Saturday, August 7, 2010

Some people think you're an Alien.

 After reading an article about a study they did at Princeton, I've been giving some thought to snap judgments. "We may be taught not to judge a book by its cover, but when we see a new face, our brains decide whether a person is attractive and trustworthy within a tenth of a second. Princeton University psychologist Alex Todorov has found that people respond intuitively to faces so rapidly that our reasoning minds may not have time to influence the reaction - and that our intuitions about attraction and trust are among those we form the fastest.
The link between facial features and character may be tenuous at best, but that doesn't stop our minds from sizing other people up at a glance..."

 As I wrote to someone last night: "I understand all about the things that turn a person on and off. It's like the flick of a switch and the mystery of it lies only in particularities." We're all unique, but we're not that different.

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