A person’s covert or subconscious reactions are influence by a person’s emotional understanding or context. The text mentions that “inhibiting facial reactions can dampen your reactions to emotional images” (Rosenblum, 2010, p. 191). On the other hand, it is import to consider that emotions are embodied. When smiling, a person is not inhibiting their facial reaction because they are displaying how they are feeling, usually positive. This can also trick the mind into being happier than it already is. For example, during an experiment people were asked to hold a pen between their lips, complete an exercise, and scale the exercise 0-9. Then they were asked to hold the pen in between their teeth and repeat the process. People scored the exercise between their teeth higher because it forces them to smile. Happiness is embodied with a smile; if you are forced to smile you will automatically boost your emotional state subconsciously. Changing your face physically influences the emotion itself.