Reading Humans Masterclass

Learn to read facial expressions for connection and protection. 

Master the Deepest of Listening Skills

Taught by microexpressions expert Annie Särnblad, The Reading Humans Masterclass teaches you 7 universal facial expressions so that you can see exactly what other people are feeling, improve your relationships, and increase your ability to influence others

This course also covers the basics of lie detection and body language so you can tell if someone is truthful or deceitful. Annie shows you how to practice reading facial expressions so you can become proficient in the universal, non-verbal language of our species.

This course is for ...

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Those who want to know who they can trust … and who they can’t. 

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People who want to communicate better in their professional, romantic, platonic, and parental relationships. 

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Humans who care deeply about the emotional lives and safety of others. 

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Business executives, sales people, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, teachers, counselors, psychologists, and more. 

How it works ...

This online course provides playful, interactive video instruction and simple DIY practice videos to teach you how to read facial expressions. 

Reading Humans Course on different devices
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Learn at your own pace with engaging video tutorials. 

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Practice on your own using facial expression videos. 

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Test yourself with a Guess the Expressions quiz. 

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Benefit from understanding humans deeply. 

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Meet Annie

Annie Särnblad is a world-renowned expert in reading facial expressions, an esteemed strategic advisor, author, and speaker. She developed her own easy-to-absorb teaching techniques for facial expressions and has lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Museum of Science in Boston, YPO, Tiger 21, and London School of Business.

Her teaching methods involve interactive, playful elements and offer fun, laughter, and instant takeaways. The powerful skills she teaches improve relationships and change lives. 

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The Reading Humans Masterclass gives you video instruction and practice materials to teach you how to read facial expressions. 


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What's included?




Teaching Videos


Practice Videos


Bonus Q&A Session

Welcome to the world of microexpressions, the deepest of listening skills. Learn about Annie’s background, the history and science of the field, and Annie’s approach to simplifying facial expressions so anyone can learn to read others. 

To read other people well, it’s essential to know when someone is genuinely feeling joy versus when someone is simply showing a ‘social smile.’ In this lesson, you will learn what joy looks like on the face. Annie calls this expression the YES Face in that it communicates, “Yes, things are going well. I feel good!” 

In this lesson, you will learn the macro and microexpressions of disgust, which Annie calls the NO Face. The NO Face means someone does not want something. In both business and personal interactions, this shows you when someone is not on board. 

When we are emotionally attached to someone else, we show vulnerability on our chins. In this lesson, you will learn the facial expression of vulnerability, which is an essential piece of love, compassion, and sadness. Vulnerability gives great insight into another person’s heart and true emotions. 

In this lesson, Annie teaches the facial expression of sadness. So many of us hide our sorrow and pain from others. Recognizing when someone is having a hard time is essential in developing and maintaining healthy, deep relationships. 

In lie detection, fear is a particularly important emotion to recognize. In this lesson, you will learn the facial expression that Annie calls the Oh Crap! face, which is a part of fear commonly seen in every day life. 

Both anger and deep concentration show the same “brow,” which is a pulling down and together of the eyebrows. It can be easy to think that someone who is simply problem solving is actually angry. In this lesson, Annie will teach you how to recognize the difference between the two and also see if something you just said or did made someone else mad. 

It is important to be able to recognize the RUN! Face. This facial expression shows when someone is ready to attack, either verbally or physically. Anyone who sees this facial expression should be on high alert immediately.

Body language is highly culturally dependent and varies greatly from individual to individual. Here Annie touches upon some of the pieces that are universal to our species, as well as what these gestures signal. 

Knowing when someone is telling the truth is important in figuring out whom we can trust. In this lesson, Annie teaches some of the indicators of deception, specifically focusing on whether or not someone’s facial expressions match their words.

Learning the universal language of facial expressions is like learning any other language, in that it takes practice to internalize the vocabulary and skills. In this lesson, Annie teaches how to train yourself to read facial expressions so that this new ability sticks.

In her closing words, Annie shows you where you can learn more about facial expressions and shares her hopes that her teachings will help keep you connected and protected. 

In this bonus content, Annie answers questions from students about some interesting facets of reading microexpressions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The course is online and you go through the training at your own pace.

Instructional videos total approximately 90 minutes. We recommend you re-watch these videos and practice with the expressions videos so that you internalize each macro and microexpression.

After signing up for the course, you will be prompted to create a user profile. You will then be able to take the course on any device connected to the Internet, whether it’s your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. 

Your course materials can be accessed for 6 months.

This class is offered in English. Most of our videos are in English with English captions. 

Other courses are coming soon! This includes courses on Facial Expressions in Love and Dating and Facial Expressions in High Stakes Negotiations.

We are not currently offering certification, but may do so in the future.

No, we do not offer a guarantee at this time. If you want to see a sampling of Annie’s work before purchasing, please check out her social media.

FACS is a much more mathematic and systematic approach to coding facial expressions. While Annie is FACS certified, she doesn’t use FACS coding in her work. Her methods are based on her experience living in 9 countries and studying 8 languages over a period of 25 years. If you are interested in FACS specifically, Annie recommends the work of Paul Ekman, Wallace Friesen, and Erika Rosenberg.

This is an on-demand, video-based class. Interaction with Annie and other students is not included. Annie does offer in-person and online courses for groups. Please contact us for group and corporate training options.

Please contact us for group and corporate training options.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We are happy to help!