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

Updated on December 1, 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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      C E Clark 10 days ago from North Texas

      Renjan Paul . . . thank you!

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      C E Clark 2 months ago from North Texas

      Samuel, thank you for commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed this article!

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      Samuel 3 months ago

      It's scary how accurate it is

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      C E Clark 8 months 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. ;)

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      James. 8 months ago

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

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      Jay C. O'Brien 10 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 10 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!

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      Wendy Cameron 10 months ago

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

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      C E Clark 11 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!

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      Ellie 11 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.

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      poooonjbkb bn 11 months ago

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

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      C E Clark 13 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 13 months ago from Texas

      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 18 months ago from North Texas

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

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      Rings 18 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 21 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 21 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 2 years 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.

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      MageSim 2 years ago

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

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      C E Clark 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago from Texas

      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.

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      mariana 2 years ago

      the eye colours are very beautiful

      my eye colour is dark brown

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      C E Clark 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago from Texas

      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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years ago from North Texas

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

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      C E Clark 3 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 3 years ago from USA

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

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      C E Clark 3 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 3 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 3 years ago from Texas

      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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago from Texas

      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 3 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 3 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 . . .

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      Elizabeth grace 3 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 3 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 3 years ago from Texas

      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!

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      mishal 3 years ago

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

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      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!

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      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 from Texas

      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!

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      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 from Texas

      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!

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      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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      Michelle Orelup 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 from Texas

      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 from Texas

      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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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.