The combination of research methods from Social Psychology and Computer Science allows for quantifying the facial information that is used to make specific personality attributions. This information can be systematically modeled in new faces, as visualized below.

The faces on the left are scoring low, the faces on the right are scoring high on the respective personality dimension. The faces in the middle range between the faces on the left and on the right.

Big Five

This work has recently been published:

Walker, M. & Vetter, T. (2016). Changing the personality of a face: Perceived Big Two and Big Five personality factors modeled in real photographs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110(4), 609-624. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000064

 

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