What Is Special About Green Eyes?
- Pieter Maas
Green Eyes Trivia – 10 Fun Facts About Green Eyes –
- Green eyes are very rare. Green eyes are the most rare eye color in the world. Only about 2 percent of people in the world have naturally green eyes. Green eyes are a genetic mutation that results in low levels of melanin, though more melanin than in blue eyes. Green eyes don’t actually have any color. That’s right – strange but true! While green eyes appear that lovely shade of emerald to the outside observer, the irises themselves have no actual pigment. Similar to blue eyes, the color we perceive is a result of the lack of melanin in the iris.
- The less melanin in the iris, the more light scatters out, which makes the eyes look green.
- Ever heard from someone that their eyes change color? Turns out, it’s somewhat true.
- Changes in light make lighter eyes look like they are changing colors, sort of like a chameleon.
- Where in the world are the most green eyes? The highest concentration of people with green eyes is found in Ireland, Scotland, and northern Europe.
In fact, in Ireland and Scotland, more than three-fourths of the population has blue or green eyes – 86 percent! Many factors go into having green eyes. Sixteen separate genes have been identified as contributing to eye color. So, no matter what eye color your parents have, yours could end up being just about any color. Green eyes naturally occur in all races of people. Liqian, China is a hot spot for green eyes. There is a village in China called Liqian, in which two-thirds of all inhabitants today have green eyes and blonde hair. Green eyes and blonde hair are a rare combination. The high concentration of green-eyed, blond-haired people in Liqian is thought to be linked to their ancestry. Can green eye color affect personality? This particular topic may all be in the eye of the beholder (punny, huh?). There is no scientific data to prove that eye color is a factor in determining personality, and we will go on record as saying eye color does not affect personality.
- However, just for fun – here are some personality traits that have historically been associated with green eyes in fables and folklore: intelligence, passion, mysteriousness, creativity, jealousy, and great leadership skills.
- Grab your shades.
- Because green eyes have less melanin than brown eyes, people with green eyes are more likely to be extra sensitive to UV rays.
The more melanin, the better protection from the sun – eye pigment literally protects the retina. Like blue-eyed people, those with green eyes are more sensitive to sudden increases in light. Green eyes are popular in pop culture. Green eyes may be the most rare of all natural eye colors, but you’ll see green peepers all over the silver screen. Green eyes are also incredibly popular in books. Some well-known green-eyed characters in books and movies include: • Harry Potter – from the Harry Potter book series by J.K.
- Rowling • Mary Jane Watson – The Amazing Spider-Man comics • Batgirl – DC Comics • Catwoman – DC Comics • Loki – Marvel Comics • Petyr Baelish – A Song of Fire & Ice by George R.R.
- Martin • Scar – The Lion King • Jane Eyre – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte • Rapunzel – Disney’s Tangled • Asami Sato – Legend of Korra Green eyes don’t affect LASIK candidacy.
No significant link has been found between eye color and quality of vision. Green-eyed people can have myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism, or hyperopia (farsightedness), just like people with any other eye color. Green-eyed people can also have LASIK vision correction,
Your Eyes Deserve the Best We hope you enjoyed our top 10 trivia facts about green eyes. Whatever your eye color, you’ll no doubt agree vision is one of the most treasured senses. Your eyes are your window to the world. That’s why you shouldn’t settle for anything less than your best vision possible.
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Are people with green eyes special?
What you didn’t know about people with green eyes LOS ANGELES, CA – Do you know someone with green eyes? You may find their irises beautiful, or even hypnotic, but it turns out that they are even more special than we thought. It’s estimated that only 2 percent of the world’s population have green eyes.
- But “green” isn’t actually a pigment that ever occurs in human eyes.
- Ever wonder why the sky looks blue? It’s the result of the “Rayleigh scattering”- or the way light is reflected by the air.
- Two things determine the appearance of emerald eyes: a low concentration of melanin, which makes them light amber, and the blue-ish effect of Rayleigh scattering in the iris.
If eyes are the windows to our souls, then iris color is window to our personalities. The genes that determine eye color are tied to the same genes that form the frontal lobe of our brains- so researchers believe that people with similar eye colors share similar traits.
People with green eyes are said to be intelligent, creative, alluring, and mysterious. They’re also known for being patient- which is good, because we could get lost in their eyes for hours. It’s not hard to see why green eyes are the most coveted color, too. In reality, everyone’s eyes are unique, like snowflakes, but this shade is the rarest of all.
It’s no wonder everyone’s green with envy. : What you didn’t know about people with green eyes
What does green eyes say about a person?
They’re touted as being the window to the soul, but a new study says your eyes might provide a look into your personality, too. The study from the University of Queensland and the University of New South Wales, published in Current Psychology, links a person’s eye color with how agreeable that person is.
- Researchers found that those with lighter-colored (blue and green) eyes tended to be less agreeable and more competitive than their brown-eyed peers.
- Blue and green eyes were also linked to being egocentric and skeptical of others while those with brown eyes were seen as more altruistic, sympathetic and willing to help others.
The explanation for eye color serving as a benchmark for agreeableness could be cultural. “Brown eyes are more common, so it could be that there is a sense of ‘belonging’ or fitting in with those who have dark eyes,” Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, professor of psychology and neuropsychological researcher.
Brown eyes may also be more likely to come from cultures where a trait like agreeableness is more culturally and societally valued than in blue-eyed cultures.” “Blue eyes may seem cooler while brown eyes perhaps seem warmer. That can then be manifested by stereotypes about competition, agreeableness, etc.,” adds Durvasula.
Agreeableness isn’t the only personality trait connected to eye color. A recent survey conducted by CyberPulse, a division of Impulse Research Corporation in Los Angeles uncovered this colorful research. Brown Eyes Intelligence was the number one trait associated with brown, the most common eye color in the U.S., by 34 percent of respondents.
- Being trustworthy was second (16 percent said this) and kind (13 percent) came in as the third most likely trait of those with brown eyes.
- Other research has said brown eyed people have stronger eye contact skills, with researchers speculating this could be because they don’t anticipate being looked at as much as blue eyed people.
Blue Eyes The most common characteristic thought to be associated with blue-eyed individuals: exuding sweetness by (42 percent), with being sexy (21 percent) and kind (10 percent) rounding out the top three. Interestingly, in contrast to brown eyes, blue eyes were not associated with intelligence as only 7 percent of respondents thought of blue-eyed people as intelligent.
- Green Eyes Twenty-nine percent of participants associated green eyes with sexiness, the top characteristic thought to be related to this color.
- Green-eyes was also thought of as creative (25 percent) and a little devious (20 percent).
- Being trustworthy and shy was also linked to green-eyed people.
- No matter their color, a majority of people (60 percent) wished they could change their own hue.
The most wished for color? Green, with 27 percent of respondents saying they’d switch to green eyes if given the chance. Coming in at a close second was amethyst while 18 percent expressed the desire to have blue eyes. “While it’s not often studied, the link between eye color and personality is very interesting,” says Durvasula.
What does green eyed girl mean?
Adjective. informal. jealous; envious; distrustful.
Is green the prettiest eye color?
Which Eye Color Is Considered the Most Attractive? – As green is the rarest eye color, it is not surprising that it is ranked as the most attractive eye color in many surveys and polls. In a 2022 survey of 66,000 people, 20.3 percent ranked green as the most attractive eye color.