Can -YOU- Judge A Book By Its Cover?

“Don’t judge someone based on how they look on the outside son…”

This concept has been crammed into my mind ever since I was a youngster. I was always taught that I get to know someone before making decisions about who they were. But why?!

Well, for some people, outward appearances are contradictory to who they really are. We are always told to accept people no matter what they look like because we can’t be certain about their character. This statement is accurate. We cannot be certain about the character of an individual solely based on their appearance.

I contend, however, that it is completely possible to accurately judge people based on their outward appearances. Do you believe me? You should! Whether you know it or not, you make snap judgments every day based on physical appearances. Have you ever avoided a man walking down the street simply because he looked suspicious? Have you ever looked at a small child and thought they were just an angel? Have you ever seen somebody smiling and noticed yourself smiling back for no apparent reason? Of course you have.

I am going to begin a social experiment, in which I would for like you to participate. It will either prove or disprove the old saying- “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”  Twice weekly I will post images of complete strangers. Listed below these photos will be a simple list of questions which I believe may be determined by the person’s appearance. I will ask each person to answer these questions about themselves before I post their photo.

How well can you judge people??

Here is your chance to prove yourself:

  • Your job is to answer the questions about the person as well as you can. Your answers are to be posted as comments below each post. Two days after the original post, I will re-post the photograph with the correct answers as given by the subject.
  • Those with the most correct answers will be deemed winners for that week! You could be one of those winners!
  • As incentive for your cooperation in this experiment, I will name each winner [and their blog(s)] in the posts revealing the correct answers.

So… without further delay, here is your first photograph! GOOD LUCK!

Can -YOU- Judge ME By My Cover?

That’s me!

Questions:

  1. How old are they?

  2. Are they an extrovert or introvert?

  3. Are they a cat or dog person?

  4. Do they prefer books or movies?

  5. Would they rather be indoors or outdoors?

  6. What type of music do they like?

  7. Are they athletic or artsy?

(Because this is a photo of me, no answers from family members will be counted)

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7 thoughts on “Can -YOU- Judge A Book By Its Cover?

  1. How old are they? 18

    Are they an extrovert or introvert? extrovert

    Are they a cat or dog person? both

    Do they prefer books or movies? both

    Would they rather be indoors or outdoors? both

    What type of music do they like? all kinds

    Are they athletic or artsy? both

  2. How old are they? 19
    Are they an extrovert or introvert? I’d say a mixture of both.
    Are they a cat or dog person? Dog
    Do they prefer books or movies? books
    Would they rather be indoors or outdoors? Outdoors
    What type of music do they like? Indy
    Are they athletic or artsy? Artsy

    Let’s see just how wrong I am, eh?

  3. *Attention!! All answers for this experiment have been collected. Any responses posted after this time will not be counted. Feel free to answer though.

    Look for experiment results within the next few hours! 🙂 Thank you for your participation!

  4. Questions:
    1. How old are they?
    Between 22 – 24
    2. Are they an extrovert or introvert?
    Extrovert, but with a high Introvert score on Myers Briggs
    3. Are they a cat or dog person?
    Cat person
    4. Do they prefer books or movies?
    Movies
    5. Would they rather be indoors or outdoors?
    Neither, this person can do both
    6. What type of music do they like?
    Pop music, and alternative rock and r and b
    7. Are they athletic or artsy?
    Leaning towards artsy (gee, polka dot tie with pin striped suit)

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