Is there a different means by which page views on questions and those on user profiles are tabulated? As in, can a user view their own profile or own question and that count as "1" view ? Or are page views tabulated only for unique visitors?
Short answer: It's tracked by IP, so you can't just refresh and increase view counts.
Long answer: Read the Meta Stack Overflow topic here: How does Stack Overflow calculate the number of views in a question? – it goes into much more detail.