Option 2: Before taking this quiz, I always had thought that I was pretty good at interpreting facial expressions. I pride myself on being able to tell people’s moods based off of their facial expressions and make lots of decisions based off of how people look that day.
After taking the quiz, I found that I was in fact very correct. I scored a 15/20 and it told me that I am better than the average person at reading expressions. I found that identifying the major and most common emotions the easiest to identify. For example, I was able to identify anger, happiness, sadness, and fear the easiest. I believe that these were the easiest for me to identify because these are the most visibly obvious emotions worn on people’s faces. The emotions such as disgust, shock, love, and desire were the hardest to identify because these emotions are often shown differently on people’s faces.
I could use this information that I found from taking the quiz to work more on being able to identify the more challenging emotions. I believe that being able to identify emotions on people’s faces is a highly valuable resource because without the ability to, it would be very challenging to communicate with others. Faces help us to judge how people are responding to us while we talk without the need to verbally tell us how they feel. Conversations are more meaningful because you are able to directly see how your statements are impacting the person you are talking to.
I believe that this quiz was reliable because it came from Berkeley University. Often times when universities post quizzes and such, they are scientifically backed and are valid. Universities are considered a reliable source because of the amount of research and information that is available to them.
This was a very interesting quiz to take and I am happy with my results. Even though I did well on the quiz, I am still more than happy to work on my analyzing skills to better my connections with others.