These particular portraits are from Filatova's book "Personality in the Mirror of Socionics" (2001).
While the idea of visual identification or VI in application to Socionics types is often met with staunch skepticism, there has been a considerable amount of research
on the relationship between personality traits and appearance that demonstrates that such correlations do exist, and that people are naturally in a habit of making personality evaluations based on someone's external appearance and that such assessments are often surprisingly accurate.
On Filatova's portraits
- from Wikisocion:
It should be noted that Ekaterina Filatova did not herself use visual identification ("V.I.") to diagnose the types of the