Body Language & Personality Types


Visual typing is the art of paying attention to the body language, facial expressions and the way of speaking that another person has while communicating. With skill in visual typing, you can improve your communication and listening skills, adding another layer to what people say and understanding 1. The meaning of core facial expressions 2. Emotions and how we convey emotions visually. 3. A persons development or "style" of expression.

  1. Personality expressions

Introverted personality types have their facial expressions coming out from the inner and lower parts of their face, chins and eyes pushing upwards. Most expressions in judging types start from the nose or upper lips and then leak to the outer parts of the face. 

Extraverted types instead have most of their expressions starting in the upper parts of their face, their cheeks, and their brows, and these expressions then push downwards to the eyes and chin.

Perceiving types start most of their expressions and smiles in the cheeks and the outer parts of the eyes and the jaws, then leading inwards to the nose, lips, and between the eyes. Notice which muscles are the most activated and from where energy appears to be flowing.

Visual characteristics

Because of the above mentioned physical differences, we tend to associate various personalities with various visual characteristics.

Introverts are seen as more sensitive, thoughtful, serious and careful. Extraverts are associated with being active, attentive, energetic and enthusiastic.

Perceiving types are associated with being adaptable, flexible, curious, ready and prepared. Judging types are associated with being determined, controlled, focused, and serious.