Scientists have declared that physiognomy, the art of reading character from faces, is a fake science. However some researchers have proven that a face can deliver very important information about our personality. Carmen E. Lefevre from the University College London assures us that appearance is the product of genes, hormones, and lifestyle. This is why a human’s face can really be a mirror into our soul.
1. The face shape
Scientists have proven the connection between face shape and dominance. When studying the 2010 World Cup, Keith Welker, from the University of Colorado Boulder, confirmed that the ratio between the width and height of the soccer players’ faces could predict how many goals they would score.
The average ratio is usually around 2. Abraham Lincoln’s ratio was 1.93.
- To figure out the calculations with your own face, measure the distance between your ears and the distance between the upper line of your eyes and your upper lip. The ratio between these two figures will show how high your chances for success are. According to scientists, the lower the figure, the higher the chances.
2. The prominent cheekbones
A study conducted by scientists from the University College London showed that men with a high level of testosterone have broad faces and thick cheekbones. The level of this hormone has a direct connection with aggressiveness, dominance, and a rebellious spirit. By the way, women subconsciously feel it.
- This trick is regularly used by movie directors who choose men with rough facial features for the parts of alpha-males, rebels, and villains.
Wrinkles betray not only a human’s age but also their character. A person uses different face muscles to smile, cry, frown, or raise an eyebrow. In time, these wrinkles show the most used emotion on a person’s face, even when they are calm and thinking about nothing.
- Crow’s feet at the corners of lips and eyes say optimistic things about your personality. You sincerely love to laugh and are very emotional. At the same time, a crease of the forehead between the eyebrows says you’re a serious person who has gone through a lot in life.
4. A person’s profession, in just one shot
Many of us turn our face to a certain side when taking photos, thinking that we look more attractive this way. A study by scientists from the University of South Australia showed that the reasons for this action are much deeper. It turns out that engineers, mathematicians, and chemists turn their right cheek to the camera more often, while artists and psychologists turn the left side of their face to the camera.
- There was also a difference between genders. Women turn their head to the right more often, showing their left cheek. Researchers believe that the left side of the face is considered more attractive because it is controlled by the right side of the brain which is responsible for emotions.