We all know that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – or rather that we shouldn’t judge or have preconceived notions about people we meet. We all know we shouldn’t, yet we automatically jump to conclusions about a person just by looking at them! Norms and prejudices seem to be deeply imprinted in us. It becomes extra clear when you take part in these facts!
We know what we like.
An experimental group was shown 13 faces that according to the norm would look nice or pleasant, they were shown the faces for short sequences of only 13 milliseconds, which is below the threshold of the subconscious mind. After the test, the subjects insisted they had seen nothing at all, but when asked to rate the attractiveness of the subjects, they identified the faces as prettier than average.
It pays to be a brunette.
Maybe it looks like blondes are having a little too much fun? In a test, they had 136 different people look at a woman’s CV which had exactly the same content but with six different variations of her portrait image. It turned out that they rated her as more competent and worthy of a higher salary when she was bare-faced and brown-haired, according to a study at California State University in San Marcos.
Some have a look that fits in politics.
Masculine features such as lower eyebrows and cheekbones were associated with dominance according to a study conducted in 2014 at the University of York in England. Another study showed that high eyebrows that open up the eye make the person perceived as “warm but naive”. It also turns out that in just 100 milliseconds you make judgments about a person’s trustworthiness, competence, friendliness and aggressiveness, according to research from Princeton.
Blue eyes are attractive.
“Blue eyes probably work like the peacock’s tail,” says Alistair Moffat, CEO of BritainsDNA, a company that conducted a major study on eye color in 2014. make friends”.
Brown eyes also have their advantages.
Both brown-eyed men and women were rated as more trustworthy than those with blue eyes. When researchers in the Czech Republic conducted a study in 2013 where they changed their eye color digitally, these results could be read. It also turned out that features in your appearance that are often associated with being brown-eyed can also make a good impression, regardless of eye color!
Your eyes are showing their age.
Not quite in the way you think though. The dark area around the edge of your iris becomes less marked with age or ill health, so if you have a clear border between the white of your eye and the iris, it can make you radiate vitality. In a 2011 study at the University of California, subjects who were asked to judge identical faces with marked and weak contrasts between the iris and the white of the eyes, respectively, rated the version with strong contrasts as more attractive.
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