Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I move during the interview?

Yes, you can! The positioning test at the start often gives participants the impression they cannot move during the interview. The purpose is to put you in the centre so that you have enough room to move and still be traceable.

2. Can I continue (click) once I am done talking? Or should I keep talking for the full minute?

No, you don’t need to. There is 1 minute reserved for talking but there. There is no need to talk for a full minute. You can continue once you are done talking.  

3. Can I wear glasses during the video recording? Will it not impair/influence the results of the recording and the analysis process?
  • Yes, you can.

  • And yes again. People with glasses are harder to process because parts of the face are hidden. But as an assessor who interprets someone’s personality, mood, or emotion, regardless of them wearing glasses, our system should be able to do the same. To achieve this we need to train our system to identify the pattern regardless of you wearing glasses. So please, go ahead.

4. Who will have access to the recording? How long will my data be processed?
  • Our Pilot is a cooperation between Thalento NV and Facelytix NV.

  • Thalento NV has access to the/your data of the personality test that it provides during your cooperation. Facelytix has access to both your personality test and video. The data is ONLY  used to develop the software products of Facelytix. Data will be always be used under the same terms as stated in our privacy statement. Personal data will always be anonymized where possible, meaning; any research partner will only receive the results of the personality test and the video, no name or other personal data will be given that could identify you, of course, a video can never be fully anonymized).

  • Data is only used for research purposes to improve and/or extend the software products of Facelytix and will be in no case used for commercial purposes. Only after we have requested and after you have given us explicitly consent to do so.

  • You have always and at all times the option to completely be forgotten. To do so send an e-mail to Your data will be removed 30 days after the request. Both Facelytix and Thalento adhere to the GDPR guidelines.

5. ​​How was the test created?
Are the questions arranged in a specific order?

We aim to create a video interview that is as short as possible, yet still generates as many as possible. The standard Thalento® personality questionnaire results in 30 personality traits, which we (Facelytix) will attempt to identify.

Our current hypothesis is, that we can distinguish a minimum of 20 traits. Some of them require additional data, which we cannot derive from non-verbal behavior.

Our current test is designed on 12 questions that trigger specific personality traits. Except for the first (general) question (“Tell us about yourself”), the other questions are not put in any particular order.

6. ​​Is it normal if someone stops answering and starts to laugh at the camera?
Does this affect the final grade?

There is a reason why you can’t skip, once you have stopped talking. We need to analyze whether this time (“waiting time”) is important to our personality analysis. The underlying question being: What you do when you have to wait, is this relevant for your personality?

An answer to this question, cannot be given you yet, but the first analysis shows that people are generally are divided into the following groups while waiting:

  1. Sit still and do not talk

  2. Keep themselves busy by whistling, looking around, smiling, … (though they do not talk)

  3. Resume talking (often accompanied with questions to the camera: “Should I say something more?”, “Should I keep on talking”, …)

7. ​​Does it matter what people say?

Interesting question. Currently, our research is focused on your non-verbal behaviour. Your answers are not taken into consideration. However, psychological research on deceit detection has found several non-verbal behavioural patterns for lying. Hence, this will affect the processing and recognition.