Your Eye Color Reveals Your Personality

Are
you generally quick-witted or able to solve problems at the snap of a
finger? Or maybe you know how to handle your stress like a pro? Or
perhaps you’ve got a really wicked backhand. If you relate to any of
these, it could be due to the color of your eyes.

In fact, science
has found that our eye color can tell us a lot about who we are and can
help to determine our personality traits. We already know how much
emotion the eyes can show, but it turns out that they also play a role
in our personalities.

A study conducted at the Orebro University in Sweden found that the genes responsible for forming our brains’ frontal lobes affect our eye color as well.

Because of this, the scientists reason, people with the same eye color may share personality traits.

And that isn’t the only scientific study linking eye color to personality.

Edinburgh University psychologist Dr. Anthony Fallone came to a similar conclusion when studying the subject.

“The
eye is so closely linked neurologically to the brain that you might
call it the only part of our brain you can see from the outside,” Dr.
Fallone says. “It seems to hold vital clues to our brain function.”

Researchers
have found that the color of our eyes may hold significant insight into
our behaviors, mental health and tolerance to pain.

What does your eye color say about you?

Read on to learn about the personality traits associated with having brown, black, hazel, green, blue and gray eyes:

 

If you have light-to-medium brown eyes …

This may be the world’s most prevalent eye color — approximately 79% of the world population has some shade of brown eyes — but your personality is anything but ordinary.

Brown-eyed
people tend to be confident and assertive. They’re also great at
handling conflict because they’re typically agreeable people who are
willing to listen to other people’s points of view before giving their
own.

Researchers behind some studies, particularly one conducted at Georgia State University,
say that the melanin that causes the brown hue in eyes makes people
more receptive to alcohol, which means they get drunk quicker and may be
more likely to be alcoholics. That said, later research has shown the opposite to be true, and the jury appears to still be out on this one.

And
while you may or may not be kind of a lightweight, but you do have very
quick reaction times, making you excel at sports like tennis.

 

If you have dark brown or black eyes …

Dark
brown eyes are usually highly pigmented, sometimes causing them to look
nearly black. Dark brown or black eyes have even more melanin than
light or medium brown eyes, since the darker the eyes the more melanin
they will have.

If you have dark brown or black eyes, you
likely share many of the same traits as people with light or medium
brown eyes. However, you’re probably even more confident than your
brown-eyed companions.

People with this eye color are natural born leaders and total bosses who are always ready to take on the world.

If
you have dark brown or black eyes, you’re never one to follow the crowd
— but you do expect the crowd to follow you without missing a beat.


If you have hazel eyes …

The folks at Utah Valley Eye Center
explain that the unique coloring of hazel eyes “is a result of the
combination of brown and amber with a unique scattering of light. For
this reason, hazel eyes often appear to change colors; more green,
amber, or brown depending on their environment.”

The
greenish-brown mix of hazel eyes is an uncommon color, as only 5% of the
world population have amber or hazel eyes — and that goes perfectly
with your personality.

Hazel-eyed people are truly one-of-a-kind.
Much like the unique color scheme of their eyes, no two personalities
will ever really be anything alike. That’s why it can be hard to
pinpoint exact traits for this eye color.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Join now for YourTango’s trending articles, top expert advice and personal horoscopes delivered straight to your inbox each morning.

However, one common trait these people usually have is independence — which obviously meshes well with their distinctive eye color.

You’re also incredibly hard to read, but your mysteriousness is what really catches people’s eyes. We couldn’t resist that one.

If you have green eyes …

Only 2% of the world population has green eyes.

Many say green is the most exotic and seductive eye color, and apparently, science agrees.

In one study,
29% of participants associated green eyes with sexiness, whiile 25%
think of people with green eyes as creative and 20% consider then to be
“a little devious.”

And as is most appropriate for eyes the color
of envy itself, of the 60% of study participants who wish they could
change the color or their own eyes, 27% would choose green for their own
if the option was available.

Of course, green-eyed people
have more to offer than their strikingly attractive looks. The balance
of melanin in green eyes contributes to a nice mix of brown eye and blue
eye personality traits.

People with green eyes have the pleasant
demeanor of their brown-eyed friends and the strength and carefulness
that comes with blue eyes. Green-eyed people tend to be rather
unpredictable, creative and capable of taking care of business even when
things get stressful.

If you have blue eyes …

Welcome to the world, blue-eyed people!

Researchers at Copenhagen University
found that blue eyes are “a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000
years ago and is the cause of the eye colour of all blue-eyed humans
alive on the planet today,” i.e. a relatively new phenomenon in the long
history of human evolution.

Essentially, this meant that all
blue-eyed people, who make up 8-10% of the world’s population, are
related, in that they all share a single ancestor in common.

The
light blue hue of this eye color is sometimes associated with being soft
and timid. However, blue-eyed people are actually the opposite of these
things. In fact, people with blue eyes just might be the strongest of
us all, as studies have found that people with blue eyes are better able
to tolerate pain than those with any other eye color.

Dr. Inna Belfer of Pittsburgh University found
that women with blue or green eyes “seemed to cope with childbirth the
best. Not only did they become less anxious once their baby had arrived,
they also were less likely to become depressed” than women with brown
or hazel eyes.

Those with blue eyes know how to manage their
emotions and can handle the negative ones remarkably well. Cautiousness
is also in your nature, so you tend to evaluate people and situations
carefully before ever diving in headfirst.

People often mistake
these qualities for being untrustworthy or arrogant, but that’s only
because they didn’t take the time to really look into your baby blues
and see who you really are.

If you have gray eyes …

This eye color is a variation of blue eyes and is extremely rare. It’s estimated that less than 1% of the world population has gray eyes.

If you have gray eyes, your personality traits may vary depending on whether your eyes are dark gray or light gray.

Light
gray eyes have much less melanin than dark gray eyes. Those with light
gray eyes tend to keep a guard up around their exterior. You won’t let
just anyone in, but once you do, you’ll open yourself up to them
completely and show them great affection.

Dark gray eyes, on the
other hand, are much different. You have the most balanced personality
of all the eye colors. You have two separate sides of your personality
and you always know exactly which one to be and when to be it. In other
words, you can be a little good or you can be a little bad depending on
what the situation calls for. You’ve always got a proverbial little
devil and angel on your shoulder telling you what to do.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *