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Eli Bierman

I think everybody responds to human faces. Whether I'm aware of it at the moment or not, profile pictures with faces make me feel like I'm talking to another person more, even if the face is just a drawing.

With your profile picture for example, I know it's Naruto, but I mostly just see a smiling face and it makes me feel like I'm talking to a friendly real person.

It's not logical, but I think faces and facial expressions are kind of hard-wired into our brain and trigger emotional responses without even realizing it.

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Bassim RAJI Author

Got you but for example, I have a situation if putting a real picture and this person is, for example, angry naturally (like he has an angry facial naturally or something ) or like he looks scary you will automatically put him in the scary or weird list or something because your brain told you that ?

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Eli Bierman

Maybe I would read their comment in an angry voice in my head? I think seeing a face of any expression has a comforting effect though.