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Face Preference Test

Social scientists like Lasse Laustsen and Michael Bang Petersen have discovered that people's preferences in faces vary according to threat perception, political ideology, and the nature of the situation at hand. To test the hypothesis, scientists adopted an evolutionary approach where the questions of contemporary politics were traced back to the social and political questions that faced Stone Age tribes. For each of the following questions, decide who you think should be in charge of resolving the tribe's problem.

Question 1 of 24

The tribe has discovered a new type of berry, but the foragers are not sure if it's edible or poisonous. Who should determine the tribe's course of action?


IDR Labs Face Preference Test is the property of IDR Labs International, save for the Facegen Images, which are the property of Facegen Modeller and the Social Perception Lab, Princeton University.

The face social perception framework was developed by the Department of Psychology at Princeton University and can be used to study Competence, Dominance, Extroversion, Likeability, Threat Perception, Trustworthiness, and more, in an effort to understand human behavior and genetics better and the individual differences that drive them. As a social science framework, the face social perception framework allows for the testing of a wide variety of hypotheses about individual differences and human nature.

Face preference tests, whether they are professional or "official" tests used in academic research, or free online tests like this one, are indicators to help give you a cue as to your overall level of threat perception as well as your preferred method of conflict resolution, based on the statistically validated social perceptions that are habitually associated with specific facial traits. In matching your preference in faces with contemporary political segments, as found in Western democracies, this test draws upon state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed social science publications for its data. Even so, no test ever devised can designate your political allegiances with complete accuracy or reliability and no face preference test can replace familiarizing yourself with the politics of your own country in depth.

The authors of this free online Face Preference Test are certified in the use of multiple different personality and aptitude tests and have worked professionally with psychology, political psychology, politics, 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 Face Preference Test, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online personality test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain personalized information and comparisons, based on your choices in the test.

2. Based on peer-reviewed research. The conceptual structure of this test was devised on the basis of published research of political scientists, as it appeared in the peer-reviewed journal 'Political Communication,' as owned by Taylor & Francis Group.

3. Helping science. The purpose of this test is to construct a high-quality, high-volume data set to share with social science researchers throughout the world in order to further the line of research laid down by the political scientists Lasse Laustsen and Michael Bang Petersen. By filling out the survey and taking this test, you are helping researchers across the world gather data for future studies.

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 personality test are certified in the use of different personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing.