There are multiple reasons you stand to give a second stare to someone you just met, or why you are so explicable drawn to someone- be it a celebrity, someone at work or college or a new crush. If it is jaws for Robert Pattinson, it could be eyes for Miley. Noses too play a major role is fixing our facial features and we are often drawn to people with attractive noses. What causes these noses to have different shapes? Do they mean anything? We all must’ve quipped over this at some leisure time. Well there are a variety of reasons why noses are as they are. If we were to toe the scientific line, nasal cavities play the god here. Biggger the volume of the nasal cavity, bigger will be the maxillary sinuses in both populations and this plays a role in shaping our overall facial features including the shape of the nose. There are also theories that noses that evolved in cold weather would function differently as opposed to those that formed in hot,humid climates.
Whatever be the debates the fact stays that we all have noses as different as our names and these shapes probably come with their package of meanings as well.
13. The Greek Nose
The Greek nose or Straight nose is, as the English name suggests, one that is perfectly straight! (Envious much??) People with this nose shape are said to have intelligent personalities and are highly skilled. They are also very functional and very inspiring. If you face hard times, they are the people to lean onto. They are logical thinkers who make it a point to keep their emotions in check.
12. The Roman Nose
The Roman nose is also sometimes known as the over-projected nose. The Roman nose is characterised by a highlighted bridge which can either be curved or bent. This over pronounced nose bridge tend to give the nose the appearance of a hook. People with Roman noses are said to have excellent leadership skills and a strong personality. They do not do things upon impulses and think their way through. While they weigh their actions, they are equally good at influencing other people and encourages them to do things. Such people are good organisers and are seldom aggressive.
11. The Celestial Nose
The name and the person gel in too good, right? The celestial nose is also called the upturned nose drawn from it’s characteristics. Its highlighting feature is the dent at the middle of the bridge with a tip that protrudes. This inward depression is formed from the bulky tip of the nose. While this depression on the bridge is counted attractive, it is a bit unappealing when the bent is too deep. The latter cases are found to undergo the knife to remedy this. People with the Celestial nose are said to be unbeatable optimists and are rounded by a kind demeanour and a sound personality. They weave a permanent breeze of warmth and love around their friends and family and it is very comforting to be beside them. People with upturned noses are also believed to be very adventurous in their sexual appetite but also ground their relationships and marriages strongly.
10. The Nubian Nose
This nose type is characterised by a long nose shape with a base that is wide. Those who have this type of nose are creative in their approach to a subject and are also characterised by curiosity and open mind to things. People with Nubian noses own a charisma which attracts people to their personalities. They are emotionally very expressive and this liberty with emotions can at times go overboard as well.
9. The Hawk Nose
Well the name says it all, right? The Hawk noses are characterised by a small bent in the middle of the nose and sharp edges. The picture above clearly conveys how this type of nose has the characteristic view of the beak of a hawk. People with Hawk shaped noses are unafraid to stand out as the odd one out. They are not easily influenced by others or the general public. They do not build their lives or actions on the approval from others and they do not thirst for one either. The Hawk noses live life on their own terms and are happy chasing and living their own lives and dreams. A personality befitting the (nose) name indeed!
8. The Rumpole Nose
This type of nose derives its name after an actor Leo McKern who played the character whose name was taken up as above. It is a bulky type of nose that has a protruding end which is rather fleshy with a bulbous beak. Those people with Rumpole noses are said to be materialistic and at the same time energetic. This type of nose is not too common and as statistics go, is said to be found in one among two hundred.
7. The Lenin Nose
The Lenin nose type is found in 1 among 25 and is characterised by a broad nose with large nostrils. The shape is much akin to an inverted triangle. Those people who have the Lenin nose type are defined to be independent and expressive. They do not hold back their thoughts and are ready to give voice to it. Also, Lenin noses do not require a pillar, they are their own pillars.
6. The Redknapp Nose
We would all know some friend or acquaintance who is visibly there in all activities but does not try to drag the lime light upon himself/herself. Well this is the nutshell definition of the Redknapp nose shape. It is broad and large, but not see-me-big attention gaining big. It can be garlanded as one of the perfect finishing touches to a face. This nose type is quite sturdy and refuses unwanted attention. It is believed that 1 in 50 has this type of nose shape. It adds striking compliments to the facial features. They too can be dubbed as fairly materialistic and active.
5. The Nixon Nose
Named after former American president, Richard Nixon, is a rare type found only among 1 in 100. It is characterised by a straight bridge and curves towards the end with an edge that is a little wide. The Nixon noses are defined to have a good judgement of business and ambition. They are characterised by leadership qualities and evokes a good aura towards their dear and near ones.
4. The Tara Nose
Named after television presenter Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, this type of nose is an absolute rarity found only in 1 among 1300! His rare sight of a nose is rather uneven and even bumpy around the edges. People with Tara noses are deduced to be fun loving in nature and pleasant to have around.
3. The Fleshy Nose
If the Tara nose type topped the rarity list, the Fleshy nose type tops the common list. It is the most common type of nose shape found and is mostly characterised by flesh. This type of nose shape is found in almost 25% of the faces analysed for nose shape varieties. Those people who have Fleshy nose shapes are said to be kind, generous and emotional.
2. The Duchess Nose
This type of nose shape has been a favourite of artists and is often sketched in their arts. This kind of nose shape elaborates an aural beauty and has a striking feature. The edge is pretty straight and has been named after the beautiful duchess Kate Middleton. This type of nose looks good on both the sexes and usually draws men to the opposite sex with this nose shape. Experts have found this type to be an example of an ideal nose. They are considered to be creative and spontaneous and minus the occasional temporal outbursts, they love what they do and try to create a cheery atmosphere.
1. The Snub Nose
This small and button-like nose which has an adorable slight widening has been voted by far to be the most attractive of noses, those that carry the Snub nose shape are also considered to be immature.
The list does not end here and there are many more divisions and sub divisions of noses such as the Rose-bud nose, the Mirren nose, flat nose etc. While we go about trying to get the perfect nose and putting ourselves under the knife, know that each nose type is a characteristic of the person that you are and your nose adorns your face in a way only it can.