Listening is an important skill that a lot of us have yet to master.
So, if you find yourself tuning out sometimes or simply pretending like you give a damn, you're not alone.
Insecure star Issa Rae recently posted her best "listening face," using meme sensation Gavin Thomas as the example.
For those unfamiliar with the term: a "listening face" is the facial expression you make while listening to someone speak, depending on if you're interested in the topic or not. Sometimes, you don't even realize you're making a face.
Well, people decided to share their own version of their "listening face" and the responses are HILARIOUS! Scroll below to see the expressions with my added commentary:
When you literally don't believe a single word that comes out of their mouth...
...But they still continue with the lie anyway:
So then you start to calculate all the receipts you've gathered on them in your head, so you can read them to filth:
When the other person's been smiling the whole conversation, but you haven't been listening, so you just act present:
When the tea runneth over...
...And it feels too good to be true:
When you want to act interested but their words just won't let you:
When your auntie tries to be funny, but you're just trying to hurry up and end the conversation:
But you also have to be respectful, so you continue looking like this:
When a random stranger comes up to you and tries to start a conversation:
When the conversation is so boring you literally have to add some head movements to make your listening look authentic:
When Grandma calls and you've already said "OKAY" for the seventh time:
When you're actually enjoying the conversation:
And genuinely want them to continue what they were saying:
And lastly, when your ex calls out of the blue trying to make small talk: