Q on Forehead Self-monitoring test

Using the first finger of your dominant hand, simply draw a capital letter Q on your forehead.

Some people draw the letter Q in such a way that they themselves can read it; that is, they place the tail of the Q on the right-hand side of the forehead. Others draw the letter in a way that can be read by someone facing them, with the tail of the Q on the left side of the forehead.

This quick test provides a rough measure of a concept known as “self-monitoring.”
High self-monitors tend to draw the letter Q in a way in which it could be seen by someone facing them—with the tail facing to the left. Low self-monitors tend to draw the letter Q in a way in which it could be read by themselves—with the tail facing to the right.

High self-monitors tend to be concerned with how other people see them. They are happy being the center of attention, can easily adapt their behavior to suit the situation in which they find themselves, and are skilled at manipulating how others see them. As a result, they tend to be good at lying.
In contrast, low self-monitors come across as being the “same person” in different situations. Their behavior is guided more by their inner feelings and values, and they are less aware of their impact on those around them. They also tend to lie less in life, and therefore are not as skilled at deceit as high self-monitors.

Source: Wiseman, Quirkology

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