What Your Eye Color Reveals About Your Personality

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What Your Eye Color Reveals About Your Personality

People with the same eye color tend to have some traits in common.

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 at the Orebro University in Sweden discovered that the same genes forming the frontal lobes of our brain also affect our eye color, meaning people with the same eye color would have shared characteristics. And this isn't the only finding that links eye color to personality. Edinburgh University psychologist Dr. Anthony Fallone came to a similar conclusion when studying the subject. He said, “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. It seems to hold vital clues to our brain function.” 

Further studies have even found that the color of our eyes can affect our mental health and our tolerance to pain. Pittsburgh University anesthesiology professor Inna Belfer found that women with lighter eye colors experienced less pain during childbirth as well as less anxiety after the birth and were able to think more positively. 

So what does your eye color say about you? Here are some of the personality traits that your eye color reveals about you.

Brown Eyes

This may be the world's most prevalent eye color, but your personality is anything but ordinary. Brown-eyed people are usually very confident and assertive. They're also great in conflict situations because they're agreeable people who are willing to listen to everyone's point of view before giving their own. 

Furthermore, a study conducted at Georgia State University found that the melanin that causes the brown hue in eyes makes people more receptive to alcohol, which makes them get drunk quicker (and also more likely to become alcoholics). 

Yeah, you're kind of a lightweight. But, your sports game is pretty strong. Your have very quick reaction times, making you excel at sports like tennis. So if you become the next Serena Williams, you can thank your brown eyes for getting you there.

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Dark Brown/Black Eyes

Dark brown eyes are usually very pigmented, causing them to look like they are black. You can share many of the same traits as people with brown eyes. Dark brown/black eyes have even more melanin than brown eyes, since the darker the eyes the more melanin they will have. However, you're probably even more confident than your brown-eyed companions. This eye color is a natural born leader, always ready to take on the world. You're never one to follow the crowd, but you can expect them to follow you without missing a beat. People with this color are total bosses.

Hazel Eyes

The greenish-brown mix of hazel eyes is an uncommon color. 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. 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.

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Green Eyes

Green is the most exotic and seductive eye color. And it's completely true. One study even found that the most common word people used to describe green eyes was "sexy." Most of the study's participants also revealed that if they could choose to change the color of their eyes, they would want them to be green.

Green-eyed people offer a lot more than their attractiveness. The balance of melanin in green eyes contributes to a nice mix of brown eye and blue eye personality traits. Those with green eyes have the pleasant demeanor of their brown-eyed friends and the strength and carefulness that comes with blue eyes. 

Our green-eyed peeps can tend to be rather unpredictable, but are also very creative and can take care of business when things get stressful.

Blue Eyes

Welcome to the world, blue-eyed people! Some researchers have found that blue eyes are actually a pretty recent development for human evolution. You can thank a single individual who carried the gene mutation responsible for blue eyes about 6,000 to 10,000 years ago for all the blue-eyed people out there today. To the researchers, this meant that all blue-eyed people would be related. Interesting, but then again there can be two brown-eyed parents who have a blue-eyed child.

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, they just might be the strongest of all eye colors. Blue-eyed people are able to tolerate pain much better than any other color. And they aren't just physically strong, but mentally strong as well. 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.

Gray Eyes

This eye color is a variation of blue eyes and is extremely rare.

Your personality depends 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 little devil and angel on your shoulder telling you what to do.

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Sloane Solomon is a professional writer and editor. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors in English Writing. When she's not writing or editing, you can find her daydreaming in French about coffee, online shopping, travel, and baby animals.