Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Perceiving Personalities

While reading chapter eight I was intrigued by the idea that someone can tell a lot about your personality through your facial expressions. The book explains that people who tend to be happy more often, appear more natural while smiling for a photo than someone who may be sad or angry more often than happy. I had never thought about it before but while reading about this one person in particular immediately came to mind. My one roommate is one the happiest, friendliest people I have ever met. She is always in a good mood and walking around with a smile on her face. Her moods are contagious and so is her smile. In relation to the text, I found myself thinking of pictures I have seen of my roommate. She is extremely photogenic and always looks as though her smile is so natural when getting her picture taken...I now know why!

1 comment:

  1. that is an interesting connecting you made to your roommate and how smile predicted such a happy personality. While living in my dorm last semester i noticed similar situation where one if the girls that sweetest person ever used to lighten the mood so easily... looking back i can remember she always did it with a smile on her face. I often found myself caught up in her excitement and happy personality. After reading this chapter, while it seems like a new idea that you can tell personalities from facial expressions really its something we have done our entire lives.