Surprise means the showing up of an unexpected result. When one experiences surprise, it is accompanied by a raising of the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead, open mouth, stretched skin below the eyebrows and wide open eyelids. The best way to get a good reaction out of someone with an unexpected act, is sometimes through building suspense, which sometimes results in a rush or even shock. They element of shock can vary, depending on the intensity, the mouth may not open, or the jaw may drop. A momentary raise in the eyebrows is the most common evidence of surprise. Other words for surprise include astonishment, amazement, flabbergasted, shocked, stunned, bowled-over, dumb-struck, bewildered, baffled and befuddled.
What’s incredible about surprise is it’s an emotion that means nothing without knowing the impact and shock of a surprise. One could read about the surprise of a gift, a kiss, etc and remember what it feels like, but not how that person is feeling at that moment in time. No one can, the only person who can feel the surprise is the one who is being surprised. Not to be overly wordy and repetitive, but surprise is an emotion really and only felt by the recipient. Spontaneous, involuntary surprise is often expressed for only a fraction of a second. It may be followed immediately by the emotion of fear, joy or confusion. The intensity of the surprise is associated with how much the jaw drops, but the mouth may not open at all in some cases.
Most often, this emotional state is expressed in these ways:
Eyebrows that are raised so they become curved and high.
Stretched skin below the eyebrows.
Horizontal wrinkles across the forehead.
Open eyelids: the upper lid is raised and the lower lid is drawn down, often exposing the white sclera above and below the iris.
Dropped jaw so that the lips and teeth are parted, with no tension around the mouth.
Surprise can be a result of many things as well. All of the other emotions might play in to why one is shocked and/or surprised as a direct or indirect result. Surprise may occur as a result of joy, result of fear, or even excitement. Surprise has, historically, been the cause of many deaths. Another example was General Joseph Smith. Smith was famous in WWII for fearing a surprise attack form the Japanese in Hokaido. He tried to anticipate the attack by walling himself behind sandbags, but, what he didn’t remember was to check what was in those sandbags, obviously, the Japanese. Luckily, Smith was so surprised, he died of heart failure while the rest of his battalion was slaughtered horribly! Historically, women loves suprises as well.
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