Do you think your face is an accurate projection of who you are as a person? Could someone look at you and get a read on your personality?
Researchers, at Harvard no less, say your face says a lot about you, even to little kids.
The Daily Mail reports that in their experiment, the Ivy league researchers showed photos of men's faces to children ages three to 13. Some of the faces had features typically associated with good personality traits, while others had the opposite. (whatever those look like?)
They found that by age three, kids would deem people 'nice' or 'mean', and determine who they thought could lift heavy stuff based on facial features alone. By age five, these judgments were consistent, and the kids chose to give a 'gift' to those who had faces they liked.
Researchers say whether accurate or not, our perceptions emerge early and they show up in our behavior toward others who are viewed as good or bad.