Personality is key to your Profile Picture

Personality is the key to your Profile Picture - AS headshots blog

A photograph in your profile acts as your brand. Therefore, it’s about portraying a look of warmth, trustworthiness and a show of confidence. It allows you to make a genuine connection with the viewer. So, Personality is the key to your Profile Picture.

Many people may have a similar look to you. But, it’s your heart and mind that make you special. It also sets you apart. According to psychologists, there are six personality types. Perhaps you might find it interesting to try the Myers-Briggs Indicator Test. You can then find out which one you fit into.

The social media profile picture could be the window to your soul.

Interestingly enough, an investigation was made into the link between people’s profile pictures and personality traits. It stated that social media users are grouped into one of the big five model personality traits. This is based on their profile picture alone. These are:

  • openness to experience
  • conscientiousness
  • extraversion
  • agreeableness
  • neuroticism

So it goes to say, that our profile pictures can suggest a lot about who we are. The important question is, what category does your profile photo fall into? And, how much does it show about who you are and what you are? Part of bringing out your personality to life is to look like yourself.

Not much to consider then?

Your LinkedIn Profile is where personality meets professionalism. The Idea of a serious headshot has become outdated. The key to success is to look friendly and approachable. A genuine smile and relaxed face will encourage professionals to connect with you. This might seems daunting, but by thinking about:

  • Your personality type and who you are, and what you are.
  • Believing in yourself and what you are trying to achieve.
  • Preparing yourself physically and visually.

You will give yourself the best chance of delivering the right expression by following these points. You will shine through your picture.


Nobody wants surprises when it comes to your online self. While your hair, wardrobe, and make-up might enhance your appearance, you should still look as natural as possible. Personality is the key to your Profile Picture if you want people to look at you with a view to working with you. They want to know who they are working with.

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Anthony Straeger trained as an actor and became a successful professional photographer in London and is now based in Berlin. `You can findmore about me HERE.

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