improve your body language and communication and reduce the number of nervous tics that reveal your anxieties. 伍德小姐的建议是，不想被男人的微笑所操纵的女人——尤其是在工作上——在你见男人之前要清楚知道自己想要什么。她说，这将提高你的身体语言和沟通能力，减少暴露出你焦虑的神经紧张感。
Another of her tips is to watch yourself - stop avoiding eye contact and stop smiling too much yourself.Miss Wood, who is based in the US, said: ‘Smiling can make women seem more subordinate. If you're smiling when giving an important statement, it makes that statement weaker.’
She also advises that women be aware of their behaviour in general and to not just look at a man’s body language.她还建议女性注意男性的总体表现而不仅是他们的身体语言。
‘If he says something sexist and you smile or shrink, it means he can get away with it.’