# Let's beat the facial cues horse some more

#### Rualani

##### You Silly Willy
An idea has circulated around before that pieces of a persons personality can be picked up through various non-verbal cues. The pattern in which people give off these cues could be used to determine a persons cognitive functions. Interest in this concept has waxed and waned and now I'm here wanting talking about it. I acknowledge that I missed the train, but hey, let's beat this dead horse together .

My question is, "Anyone here still experimenting with it". I think I've seen a few posters mention it recently, but I can't remember.

#### Brontosaurie

##### Banned
If we assume zero correlation to anatomical features or facial cues, then typology is a dogmatic bullshit idea.

But it's also true that you see what you want to see.

This is a vastly complex field, silly to ignore but foolish to judge in.

#### Rualani

##### You Silly Willy
I agree. This being said, I have found an interesting home at cognitivetype for now on that issue. Remembers all the times that English teacher said phrases like ,that being said, was a sin. Noooooooo

#### Sly-fy

##### Active Member
Although peoples mood of the moment is directly linked to their facial features, so that even an INTP whos having a laugh attack about a brilliant math joke or an ESFP jock whos feeling depressed can give misguiding cues, 99% of the time I would say that the differences between such extreme types are highly noticeable (to myself anyway, and Im no expert in facial cueing.)

Noticing whos an introvert and whos an extrovert are the easiest differences to weed out by the wideness of ones eyes, and the level of gleeful enthusiasm therein, followed by whos a thinker as opposed to a feeler and vice-versa, although Id most attribute the ability to tell those apart by ones body language and mannerisms before it becomes apparent by any facial cues. However, whether someones a sensing or an intuituve person or a judging/perceiving type are, to me at least unapparent by ones face that theyre making.

Curious, the only way that I know (or think I know) to spot different types is through the faces that people themselves make in reaction to situations, or the default face that they make (but the word "make" being the key.) Im not sure if Id be able to spot whether an unconscious person is this type or that type, simply from the shape of their face, unless of course they wore nerdy glasses or had a fighters black eye or scars, or any other obvious, stereotypical clues like that. Is there even a way to tell these things by how a face appears genetically, regardless the artificially made face by the person themself in response to external (and sometimes internal) stimulants?