Q: Is contempt anger directed toward a lower-status individual? ¶
Q: Is contempt a response to a perceived failure to meet an interpersonal standard? ¶
Q: Is contempt the psychological withdrawal or distance one typically feels regarding the object of one’s contempt? ¶
Q: Is contempt also a particular way of regarding or attending to the object of contempt? ¶
A: Yes, and this form of regard has an unpleasant affective element.
Q: Is contempt universally understood? ¶
A: Yes, “An expression in which the corner of the lip is tightened and raised slightly on one side of the face signaled contempt.
Q: Is contempt less clear? ¶
A: Yes, though there is at least some preliminary evidence that this emotion and its expression are universally recognized.