4 thoughts on “Discover Morphopsychology: What Looks Can Tell Us About Personality

  • May 1, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Should we be assuming that this type of assessment deems all individuals w/symetrical and ‘pretty’ facial features as good, whereas all ugly or deformed people are bad? Research in other areas has proven that’s the way most people do it.

  • May 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    It would be easy to conduct a study with a huge sample size. Just use the Xbox Kinect to record facial markers and movement patterns, and have thousands of Kinect users fill out an extensive personality inventory and analyze for correlations. Rinse and repeat.

  • May 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    This is pseudoscience. Does Psych Central have any concerns over the validity of what is claimed in the articles that appear?

  • May 13, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Hi all
    I am the guest who wrote this post. Thanks for your interest in the matter!

    @ J: there is no good or bad. There is people more at ease than others in some situations. And beauty is really not the primary concern here, we will look to how the different elements in the face are balanced. An element in excess will mean that the individual will spend more time and energy to compensate. However perfect symmetry is never found and would theoretically mean the subject only see he world one way and therefore does not have a rich personality.

    @ Zach: great idea, thanks!

    @ Pavlov: you are right, It is not mature enough in my opinion to call that a science. I would rather call it a craft. But the thing is: it works! I strongly encourage every skeptical mind to try it before talking about it. I run free portraits for the moment so you have every reason to do so!



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