The Trustworthiness of Beards, as Assessed & Charted by Matt McInerney

A. Quinton — Jul. 27th 2010

I’ve been super busy today, but I wanted to share this delightful chart with you. Have you ever wondered if you could gauge the general trustworthiness of a person, based on the beard they’re sporting? Graphic designer Matt McInerney says you can, and he has a chart to prove it. He claims there’s no scientific basis to his observations, but other than grossly exaggerating the threat of werewolves, I think he seems to be spot-on. The Philosopher? Good. The Neckbeard? Watch yourself.

Click for the full thing at a (much) larger resolution.

  • Ah, yes. I remember seeing that chart a while back. At least our furry friends are considered more trustworthy than John Waters and Hitler.

  • Viergacht

    That’s not Wilford Brimley, that’s Jamie from Mythbusters, and he’s very trustworthy.

  • I see big and potentially deadly flaws in this chart. Would you consider Usama Bin Laden or Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “very trustworthy,” or Saddam Hussein as “mildly trustworthy?” Fidel Castro?

    Viergacht: The “Jamie Hynemann” style is also known as the “walrus.” Just add the beret.

  • Ryan

    I’m rocking the goatee and mustache right now. I’m mild to very trustworthy.