Eyes- Windows to the Soul?

Last Update: June 15, 2015

Interesting article by Steven Bancarz I wanted to Share......


"The eye is the window to the universe, and some would say they are also windows to the soul... We have heard this phrase get passed around before: “The eyes are the windows of the soul”. People usually say this when they can see pain, anger, or some other emotion in somebody else’s eyes. But recent research gives a whole new meaning to this phrase. The eyes are not only windows to emotions, they are windows to the soul.


Although they vary from person to person, there are certain patterns contained within the iris which are widespread, and scientists at Orebro University in Sweden wanted to see if these patterns correlated with specific personality traits.

They focused on patterns in crypts (threads which radiate from the pupil) and contraction furrows (lines curving around the outer edge) which are formed when the pupils dilate. The studied the eyes of 428 subjects to see if the crypts patters and contraction furrows reflected their character traits.

Their findings showed those with denselypacked crypts are more warmhearted, tender, trusting, and likely to sympathise with others. In comparison, those with more contraction furrows were more neurotic, impulsive and likely to give way to cravings.

It’s crazy to think how the markings on a person’s eyeball can reveal the most deep-rooted character traits of an individual.

There was an extremely strong correlation between a person’s iris and their personality traits. But correlation does not imply causation right? Right. But it appears as though both eye detail and a person’s character traits may be caused by the same thing.

The researchers said that eye structure and personality could be linked because the gene sequences responsible for developing the structure of the iris also contribute to the development of the frontal lobe of our brain, which is the motherboard of our personality.

“‘Our results suggest people with different iris features tend to develop along different personality lines,’ said Matt Larsson, a behavioural scientist who led the study at Orebro University. ‘These findings support the notion that people with different iris configurations tend to develop along different trajectories in regards to personality. Differences in the iris can be used as a biomarker that reflects differences between people.'”

The scientists also mentioned something very interesting about a gene called PAX6, which controls the formation of the eye in the early stages of embryonic development. Research has shown that mutation of the gene results in poor social skills, impulsiveness, and poor communication skills.

According to researchers at Pittsburgh University, women with lighter colored eyes experience less pain during childbirth compared to women with darker eyes. People with lighter eyes also consume significantly more alcohol, as darker eyed people require less alcohol to become intoxicated.

The reason boils down to genes. A senior lecturer in biomolecular sciences at Liverpool John Moores University said, “What we know now is that eye color is based on 12 to 13 individual variations in people’s genes… These genes do other things in the body.”

Take melanin,the pigment that makes eyes darker. Melanin may also makes people more susceptible to alcohol. When psychologists at Georgia State University in Atlanta surveyed more than 12,000 men and women, they found those with light eyes consumed significantly more alcohol than those with dark eyes. The reason brown-eyed people may drink less – and also be less likely to be alcoholics – is because they need less alcohol to become intoxicated.

Melanin not only determines eye darkness, it’s also an insulator for the electrical connections between brain cells. The more melanin in the brain, the more efficiently, sensitively and faster the brain can work, the researchers reported in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. So the chemical responsible for eye darkness is also responsible for brain efficiency.

Eyes are literally the windows to the inner most aspects of our personality and character traits. If you look into someones eyes, you can easily tell if they are scared, sad, or worn down inside. But if you look even closer, you will also be able to see what kind of psychology and personality that person has. Eyes are literally a window into people’s souls."

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MomRae Premium
Fascinating information. Gives me a reason to look a little closer.
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TJRANDO Premium
Hi Muriel- Glad you enjoyed the post. If you like chocolate you should see my article on http://healingbodyandmind.org/what-is-the-best-dark-chocolate-and-why-is-it-good-for-you/

Its decidedly delicious!
~Tom
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lillakiara Premium
Really interesting article! Those old sayings have more to tell us than we understand :) Thanks for posting!
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TJRANDO Premium
Thanks Kristina!
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SeanOnline Premium
Interesting post as usual, Tom. Very true, of course. I would go so far as to say that everything external reveals an inner truth, not just the eyes, and we're all making intuitive judgements on these outward clues on a daily basis.

Keep them coming - never boring :)
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TJRANDO Premium
Hey Sean- Really appreciate that, and I like that line "everything external reveals an inner truth" as there is only one truth, and that is internal!
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SeanOnline Premium
For sure!
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Prestones Premium
Just as an aside, I've noticed that some members wear sunglasses in their profile pictures ;)

Of course, then there are those that feature the wrong eyeballs entirely in their profile pics!

Dennis
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TJRANDO Premium
Hey Dennis- How are you my friend? I had the glasses on before I did the article!
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Prestones Premium
I'm the guilty party here Tom.

My main profile picture is the 'mental me'. If you could take a picture of my state of mind as I go through the day, careening from crisis to crisis, that would be my picture. Translation - those aren't even my eyeballs.

I do have a picture on my profile (and on the "About Me" page on my site) that shows me as you'd see me on the street. Even there, I've managed to keep my eyes in the shadows.

Guess that makes me a shifty character!

Dennis
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MarionBlack Premium
I read this with my mouth open. WOW! I've never heard of this before. I wonder if the reason there are so many blonde jokes is because most natural blondes have light eyes. I'll be checking out people's eyes from now on. ~Marion
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TJRANDO Premium
Hi Marion- Glad you enjoyed it!
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