Socionics Personals
Male
Straight
16-25
Western Europe
Scorpio
INTx
Female
Straight
36-45
South America
Aquarius
INTp
Male
Gay
26-35
North America
Sagittarius
ENTp
Join now!


Questions & Answers
Question #1238604004Wednesday, 1-Apr-2009
Category: Visual Identification
Dumb question: is VI the same as physiognomy? -- scarletdragon
Bookmark and Share

Your Answers: 1+
A1 There is some controversy in the Socionics community about this. This website seems to advocate a position very much like physiognomy (admins, correct me if I'm wrong), whereas other socionists disagree and say that V.I. is about facial expressions and body language, not actual physical traits. -- Krig (INTj)
A2 It's not a dumb question. One brand of "VI" is crude physiognomy and another is a sophisticated observation of affective or expressive responses. Another form of VI combines the two. The term "visual identification" is perhaps quite apt either way. The extent to which one brand of VI is preferred over the other reflects one's belief regarding the degree of correspondence socionics needs to have with existing scientific disciplines. -- Anonymous
Moderator's comment
+1
*Please note that the opinions expressed are not necessarily those of socionics.com*
Page 1
Would you like to add anything?
(When posting, we ask you to make the effort to qualify your opinions.)



Name: (leave blank for "Anonymous")

Related
 
10 Most recent
By category
All questions
Submit a question