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    Default Introverts treat human faces like inanimate objects...

    I really don't like this article.

    http://www.livescience.com/8500-brai...al-prefer.html


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    I really hate this "introverts are people who don't like people" thing. It's just crappy.
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    I feel you, yeah.

    'Offensive' studies aren't necessarily wrong. But if the results of studies don't jive with our intuition and experience, though--especially in matters as "soft" as psychology--they ought to be examined for internal consistency ("it makes sense") and external validation ("yes, it's flippin' true").

    Part of the problem is that scientific studies use language such as "x this suggests that y" and the media touts it as "Holy shit, x is y!! Forever!! Protect your kids!! Kill everyone of a different ethnicity!" Since our scope gets blown up, we've been told at least a few times that we can't predict some of the things that we've purported to predict, that we're part of a government conspiracy, etc.

    LiveScience is mostly on track here, but some of the other articles are embarrassing as hell in their interpretation of this work. Then again, Fishman is the one making pretty bold claims in that interview--look at that paragraph about what the study "supports."

    And here's Fishman et al. At first glance, it seems that it's mostly misinterpreted--the study is mostly claiming that introverts aren't as stimulated by human faces, not that they can't tell the difference between a damn face and a flower.
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    I didn't catch it saying that introverts don't like people, just that they are more indifferent when it comes to people, which I think is true in some sense. I could have missed something though.

    I dislike generalizations in general though.
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    I believe the same thing is true of children who are reared not facing their mother in the stroller.
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    The article sounds about right to me. I can meet someone new and talk to them for 10 minutes, and then when I turn away I can't remember their face, their name, or what they were wearing. But I remember everything we talked about. So I always just figured that I'm more about ideas rather than appearances.

    In order to try to pay more attention to people, these days I deliberately make a point of examining someone when I talk to them and inventorying their looks, their clothing, saying their name a couple times, etc. Otherwise it's awkward when they come up to me a couple days later and I don't even recognize them.

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    This is interesting. I do tend to pay alot more attention to people than inanimate objects, but I kinda attributed this to being a feeler. I also merge with an object quite a bit (especially humans) but I do not recall the sensory experience of it either, after I leave It is very difficult for me to conjur up a perfect image of it.. and even while I merge and take information in, it is not (pure) sensory info... it's more conceptual connections. I honestly think this has far more to do with sensing/intuition and thinking/feeling. MHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    I really don't like this article.

    http://www.livescience.com/8500-brai...al-prefer.html


    Yeah, we hate people. They're just things to us. We can take them or leave them. Sigh.

    The site is defining "introvert" as "shy person."

    I'm an introvert who notices every subtle nuance of expression on someone's face.

    They're not talking about MBTI introversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    I'm an introvert who notices every subtle nuance of expression on someone's face.
    I do this too, it's kind of my thing.

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    wow peeps here b takin bout seein faces, well i purposefully dont wear glasses in public just so i dont see peoples faces in hd lol

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