Photos can be misleading, they just capture a moment in time. The person in the picture could have been bored or angry or something else. That could come through the picture and cloud things up. I get vibes from people in person though, I think typing people based on behavior is a good way to go.
Since people are complicated and have many layers, I hesitate to type them quickly.
02-14-2011, 10:09 PM
OP, do you believe that you can tell a person's type from things like how they are dressed and look, or based on their demeanors and facial expressions? On the first, I really disagree, even off the top of my head the number of IN_Js in particular that dress and are part of subcultures that you'd imagine for extremely SP people is ridiculous (I'm guilty of it myself). For the latter, there are some tricky problems, but I believe you actually can tell someone's type with the way they use their face and body.
02-15-2011, 06:53 AM
Not always and not really. Sometimes I can guess someone's personality quite accurately just by looking at them, but only because it occurs to me, not because I am deliberately trying to type them. Their demeanor helps more than what they're wearing or how they're behaving per se. For instance, I notice that ExTJ personalities tend to give direct eye-contact yet their gaze still maintains a detachment of some sort - it's pretty impersonal. I have noticed a few of them, they're usually the ones engaged in a conversation with a small group or on-the-go. Still, it's not always easy to tell unless I was observing them for a while to determine what their type could be. Otherwise I just pick up vibes. I've also seen N personalities dress in the more stereotypically "sensor" way, and sensors that put less emphasis on how they dress. It's personal choices and what ever circumstances influences them to dress/behave the way that they do. People are interesting and I love to figure them out exclusively, so when I discover what their personality could be or in fact is, I get excited and think 'wow' and all of that jazz
02-15-2011, 07:12 AM
Also, guys, if you believe that you can tell a person's type by watching them, you should check out my video and try to type me! Bonus points if you do it with the sound OFF.
Since I think this is so interesting, let's play a game. Here's random everyday pictures of some people I know who have taken a meyers-briggs based test and are pretty sure of their type. You tell me which type you think each of them is. You can use the numbers to help make it clear. I'll post the answers later.
All the ones which I can't see the eyes clearly are much weaker guesses.
02-19-2011, 05:07 PM
There's no way I could tell someone's type from just a picture, but if I can look at them in real life I am really good at guessing. I just walk through life people watching and thinking, "How ENFP of them..." or something like that. But it's generally their actions or interactions that tell me, not their appearance or how they're dressed.
02-19-2011, 06:07 PM
02-22-2011, 04:03 AM
I baked cinamon rolls (better than cookies yes?) for everyone who tried my game ^_^
just in case you still want to guess I made the answers hard to see.
Thanks for trying it! I think you all had good suggestions - I could totally see it (when I stop thinking about knowing them and just look at the pictures)
@jezroue 1 of 7
@kibou 2 of 7
@Holunder alas, 0 of 7 but I'd still give you cinamon rolls :)