bate this but in everyday life I may be using 'everything' about a person's face and body language to form an overall assessment but in terms of [my] core talent, I can do a lot with only a picture and at a glance, I am predominantly looking at someone' face, not their posture.
There is no need to get hung up on this- I've spoken to some people who can do what I can do and are even 'better' at it than myself.
Like I said, this can be tested. Were you to pick a site where you can post ten or more pictures that are reasonably sized, I can settle this.
..."just their face that you can tell anything" will be the test, okay?
Oh, btw, what's the name of that company that claims they can do this- sounds like I ought to be working for them.
The easiest $5K a month I made -doing screening- was just showing up for meetings so I could look someone over. Yes, I have references.
There is a larger issue, here.
It 'used to be' that when someone came to the door, asking for a job, 'Old Man Jensen' would come out and look the person over and could be relied on to form an accurate assessment as to whether or not that person would make a good hire.
We refer to that as someone who has the capacity to be a 'good judge of character'.
Those days seem to have gone the way of the Do Do Bird and OMJ has been replaced with clueless first line interviewers who need to rely on 'strengths and weaknesses' questions to form assessments.
That is a bit of a broad statement but refers to my point that internal corporate recruiters are no longer hired by whether or not they can size up people but instead by whether or not they can read a resume and ask those questions we all know by heart.
And of course, due to concerns about corporate liability and CYA, it is safer to point to an administered psyche test than having to own up to having made a bad call with regard to hiring someone who did not pan out.
That I can do what I do is not half as relevant as the fact that too many candidates are suffering a poorly executed interview because the interviewer was not chosen based on an ability to 'read' people.
Pick a website, post about ten or more pictures, Dean, and you'll be amending your blog.