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1:05 PM | January 23, 2013
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Say you wanted your Facebook pic or Twitter avatar to convey to the world that you have a particular personality type, different from how you really are, would you be able to pose in a such a way to achieve this? A new Finnish study led by Sointu Leikas has explored this idea by asking 60 participants (average age  27; 30 men) to pose for 11 photographs, from waist up, against a white background. The first photo was simply taken as they posed freely. Next, they posed the extremes of […]

Leikas, S., Verkasalo, M. & Lönnqvist, J. (2013). Posing personality: Is it possible to enact the Big Five traits in photographs?, Journal of Research in Personality, 47 (1) 15-21. DOI:

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