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Can you learn to dissect people's personalities from a distance like Sherlock Holmes?

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Or "How to make specious assumptions in 10 easy steps!"

I love that we can predict the future from a smile:

It's pretty crazy that photos can predict happiness, divorce, power, rank...

I also love this:

Neurotic people use more negative words, extraverts more positive words and agreeable people avoid swearing. Creative writing can give you a pretty good look at their overall personality and their level of general knowledge. Even text messages are giveaways.

And this:

Skip the resume; it won't tell you who they really are. A Facebook profile will show you someone's real personality. It's also a far better predictor of job performance.

We communicate who we are by what we write, wherever we write, whether it's Web, Facebook, emailing, or texting...