What Your Facial Features Are Saying About You
We routinely make assumptions about each other’s traits based on facial appearance. Sometimes these inferences are made quickly, suggesting that we can gather significant clues in a split second.Generally, faces that are babyish (think less pointy, with a high forehead) are rated as more trustworthy. Other face-based character assumptions appear at first to be tied to specific facial features, but the reality is more complicated. For example, there’s evidence that men with brown eyes are perceived to be more dominant than men with blue eyes. But when a blue-eyed man dons brown contact lenses, this does nothing to increase how dominant he appears to strangers. This suggests there’s something else about brown-eyed men that creates an impression of dominance.