Any of you who have taken a decent class in evolutionary theory have learned that personality and behavioral charactaristics are manifested in physical features. Many people don’t accept this notion, that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they look, but it’s true and this recent study adds to that body of evidence.

It may be possible to read a person’s personality through their eyes, Swedish researchers have said.

They have detected patterns which show warm-heartedness and trust or neuroticism and impulsiveness.

The researchers looked at crypts (pits) and contraction furrows (lines curving around the outer edge of the iris), which are formed when pupils dilate.

It was found that those with more crypts were likely to be tender, warm and trusting, while those with more furrows were more likely to be neurotic, impulsive and give in to cravings.


It makes sense because visual clues are important in determining what kinds of genes a potential mate has. Our genes are shouting things out to everyone we encounter, they advertise their little selves so that they might get passed on.

He [Dr George Fieldman] said it opened up the possibility that security services could one day use the technique to analyse people.

Airports, including Heathrow, Manchester and Gatwick are already testing iris scanning to identify people – but are not to check personality traits.

That’s a bit too kinky for me, I think the padding up I took in Frankfurt recently is a intimate as I want to get with airport security.

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