Chin up mate! Key to appearing honest and trustworthy is to look dead straight

Chin up mate! Key to appearing honest and trustworthy is to look at someone with a level head while tilting your chin up or down can make you appear aloof or domineering Researchers took photos of 24 people head on and chin tilted up and down Slight changes to the appearance of the eyebrows and mouth alter perception  Best way to appear honest is to not look up or down on another person  

By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline

Published: 14:34 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 14:45 GMT, 3 March 2020

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A subtle shift in head position can dramatically alter how trustworthy someone appears, according to a new study. 

A slight shift in chin position downwards can give mixed messages but conveys an image of being domineering. 

Shifting the head the other way and sticking the chin up and out slightly gives an appearance of being aloof. 

The ideal head position to appear honest is to look at someone flat, not looking up or down on someone else.  

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A slight shift in chin position down can give mixed messages but conveys an image of being domineering. Shifting the head the other way and sticking the chin up and out slightly gives an appearance of being aloof

A slight shift in chin position down can give mixed messages but conveys an image of being domineering. Shifting the head the other way and sticking the chin up and out slightly gives an appearance of being aloof

Researchers at the University of St Andrews and asked 67 people to assess photographs of 24 faces. 

Each of the 24 people who were being scrutinised had three photos each, one for each head position. 

Professor David Perrett, from the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews, said: 'It is interesting just how profoundly posture affects our

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