Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Are You Looking At Me Like That Because You're Flirting or Terrified?



I saw this on Cup of Jo today and had to share - there's a new quiz that tests how well you can read other people's emotions based on their facial cues. I took the test and scored a 30/36, which is apparently at the high end of normal.

Oddly, the six looks I missed were all women. This is either because I was totally thrown off by how borderline misogynistic limited the possible answers were (not one but two women were "fantasizing"? really?) or it's because I'm oblivious to women flirting with me.  Either way, it's an interesting study, even if it confirms my long-harbored fear that I would make for a really terrible lesbian.

Take the test here and let me know how you did.  I think the second guy in the quiz is Robert DeNiro. Confirm or deny.



4 comments:

  1. Took it the other day- got about the same score as you- can't remember exactly. It was startling to me how easy some of them were! But yeah, I definitely got the misogynistic vibe.

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    1. right? i mean, the women in this study are only capable of emoting "desire" and "flirtatious" and "confident"? If this were created by women, the answers would be real things, like "exasperated", "tired", and "waiting patiently for my husband to realize that I'm smarter than him"

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  2. I got a 24/36. Evidently people are going to have to tell me what they're thinking. I missed both fantasizing females also - right over my head.

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    1. totally. "fantasizing" looked a lot like "irritated" to me, but maybe it's because the women in question fantasizing about being somewhere other than in a photo, which they found irritating. so we both win.

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