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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (3): 533-543.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.00533

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The validity of cues in personality judgment

WU Ting, ZHENG Yong()   

  1. Faculty of Psychological Science, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
  • Received:2018-02-28 Online:2019-03-15 Published:2019-01-22
  • Contact: ZHENG Yong


The lens model emphasizes that the validity of cues is important in accurate personality judgment. Existing research indicates that text messages, voice communication, face images, video clips reflecting different situations, and face-to-face communication involving many kinds of verbal and nonverbal information play an important role in the process of personality judgment. On the other hand, conventional text and video information against the background of the network can also effectively reflect an individual's personality traits. Besides, the validity of some network languages—the use of facial expressions and status updates and clicking “like,” which are closely related to personality traits—is worth further exploration. Future research should consider the cues into the real-life situation and improve the ecological validity. It is also important to consider comparison between different cues to see which kind of lead is more effective. Finally, future research should be conducted from the perspective of the validity of the individual behaviors in the network situation to try to understand the cues of personality judgment more deeply.

Key words: personality judgment, cues, validity, accuracy, network situation

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