In this thread I'd like to discuss features that shape our perception of a person's intelligence. For a start these are characteristics that I think make a person appear less intelligent: Large, out-turned ears Recessed chin Recessed jaw Mouthbreathing (usually due to the above) Excessively large downturned eyes with ample scleral show Beady eyes Excess weight or haggardly underweight However, these are all quite obvious. Also, they are all unattractive. I am aware that research finds that attractive people are perceived to be more intelligent. Spoiler: mini source https://iastate.pressbooks.pub/dressappearancediversity/chapter/physical-attractiveness/ Can you: Think of more features that you think make a person look unintelligent Think of features that make a person look more intelligent Think of attractive people that look unintelligent Think of attractive people that look particularly intelligent Describe your looks (below average, average, above average, or use the tier system) and how people perceive your intelligence (below average, average, above average). Do you think there are additional factors contributing to this perception? If so what are they? Are people correct in their judgement of you? I also believe that fashion plays a big role too, especially for women. Usually when sexuality in dress in present, negative perceptions follow, depending on the location and peers. Women who are very attractive will be perceived to be less intelligent when they adopt a more vulgarly sexual style (the 'bimbo'). Women who adopt an elegantly sensual style may still be perceived as intelligent only in a more cunning way (i.e the femme fatale). Are there features that make a person look more intelligent or, is intelligence perceived based on the absence of the unintelligent features that usually suggest poor facial development? I do have an opinion on the above question but I am more curious to read yours.