Once upon a time, the great Cicero said: "Before you argue about anything, agree on the meaning of the words ...". Probably, this expression of the wise Roman perfectly reflects in a allegorical sense the meaning of the concept of social perception. Indeed, everyone understands that effective interaction between people can be carried out only if it is of the nature of mutual understanding. The fact is that interaction, for various reasons of an objective and subjective nature, can be interpreted ambiguously by the participants in this act of interaction.
The science of anthropometry, the measurement of the physical parameters of a person, has given rise to a new doctrine - habitology, human identification by external signs, helping forensic scientists and police officers in the search and identification of criminals.