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Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online Dark Core Faces Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to test your ability to recognize dark personality traits on the basis of facial structures.

2. Based on peer-reviewed research. The materials for this test are based on peer-reviewed research, as published in the Journal of Research in Personality.

3. Cutting edge. Our free Dark Core Faces Test is one of the few free online tests that is dedicated to the re-emerging field of facial physiognomy, which explores the genetic and physiological basis underlying personality.

4. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online Dark Core Faces Test are certified in the use of numerous personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing.

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Dark Core Faces Test

Using digitally-generated facemorphs of people who are high and low in dark traits, the scientist Nicholas S. Holtzman Ph.D. has discovered that people are reliably able to identify such traits in others on the basis of nothing but their faces.

Are you able to identify dark traits in people on the basis of their faces? For each of the following questions, indicate your response below.

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Who is more likely to have had many short-term sexual partners?

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The IDRlabs Dark Core Faces Test (IDR-DCFT©) was developed by IDRlabs International. The IDR-DCFT utilizes the research of Nicholas S. Holtzman Ph.D., but is not associated with Holtzman or his institutions, and is not the equivalent of any instruments authored by him.

This Dark Core Faces Test has been made with the aid of professional analysts who have experience with personality testing, organizational psychology, and psychopathology. Even so, please keep in mind that tests such as these are merely indicators – a first peek at the system to see if it is possible for you to identify dark traits in people on the basis of their faces.

Dark Core Faces Tests, whether they are professional, used in academic research, or free online tests like this one, are indicators to help give you a clue as to your ability to recognize dark traits in people on the basis of their faces. When dealing with the re-emerging field of physiognomy, it is important to realize that though there are correlations and likelihoods, these correlations do not imply a complete equivalence between facial structures and the demonstrated traits.

The materials for the facemorphs were provided by the Center for Open Science. The facemorphs are amalgams of numerous individuals and thus no single individual can be identified from them. All individuals who contributed to the facemorphs gave their consent and the use of the facemorphs follows established ethical guidelines.

The authors of this free online Dark Core Faces Test are certified in the use of numerous different personality tests and have worked professionally with psychology, psychopathology, political psychology, and personality testing. Prior to using our free online test, please note that the results are provided "as-is", for free, and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online Dark Core Faces Test, please consult our Terms of Service.