I agree it would be helpful if some of them weren't so darkly lit.
Perhaps as limited as these cut-outs are, many people will do very well (I haven't tested myself yet) but, again, I strongly believe that what makes us great readers of faces, of emotions, is the entire face, not just a sliver of eyes---after all, what you show us is the equivalent (somewhat) of a woman wearing a "Burqa" (is that what that is?!) and most of us would never discern anything from such an experience (perhaps sophisticated Afghanis with years of practice can).
It makes sense. I would be curious to see how I would do if listening was the means to reading people.
In a better world, we gather additional evidence to reach a judgement. Perhaps we even converse!
What this tells me is that the psych professionals place far too great confidence in what they believe is their "science" research, and end up woefully misreading, misunderstanding and misinterpreting their clients.
Senior in high school, personality type : ENTP and want to be a therapist. Very ironic in my opinion.
Was each person depicted in the photo actually feeling the emotion that is attributed as the 'correct' answer?