Beauty and intelligence are unrelated. But some people may unknowingly be influenced by the “halo effect,” a bias that gives attractive people positive traits, like being smarter or nicer. However, appearance has some meaning in terms of personality: it’s all in the face, morphologically speaking.
We’ve put on our glasses and done a little digging to find out what our faces say about us.
Can Facial Features Reveal Personality
Testosterone and estrogen have something to say in both the behavior and the appearance of our faces. High testosterone is linked to stronger jawlines and high estrogen to smoother foreheads, fuller lips, and smoother, rounder contours.
In women, these traits are often associated with higher rates of femininity, attractiveness, and health, and reveal higher fertility.
Wider cheekbones are also related to extra testosterone. This is considered an indicator of increased aggressiveness and also generosity. Men with this facial feature are considered to be more confident and feel that way.
Women with round faces are more generous. A round face is often a sign of a kind, selfless, and caring person. People with this trait can be true friends.
However, they can also give too much of themselves and put the needs of others before their own, neglecting their well-being.
These types of faces are perceived as more innocent and therefore more trustworthy. The round shape of a person’s head can also be an indicator of potential sleep apnea problems. In fact, people with this trait tend to snore more.
Oval Face Shape
If the face appears elongated and the cheekbones are wider than the jawline, then the face shape is oval. People with this face shape are likely to be perceived by others as more outgoing and friendly.
This does not mean that people with oval faces are naturally social butterflies. But they tend to be more outgoing and find words easy, knowing how to use them to make others feel welcome and comfortable.
A heart-shaped face is characterized by a large forehead and a smaller chin, like an inverted triangle. They are said to be self-analyzing and strong-minded. People with this face shape tend to have incredible inner strength and are quite stubborn.
They have a lot of energy, inner power, and strong intuition, knowing when to act to further their goals.
They are also very creative and caring, but can also be emotionally volatile and indecisive. People with this face shape can be very warm and easily make other people feel special as they love to express themselves externally.
They love the passion that comes from falling in love, but may not stick around when things settle down or get more mundane.
What face shape do you have? Did you recognize bits of your own personality? Share this article with a friend and ask what they think about it!