“Window to the soul” is what they say about eyes and whether you trust someone or not depends majorly on how you feel when you look them in the eye. Feelings and moods have been associated with colors and whether people trust brown eyes because a majority of the population on earth have brown eyes or because it gives a warm vibe is not known but we certainly can’t say the same for Blue eyes. Yes it is a cool color and does instantly make you feel fresh but when this color is put in the eye, the feel of it does not remain quite the same. A large number of songs have been written about Blue eyes. Now whether all that is written is true or not, we can’t tell, but researches over the time have revealed a lot about people with the most desired eye color. Here are some characteristics that apply to all those with the beautiful eyes:
A research was done by Berkeley University about adaptiveness of people based on their eye color. It was found that children with dark eyes were more confident and open to new ideas and willing to meet new people but those with light eyes were shy, less open to new ideas and appeared to have lower confidence. Hence blue-eyed people tend to be slightly pessimistic or unsure of things.
This research goes way back to 1987 when they tried to determine motor reflexes were on the basis of a person’s eye color. This was done with the help of various physical education activities with students. Their reaction time while playing games like football, baseball, basketball and boxing were recorded and it was concluded that the students with blue eyes took more time to react compared to others. Hence, the observation.
If you are trying to quit alcohol and if you have blue eyes, then I’m sorry my friend, but you are up for a challenge. Recently, a survey was conducted with twelve thousand Americans to find out drinking habits and it revealed that majority of the alcoholics were blue-eyed. Now there is no need to be disappointed because where there is a will there is always a way. It’s just that blue-eyed people have a higher tolerance for alcohol and so tend to consume it in larger quantities compared others.
Blue is a very cool and fresh color and if your eyes are of such a color then rest assured, for you will definitely have your share of admirers. Many studies have concluded that people with blue eyes are considered to be more attractive than those with darker eyes. Studies also reveal that men with blue eyes are more attracted to women with blue eyes. Now whether it is because they feel like looking into their own eyes or not, who knows?
Have long-lasting relationships
Blue eyes are undoubtedly the most desired eye color. It has been observed that blue-eyed people are extremly smart and kind and peaceful and have long lasting relationships because theywork hard to make other people happy. Since not everyone is bothered about others, this makes them stand out. Such people are said to want full commitment relationships with no bullshit.
Prone to cancer
Melanin deficiency is one curse blue-eyed people suffer from. This not only affects their skin but also their eyes and hair. Hence they are easy preys for UV rays. Long exposure to sunlight is likely to cause skin cancer and melanin deficiency accelerates the development of this disease. So it is advisable for such people to wear cloths that cover their body completely and wear sunscreen while going out in the sun.
Studies show that people with blue eyes are more successful when it comes to thinking strategically compared to people who have brown or hazel eyes. Scientists are said to believe that a person’s achievements in life do depend on the color of their eyes. For example, a child with blue eyes is more likely to perform better in exams that one with brown eyes. Where self-pacing is required, even there people with blue eyes are said to perform better.
In humans, the eye color inheritance is controlled by the interaction of many genes but the pattern followed by people with blue eyes is known as a recessive trait. It is not unknown that all blue eyed people came from the first person who had this genetic mutation and researches show that this person was located somewhere around the Black sea as a result of which we find a large number of people with blue eyes in Europe.
Vitiligo (melanin deficiency)
Genetically, people with blue eyes have less Melanin in their bodies compared to people with darker eyes or darker skin. Melanin is present in our hair, skin and iris and affect the pigmentation. Blue-eyed people are more likely to suffer from Vitiligo. In this condition, the skin loses pigmentation and results in white patches all over the body. Even though the cause of Vitiligo has not yet been determined, it is believed to be an auto-immune disorder.
They can be dark skinned
Now you wouldn’t think of this to be possible and yes they are extremely rare but there are dark people who have natural blue eyes. There are more than a few reasons behind it; either they could be suffering from the Waardenburg Syndrome or some form of Albinism or the genetic mutation that took place around the Black Sea had found its way through the Africans interbreeding with the whites. So, blue eyes are definitely not Racist!
The genes that determine out eye color is present at many places in our body. One such place is the frontal lobe of our brain.so people with identical eye colors may also have identical behavior. Blue-eyed people are normally perceived as competitive or egoistical. This could be because of their shy and hesitant nature. Their cautious nature is often misunderstood for aloofness.
Sugar is not such a good friend if you have blue eyes. Italian researchers have revealed that people with this colored eyes are 12% more likely to suffer from high sugar levels and the problems that come with it. Dark-eyed people on the other hand are allowed to have more sugary treats. It has been found that the genes that determine a person’s eye color is also the one that determines resistance to diabetes and some other chronic diseases.
Blue eyed women have been found to be able to handle pain more efficiently than women with dark colored eyes. This was concluded via two studies. One was conducted by Belfer, an American Pain Society at the UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital where 58 women who were about to give birth were divided into groups of light and dark-eyed women. The researchers recorded the pain, sleep, coping behavior, anxiety etc. And found out that women with light eyes were less anxious after the delivery. Though we can’t say if this pain handling theory can be applied to blue-eyed men as well.
Likely to have different colored eyes
Waardenburg Syndrome causes a person to have two different colored eyes. People with blue eyes are 50% more likely to have this syndrome as compared to people with other colored eyes. This syndrome also causes people to have pale blue eyes which means that some people with blue eyes might have them because of this syndrome and not because of their genetic inheritance. People with this syndrome are also likely to have patches of grey hair and may also have different colored eyes.
Sensitive to light
Melanin is present in our hair, skin and iris and affect the pigmentation of these parts of our body. Blue eyes have lower amount of melanin and hence are more sensitive to light. If not protected properly, these people have chances of suffering from Melanoma of the eyes. It is advisable for these people to wear dark sunglasses and make sure that if they have to wear glasses on prescription then such glasses should have UV protection.
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