VISUAL TYPE DIAGNOSIS
Recommended procedure for type diagnosis using pictures:
If you get stuck, here are some additional tips:
Parameters for type diagnosis using photographs:
Rational = angular features; internal tension or stiffness (especially in neck); need to pose for picture
Irrational = rounded features; internal relaxedness (especially in neck); spontaneous pose
According to some people in
They would use these criteria to determine introversion extraversion.
What they would do is get a picture and cut it in half make a copy of each half then reverse image on one half then paste them
together and compare the two newly made photos. This requires a straight on, direct fontal view of the person photographed.
Extravert = left side of
face more active and lively
Introvert = right side more active
But have heard also the opposite also concerning eyes.
There is some experimenting with what is called the more active eye.
One eye is wider than the other as a method of determining extravert introvert is.
Introvert = left eye is
more widely open
Extravert = right eye is more widely open
I do not know of any consistent results obtained form these methods yet.
Intuition = triangular face; intuitive, unfocused gaze; less crafted appearance
Sensing = rectangular face; composed, direct, focused gaze; carefully crafted appearance and dress
Logical = more prominent brow; dispassionate face; less emotional range in pictures; “standard” smile
Ethical = warmer face; more complete smile; large range of expression; facial expression intended to influence observer/viewer
Static = more rectangular eye structure, iris partially covered (especially static extraverts: ILE, SLE, SEE, IEE)
Dynamic = more round eye structure, iris usually completely visible
Some things to remember
Although we try to objectify type diagnosis as much as possible by using specific criteria, the process can never be made 100% objective. There are invariably exceptions to any objective criterion. This is where personal experience interacting with different types and internal reactions to elusive physical data from the person come into play. This personal experience takes a long time to accumulate. Make sure you understand the dichotomies and model clearly so that you know what you are looking for. Don’t expect more of yourself than you are able. Be honest with yourself and others about your current level of typing skill and experience interacting with different types. Avoid demonstrating false certainty. At the same time, if you have really done your best and arrived at a certain conclusion, don’t back down from it immediately if presented with a conflicting version. Turn it into a discussion.
Guidelines for pictures
When taking pictures of people for type diagnosis, get at least a couple particularly informative pictures. Informative photographs have direct lighting and show the face straight on with open eyes without shadows, glasses, or unusual poses. The other pictures can be semi-informative and show a range of situations and expression. Practice taking informative pictures. Sometimes a small picture straight-on is much more informative than a close-up with the subject looking slightly off to the side. Scale is not the most critical factor.