Everyone judges. At a glance you have an image of someone you don’t know at all. That goes for a date, cashier lady, tinder chickie or just a passerby. We think we can use looks to interpret how intelligent someone is or whether he has a criminal record or perhaps how someone is in bed. The information below actually says something about your personality or health. Please note that all data are on average.
It appears that you can make a reasonably good estimate of you on the basis of one photo
You can tell a surprising amount about you with one photo. A 2009 study shows that when you see a photo you can make an estimate of what self-image you have, how religious, extroverted, precise and accommodating you are.
When you are attractive, people assume that you have more qualities
Psychologists call this phenomenon “the hello effect.” This means that when someone looks good, we usually assume that this person is also intelligent or dedicated. In addition, these people are often paid more and their chances of promotion or a job are greater.
People base leadership qualities based on the length and length of your face
Unconsciously tall people and especially people with an elongated face are seen as better leaders. This appears from a study from 2013.
the structure of your face, you can estimate how aggressive you are
People with a wider face and in particular a broad jaw line are seen as more aggressive. This also seems to be the case, because you owe this facial structure to a high testosterone level. In addition, people use the same characteristics to judge how strong you are. People with a friendly face are automatically considered less strong and people with an angry face are expected to be strong.
When you have an unreliable face, you are more likely to be seen as a criminal
People who look angry are generally seen as criminals more quickly. A British and Israeli investigation shows that people with a mischievous / unreliable appearance are seen as criminals. This is taken into account when sentencing a punishment. For example, in court cases, especially in court cases with a jury, the convicted person with an unreliable appearance received a severe penalty more quickly than people with a reliable appearance. This phenomenon also plays an important role in schools.
Apart from cognitive prejudices, you can sometimes measure one’s health by looking at someone’s appearance.
For example, the amount of wrinkles in your face can say something about your heart. On average, people with more wrinkles have a worse heart, these are facts that were discovered during a study in 2012. But you can also make a lot out of someone’s eyes in terms of health. For example, red spots in your retina can be a sign of diabetes.