A book cannot be judged by its cover. Except sometimes, you can.
While it is not a good idea to generalize about individuals based on their appearance, research has shown that there are a few things we can discern about physical characteristics and someone’s mentality.
So, in this article, we’ll look at 10 intriguing physical characteristics and how they might alter personality – or how others perceive personalities – according to study.
1. People who are taller and have rectangular faces are more likely to be leaders
According to research published in the journal Psychological Science, persons with a rectangular facial shape – or a prominent jaw with high cheekbones and a wide forehead – are perceived as stronger leaders.
According to the study, firms with executives with this facial shape are more likely to be financially successful.
Furthermore, the taller someone is, the more likely we assume they are a great leader.
2 People with strong personalities tend to have strong jaws
Physical strength is frequently correlated with the size of someone’s jawline. If you think about it, you probably already know this instinctively.
But did you know that a strong jaw is often associated with a strong personality?
Yes, and it may be related to the fact that our jaw is the strongest joint in the body
3. More agreeable people have larger eyes
According to Chinese research, those who scored better on agreeableness had brows that looked to be “lifted up” and smaller forehead spans (i.e., the distance between the eyebrows and the hairline). Lower levels of Agreeableness, on the other hand, were related to the inverse, that is, a sunken jaw and brows.
4. Extroverted people tend to have larger lips
According to the same Chinese study, extroverted women had wider noses and lips.
Dr. Mehta has the following to say about it:
“Extroversion was associated with a projecting nose and lips, a recessive chin, and masseter muscles” (the jaw muscles used in chewing). In contrast, people with lower levels of Extroversion had the opposite pattern, with the region surrounding the nose appearing to press against the face.”
5. People with larger noses have more ambition
According to research published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, there is a link between ambition and wider noses.
Isn’t it fascinating? However, nose type is not the only factor linked to it.
According to Business Insider, a nose with a “fleshy tip” indicates higher empathy for others, while an upturned nose indicates greater extroversion.
6. There are shared behaviors in people with the same eye color
Scientists at Sweden’s Orebro University investigated if personalities were connected to the irises in the eyes.
They discovered that eye color is influenced by the same genes that produce our frontal lobes, and as a result, persons with identical irises exhibit strikingly shared behaviors.
7. Men with larger facial width-to-height ratios are more aggressive
According to a 2009 Canadian study, most women can effectively estimate how aggressive males are.
Researchers also discovered a link between males with bigger face width-to-height ratios and higher levels of perceived hostility.
We interpret someone’s hostility levels based on the breadth of their face, according to research published in Evolution and Human Behavior.
8. Extroverted people smile more
People that are outgoing tend to grin more naturally, but introverts must work harder to maintain a smile in public.
This has been demonstrated in research where participants looked at images of individuals smiling and assessed which ones were more likely to be extroverts based on their grins.
9. Narcissists tend to wear brighter clothing and have more accessories
A 2009 study found that the way a person looked in a full-body image might predict their level of narcissism. Certain characteristics, such as whether a person was wearing colorful clothes, cosmetics, and accessories, and whether or not they were smiling a lot, led the participants to these conclusions.
10. People who post selfies might be more open to new experiences
People who often upload selfies appear to be more receptive to new experiences than ordinary individual.
A 2015 study discovered that individuals could properly estimate someone’s openness to new experiences based on how happy they seemed in a selfie shot.
So, the next time you find yourself “judging a book by its cover,” remember that it’s not a bad method to figure out someone’s personality.
We may not like the fact that we can assess someone in such a short amount of time, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t possible.
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