Another quiz! BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Mind - Face Perception 1
The aim of this experiment is to test peopleís preferences for faces with two different personality traits: introversion and extroversion.
* Introverts are reserved, quiet and happy to be left on their own.
* Extroverts are sociable, talkative and enjoy group activities.
We asked you to rate yourself on a five point scale for extraversion.
You rated yourself as an Extrovert.
When rating male faces
40% Introvert 60% Extrovert
You seem to have a preference for extrovert faces. This means you might also prefer partners who have this personality type.
Thought this was interesting:
We expected you to choose faces with the personality qualities that match your own.
* If you are extroverted we expect you to have picked mainly extrovert partners.
* If you are introverted we expect you to have picked mainly introvert partners.
To see if your results tally with the hypothesis, check whether you described yourself as an introvert or an extrovert at the beginning of this experiment. Then compare this against your partner preferences to see if they match.
Extroverts, who are at ease with strangers, may be more likely to smile and appear relaxed. Introverts, who are by definition more reserved, may show less expression in their face when interacting with new people.
This has important implications for how we choose our partners. Professor Robert Zajonc of Stanford University has found that long-term partners tend to have similar personalities. It may be that they grow more similar through shared experiences. But it is also possible that people seek out partners with a similar outlook on life. And that people treat personality as an indicator of genetic similarity.