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Everyone is a Physiognomist

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Seen someone for the first time and even without having a conversation with them, you try to predict their character judging by their looks alone? Well, I enjoy doing so, like I see a young man on the street,  I try to guess his name, he could be a ‘Micheal’ because of his eyes and yellow skin or a Bingo cause of his ears lol. 

Then I move over to predict his characteristics. Is he easily happy or provoked?  a nerd or dummy? lousy or quiet? I sometimes go as far as guessing his rate at womanizing lol.

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How I stay by the corner, predicting characteristics of passersby

Funny thing is if fate permits that I have a conversation or spend ample time with any of these people I  placed several guesses, I find most of my guesses are correct.

I read about it, its called physiognomy. It is the act of discovering/predicting temperament and character from outward appearance. I bet everyone is a Physiognomist.

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Although according to Wikipedia, no direct proof shows that it should be relied on but due to the upsurge of artificial intelligence and machine learning for facial recognition, a revival of interest emerged suggesting that facial appearances do “contain a kernel of truth” about a person’s personality.

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You have a fevered imagination.

I just don’t meet people for the first time and start making up things in my head about them. It’s not something my brain is accustomed to. Maybe it’s because I’m an introvert.

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I’m not into physiognomy but I try to and I’ve been wrong a couple of times…

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I think I have a mastery of this. I am almost never wrong, but of course I keep my deep thoughts to myself