2019-08-05 16:47 廣東人事考試網 來源：廣東銀行招聘網
Faces, like fingerprints, are unique. Did you ever wonder how it is possible for us to recognize people? Even a skilled writer probably could not describe all the features that make one face different from another. Yet a very young child-or even an animal, such as a pigeon-can learn to recognize faces. We all take this ability for granted.
We also tell people apart by how they behave. When we talk about someone’s personality, we mean the ways in which he or she acts, speaks, thinks and feels that make that individual different from others.
Like the human face, human personality is very complex. But describing someone’s personality in words is somewhat easier than describing his face. If you were asked to describe what a “nice face” looked like, you probably would have a difficult time doing so. But if you were asked to describe a “nice person”, you might begin to think about someone who was kind, considerate, friendly, warm, and so forth.
There are many words to describe how a person thinks, feels and acts. Gordon and Ports, an American psychologist, found nearly 18,000 English words characterizing differences in people’s behavior. And many of us use this information as a basis for describing, or typing his personality. Bookworms, conservatives, military types—people are described with such terms.
People have always tried to “type” each other. Actors in early Greek drama wore masks to show the audience whether they played the villain’s (壞人) or the hero’s role. In fact, the words “person” and “personality” come from the Latin persona, meaning “mask”. Today, most television and movie actors do not wear masks. But we can easily tell the “good guys” from the “bad guys” because the two types differ in appearance as well as in actions.
1. What is the main idea of this passage? ( )
A. How to describe people’s personalities.
B. How to distinguish people’s faces.
C. How to distinguish people both inward and outward.
D. How to differ good people from bad people.
2. The author is most probably a ( ).
3. Which of the following is NOT true? ( )
A. People differ from each in appearance.
B. Different people may have different personalities.
C. People can learn to recognize faces.
D. People can describe all the features of others.
4. We learn from the passage that people classify a person into certain type according to ( ).
A. his way of speaking and behaving
B. his way of acting and thinking
C. his learning and behavior
D. his physical appearance and his action