Unreliable Or Trustworthy: What Does Your Face Say About You?

My friend Carrie Rubin nails it.

Carrie Rubin

Do you judge a human book by its cover? Assign people personality traits based on their faces? Better be careful if you do.

Image credit: Microsoft Clip Art Image credit: Microsoft Clip Art

New research highlights the risk of judging people’s characters based on their facial expressions:

Those assumptions affect how we’re treated.

For example, if we’re blessed with a welcoming expression, we’re more likely to be seen as competent and trustworthy. Therefore, we win elections, become CEOs, and bring more boys (or girls) to the yard.

Uh oh, spaghettios. This doesn’t bode well for introverts.

The Introverted Face

The article discussing this research features an example of an introverted vs. extroverted face (The Introverted Face). To avoid using their image, I’m posting one of my own. My apologies for its American Horror Story scariness. Lord knows I would never have posted such hideous self-photos in the past, but with age comes blissful indifference. And…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita
    Nov 04, 2014 @ 17:22:30

    Right on! I’ve been told I look like a mad dog when I don’t smile. Made me feel like biting that person. I’m not mad…just processing.

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  2. Carrie Rubin
    Oct 27, 2014 @ 11:30:32

    Thank you!

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