When we see a tattoo on someone, one of the first things we consider and ask is, "What does it mean?" The person with the tattoo will likely tell you the deeper meaning behind the art permanently written on their skin, but the meaning of the tattoo goes far beyond what the tattoo is. The placement of the tattoo is as important, if not more so. People will often tell you to be careful about what you tattoo on yourself but rarely do they warn you about the importance of the tattoo placement and what your tattoo says about your personality.
“For better or worse, people don’t see your ‘drunk personality’ to the extent that you would experience it,” study author Rachel Winograd, an assistant professor of research at the University of Missouri’s St. Louis-Missouri Institute of Mental Health, tells Yahoo Beauty. In the experiment, 156 people gathered in a lab and described their “typical drunk” and “typical sober” personality traits on a questionnaire. Afterward, everyone engaged in a group activity that included discussion and puzzles and continued to rate their personality traits.
In a TIME article, Eric Barker says that there are things you can tell about someone just by looking at them. The results of the study suggest that personality is demonstrated through both static and expressive ways of appearing, and observers use this information to form accurate judgments for a variety of traits, like how outgoing someone is, their self-esteem level, and/or how religious they may be.
(Photo: Jamie Grill/Tetra Images/Corbis) During a given day at the office, some people are their normal work-selves, typing away productively (well, arguably), while other people are home sick. Then there’s the third, murky category researchers called “presenteeism” — coming to work even though you’re sick and therefore not likely to be particularly productive. Researchers are curious about which pressures lead people to do this, since there are obvious ramifications both for public health (especially during periods like flu season) and for firms getting the most out of their workers. Related: 3 Insights From a Fun New Book About Office Weirdness To better understand presenteeism, doctors Mariella Miraglia of the University of East Anglia and Gary Johns of Concordia University just published a paper in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (that’s a link to a press release since there isn’t yet a working link to the paper itself up).
(Photo-Illustration: Photio: Scott Olson/Getty Images) It is 2015, which apparently means that everyone — presidential candidates included — will at some point be subjected to this one particular question: Are you an introvert or an extrovert? This was part of a “lightning round” in the Democratic candidates forum, hosted by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Hillary Clinton answered by calling herself an “intro-extrovert”: Sometimes she likes being around people, and sometimes she prefers to be alone. Related: You Might Be an Ambivert, an Introvert-Extrovert Hybrid On the one hand, sure, this is an expert politician’s non-answer, because Clinton likely knows that there are ways to read unflattering attributes into either option.
(Photo: Getty Images) We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all firstborn siblings are know-it-alls, middle children are attention-seekers, and the youngest are spoiled brats. But new research is challenging the notion that birth order can affect personality, and has created cracks in our very foundations. Related: Do Older Sisters Weigh More? For a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Leipzig in Germany reviewed personality and birth-order data from more than 20,000 adults in Germany, the United States, and Great Britain.
So, what do your facial features say about your personality type? “Lips are genital mimickers which swell ever so slightly when a woman is ovulating,” says plastic surgeon Dr. Barry Weintraub. These people are likely to be quite imaginative, more intuitive, have better people skills and are more emotionally expressive,” says Dr. Helen Fisher, Chief Scientific Advisor to Match and an Anthropologist.
Cosmopolitan recently explored the idea that looking at a person’s lip shape can tell you a lot about their personality. Are their lips full and luscious, meaning that they’re extravagant and love to spend money, or do their lips turn downwards slightly indicating that they’re private and mysterious?
Your taste buds may indicate your personality. Specifically, the potential that those who enjoy bitter foods have sadistic tendencies. Say what? Researchers had participants report their taste preferences, and then complete a series of questionnaires that screened for the “Big Five” factors of personality. Those who reported that they favor bitter flavors — such as black coffee, tonic water, radishes, and celery — were more likely to have “malevolent” personality traits, including narcissism, psychopathy, Machavellianism, and everyday sadism, the study found. Other tastes (sweet, sour, and salty) had some connections to personality types, but bitterness was by far the strongest predictor of the bunch.
People are obsessed with the Myers-Briggs personality test. Our writer investigates what all the type-hype is about and becomes a believer herself. (Illustration: Getty Images) I’d heard about the Myers-Briggs personality test for years, but I never took it very seriously. I always just figured it was some cutesy test people take for fun, because, in my mind, people never fit into boxes.
Now a fixture in pop-culture psychology, the concept has been around since the 1950s, when cardiologists Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman found a link between heart disease and what’s now identified as “Type A personality.” And while the stereotypes about this kind of person are easy to recognize, concrete criteria for who is and isn’t a Type A isn’t as clear-cut, especially for someone who is, let’s say, on the compulsive side. “You realize you’re a Type A person when you work with Type Bs – and vice versa,” says Michael Sanger, manager for Hogan Assessments, a company that provides personality assessments to businesses. “And true growth happens when you appreciate and learn from the other personality type.” Don’t know if you’re a Type A?
Convenience: This group finds the vaccination process inconvenient in terms of time, affordability, willingness to pay, and proximity to a place that offers vaccinations. This group typically is strongly against vaccination and may be affiliated with the antivaccination movement. Calculation: This group doesn’t have a strong preexisting attitude toward vaccination and extensively researches the pros and cons of the practice.
The bronzer one chooses — be it a temporary spray or a streak-free cream — is the Rorschach of beauty tests, revealing your true nature along with believable, skin-safe color.