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Discussion in 'Community' started by solojones, May 5, 2013.

  1. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

    Sep 27, 2000
    A professor at Harvard is conducting a social intelligence study, as was posted on reddit last week I think. Anyway, you can participate in the study here, and you'll also get your result. I'm curious to see how this group that would be stereotyped as having poor social intelligence actually does.

    The average score is 26/36. I got 32. Does this mean I fail at being an internet nerd who can use self-diagnosed Aspergers as my excuse for not going outside? :(
  2. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 19, 2007
  3. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Dec 10, 2003
    Never fear, I got 30. That felt like one of those behavioral surveys employers often attach to applications- you know you're getting the same question over and over again, just with different words.
  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
  5. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 28, 2000
    29, which is more than I expected given that I got really impatient halfway through :p
  6. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

    Apr 17, 2006

    The one thing I learned from this test is that after a while pictures of eyes only look freaking weird.
  7. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

    Oct 3, 2003
    It's nothing to do with having some condition, it's just that no-one out there is cool enough to hang with us :p

    Anyway, I got 31/36
  8. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Mar 12, 2005
  9. Debo

    Debo Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Sep 27, 2001
    29/36 on this nonsensical test.
  10. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Mar 12, 2005
    Gotta agree that it's nonsensical. I mean, where did the images come from? Were the people in the images assigned to a particular emotion ("okay, now I want you to feel despondent")? If so, the emotions that are supposed to be portrayed can't really be all that genuine.
  11. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

    Apr 3, 2002
    Your score on this test was 32 out of 36.

    I would have liked to have seen the answers at the end with the whole face next to each set of eyes.
  12. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011

    I agree; I like to think I'm a pretty good "reader" of people but looking at the eyes only is very different from seeing the entire face.
  13. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Mar 12, 2005
    That would **** up their study, though.
  14. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

    Mar 15, 2004
    31/36. It's good to know that I'm not actually socially awkward. And all this time...

    I'm going to print these results out and put them next to my iq test result(which was 188 if anyone is curious about that).
  15. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

    Nov 8, 2004
  16. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Dec 12, 2006
  17. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Mar 14, 2004
    2/36. i thought all those people wanted to have sex with me, but i guess only two of them did. :(
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  18. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 19, 1999
    No doubt it's a simple test of how likely heterosexual men are to believe that a woman who stares them directly in the eye is flirting or attracted.

    I mean, isn't it pretty stupid to suggest that people only read or primarily read emotions from the eyes and not every available sensory input? The only interesting thing about these pictures was whether the image seemed to be male or female and whether they were staring directly into the camera or away.
  19. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
    I thought the same thing.
  20. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 19, 1999
    Of course you did. They might as well have asked "on a scale of 1 to 10, how badly does the person in the photo want to have sex with you." And then the result is correlated with the number of hours a week you spend on a computer.
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  21. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Dec 26, 2000
  22. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 20, 2003
    26/36 which is odd, because 1. this kind of crap is a large part of my profession and 2. a few of you with severely lacking social skills did far better than me.
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  23. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

    Jul 13, 2008
    Huh, 30/36. Something must be off, I'm outrageously bad at looking people in the eye.
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  24. PiettsHat

    PiettsHat Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jan 1, 2011
    I got a 31.

    Am I the only one who thought that the women were far harder to read than the men? Maybe it's the makeup but I found I had a lot harder time trying to guess the emotion on display. I would have liked to see a breakdown of my results based on the male and female images, but it doesn't look as though that is possible.

    Edit: I was thinking of writing to the creators of the test, though, to ask them why they only used the faces of Caucasian people (at least, that's all I got). I would think that it might be more relevant to use a wider range of faces, but I don't want to seem like I'm the Political Correctness police.
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  25. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Oct 16, 2008
    I got 21/36, just a bit below average. I wish it would show you which ones you got right or wrong, though.
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