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Does Eye Color Indicate Intelligence and Personality? What Are Your Eyes Telling the World?

Updated on December 01, 2016
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As a psychology major at the University of North Texas, C. E. Clark found, and continues to find psychology endlessly fascinating.

New Research and Studies Suggest There Is a Correlation Between Eye Color, Iris Pattern, and Personality

As sometimes happens in my quest for information, I recently came across several articles proclaiming that eye color and iris pattern of the eye can indicate intelligence, personality traits, and one’s health condition.

I have heard about doctors being able to tell about a person’s health condition by examining their eyes before, but this was the first I have heard that one’s personality or intelligence could be predicted, or diagnosed if you prefer, from the color of one’s eyes.

It was a surprise to me to learn that several people and organizations have actually conducted studies on the subject of eye color and iris pattern in relation to personality and/or intelligence.

Mats Larsson, a graduate student in psychology at Orebro University in Sweden has connected iris patterns of the eye to personality traits. Also, a group of Czech researchers will soon have the results of a study published in which they determined a person’s ability to dominate over others according to their eye color. Indeed, I could almost meet the word requirement for a HubPages article just by listing every person and organization that has done research of any kind on this subject; so let us get on to the findings.

Variations In Eye Color and How They Are Perceived

Europeans have the most variation in eye color. The most common eye color is brown, the second most common eye color is blue or gray, and the least common, or most rare eye color is green.

A survey was conducted by CyberPulse, a division of Impulse Research Corporation in Los Angeles, and commissioned by CIBA Vision. The survey questioned 1,016 women ages 16 to 35. The results found that women often associate different eye colors with specific personality traits.

The above study found that 34% of participants considered people with brown eyes intelligent, kind, and trustworthy. In contrast, people with blue eyes were considered kind, sweet, and sexy, but only 7% of participants described blue-eyed people as intelligent. Finally, 29% of research participants said they considered green eyes, the sexiest of all the different colors, and their owners to be creative, sexy -- and a bit devious.

A List of What Some Researchers Believe the Different Eye Colors Indicate

Brown Eyes: Outgoing, vivacious, and affable. People with brown eyes are often individualists who are steadfast, serious, practical, self sufficient, with a somewhat retiring nature, and a strong sense of commitment. Often attractive, adorable, and enjoys making new friends. Kind, loyal and devoted to the special people in their lives, likes to cheer people up, and known as the best kissers of all.


Hazel Eyes: Determined, imaginative, loves adventure and trying new things, often has a boundless inner vitality. People with hazel eyes are often risk takers yet profound thinkers, courageous in the face of adversity, aware of their own limitations, responsible, but often have a serious selfish streak.


Green Eyes: Have an air of mystery and a quiet self-sufficiency. People with green eyes are often unpredictable, yet slow to anger. They often have unlimited patience, capable of great emotional restraint. They are original, creative, highly intelligent, intellectual, and can easily employ serious concentration even in highly distracting environments. People with green eyes love freedom, project sex appeal, and perform well under great pressure. They tend to be the happiest of all the different eye colors. Passionate and tending towards long-term relationships both romantic and platonic, they are generally attractive and sensual.


Blue Eyes: Pose high intellect, devotion to noble causes, sincerity, self-sufficiency, and are sentimental. People with blue eyes get easily bogged down by routine, often hold grudges, are moody, but have great stamina, and generally have a bright and happy nature.


Violet Eyes: Highly imaginative and creative, possess lots of self-esteem, and they are often perfectionists with high ideals. People with violet eyes generally have lots of charisma.


Gray Eyes: People with gray eyes are thought to be conformists, quiet and self-effacing, but usually patient in waiting for self-opportunities, as well as calculating and deceptive. People with gray eyes tend to be courageous, but obstinate. They are uncertain in affection.


Black Eyes: Have a dynamic character full of vitality, people with black eyes tond to be hot-tempered, impulsive and often seek dangerous adventures. They command respect, exhibit great dignity, but they are often pretentious, secretive and mysterious.

The Iris Pattern and Color of Every Eye Is Unique

Here the crypts and furrows are more visible.
Here the crypts and furrows are more visible. | Source

No Two People Have the Exact Same Eye Color or Iris Pattern

Since no two people have the same fingerprints or footprints, it should be no surprise that no two people have the same exact eye color or iris pattern either.

What may be surprising is that researchers believe every single person with blue eyes originated or descends from the same ancestor! Yes, that does seem surprising to me. There are a lot of people with blue eyes in this world and to think that they all descend from the same ancestor seems pretty amazing.

Researchers have determined that eye color changes over time because the eyes do not constantly and consistently produce pigment. Well, I already knew eye color can change, not only from the eye color a baby is born with to something else when they get older, but eye color can change even in older children or adults over time.

My eyes were blue as a child, but as I got older they became green. They were green by the time I reached 17 years. My mother’s eyes were green and now my daughter’s eyes are also green. Not surprisingly genetics play a big part in a person’s eye color.

However, it is not just one gene that determines eye color, but a combination of genes which is why some people may have two colors or more in their iris if you look closely, and some people may even have different colored irises in each eye.

Examples of Iris Patterns and Color

Below image:  “Left: A smoothly textured iris with no crypts (gaps) between the fibers. Center: A loosely textured iris with a 
large number of crypts. Right: Arrows indicate a contraction furrow extending part way around the iris.”
Below image: “Left: A smoothly textured iris with no crypts (gaps) between the fibers. Center: A loosely textured iris with a 
large number of crypts. Right: Arrows indicate a contraction furrow extending part way around the iris.” | Source

What Are Furrows and Crypts?

Crypts: Squiggly lines radiating out from the pupil.

Furrows: Circular lines curving around the outer edge of the iris.


See examples of crypts and furrows in the photo above.

More Scientific Than Subjective

Mats Larsson has gotten more scientific about his research regarding the correlation between personality and the color and pattern of the human eye’s iris. He counts the crypts and furrows in a person’s iris. He determined that, “. . . a low frequency of crypts was significantly associated with tender-mindedness, warmth, trust, and positive emotions, whereas more distinct and extended furrows were associated with impulsiveness.”

‘”Still, cautions Larsson, looking deep into people’s eyes won’t give you irrefutable insight into their personality. “We’ve only looked at group effects,” he says. “It’s not possible to describe an individual’s personality from our data.”’

Determining personality and intelligence by examining a person’s eye color and the patterns in one’s iris is still in the early developing stages. With so many studies being conducted by researchers and scientists, be prepared over the next few years to learn what they are discovering about this relatively new and curious practice.

What are your perceptions about eye color? Do you think the descriptions above fit you, or most of the people you know? Do you think in time that it will be possible to determine scientifically what someone’s intelligence and/or personality are by ‘reading’ or examining the irises of their eyes?

What Your Eyes Say About You

Your eyes are [continually] making tiny movements, called saccades, and brief pauses, called fixations as you read and observe different things on the page or in the room around you.

Psychology Today


Scientists are discovering that eye movement patterns — where we look, and for how long — reveals important information about how we read, how we learn, and even what kind of people we are.

Psychology Today

How You Move Your Eyes Tattles on You!

Researchers are learning the importance of eye movement. Evan Risko, cognitive researcher and assistant professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada, one of Canada’s leading universities, has concluded, “Who a person is relates to how they move their eyes.”

Learning what is relevant often takes years of experience. Studies have shown that the ability to focus on what is important with ones eyes where graphs, text, photos, diagrams, etc., are concerned, is one of the most important differences between experts and newbies.

While newbies can be taught what the experts took years to learn, the question I have is what about those people who found the right answer to the test questions posed, but were not experts? Was their ability to find the right answer without anyone directing their gaze at important parts of a diagram due to intelligence, since they had limited, if any, experience with similar challenges previously?

Eye-tracking equipment (video cameras that record even the tiniest movement of the eyes) has shown that people who are naturally curious and who like to learn and have new experiences, move their eyes much more, taking in more details of graphics and other information. These people tend to score higher on intelligence tests.

This is not related to eye color or iris pattern, but to eye movement when studying something new, whether it is a concept, directions on how to do something, or even a new social experience.

References

Discovery Magazine

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/may/eyes-may-really-be-the-window-to-the-soul


Healthinheels.co.uk

http://www.healthinheels.co.uk/health-and-wellbeing/2012/04/18/can-eye-colour-tell-you-about-your-personality


Bitrebels.com

http://www.bitrebels.com/lifestyle/what-your-eye-color-reveals-about-you-infographic/


Medicaldaily.com

http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/12149/20120917/eye-color-window-personality.htm


Meaning behind eye color

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=266&dat=19840802&id=n_AwAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FOAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1788,4354602


Meaning behind eye color 2

http://www.infobarrel.com/What_does_your_eye_color_represent%3F


Mats Larsson

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/6462820_Associations_between_iris_characteristics_and_personality_in_adulthood


Lifestyle.ninemsn.com

http://lifestyle.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=608593


Kevin Hogan

http://www.kevinhogan.com/eyecolor.htm


Psychology Today, What Your Eyes Say About Who You Are

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/how-be-brilliant/201206/what-your-eyes-say-about-who-you-are

© 2012 C E Clark

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    • Au fait profile image
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      C E Clark 5 weeks ago from North Texas

      Eliza K., and James, thank you for stopping by. Yes, most people in the world do have brown eyes.

      Jay C. O'Brien, thank you for stopping by. Hope you come back, and this time please read this article before commenting so that your comments will be relevant. ;)

    • James. 7 weeks ago

      Brown eyes. Seems most of us fall under this category.

    • Eliza K. 3 months ago

      MY eyes are

    • Jay C. O'Brien 3 months ago

      Does Eye Color Indicate Intelligence and Personality?

      No.

      Learn about the person by what they say and do.

      Stop being prejudiced.

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      C E Clark 3 months ago from North Texas

      Jakub Klimont and Wendy Cameron, thank you both for commenting on my article. It sounds like you both have some very unusual eye colors. Jakub, I don't understand what it is you want me to tell you. The information here is gathered from many different sources and none of it originates with me. I am not a scientist, just the reporter. I do hope you find the answers you are looking for. Thanks to you both again for taking time to comment and share!

    • Wendy Cameron 3 months ago

      I have green eyes, with a large splash of gold around the pupil, and then a teal ring around the eyeball.

    • jakub klimont 4 months ago

      what about yellow eyes couse i have them think about it/ i have yellow, black, blue, brown, green, and red so can you tell me pls

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      C E Clark 4 months ago from North Texas

      Ellie, thank you for coming by. I honestly don't know what a thick, dark ring around the iris means. I'm sure it means something. So glad you enjoyed this article!

    • Ellie 4 months ago

      This is a great Article! I have grey/blue eyes with an extremely thick/dark ring. What does that indicate? People keep telling me that I can see inside their soul.

    • poooonjbkb bn 4 months ago

      )i have a mix between blue green gray and black (Really dark brown

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      C E Clark 6 months ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for coming by. All the visuals are here so far as I can tell. All the photos, etc. Check back. Maybe it was a weird glitch. Take care, especially while 'out there.' It's just too hot to be out there.

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      Shyron E Shenko 6 months ago

      I came back to re-read this and found the pictures gone. Does HP not like visuals?

      This is a very informative hub and I found the visuals very helpful, but now they are gone. What is up with that?

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 11 months ago from North Texas

      Rings, thank you for stopping back and sharing your discoveries and thoughts!

    • Rings 11 months ago

      I commented earlier on another page about my eyes. Ever since I noticed my eyes change from blue to green to Gray with a yellow ring around the pupil it got me to notice my friends. Two of them have the same color. Gray with red ring around the pupil. I never payed attention to eye color so closely until I saw this. Keep in mind my friends and I are in the age group 20-25. We are all Caucasian and brown hair.

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      C E Clark 14 months ago from North Texas

      MizBejabbers, thank you for reading and leaving such an interesting comment! As you must have noted, eye color alone is not the determiner of intelligence or personality. Color is combined with the pattern of the iris, but regardless of that, this research is still underway and there has been no definite outcome announced as yet.

      Lots of people have eye color that seems to change and some that really does change. I had blue eyes and they only turned green when I was about 15, to match my mother's. My eyes still look blue sometimes if I wear certain colors near my face, and they look very green sometimes for the same reason. Lots of people experience this phenomenon as well.

      I have seen people who have black irises. I believe one person commented here who has black irises. They are not common, but they do exist.

      Did you know albino people have pink irises often times? Lots of people have flecks in their eyes that may be yellow, red, orange, or other. Sometimes the flecks are thought to indicate disease or other abnormalities.

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      MizBejabbers 14 months ago

      Au fait, how interesting about eyes. You bring out black eyes, when another hub I read says there are no such thing. I was told by a Nez Perce that only Native Americans had naturally black eyes. She claimed that other races' dark eyes, including Africans, were brown. She said that she could tell that I am part Native American because (at that time) I had green/black eyes. That is misinformation because my sister had light blue, almost violet eyes, and we had the same parents. My eyes have changed colors a couple of times from blue/black to green/black, and now after the removal of my thyroid, they are going back to an almost navy blue with a limbel that I never noticed I had. So, kind of like hair color, I never know what to list on my driver's license. And does this mean my personality changes every time my eye color changes? LOL

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      C E Clark 18 months ago from North Texas

      MageSim, thank you for stopping and leaving a comment. Black eyes are not common, yet they are more common than green eyes and many other variations.

      Hope you noted that black eyes were listed in this article, and this writer has seen people who have them.

      Some people may not be exposed to others with different colored eyes very often and they might get the idea that things they haven't seen first hand do not exist, but they are wrong.

    • MageSim 18 months ago

      People say that black eyes are not natural, while i have them.

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      C E Clark 18 months ago from North Texas

      Pumpkincat210, thank you for reading and commenting and so glad you enjoyed! I'll be adding some information about iris pattern if the Good Lord is willing and the creek don't rise. I have it and it is not yet as extensive as I would like, but it is interesting . . .

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      Courtney Rhodes 18 months ago from Houston, Texas U.S.A.

      Ha! That's truly amazing, my eyes are green and the description of the personality is very accurate. I can't wait until they know more about iris patterns. Very interesting.

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      C E Clark 18 months ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, good to see you! Thank you for adding some good information to this article. I don't know if you noticed, but I added a new section to the end of this article about 2 months ago, (How You Move Your Eyes Tattles On You).

      Thank you for coming by and letting me and my readers know about the relationship between light colored eyes and alcoholism.

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      Peggy Woods 18 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Something interesting about eye color that I just heard on the news of late... Apparently people with light colored eyes are more susceptible to becoming addicted to alcohol compared to those with darker eyes. It is a recent study and genetics are obviously involved but they have not yet isolated the exact gene. I am sure more scientific research will be done and then what they do with the information other than to pass it along...who knows. Thought that you would be interested since you wrote this hub about different things associated with eye color.

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      C E Clark 21 months ago from North Texas

      Thank you for taking time to read and comment Shyron, especially when you must have so much on your mind. So glad John has been able to come home and hope he will get back to being himself and feel good again.

      Yes, I have added some interesting information about eye movement and how it tells researchers who we are. Literally what kind of people we are. Took me long enough to get it published in here.

      Also just finished filing a DMCA complaint for plagiarism. 2 entities copied this article word for word and 4 more copied large parts of it. Hope they get them down. Now I have 2 more hubs to do the same thing on.

      Blessings and hugs for you both. Hope things only get better now . . .

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      C E Clark 21 months ago from North Texas

      Mariana, thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this article.

      I have just added new information to this article, over 300 words, regarding eye movement and how researchers have determined your eye movements tell the world who you are! It would seem we have no secrets these days regardless of FB or surveillance cameras.

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      Shyron E Shenko 21 months ago

      Just sitting here at the hospital and reading this again. This is so interesting. Voted up, ABI, I can't share I don't know how to get that button to click to share. I hate this computer but it is the only one I can use in here.

      I hope you did not get soaked yesterday.

    • mariana 21 months ago

      the eye colours are very beautiful

      my eye colour is dark brown

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      C E Clark 22 months ago from North Texas

      Ezzly, thank you for the vote and the Tweet. Glad you enjoyed. One of these days if I live long enough, I'll be adding more information as more research is in . . .

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      ezzly 22 months ago

      This is a fascinating topic - thank you for opening my eyes ;) Sharing on twitter and voted up !

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      PsychGeek, thank you for reading and commenting, so glad you enjoyed. One of these days I'll get the update incorporated in this article that I've already written. There's much more on this subject. Thanks again!

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for coming by and bringing some attention to this article. It's still my best performer and I have an update to incorporate into it all written, I just need to get it in here.

      Very cold lately and thankfully the ice has gone and hopefully won't come back. That really made things difficult, but the cold is troublesome too. Hope you and John are staying warm and winning the war. Bless you both!

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      PsychGeek 23 months ago from UK

      Fascinating Hub! I had no idea there were links between eye colour , iris pattern and personality, that really does open up a huge area of research and questions. Great read, voted up!

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      Aesta1, thank you for reading this article and sharing your experience and thoughts on this issue. Yes, more and more is becoming known from simple things one might not expect to divulge information about themselves. I'll be adding information here if I can only find some time. Much of it is already written, I just have to incorporate it here. Thanks again for coming by!

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago

      My sister-in-law has one blue and one green eye.

      I came back to give this interesting hub another shout out.

      I hope and pray that al s ell with you and you are safe.

      Take care my fiend

      Blessings ad Hugs

      Shyron

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      Mary Norton 23 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Years ago, a friend who is a medical doctor started reading irises and connected it with illnesses. He was right in a number of hid diagnoses. More and more, we learn bits of information about ourselves that lead us to understand better how unique each one of us really is. Enjoyed reading this. I have brown eyes and my husband has blue eyes and I think it describes our general personalities.

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      pstraubie48, thank you for checking this article out and for taking time to comment!

      You should remember that professors must do a certain amount of research and writing in academic journals to keep their posts. Also, our government and other entities offer grants to pursue a variety of subjects and some of those grants are pretty big. There are a lot of reasons why studies are done and not all of those reasons may be obvious.

      Just imagine if a person's basic personality could be discerned just by analyzing their eye color and iris pattern. Employers and many other people would find that very convenient. I don't like the many abuses it would doubtless entail, but there are many people who would love to glean info about us just by scrutinizing our eyes.

      Thank you for the angels and may they surround you at all times and keep you safe . . .

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      Patricia Scott 23 months ago from sunny Florida

      Very interesting as usual Aufait

      It always boggles my mind that someone has so much time on their hands that they can undertake a study like this. How many eyes did they sample to come up with these conclusions, I wonder?

      No matter, it is interesting to read and consider.

      I do know that doctors do find our eyes as one way to determine what is gong on with us.

      Thanks for sharing with us.

      Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      lyns, appreciate your coming by and so glad you enjoy this article!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for the votes and the share. I think the best way to get to know who someone really is, is to study their eyes. People can wear makeup and fancy clothes, but they can't hide who they really are in their eyes.

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      lyns 2 years ago from USA

      You are welcome, look forward to reading them too. 71421411p lyns

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      I'm glad you enjoy this article Shyron. Agree that what you can learn about eyes goes much deeper than just color and iris pattern. Thank you for the votes and share.

      Nope, still working on comments. Gonna be another hour at least. Hope you will have a restful night. Blessings . .

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      lyns 2 years ago from USA

      Au Fait, you are welcome, look forward to reading more of your great work, I hope your having a great day. 714214242p lyns

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      Shy people should read this or people who are afraid to look another person in the eye. after reading this they would be looking to see if they can read what the other person is all about.

      Voted up, UABI and shared.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      lyns, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on this subject. Glad you enjoyed. I have a lot more info to add to this article and have started putting it together. Hopefully in another month I'll have it ready to publish.

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      Patty Inglish 2 years ago from North America

      I am eager to see the new film "I Origins", a sci-fi story about all the things the eye can reveal about the person of the eye. Should be fun!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      Au fait, I love this hub. I think you can learn a lot from eyes not just the color, but expressions also.

      Thumbs-up, UABI and shared

      Blessings

      Shyron

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      lyns 2 years ago from USA

      This is a great hub on eye color awareness, I always was one fascinated on different eye colors, and still is, I had know idea the tales behind the colors, this brought an awareness behind each color, great job on this one love it. Thanks for sharing. Eyes are the opening I know to us all, they do show how we are feeling inside, happy, sad, etc. Voted up and Plus. 710144a lyns

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Elizabeth Grace, thank you for stopping by. I have never heard of an iris that had a white background before. Interesting . . .

    • Elizabeth grace 2 years ago

      I have a gray outline on the iris of my eye but,the inside color is white with flecks of yellow and green!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for stopping by Shyron. and for voting on and sharing this article. I have always been able to learn who a person is by looking into their eyes long before anyone thought of connecting personality to eye color and iris pattern. I always say one can't hide who they are if you know how to read their eyes.

      I have found lots more research on this and I will be updating this article if I just live long enough. Might be after school is out, but yes, I have found more info that I think is interesting on this subject.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      Have you found any more research on this. I paid attention to people's eye before and after I first read this, I began to pay even more attention to what the eyes say or do not say. I know that little ones like to look into eyes.

      Voted up, UABI and shared.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Arzoo and Mishal, thank you for reading and commenting on this article and for the votes!

    • mishal 3 years ago

      hiiii.......that was interesting i voted up.... and i have blue eyes and i think i am moody

    • arzoo 3 years ago

      interesting .......i have brown eye

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Vishakha Bajaj, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Glad you enjoyed!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      River and Mountain, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on this subject. Glad you enjoyed this article!

    • river and mountain 3 years ago

      Thank you so much for your writings and observations. I have been always surprised that eye color did correlate with anything. But it does. Dr Morgan Worthy has done a huge amount of research in animals, as well as humans. Let me say now, that I always bet on the blue eyed quarterback to win the Super Bowl! Even affects visual acuity, hunting methods in animals etc. Anyway thx Au fait!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for stopping by Shyron, and for voting on and sharing/pinning this article! Hope your grandson enjoyed this article too, and that you're all staying warm.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

      Au fait, I am back to share this hub once again. My grandson reminded me of it when I ask him is he read it and he told some interesting infor about red eye in pictures.

      Voted up, awesome, interesting, shared and pinned.

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      Audrey Selig 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Wow au fait what a huge amount of comments. It is nice to meet you. It surprised me about the studies about the eyes. The researchers investigate everything these days. Your hub has a good layout and excellent documentation. Pinning. Thanks for sharing. You have interesting profile. Blessings. Audrey

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Sorry if you were disappointed B, but it was really just for fun. As stated a gazillion times in this comment section, the real science hasn't been completed yet. When it is, the pattern of a person's iris as well as the color will be taken into consideration, not just the color alone. Since everyone's combination of color/iris pattern is different, just like everyone's fingerprints are all different, it may be possible to link personality and intelligence to eye color/iris pattern. Until the results of the real science is in, it's all conjecture.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • 3 years ago

      I have hazel eyes and this doesn't describe my personality at all :(

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Shyron, for all the votes, pins, and for sharing!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

      Hello, Au fait, I am back to re-read about eye color and have pinned this to Amazing HubPages board. Also voted-up, AI and shared for any of my friends who may have missed this interesting hub.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you moonlake for pinning this hub!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      He had great-grandparents with bright blue eyes. Pinned this hub.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      iguidenetwork, thank you for stopping by. I read no information such as you have stated in your comment in my research. In fact, here is a line from the last paragraph, first section of this article, "The above study found that 34% of participants considered people with brown eyes intelligent, kind, and trustworthy."

      Secondly, it is the combination of eye color and iris pattern that is being considered as to whether or not this combination may indicate intelligence, etc. The results are not yet in, but I rather suspect that the color alone will play a small part in the results. I think there are intelligent people with all different eye colors and that the iris pattern which is highly individual, will be the deciding factor.

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      iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

      A study showed that people with light-colored eyes are more intelligent and tend to excel more in academics than darker-eyed people. But I doubt that, as my darker-eyed friends are also smart.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      MysticMoonlight, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. So glad you enjoyed!

    • MysticMoonlight 3 years ago

      How fascinating, truly. What a terrific topic and Hub, I've learned much and appreciate you sharing this information with us :)

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Jenny-Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by . . .

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Shyron, for the votes and share, and the link!

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      Elizabeth Reeve 3 years ago from Cornfields of Indiana

      I found this very interesting.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Lifelovemystery, thank you for commenting on this article. As you know, I explained in this text how, according to scientists, no two people have the exact same eye color, and how no two people have the exact same pattern in their iris. The combination of these things is what researchers are studying, not simply eye color. Color alone would be similar to trying to tell what kind of tree you were looking at by the color of the leaves, but ignoring the shape, texture, and other elements of the leaf.

      Both color and pattern of a person's iris is important, and I suspect other aspects not yet considered may also play a part, such as the size of the iris over all, and the size of the iris in comparison to the size of the pupil, etc. There may also be characteristics to the human iris that are not yet known that once discovered could play a part in this investigation.

      Thanks again for stopping by! :)

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      lifelovemystery 3 years ago from Houston, TX

      My eyes are blue but change color from light grey to dark blue. If/when I cry, the color changes to a turquoise blue. I have no idea how that would be used to describe me, but it's interesting.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

      I just watched Investigation ID, where they showed the man who developed a method of describing a man from his DNA, his name is Tony Frudakis. I sent the link to you email.

      Voted up, UABI and shared

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Vishakha Bajaj, thank you for stopping by.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you thumbi7 for reading and commenting on this article! Well, eye color, like skin color and hair color does change a bit over time, usually fades or in the case of eyes, get more spots in the iris, etc. The intelligence and personality are not yet proven, they're still working on that.

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      Vishakha Bajaj 3 years ago

      Very interesting hub.I really enjoyed this hub.

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      JR Krishna 3 years ago from India

      This hub is really interesting. It is fascinating to know that eye color changes over time and it has so much to do with intelligence and behavior.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Nell Rose for reading and commenting on this issue. It will be interesting to learn the results of those studies that are currently underway and I am looking forward to reporting them when they become available.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you so much Patty, for your kind words and understanding.

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      He had strength of character as well as powerful eyes. I am sorry he is gone.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Yes, Patty, whenever my late husband was angry, it was as though silver bullets were shooting in the direction his pupils were aiming. They were not merely silver like a silver car or some other object, but the iris pattern came alive, dancing within its confines. He often got angry about the way working class and poor people were abused and taken advantage of, so when he was arguing for their benefit his eyes, normally a medium blue became like silver bullets. I remember noting that early in our relationship.

      While his anger was expressed in dry humor and sarcasm (most people do not understand sarcasm and think it is always a negative -- they are wrong), along with a controlled voice and manner, his eyes gave his true feelings away to a keen observer, as he zeroed in on the subject at hand.

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      Silver eyes! That would be something to see.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Patty Inglish, MS, for reading and commenting on this article. I have seen gray and black irises. My late husband had gray eyes when he was angry, silver to be specific. Anyway, the research is underway and there are lots of articles on this same subject, although I do enjoy being on Google's first page. Thanks again for stopping by!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you again Shyron, for voting on, pinning, sharing, etc., and for all that you do. Hope everything is OK with you and John.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for stopping by Morbat! Glad you enjoyed. I am honored to be able to say that this is currently an Editor's Choice hub.

      The section I included on eye color/personality is just for fun. The real research results aren't in yet, but since eyes are a way that can be used to identify a person just like fingerprints are, because no two people have exactly the same eye color and iris pattern combination, some psychologists believe they will be able to develop a way to determine a person's personality from that unique combination as well.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      This was fascinating reading. I do remember reading somewhere about the blue eyes and being the next leap in evolution, maybe that's why they are supposed to be so intelligent, either way it's a great new science, amazing!

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      This is interesting information, although I have not heard colleagues in the Amer. Psych. Assoc. discuss it yet. I haven't seen any gray or black irises in real life at all, but my collection of British and American mystery novels of the 1930s - 1940s is full of people having them.

      As a child with a very high fever for four days, my irises turned violet and I can attest that I had no charisma during this event. lol

      Thanks for the Hub!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

      This is so interesting and I find myself looking into eyes to see expressions. This hub has a lasting influence on people.

      Voted up again, like on FB and shared and pinned.

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      Morbat 3 years ago from Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

      I'm interested to know if the hue of the eye is seen as significant in determining personality based on eye color. It's easy to generalize eye color as "brown, green, or blue," but I'd like to think that dark blue vs. light blue would have some difference. I know brown eyes are quite common, but what about extremely dark variations? I've met a lot of other people with brown eyes, but have never seen any individual with a shade quite as dark as mine. Without proper lighting they can almost match the pupil.

      Interesting read!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thelyricwriter, thank you for reading, commenting,voting on and sharing this article So glad you enjoyed it!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Au fait, wow, what an interesting article! I never knew this and my eye color certainly matches the attributes you've listed. This is very useful writing and a great guide to eye color meanings. Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared on FB and Twitter.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you girishpuri for reading and commenting on this article! Glad you enjoyed it and may God bless you also.

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      Girish puri 3 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Very useful and definitely an addition to my knowledge and yes i have black eyes and your description suits me, thanks a lot. Au fait, God bless you.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you, Carrie Lee Night, for stopping by and leaving a comment. While this is really only a precursor to the real science, it will be interesting to see what has been determined when the results of all the studies come in. Glad you enjoyed!

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      Kept private 3 years ago from Northeast United States

      Au fait: Interesting article :) Interesting enough I have blue/gray eyes with a hint of green. No surprise my personality is very complex :) Thank you for writing this great scientific article, great entertainment.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      rose-the-planner, thank you for reading, voting on, sharing your thoughts, and this hub, too! I, too have hazel eyes, which just means they look either blue or green depending on what I wear. I try to bring out the green for some reason . . . so just read the section on hazel eyes. It really is just in fun and is for now based on what people who were asked 'thought' people with these various eye colors were like. Hopefully results from the serious research will be available soon. Glad you enjoyed!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      DonnaCSmith, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub. Hopefully the results of some of the research will be available soon so I can update this hub with the findings.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Peggy W for sharing and pinning this hub!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Vocalcoach for reading, commenting, voting on, and sharing this hub!

      I note that your eyes are hazel and you have red hair (like me, though the red is a little different, but it's still red), and if you've read my hub about redheads, then you know redheads are the best. The most mysterious, sexiest, and redheads even smell better! ;) Yes, and we are the most creative too, and much more. I have no doubt that you are all you say!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Nancy Owens for reading and commenting on this hub! This is all new science/research and the verdict isn't in yet. It will be interesting to see what the 'experts' find in the course of their research.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      fpherj48, thanks!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      KenDeanAgudo, thank you for reading and commenting on this article! The real science has not reported their findings yet, but it is a combination of the Iris pattern and the color that they are trying to correlate to personality and intelligence. They (researchers) have said no 2 people have exactly the same color eyes, same iris pattern, or the same combination of those 2 things.

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      I have to agree with everyone here that this was indeed an interesting article! I totally enjoyed this, although I am not sure what category I fall under, lol. My eyes sometimes appear hazel but sometimes they are more on the greener side. Now I am wondering if I have a split personality, lol. This was wonderful to read. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Donna Campbell Smith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

      Very interesting Hub. I will probably re-red this and digest it further.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Love this hub! Whether these claims are true or not, I enjoyed reading this. I'd like to believe that I'm sexy, creative etc. with my green/hazel eyes:)

      Voted way up and sharing. Thanks!

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      Nancy Owens 3 years ago from USA

      What an interesting Hub. I didn't realize the complexities involved with eye pattern and color until now. I knew that each eye "print" is unique, but that's about as far as my thoughts on the matter took me--until now, that is!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Reading this again and this time will share and pin this interesting article.

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      Lanao G 3 years ago from Ozamiz City, Philippines

      @Au fait....yeah...sure...your welcome...

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      light20, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you enjoyed!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Deborah-Diane, thank you for reading, commenting and pinning this hub, and for sharing your experience with hazel eyes. I, too, have hazel eyes and they can change color depending on what I'm wearing. I usually try to bring the green out.

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      aHA!....I know a Page One, when I read it!! Congrats!

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Awesome! my eye color is brown and it seems that it was the most relevant eye color. I wonder there was a real connections. For I thought its only the presence or type of pigment in the iris that makes it color

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      fpherj48, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub, and for the votes too! Glad you enjoyed. This hub is in fact on the first page of Google searches on this subject -- #4. :)

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Paul Kuehn, thank you for reading, voting on, and sharing/pinning & tweeting this hub! Also I appreciate your thoughts and candor.

      In fact the section on eye color correlation is made up of what people in polls 'thought' different colored eyes indicate. It is not at all scientific. The serious research on this issue is still being done, and it is taking into consideration not only eye color, which is unique to every person, but also iris pattern, which is less obvious to the naked passing eye. When there are serious results for the research you may be certain I will report it.

      The color-personality descriptions in this hub are just for fun. That is stated in the comments several times if not in the body of the hub. I admit I am a bit skeptical as to how so many different personalities will be sorted into so few variations, but PSYC does narrow the different personalities into a very few categories already regardless of eye color. I'm a bit skeptical of that too, which is why my PSYC interests are in other areas. ;)

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for stopping by Shyron. I don't know if my eyes are usual, but they are green. What were you doing at the USMD Hospital? Hope everything's OK. Guess with all the yard work you guys must be fairly healthy.

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      Lanao G 3 years ago from Ozamiz City, Philippines

      I have brown eyes...And the descriptions suit me well...Great Hub!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      A variety of people are good at looking people in the eye and lying. Some have learned that is the way to be more convincing. As body language is studied more and more, the people who use it against others as well as the ones who use it to figure people out are all reading the results and learning.

      Assumption is always a bad way to live one's life. Assumptions are like stereotypes. They hurt everyone.

      It will be interesting to see what serious researchers decide about personality relating to eye color/iris pattern. I'm glad I'm not one of them because as you say, there will be so many different combinations it would drive me crazy.

      Psychology does have the study of personality, however, and that is hard for me to take seriously. How millions of people who are different from each other can be sorted into just a few categories seems questionable to me.

      Thank you Cantuhearmescream, for your continued interest in this subject.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for stopping by KenWu! Not yet, but they're working on it and I'm sure they'll find a way to put us all in nice tidy little boxes depending on the combination of our eye color and iris pattern.

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Au fait.....I believe I'd heard of all the many things that can be distinguished by eye color......I am so grateful for your wonderful, informative explanation. As I read, I thought of a person in my life, with that specific eye color.....and am amazed at how authentic and spot-on the connections are. Just great!

      This hub is a winner. Definitely Page One, Google material!! UP++++

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      Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      Fascinating information! I had no idea the impression that eye color gives other people. I have eyes that change from blue to green depending on what I am wearing. I wonder what that says about me? People frequently comment on my changeable eye color and ask if I am wearing contact lenses (I don't). I pinned this to my board titled "Interesting Articles." I think my followers might enjoy this one!

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Au fait,

      This is an awesome, well-researched hub which is really interesting. I have brown eyes, but don't really consider myself an out-going person. Two of my sisters have brown eyes, and I have a brother and another sister with blue eyes. In Thailand, many people have black eyes, but I certainly wouldn't consider them to be hot-tempered as your research indicates. Voted up and sharing with followers and on Facebook. Also Pinning and Tweeting.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thanks for stopping by samowhamo!

      People look into each other's eyes during polite conversation because that is what our culture has developed as appropriate behavior and so we are conditioned to do that. Or most of us are.

      I did indeed find your article interesting and I think you made a good decision to change the title. Read and commented on it. Hope all is well with you . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

      Au fait,

      I think about you and this hub in particular every time I see someone with unusual eyes, like at the USMD hospital today. The lady in records has the most beautiful eyes. They are green with a lot of yellow and brown. I told her about your hub and hope she goes and reads it.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Au fait,

      That makes a lot of sense that trying to figure out the combinations would be tricky... I'd imagine there are thousands, if not millions of possibilities. At any rate, once they have it down to a specific science and it's 'chartable' I'd be very interested to see the final results... if I could understand them :D

      That's interesting and makes sense about the avoiding eye contact. I can think of specific examples for each that you mentioned. It's funny how you said that people who know they're beautiful rarely suffer from that painful affliction; as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? No pun intended. I'm not trying to sound who I probably will, but I've seen plenty of people that I would assume don't fit into the 'generally accepted' idea of beautiful, that have very high self-esteems and see themselves as beautiful, which leads back to the self-esteem thing I guess.

      So would it be safe to assume a narcissist could look you in the eyes and lie?

      Isn't that something; that story about the girl? I can say that I've been you and her. I have a tendency to really study people in an attempt to figure them out and this is not necessarily a conscious behavior. I've seen myself get 'caught' if you will and I think I've made people uncomfortable from time to time. Even worse, when I'm 'studying someone' and they catch me looking, I turn away and when the coast is clear... I return for further studying... only to be caught again, I will usually repeat this until I've made us both uncomfortable :D I've also realized someone really focusing in on me. I've cast it aside as nothing for a moment or two but when I see they won't stop, it starts making me nervous; about what, I don't know. I don't mind people 'knowing me' but I don't like assumptions and I guess I 'assume' (contradictory, huh?) that if people are only looking at me but not conversing, they will be forced to make assumptions.

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      KenWu 3 years ago from Malaysia

      This is interesting.. but the last statement is quite true. No one can really predicts an individual's traits by just looking at the eyes. There are just some much that can be revealed there.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Shyron, for your continued support. Always know that you are a dear friend and much appreciated. Our genes determine our eye color, so it will be interesting to see if there is a correlation with personality. As you probably know, I believe that even our personality traits are genetic. The environment we inhabit affects those traits, but the traits themselves, I believe, are genetic.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      GwennyOh, thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

      I think about this hub when I am talking to people. My eyes are blue about the same color as my Mom's, but Mom's got lighter as she got older.

      I was also thinking about this hub when I was working on my geanology. My eyes could have been any color.

      I am hooked on reading about this.

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      samowhamo 3 years ago

      Very interesting I wonder if that's why people look into each others eyes in conversation.

      Speaking of intelligence I have an article here you might find interesting. I changed the name of it to Dino People I apologise if the title you see below is a bit misleading.

      http://samowhamo.hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-Love-Dinos...

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Cantuhearmescream, it's important to remember that it's not color alone, but the combination of the color and pattern of the iris. No 2 are exactly alike, like fingerprints, etc.

      Researchers are pretty certain about the correlation, the trouble is that personality can be very complicated and trying to figure out which combination of eye characteristics correlates to which personality trait is tricky I'm thinking.

      The reason some people are self-conscious about looking other people in the eye is often due to low self-esteem. Some may fear that you can see too much, but often they are people who lack self-confidence. People who are embarrassed will often try to avoid eye contact too, and even get red in the face. It doesn't necessarily mean guilt, just an uneasiness because they are the center of attention if only for a few seconds. Beautiful people who know they are beautiful rarely suffer from this painful affliction.

      Liars are generally people who would normally look you in the eye but have trouble doing that when they are knowingly telling you a falsehood.

      A long time ago when I was in the 8th grade, it was lunch break and I along with several other girls were in our classroom just talking or looking through our homework, etc. Some of the girls were from the 7th grade and were standing in little groups talking. I was sitting at my desk.

      For some reason I focused on one particular girl from the 7th grade and she happened to see me studying her. She asked why I was looking at her, as seems to be a common reaction when people notice you looking at them. I pointed out that she was there, and I had been looking at everyone and everything in the room somewhat randomly.

      She then said, "It's creepy, like you can see into my soul." I thought that was a strange yet interesting reaction and I pondered it for a few seconds and then I responded that, "Maybe I can." Years later I think that was an apt description, depending on your definition of seeing into a person's soul. I know who they are and if that's seeing their soul, then maybe the girl was right. After all, everything we think, say, and do, makes a mark on our soul -- just MHO.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Au fait,

      Agh! Scratch the word positive. I mean a correlation in general, by positive I meant 'actual correlation'. I was referring to the 'real research' you referenced, with the connection between personality and eye-color. Quite frankly, I think it'd be pretty awesome if we could immediately determine certain factors simply from looking at someone's eye color... but I think I might walk around with sunglasses on :D ... unless of course, all the blue eyed connections were positive ones.

      That's true what you said about looking into people's eyes. I remember being taught very young that you don't talk to a person without looking them in the eye, but I've noticed some people seem to become like dogs and become uncomfortable and will turn their head occasionally or look down. I think I can do a little bit of reading now, I suppose... but something tells me you've probably got it down to a science :D

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Cantuhearmescream, Cat, I don't know what you mean "is there a real positive correlation?" Researchers are relatively certain they will determine the correlation between eye color and iris pattern because every eye is unique, but it's going to take time. Of course some of the traits they are looking for and will no doubt find are what most of us consider good or positive.

      I always look into people's eyes seriously -- even when I'm laughing. No matter how much makeup they slather on, or how fancy and expensive their clothes, a person's eyes can't hide who they are. It's all there for the world to see if you know what you're looking for, and I've known that since before they started trying to categorize and record it all.

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      GwennyOh 3 years ago from LaLa Land

      I had no idea that you could tell anything of a person's personality traits by their eyes. That's so neat. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Shanmarie, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! Finger prints can tell so much people once never suspected, and since no 2 irises are the same, it stands to reason that they too might be forthcoming with interesting information.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Au fait,

      I would be very interesting to see what research would suggest; I'm curious if there is a real positive correlation. I guess I'd look in people's eyes a little differently! :D

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Cantuhearmescream, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub and for sharing your son's experience, also for the votes and sharing.

      The descriptions of the various personalities that go with eye color here are mainly for fun. The real research isn't in yet, but when it is I hope to report the findings. It will be interesting to see if personality can indeed be determined by eye color/iris pattern.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Appreciate your stopping by Helen. I checked my article and under the heading "More Scientific Than Subjective," I stated that crypts, according to Mats Larson are linked to warmth, etc. I said nothing about furrows in relation to anxiety. Furrows were linked to impulsiveness which is not the same thing as anxiety.

      Thanks again for your interest . . .

    • helen 3 years ago

      Your article has reversed the original findings. See here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6375381.stm

      I believe you have conflated the crypts and contraction furrows. It is the presence of crypts that are linked to warmth, etc, and contraction furrows linked to anxiety, etc, - not the other way around.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Oh, how fascinating! As a psych major, personality theory fascinates me, but this is actually a new one to me. I'm interested to learn more about it.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Au fait,

      Well this has to be about one of the most interesting things I've ever read. I was on my way over to another hub of yours but had something of an ADD moment and found myself here, I couldn't resist! I'd like to say that all the flattering things about blue eyes must be true, but the not so flattering... should have further research done. No, I'm kidding, I definitely could agree with a good handful of the blue-eyed people descriptions. I also would've never guessed there was any significance in the furrows or crypts (not that I knew what either was prior to this hub), but now I'm feeling compelled to go examine my eyes in the mirror :-)

      When my son was about 2, the doctor, during a routine check up, kept going back and forth between his eyes, looking confused and concernd. He had me all sorts of worried. He said something seemed off and referred me to a specialist. The specialist was far away in distance and time and I was terrified that I would be told my son would become blind or something horrible. The specialist said that my son has jagged irises. I was concerned and asked what that would mean for him and the doctor explained, not only would it not interfere with his sight, but it may improve it. So, now he thinks he's a super hero :D

      Excellent hub, Up, interesting, awesome, useful and sharing!

      Cat

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      moronkee, glad you enjoyed this hub! Thanks for your comment.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Sorry Pharmg313, but I couldn't understand anything you wrote, and since it made no sense, I deleted it. You are welcome to rewrite it, and if it makes sense I will reconsider it.

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      Moronke Odugbesan 3 years ago

      Very interesting revelation about our eyes. I'm quite happy that I have brown eyes because all the positive traits you mentioned about it is exactly what I am. Thanks

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      JayeWisdom, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub, and for voting it up, etc.; also for sharing your thoughts on eye color and the Smithsonian article.

      My eyes are much like yours in that they are usually affected by whatever color I'm wearing or close to. But close up, they are green. Some scientists do believe that eventually (a long time from now just the same) that we will all be pretty much one skin color, one hair color/type, and one eye color from all the inter-breeding. It will be long after you and I leave this planet I think . . .

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      This is an intriguing article. My own eye color fluctuates (to various shades of blue and green), depending on the color I'm wearing. My true eye color only shows when I'm not wearing anything in the color wheel that reacts with my eyes.

      I recently read in a scientific magazine (The Smithsonian, I think) that there will eventually be only one eye color, the dominant brown.

      Voted Up++

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Troyangeluk for commenting on this hub and voting it up, etc.! Glad you enjoyed. Of course the findings from the serious studies won't be out for a little while yet, and I'm looking forward to seeing their results.

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      Troyangeluk 3 years ago from UK

      I love this hub, showing it to people I know and they have all agreed about the similarities between their eye colour and what this hub describes them to be. My dark brown/black fits me perfectly lol :) fantastic hub, voted awesome!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Erin Dawn Pearman for reading and commenting on this article.

      As I pointed out in this article, there is more than just one gene that determines specific attributes a person has. In this case we are talking about eye color. Several genes combined determine a person’s eye color.

      In the case of siblings who share the same biological mother and the same biological father, 50% of all their genes will be the same regardless of what sex they are or how many years apart they may be in age, or any other factors. 50% of the genes of each sibling in this case will be exactly the same, or identical. However, that means that the other 50% may or may not be the same. Some of the other 50% of genes may be the same with some siblings but not with others, or maybe none of the other 50% will be the same. There are endless combinations possible.

      If for example, all of 3 siblings receive a gene for blue eyes in the 50% of their genes that are exactly the same (identical), one or more of the siblings may receive genes that will block the gene(s) that would normally cause blue eyes. So only one or more of the siblings may actually have blue eyes because one or both of the others received genes in their ‘other’ 50% of genes that were either dominant or in any case more dominant than the gene that would normally cause blue eyes.

      The siblings who do not actually have blue eyes may still carry the gene(s) for blue eyes so that they may pass those genes on to their offspring, but the blue eye gene(s) are recessive in their own DNA.

      I know that some scientists believe that all blue-eyed people originate from the same ancestor, but again, even though a person may have received the gene(s) for blue eyes, those genes may be cancelled out in a manner of speaking, by more dominant genes that will determine their eyes will be a different color. Brown is usually dominant over blue.

      In addition, many babies start life with blue eyes but their eyes do not remain blue. Their eyes may at some point be brown or green or gray, of a mix of those colors. I was born a redhead with pale skin and blue eyes. In my teen years my eyes started to change and have become a dark green over the years. Some children’s eye color changes even earlier. It is not unusual for blue-eyed babies to become brown-eyed toddlers.

      I hope this is a little clearer than mud. Genetics is a very complicated science and I’m trying to make it as simple as I can. A person may have the gene(s) for blue eyes in their DNA, yet other more dominant genes may over-ride the genes for blue eyes. Even then, the blue-eye genes remain to possibly be passed on to offspring. Once passed on, they will again have to fight for first place and possibly again be over-ruled by more dominant genes. It could be several generations before the blue eyes appear again, yet the gene was passed on to all those generations or it wouldn’t be able to reappear.

      Only identical twins have 100% identical genes. If siblings are not identical twins/triplets/quadruplets/etc., then the 50% of their genes that are not identical may over-rule the blue eye genes (and/or any other genes as well), that they all received, so that some siblings will have blue eyes and some will not.

    • Erin Dawn Pearman 3 years ago

      I mean like then why didn't the other two sibilings have blue eyes as well?

    • Erin Dawn Pearman 3 years ago

      Lol very interesting, i sure know what im going to be studying in university :) the thing im confused about...is that they said, every single person with blue eyes came from the same ancestor....how is that possible? because i know a family with three kids, two of them have greensih yellowish browinish eyes but the oldest is the only one with blue eyes... and they are all in the same family... so how is it possible?

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thanks for stopping by with new information Shyron. I hope the availability of this information doesn't develop into another reason why some people abort their babies -- wrong hair/eye color.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

      I was watching Investigation Descovery ID and on one of the segments, it shows that DNA test can now tell eye/hair color, and I thought of this hub and had to let you know about it.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      CrisSp, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! I'm sure you have beautiful eyes. They are always the most important part of a person's face because they tell the world who you are.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Interesting hub! I have brown eyes and I don't see anything special with them until after reading this. What a good compilation of information.

      Fascinating! Always good to know. Thanks.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you mperrottet for reading and commenting on this hub! I, too, am looking forward to learning the results of the studies on this subject.

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      Margaret Perrottet 3 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      Great read! I'll be interested to see where these studies lead. Voted up and interesting.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      ryanjhoe, thank you for commenting on this hub! In fact lots of caucasion people have brown eyes. While people of color tend to more often have various shades of brown or black eyes, in fact white folks have various shades of brown eyes too. Skin color is not necessarily a prerequisite. There are African Americans here in Texas who have both blue or green eyes. Hispanic people often have green eyes. There really is no hard fast rule.

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      ryanjhoe 3 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

      Interesting information! But I kept wonder the connection between personality and also race because I thought eye colors also depend on skin color. But nice hub anyway, very informative!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Christopher, thank you for reading and commenting. I think blue eyes, especially the deep indigo blue eyes are gorgeous. The first boy I ever had a crush on had those eyes and they were captivating indeed! Sorry you don't like the description for blue eyes, but I wouldn't take it too seriously because it's only in fun. The real results of serious studies has yet to be divulged, but when it is I will update this article accordingly.

    • Christopher 3 years ago

      I have deeper shade of blue eye , i'd give anything for dark brown eyes, i've always thought they look some what better and manly on a guy. I'm not any way proud of my blue eyes, if anything the description for blue eye suck and lame!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for stopping by Amanda, and glad you found something of interest!

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      Amanda Trammell 4 years ago

      Very interesting!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Old Cashmere, thank you for reading, commenting, voting, and sharing this hub! Thank you too, for such high praise! Glad you found new and interesting information. I'm looking forward to the results of those studies still in progress!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Missy Mac, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! My eyes were blue as a child, green as a teenager, and now they're hazel. I usually dress to bring out the green. ;)

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Excellent writing Au fait. This was an interesting read and I learned some cool things. Sharing, voting up, and rating interesting and awesome :)

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      Missy Mac 4 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks for this article. Interesting, my eye color changed from green (younger) to hazel. Thanks for sharing

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      SINewsome, thank you for stopping by to leave a comment. You can indeed!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      StellaSee, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! Don't be modest! The same thing was said (regarding kissing) about green eyed people AND redheads, and I plan to bask in the flattery! ;)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Brandon Tart, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! Glad you enjoyed this hub, and thanks for the follow! Your new amiga, Au Fait! ;)

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      Sophie Newsome 4 years ago from New York

      Very interesting! You learn something new everyday, right?

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      StellaSee 4 years ago from California

      In Japan, there's a belief that your blood type can determine personality but I've never heard of eye color. As a brown eyed person, I agree with being individualistic and loyal to the people they love, but I don't know about the 'best kisser' though! ahaha. Nice article Au fait!

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      Brandon Heath Tart 4 years ago from North Carolina Sculptor

      When eyes come to mind I think of M.C. Escher - probably because I am an artist and am inspired by his eye with the skull in the pupil. I have hazel eyes - sometimes yellow, brown or green - some lighting makes the look orange. Interesting hub, by the way, but I feel threatened by the fact that I have dated many blue-eyed women now... one of which has been really intelligent, some not so brainy, and I think some could not see because they stayed with me so long... stupid and blind. The smart one is with me now - but her eyes came from a donor... her natural eye color was hazel. LOL... NICE JOB, AMIGO!!! VOTED UP AND INTERESTING! I'M YOUR NEWEST FOLLOWER.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      tattuwurn, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on this hub! Glad you found it of interest and and also got some validation for some of your good qualities! ;)

    • tattuwurn 4 years ago

      Yes, I am devoted and loyal. My brown eyes say it. :)

      Voted up and interesting. :)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you rajan jolly for reading and commenting on this hub, and for sharing your insights! It would seem that all eye colors show special good traits of the people who have them, and that is only right, don't you think?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This sure is interesting. I have brown eyes and I think the readings here say a lot of truth. Great research and thanks for sharing.

      Voted up/interesting/shared.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for stopping by Peggy W. My eyes get tired staring at the computer often times too. Thanks for the votes too!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      TToombso8, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub. The personality descriptions stated were mainly in fun because the weighty research is yet to be completed, but glad you enjoyed!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      DDE, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub and for sharing your experience. Yes, it is quite normal for people's eye color to change over time. My own eyes were blue until my late teen years when they turned green. It was the same for my daughter.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Very interesting article about eye colors. Mine are mostly blue with some green in them as well. Eye colors do seem to fade a bit as we get older. Right now they are burning. Need a break from the computer! Ha! Up and interesting votes.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Fascinating stuff, Au fait! I have blue eyes and my hubby has hazel; I think your description of hazel is spot on! Great topic and fantastic research! Voted and shared.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      This is such an interesting Hub, my son when he was born he had blue eyes too, but as he got older before the teen years his eyes changed to green like his dads my eyes are brown, Thanks for this well-researched Hub. Voted Up!!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for dropping by Shyron!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      actionbronson, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! Glad you enjoyed!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      byshea, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! Glad you found it interesting. Yes, as a PSYC major I know that psychologists are always looking for new ways to understand, control, and manipulate people.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      LifeisLovely, Thank you for reading and commenting on this hub. Glad you enjoyed!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      lovedoctor926, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub. Glad you found it interesting and enjoyable!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Brett.Tesol, thank you for reading, commenting, voting, pinning, and tweeting this hub!

      The capsule containing the personality traits for eye color was included primarily for fun. It doesn't include any of the information that should come out of the studies currently underway that also take iris pattern into consideration. The real scientific research has yet to be completed and I hope to include it in this hub as it becomes available. Glad you found the personality traits provocative! ;)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      So glad you enjoy it, Shyron. Thanks for stopping by.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Adama Gidado, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! You are correct about genetics determining our physical traits as well as our personality and basically everything about us. Glad you enjoyed!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Abdul Wahabone, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I have green eyes . . . ;)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      pinkhawk, thank you for reading and commenting! I plant to keep up with the research too so that I can print the results here.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you James A Watkins for reading and commenting on this hub! Your statistics are interesting.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      ftclick, thank you for commenting on this hub! I have seen many people here in Texas with black eyes. Glad you enjoyed.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Came across the info you mention on JS when researching this hub. There was a girl a few years older than me, a neighbor when I was growing up, who had one brown eye and one blue one. Thanks for stopping by Shyron.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Nettlemere, thank you for taking time to comment on this hub! Actually it's a combination of the eye color and the pattern of the iris, both of which are separately unique in every individual, that has psychologists interested in studying whether or not there may be a link between these physical aspects of the eye and personality and/or intelligence. Not eye color alone.

      While I did list some traits some researchers have attributed to eye color in one of my capsules, it was mainly in fun. With the exception of a few small studies that will need a great deal more work (which I have mentioned in this hub) serious research is underway now and the results not yet reported. I hope to add the findings to this hub when they become available, but I suspect it is the sort of research that will take a long time with a great deal of controversy along the way.

      I have heard of 'honey colored' irises, but I have never seen them myself. They are rare indeed and you are so lucky to have seen them for real.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      wtaylorjr2001, thank you for commenting on my hub and for sharing your views!

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      Shea 4 years ago

      Of course the first thing I had to do after reading a few lines was go right to the green eye section. Then I read the rest...... great hub! I was actually intrigued from the start and had no idea that so much research was devoted to the color of someone's eyes.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Sharkye11, thank you for reading, commenting on, and sharing this hub! Glad you found it interesting. Meaning no disrespect, I think your mother's optometrist must have been color blind. My mother, myself, and my daughter all had/have green eyes. Mine and daughters are more hazel in that they can sometimes look bluish if they are surrounded with certain colors of clothing, etc.

      I think violet eyes are misunderstood. As you know, Elizabeth Taylor's 'violet eyes' were quite famous. I suggest you go to Google images and google her name. Take a good look at her eyes. Lots of people would call them a deep blue, and indeed it is a beautiful color for eyes. I think when eyes are described as violet the color purple or the flower that is a purple color comes to mind, but in the color spectrum, violet is a deep blue. Check out Liz, and see if her eye color is similar to your own. They are indeed rare and beautiful.

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      Megan 4 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

      This is really interesting. I love coming across articles like this that catch my eye. I have multi colored eyes they're brown with green and a golden yellow color. When I was younger they were just brown and some times they look just brown. So its very interesting to come by this.

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      actionbronson 4 years ago

      one of the most interesting hubs I've ready, very well written, thanks!

    • lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      This is awesome! My eyes are light brown and the iris is hazel so they're that in between color and they also change depending on the weather, eye makeup and clothes. I was actually born with dark green eyes and then they changed to light brown. Voting up interesting!

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      Not sure about the IQ part lol, but I was surprised at how accurate the description was ha ha. Mind you, I think we all choose to see what we want ;-).

      Shared, up, interesting, pinned and tweeted.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

      Fantastic hub, I want to read more about this. Looking forward to more on this subject.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      tebo, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! Glad you found it interesting!

    • Adama Gidado 4 years ago

      Wow...as a brown eyed person I'm flattered. This is some really interesting information. Our genetic code and make up determines our personality so it makes a lot of sense. Will definitely share and voted up.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Suzie HQ, thank YOU for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you enjoyed! Hope you are looking forward to the results of the studies currently underway as I am!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      tlmcgaa70, thank you for stopping by and leaving comments!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for reading and commenting Ardie! We seem to have a lot in common -- red hair AND green eyes!

      I think you can learn everything that matters about a person from their eyes. Just MHO. ;)

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      Abdul Wahab 4 years ago from Yanbu Al-Bahar, Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia

      such an informative article, i have brown eyes..........

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      pinkhawk 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      Such an interesting subject... Thanks for sharing! ^_^... I want to follow the development of their research...

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

      Did you know that Jane Semour has two different color eyes. I wonder if the patterns and marking in each eye is different or just the color?

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for commenting on, and for sharing this hub moonlake! A lot of different genes go into determining our human traits including our physical traits and they are passed down from our ancestors in the direct line to both of our parents. So even if neither you nor your husband had bright blue eyes, chances are that one of his grandparents or great grandparents did. Genes that are recessive in ourselves may be dominant in our offspring.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      AudreyHowitt, thank you for reading and commenting and for sharing. So glad you found it interesting!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      vespawoolf, agree with you regarding the eyes and that they can be very telling generally, and in specific situations, too. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      rebeccamealey, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub, and thank you for sharing! I agree that this is an interesting subject and I'm looking forward to the results of the many studies that are currently underway.

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for publishing this fascinating article. I enjoyed reading it very much.

      Just the other day I read that there are only 25% as many blue eyed people born in America as there were 50 years ago. 100 years back half of all Americans had blue eyes and by 1950 it had dropped to 33%. Today it is 16%.

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      ftclick 4 years ago

      Good hub. Although, I know many brown-eyed conformists and introverted. I've never met someone with black or violet eyes, or maybe I just ever noticed them having black eyes.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

      This is one of my favorite hubs, it is so interesting.

      And beautiful too!

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      Nettlemere 4 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

      interesting but I'm not convinced that eye colour and personality are linked.

      The most amazing eye colour I ever saw in a human was genuinely blond eyes. Only come across it in one person and it wasn't down to contact lenses.

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      William H Taylor 4 years ago from Binghamton NY

      I believe that the study of the neocortex will be more likely to yield quality information about an individuals intelligence compared to eye color. Nevertheless intelligence may be modeled as a probabilistic weighted graph so it is possible that this may be some form of indicator. Similar to NLP's visual cues such as looking up indicates visual processing and so on.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      This is fascinating. It would be very difficult and complex to study these patterns, but I imagine it would fun. I've never seen anyone else ever mention violet eyes, which is what my parents always told me I have. I just thought they were trying to make me feel better because I didn't get the lovely red hair that my sisters got!

      My mom has very green eyes. They are the color of jade, with no brown. But her optometrist told her there is no such thing as green, hazel or grey eyes, only blue or brown. I was very pleased to see that scientific researchers accept that green is a color.

      My husband has green eyes with a ring of brown, so I classify them as hazel. He definitely fits the personality type for hazel. And one of his eyes has a brown freckle in the green part of the iris.

      As an artist, I have always been in love with people's eyes, and I do agree that they say so much about a person. Maybe even more than we realize! Great hub! Voting and sharing and more!

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      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      An interesting read. I've just checked the patterns in my eyes and they certainly relate to your description - pleased to say , not many crypts! Lots of fascinating information.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Very interesting and the descriptions are so true for people I know and even myself in many respects (hazel eyes). I am also a left hander so thanks for that link for some more interesting reading! Congrats on a really interesting article and well researched. VU, +++++

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      tlmcgaa70 4 years ago from south dakota, usa

      fascinating..thank you for sharing this...voted up and interesting and shared

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      Sondra 4 years ago from Neverland

      Its awesome that I just happened across this Hub in my feed. My oldest daughter (almost 12) and I were just having a discussion about this topic. She has been almost obsessed with it lately and I can't wait until she comes home tonight so I can show this to her :) I've always heard the eyes are the windown to the soul! (For the record I have green eyes)

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Very interesting. I had very dark brown eyes but as I have aged my eyes having turned to a paler brown. Our first born had bright blue eyes and when I would take him someplace people would ask me how he could have blue eyes and I had brown. My husband's eyes are greenish gray. Our sons eyes turned gray as he aged their still pretty but not the bright blue they once were. Voted up and shared.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Such an interesting article!! Sharing this!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      They do say the eyes are the window to the soul and I feel like you can learn a lot about a person by looking them in the eye. Eyes are also beautiful, and it seems the descriptions do fit those I can think of right now! Very fascinating hub--thanks!

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This is fascinating. The descriptions of eye color and personality do seem to fit with me and those I know. Very, very cool Hub. Voted interesting and shared all around.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Carolee Says for reading and commenting on this hub. In fact, the hard science isn't in yet. The descriptions given for the various eye colors are what some 'researchers' believe to be true about people with those eye colors, but older studies are not considered the most credible. Now the heavyweights are going to get in on the act and we should get some of their results before much longer. I'm sure people with brown eyes will fair well when all the statistics and studies are in . . . ;)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I always look at people's eyes. That's how I know if anyone's at home. The eyes tell all. No matter how fine one's clothes, how thick their makeup, how many pounds of jewelry they wear, their eyes will tell you who they really are . . . thank you for commenting Shyron!

    • Carolee Says 4 years ago

      Thank you, thank you , thank you....don't mind me while I take a bow and curtsey at your intelligence for posting this. This proves without a shadow of a doubt that brown eyed people are perfect!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I don't think blue eyes come from Africa. More likely Scandinavian regions.

      Just trying to keep my head above water. Thank you for stopping by Diogenes. Glad all is well with you, Bobby.

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      diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

      You caught me! I did miss some of your article and should not have commented, really. Surely, we all descend from the same African ancestor, regardless of our eye color? Or so I had belived. I know that patterns in the iris have been used in security devices ever since science fiction postulated their use 50 years ago. I guess the equipment is expensive preventing the widespread use.

      I am fine, dear, not writing any more recently; once you stop, it's hard to get the interest up again. What have you been doing with yourself?

      Bob

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

      This hub had me thinking, all the memebers of my family have different color eyes, except me and my mom have the same color. Other than having different shades of blue and brown.

      This hub makes me look at people's eyes.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Glimmer Twin Fan, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! I think it could turn out to be just as useful as fingerprints when all the results are in from all the studies. No 2 people have exactly the same eye color or the same iris pattern, so it probably won't be long and eyes will be used for identification and a lot of other things too.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for reading and commenting on this hub Shyron! I'm certain that when the pratice of finding crooks by identifying their fingerprints first became possible that people scoffed at the idea, just as some people are scoffing at these studies about iris pattern and color now. These same people will likely invest in some very dark sunglasses one of these days . . . ;)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Wow - this is really interesting and it makes me think about the people I know and their eye color. I really enjoyed this hub. Thanks. Voted up!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for stopping by Diogenes. I guess you missed the part about the pattern in the iris combined with the eye color, which is unique in every single person. Actually, psychologists are relating their studies on personality that already exist and which have been in use for quite a while, to eye color and iris pattern.

      I get the impression a lot of people have read my title and made assumptions about this hub and then not read it, missing out on some good information.

      The reason violet and green eye colors are so popular is because they are so rare. People always value rare things. I have green eyes. Only a very few people in the world (1-2% of the world's population) have green eyes.

      Did you read that science has determined that everyone with blue eyes descends from one and the same ancestor? Figured you missed that too. You might want to reread and skip the part about what the various colors mean to some people, since that's mainly subjective and not yet scientifically determined. Just thought it would be of interest to some people so I included it.

      Hope all's well with you Bobby. Take care, and thanks again for stopping by . . . xx

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for your comments billybuc! I have green eyes, and I believe it says something similar about me! ;) Yes, and I'm a redhead too! Did you read my hub about redheads?

      The real results of studies is yet to come and I'm looking forward to it. PSYC already has the study of personality down pretty well, so it will by interesting to see how reading the combination of iris pattern and color relate to what PSYC has already determined about personality.

      Thank you Bill, for taking time . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

      Voting you up and interesting, I wonder if the law will eventually find out the eye patterns are unique to each person and they can find potential offenders just by looking someone in the eyes.

      I have a sister-in-law who has one blue eye and one green eye.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      gmwilliams, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! I'm looking forward to the results of all these studies. The pattern of the iris of the eye seems to be the most important factor, though no two people have exactly the same color or iris pattern.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      sgbrown, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! In a few years when more of the studies have been completed and the patterns of the iris are taken more into consideration than they were when the traits described here for each eye color were constructed, I think you will see that every eye color will be divided up into more categories and the characteristics of each eye color narrowed considerably.

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      diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Eye color determines nothing. But certain eye colors are more common in groups which have historically been seconded by people with blue eyes. African American and Indians have dark eyes for example. certain hues (green, violet) seem to be seen as more attractive therefore their owners seen as better breeders. It's all down to which came first, the horse or the cart, or the eye color and the advantages perceived from some hues. I am sure a serious study would find no differences in people with varying eye color.

      Bob

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      tillsontitan, thank you for taking time to read and comment on my newest hub! Research is still underway and it will likely be a while before any substantive results are obtained, but I just thought it was interesting that serious researchers were even trying to do something like this.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That was quite interesting. I'm in a hurry this morning and I was going to put this on the shelf and get to it later, but I'm happy that I read it. Yes, I have brown eyes, and yes, I'm a good kisser. :)

      Good job my friend; fascinating stuff for sure.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      This is a fascinating hub, quite interesting and insightful indeed!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      My hubby has brown eyes, but this does not describe him at all. He is hot tempered, but courageous to a fault. He is a big risk taker buy basically a shy person. My mom had hazel eyes and this describes her to a tee! All my kids and most of my grandkids have blue eyes. I see a lot of those same characteristics in them.

      Of course everyone is different in their own way and circumstances and environment have a lot to do with our personalities. This is a very good hub! Voted up, interesting and socially sharing! :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Just when you think you've heard it all. You come across the most interesting topics! Who in the world would have thought eye color could depict personality, but here it is in black and white...no color added.

      Definitely an interesting topic AuFait and one I had certainly not heard about.

      Voted up and interesting.

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