You might look at someone's face and determine whether you think this person is smart or not. Is it wrong to judge someone's intelligence based on their looks? Trace reports on a new study examining the relationship between one's IQ their appearance.
What Do IQ Tests Test?: Interview with Psychologist W. Joel Schneider
"W. Joel Schneider is a psychologist at Illinois State University, dividing his time equally between the Clinical-Counseling program and the Quantitative Psychology program."
People Can Predict A Man's Intelligence Just By Looking At His Face
"Can you tell whether someone is smart just be looking at them? It sounds preposterous, but new research from the Czech Republic suggests you can—if the subject in question is a man."
If He Looks Stupid, He Probably Is
"In a new study, both male and female subjects were able to accurately evaluate the intelligence of men simply by viewing photographs of their faces."
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"IQ tests are a notoriously bad indicator of real world intelligence". Someone tell that to Jordan Peterson and the entire education system! I suspect the rest is bullshit tho. Isn't under 5% considered margin for error? I bet they rounded it up.
Intelligent person has a combination of characters,not one.First ,nice face.second ,the eyes:the brighter they are ,the smarter he or she is.third is the way the person talk:if the words are clean and very articulated .
Way to humble that like typical. "humans can see things that computers can't" humans are computers. Only a matter of time until a computer learns to judge intelligence based on physical characteristics reliably.
I'm a musician... and now, play old school country music. Some of the people I perform for... well... what can I say... not so bright... and look like they arent bright... but they are kind, generous of spirit, and socially adept. Go figure.
I was also curious about knowing people's intelligence based on their physical appearance.
Then i got an idea one day to check the physiques of renowned modern scientists like Albert Einstein, von neuman, many prodigies.
I discovered a very reoccurring pattern in both men and women:
Those who excel in math and pure sciences tend to have smaller faces with smaller closer (not broader) eyes. Sometimes they also have elongated faces. They also have smaller bodies (not too tall, not too corpulent); quite often short/skinny.
The broader bigger eyes and bigger bodies are found mostly among athletes like NBA players (Lebron james, kawy, buttler,...).
A reason for that might be that smaller faces with closer eyes tend to have both hemisphere of the brain closer and also a higher concentration of neurons/connections; which makes them fit to deal with more complexity; though they might be a bit slower due to the complex structure of their brains (like Albert Einsten who learned things slower than average as a kid and was often thought to be mentally challenged).
I find it strange that the result of the study contradict my observation. May be those researchers came to similar conclusion than me; but they chose to lie about the results so that people don't use them to discriminate socially and professionally.
"We all know that IQ tests are a notoriously bad measure of real world intelligence." So goes the myth designed to make the masses feel good about themselves. What is "real world" intelligence? How to pick up a broad at a bar?
There a times "what is your impression of me?" I asked that once but I can't remember what she told me. Once I experienced this: a guy who believed ad claimed that he was a Catholic (cuz I am a Catholic) that there is "God the Mother" called my attention in a Cityhall, I was about to go home at that time... He said "You look intelligent sir!" (In Filipino), So I said "thanks!", it was a hot day then. Choosing me to be a victim of their false belief was one of his Bigest mistake... I had this very important question adn he answer wrong, "Is the Bible a Historical book?" he replied NO! he he he. poor guy. before that I asked Him "Did you now that the Bible was from the Catholic Church? he reply Yes! So on and so fort.. When we are about to finish although I am not yet done with him, a guy, came in (his partner when they called me), Me: Is the Bible a Historical book, I asked the other guy, he replied yes! Me: He said not bla bla bla. Then this guy whom I was debating with was pinching his partner as if I don't see what he was doing. Then here came a girl, telling us to stop. bla bla bla, I told her, "If your respect our beliefs THEN STOP STEALING CATHOLICS!" Moral of the story: He tried to compliment me thought I already know the intention (by the way they have this paper with Questions). looks can be deceiving. Some actors were even so intelligent people do not know that. Impression is very important or maybe not, depending on the situation you are in. At the end of the day you know your capacity. Your weakness and of course your strength. One strength I posses is my Faith Knowledge. Some people Like my Good and Holy friend who is now gone, may appear in your eyes, weak, but the power of his brain is so much. He was fluent in English, spoke a few foreign languages, got 99% grade in a scholarship in Singapore, achiever, Chemist, former Student of Medicine etc etc. he has also artistic talents.
That is Why our brain is above that our body parts. I believe that it is the most powerful organ in our body. We can tell to ourselves to be strong or to be weak. It is too powerful that at time it may bring us to good or bad.
And again I a bit mess with them, 3 ladies where roaming our street, inviting people to their church IN MAUNDY THURSDAY. What I am worried if I go their as I challenge them to ask their pastors (or I like what I did in the Cityhall was to Debate with their Pastors) was that I might not live the building alive. he he.
Yay to Charles University (Czech rep.) scientists! Back in my university days, when I studied there I took part of a few of similar studies. One of them was about sniffing sweaty girls´ T-shirts. Mmm. Good ol´ days :)
Ashkenazi Jewish average IQ: 112
East Asian (Chinese, Japan, Korea) average IQ: 106-108
Caucasian average IQ: 100 🌳
South East Asian average IQ: mid 80s to low 90s
African-American average IQ: 87
Mexico: 98·0 for White Mexicans, 94·3 for Mestizos, 83·3 for Indigenous Mexicans
India average IQ: 82
Black African average IQ: In the 70s
Australian Aboriginal: 63 💩 (no agriculture, writing, or permanent structures)
People who don't look smart like the obese people like me might be in fact super smart. I can say this as a fact because I'm obese even though I really want to lose weight but can't because I have spina bifida and fatty filum which makes it too difficult to get the amount of exercise they recommend to get everyday. But for example of how smart I am I can help people get to places where I have never even been to and my directions to the place where they were going to would be right on the point. A lot of my teachers have outright said that they have never ever had a student that was as good as I am and my mom should be proud of me. When I heard that I felt embarrassed by it because for me personally I use my talent for getting around the city to help people because in my eyes it's the right thing to do and I never expect to be paid for it because I do it because I enjoy doing it and helping people to get to places. Once my talent become a full time job it becomes less fun and it makes me not want to do it anymore. I would if I was a boss want someone who looks good but on both inside and outside and if they are obese that won't interfere with the employer being hired or not that's not what I was taught.
@King716 not your comment, his. Self serving bias has nothing to do with what you wrote, and I agree that better grammar would make it easier to understand what he did write.
But, he also sounds like a middle school or high school kid ("my teachers say...," "what I was taught," etc); so, let's not give him a hard time.
this research is done in Czech which is mostly Caucasian.. is this applicable for asian? because asian has a wider rounded cheek and a wider corner of the mouth which doesn't match the criteria but proven to be competitive in academic achievements globally..
He's not even implying all asians are smart. He's asking if the same study applies because asians tend to have rounder and wider faces, yet they on average score better on iq tests and excel in academics.
So you can scientifically judge someone based on their appearance? So when racist people feel that black people are dumb because of the shapes of their faces and skin color, does that mean they're right? Is this really just promoting racism with junk science?
@Power StaticX Infinity Hi Power, and thanks for your response. I would like to believe you that race is just about skin color, but then I would have to ignore the fact that on average most African Americans have wider noses in combination with very thick lips, and most Chinese people have a very specific eyelid and head shape. Again, thanks for your response Power,
Good cause I had a boyfriend some time a goand he was so handsomely beautiful, we're talking Chris Hemsworth level here but he was dumber than a box of rocks. to me that was total turn off so after 3 months being together I dumped him, after all is said and done you have to deal with the actual person and not their looks and becomes obvious that there was nothing else interesting about him other than his good looks.
You have to look at how much cognitive stratification has occurred in a country over time to get an understanding as to how much attractiveness should match intelligence in a country before taking the studies findings on intelligence vs looks as being universally valid. I doubt that a post Soviet soviet would have had as much movement and selection of people in 20 years, as has occurred in the US over the last 50, to cause the same correlation of intelligence and attractiveness that I would hypothesize exist in the US. Women, in comparison to men, are more likely to weight the success of men more than physical attractiveness. And over the last several decades more people have been going to college, and standardized test scores have become the method for sorting people in society. While not perfectly correlated with intelligence, the SAT and ACT are close enough to an intelligence test that if one college has an average SAT of 1300 or ACT of 30 you know that the average IQ of that school is going to be higher than a school where the average SAT is 1100 or the ACT is 22 or 23 on average. The higher intelligent men would be the most likely to marry and have kids with more attractive women who got into the same school or profession. These women though would have still been from the above average pool to begin with because they would have got into the same schools, jobs, law firms, health care professions, ect, And they have done so in higher numbers over the last 50 years. But a very attractive women who is in the top 10 precent of intelligence going to a top college would be more likely to end up married to a slightly attractive but socially popular man who is in the top 1 precent of intelligence than would an unattractive women who is also in the top 1 precent of intellect. As a result of standardized testing, and women going to college in greater numbers, a man who fits the example above usually does not go back to there small town to marry the cute averagely intelligent girl they new from high school that never left town. 60 or 70 years ago this was much more common so both intelligence and attractiveness were much more evenly and randomly spread throughout the country. Now, they will instead marry the hot girl in the top 10 percentile. This sorting of people based on IQ, and I would argue looks, over the last 50 years in the US has resulted in one of the largest and most systematic cognitive sorting process and self selected migration of people within a society in recorded history. In addition to standardize testing transportation technology, and the ability of people to move within the country, has accelerated the process in comparisons to other upper class formations throughout history. This is also the main reason why wealth has been continuously concentrated at the upper extremes of the population more and more. Regardless of the political policies put into place smarter people are going to have more influence, and since the cognitive elite have merged with the wealthily class the rules are going to be written in there favor. This formation of a new upper class in America that did not exist before has been written about by a lot of social scientist like Charles Murray, and was his main point in the book The Bell Curve. But the main point I am trying to argue is that because men and women weight success and ability to provide for off spring, which is highly correlated with intelligence, and physical attractiveness at different levels that looks would also have been increasingly bread into the upper class as well. And that there has not been enough time for this process to have occurred in the Czech Republic for there to be as much of a sorting process. You would not have found this as much in earlier history, but just go to a social event where the majority of people are upper class, and then go to an event where the majority of people are lower class and compare the average physical attractiveness of the people. There are still going to be ugly people at the horse race, and attractive people at the local tractor pull, but more and more this change is happening in the US. But the country where this study was made would not have had the same amount of time for there to have been the same scale of inter-country migration since gaining independence from communism. Thus it would be expected that looks would be more evenly distributed among people of different intelligence levels.
And also, regression to the mean factors into this cognitive sorting process as well which is why is takes longer than one or two generations for this to completely transform a society. Another reason why almost three generations was needed for it to have occurred in at the level it has in the US and why you would not notice the differences as much after only one generation.
This is not science at all. "Science is the process in is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions" - Wikipedia.
This is simply a coincidence; there is no relationship between the facial features and one's ability to think. To think that you would assume this is "scientific", have the large majority of the human race de-evolutionized their brains to be this stupid? I have no idea where you get this little "research results" from but clearly this is either an inadequate test, or you must have misunderstood the whole point of it. What a bunch of bullshit these semi-educated losers have uttered; I guess I've been in the intellectual part of world so long that I've forgotten about the fact that stupidity do exists in it.
~ Well be careful there. Because those guys might be reading your youtube comments & asking themselves...Well. The exact same thing. As for women not advertising their wildly ways on their face? Expected. Those sneaky smart women!
People do assume being intelligent means you are somehow less attractive, like there's some sort of universal balance. Like whenever I tell people I'm studying molecular biology and am interning at a lab where I research the molecular workings schizophrenia, they act incredibly surprised. They tell me I don't look like a scientist at all. They all seem to imagine them as older men with mousey faces and thick-rimmed glasses.
When we find someone "beautiful" or "pretty", it is mainly because of their facial symmetry. The more symmetrical someone is, the more beautiful they are considered (Golden Ratio, Mona Lisa). …When we find someone attractive; someone we'll actually date (mate, marry, pair bond), it has a lot to do with the mirror image. Have you ever noticed, people with glasses, tend to marry people who wear glasses?
Pretty men are socially treated differently. They'll receive more awards and will encounter less high risks through life. Which leads to less social intelligence. Pretty men also produce less children (much less). When women want children, more masculine looking men will produce more offspring.
…But when we find someone truly intelligent, they are truly beautiful.
@DNews Maybe there is no advantage to wearing your intelligence, rather, those who posses brutality and/or strength have evolved to look contrasted to others. Strength eventually won out against all but those who were intelligent before modern society (fourteenth, fifteenth century and on), therefore making most look one way or another. I believe that those who look smart would be smart, provided they had a proper education. Of course, modern society is so evolved that almost anyone could posses a high level of intelligence.
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