Category: psychology

Coming soon to an HR department near you?

IBM has developed a program called the “The IBM Watson Personality Insights Service” that “uses linguistic analytics to extract a spectrum of cognitive and social characteristics from the…

The illusion of competence

I’ve seen them in meetings (especially “NATO Initiatives”: meetings that are “no action, talk only”). They’re listing to the discussion, sometimes contributing comments, browsing documents, and responding to…

Left face / right face : Gary Busey

This is the latest in my left face/right face series. I noticed Gary Busey has a very asymmetrical face. The original photo is in the middle. The image…

On Taste

In a previous post I mentioned that Norman Mailer was not a writer particularly to my taste. Just after writing that I came upon an account of a…

More Left Face – Right Face

I’ve added a few more examples to my exercise in comparing the left and right sides of people’s faces. The new examples are: Gwyneth Paltrow Eleanor Roosevelt Tim…