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    Default Typing people through pictures

    To cut a long story short, I have a theory that:

    a) Mbti types have a characteristic vibe that can be detected through pictures.
    b) Not every person will display that in a way that is so easily distinguishable.


    I've been mostly testing the theory with INFPs (my current favorite type ), and I've designed a tentative model on how to detect an INFP through pictures:

    Things to look for:

    1. very expressive face, specially eyes
    2. socially awkward vibe
    3. not able to fake smiles (INFJs are much better on that)
    4. seem to be very ''genuine''
    5. scrutinizing look, like they are trying to derive conclusions about people (in contrast, INTPs will have a scrutinizing look that will look fairly emotionless)


    Examples:


    Thoughts?

    I've been trying to create a model for INFJs, but they are more challenging to differentiate. Let's see how it goes.
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    Thank you for your new contribution to my thread.
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    Flattering.
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    Thank you again, you're taking folk typology to its new heights.
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    i think that you might be able to type some people based on their automatic expressions in a situation, but you really need a video(or real life observation) to capture the whole expression and even then its not 100% certain and requires a specific type of stimuli and reaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    i think that you might be able to type some people based on their automatic expressions in a situation, but you really need a video(or real life observation) to capture the whole expression and even then its not 100% certain and requires a specific type of stimuli and reaction.
    Interesting perspective, thanks.

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    I know the theory might seem weird/unconventional/total bullshit/whatever, but I've actually tested the theory with images of some self typed INFPs on this website, plus some INFPs that I met offline. The theory was founded on empirical evidence, and I've tested it on a considerable sample before posting, so I'd appreciate all the constructive feedback (good or bad), but I don't want people trolling this thread, as mbti subforums were designed for technical discussions.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    i think that you might be able to type some people based on their automatic expressions in a situation, but you really need a video(or real life observation) to capture the whole expression and even then its not 100% certain and requires a specific type of stimuli and reaction.
    It's possible that people of radically different types will automatically display similar facial expressions in the same situations. For example, if they both served in the military, attended the same church, were raised in similar families and so on, they could have been socially conditioned to experience and facially express certain kinds of emotions in response to particular circumstances.

    Temperament alone only goes so far in determining how we react to circumstances and it would be errant folly to assume that our facial expressions are caused by nothing but our MBTI type and therefore we can use the former as evidence that the person in question belongs to a particular type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    I know the theory might seem weird/unconventional/total bullshit/whatever, but I've actually tested the theory with images of some self typed INFPs on this website, plus some INFPs that I met offline. The theory was founded on empirical evidence, and I've tested it on a considerable sample before posting, so I'd appreciate all the constructive feedback (good or bad), but I don't want people trolling this thread, as mbti subforums were designed for technical discussions.

    Thanks.
    Oh wow, you've "tested" a couple of people on this site who say they're INFPs but may not even know what an INFP is. You can bet that the superficial observations you've made about the faces of these few people definitely tell volumes about the essence of their personalities, that's some robust empirical evidence you've amassed there.

    This line of inquiry is fraught with absurdities and cannot, even in principle, be supported by empirical evidence simply because there is no way of knowing why the people you're studying are displaying the facial expressions that you're observing. To assume that the only reason why they have the facial expressions you see is that they belong to this or that type would be absolute non-sense.

    This is a bad idea, you need to move on to something else.
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    You gave your opinion. Noted.

    Since you don't like the idea, it would be wiser for you to find something more productive to spend your time on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    It's possible that people of radically different types will automatically display similar facial expressions in the same situations. For example, if they both served in the military, attended the same church, were raised in similar families and so on, they could have been socially conditioned to experience and facially express certain kinds of emotions in response to particular circumstances.

    Temperament alone only goes so far in determining how we react to circumstances and it would be errant folly to assume that our facial expressions are caused by nothing but our MBTI type and therefore we can use the former as evidence that the person in question belongs to a particular type.
    i dont disagree with what you said, however for example all ENFPs i have ever seen get this particular and pretty much identical expression when they are positively surprised(when totally caught off the guard) and i havent seen it in any other types. INFPs do similar thing, but its much more restrained and doesent come off as strong, while from ENFPs the energy they get from this surprise shows in their expression freely and radiates to light up half the world
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