Personality Judgments Based on Physical Appearance

  title={Personality Judgments Based on Physical Appearance},
  author={Laura P. Naumann and Simine Vazire and P. Rentfrow and S. Gosling},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1661 - 1671}
  • Laura P. Naumann, Simine Vazire, +1 author S. Gosling
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Despite the crucial role of physical appearance in forming first impressions, little research has examined the accuracy of personality impressions based on appearance alone. This study examined the accuracy of observers’ impressions on 10 personality traits based on full-body photographs using criterion measures based on self and peer reports. When targets’ posture and expression were constrained (standardized condition), observers’ judgments were accurate for extraversion, self-esteem, and… CONTINUE READING

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