I took that one about a year ago and scored really well.. 17 or 18
my skills have gone downhill since I bacame a recluse.. 12
I have to admit that I was too busy admiring the shape of their skulls.
I got 9 out of 20 too!
We are way too busy admiring skulls.
I am a very poor judge of character! I learned that the day I realized my marriage was a loveless sham. Sorry I really need to stop bitching about that..eeek
Character is more than a smile.
I purposely hold on to genuine smiles of my own because I feel that too short of a smile, however genuine, tends to look forced.
Plus, most people can't tell when people are faking, including a large majority of men who think that 2 minutes of full-on humping without any pretense translates into a fun time.
Smiles, words, it's all stuff I suck at judging.
Ignorance is not bliss, but neither is being paranoid about who really cares or not. I will go with the intense gut instincts from now on (even though those are small and few!)
I never open my mouth when I smile. I always have itty bitty smirks.
2 minute wonders LOL Guys like that suck. I guess 2 minutes of bad humpy isn't as bad as 2 hours of it *shrug*
2005-08-22 06:56 am (UTC)
Re: Meh, No Biggie.
I think to break of the paranoia, know in your heart that people who don't like you or feel like you've hurt them . . . like I mentioned before, if they don't come out and say whatever, then it never happened, but also, if they're trying to hurt you and they don't own up to it, they're shitheads. Neither situation should be that much of a concern because those folks end up receiving just as much deceit and injustice in their own lives. I mean, how can you do anything about a possible wrong if someone doesn't let you know about it?
i got 17 out of 20. i'm really surprized i did so well. the three i missed i am actually surprized i got wrong, because it is more obvious that they are real / fake the second time viewing.
I didn't go back to it.
Do you remember which ones were the ones you missed?
one was a middle aged woman with blonde hair, one was the 40 year old guy with scruffy face and crew cut...i shouldve got that one. the third was a younger looking girl. i shouldve got that one because her face got all serious looking for a sec after she smiled.
i didnt go back either, at the end, it gives you the option to see the ones you missed again.
Just hit the back button on your browser, and it'll return you to the video to play again, at least, that's what it did for me as I backed up to the friends page.
Oo, I got 16/20 and I am terrible at reading people. Especially when they're lying. They should have one where it tests you at reading lies vs. truth. I'd so fail that. Maybe in NYC you get really good at recognizing all the fakeness.
You might be on to something.
I think men would probably score significantly lower than women. We're never looking at eyes.
That's cool. I got 12/20.
The test is neat, free of heavy load times, and it's on a relatively clutter-free place like the BBC. I like it when they don't need 40,000 pop-ups to support things.
I found it interesting since I just finished reading Blink
. I concentrated on the muscles in the face, but still wasn't able to get a perfect score.
2005-08-22 07:21 pm (UTC)
Matter of preference.
I don't like short smiles.
If someone smiles for a second upon a greet, it better be a huge freaking grin. I don't like short petite smiles, at all, ever. To me, that's an insult.
I can't figure out where I got that notion. As far as I can think about it, it seems to be an instinctual thing, possibly linked to something from childhood that I can't remember.
Though I don't really know, I would suspect your instincts to be correct. It seems to me that it would be easier to go full-on into a smile (in terms of using your facial muscles) than to only smile a little. It would (I suspect) take more muscles to refrain from smiling huge.
2005-08-22 07:50 pm (UTC)
I don't mind false displays, which is the other part.
It's like shaking hands.
A smile should be long enough for a person to notice, upon a greet. A handshake should be firm enough, but for women, handshakes are optional in grip, so they can be of any tension.
Long smiles and firm handshakes, to me, upon greet, are a sign of effort. If you can hold a smile for more than a second, and you can shake my hand with some sort of grip, then you probably are well-balanced and alert enough to be worthy of my time.
I don't really put any touching requirement, however, on people. I suspect that as society progresses, with the introduction of such diseases as HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, people will want to touch each other less and less.
But the smile, anyone without a stroke or severe quadraplegic limitation can do. If you can't smile for more than a second, then it's probably an indicator that the time to spend isn't going to amount to much.
So, I probably should expect any new people I meet that ever come across this post to probably make an exaggerated effort, like Nicholson's Joker from Batman. LOL.
Naw, just make that smile count.
This is all coming from a person who doesn't find it necessary to look at someone while in conversation, which is another quirk of mine.
I tend to think people with wishy-washy handshakes ARE wishy-washy, regardless of gender.
2005-08-22 08:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Total Subjectivity.
Well, they could have carpal-tunnel, or whatever that's called.
I noticed that if a handshake is weak, and the person is very weak in their conversation, then it's probably not a good idea to put them in customer service.
Hopefully, they have some other usefulness, like number-crunching or computers, because that weak shit will get them nowhere in sales or service.
Not enough to be a mind-reader, but enough to not get duped by really crappy fake smile artists.
Cool. 13 out of 20. I also answered cheeks as the discerning part and read that that was a good indicator between fake and genuine. Of course, looking at some of the ones I got wrong made me say, dammit, I knew that!
I have such a hard time concentrating on a person's smile. I take in too much else, like their voice, their eyes, style of pants.
Anything out of the ordinary ends up as a neon sign in my vision.
Like, if someone wore sandals and had six toes, I'd probably notice that sooner than I would a fake smile, since I really believe that people should hold smiles as a sign of respect.
Half of these people on the BBC quiz would be excommunicated or worse from the Sauce tribe, for those corny quickies.