Generation of Virtual Characters from Personality Traits

  • Fabrizio NunnariEmail author
  • Alexis Heloir
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10498)


We present a method to generate a virtual character whose physical attributes reflect public opinion of a given personality profile. An initial reverse correlation experiment trains a model which explains the perception of personality traits from physical attributes. The reverse model, solved using linear programming, allows for the real-time generation of virtual characters from an input personality. The method has been applied on three personality traits (dominance, trustworthiness, and agreeableness) and 14 physical attributes and verified through both an analytic test and a subjective study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DFKI-MMCI, SLSI groupSaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.LAMIH UMR CNRS/UVHC 8201ValenciennesFrance

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