Different Eye Colors And What They Say About You
They say that your eyes are the window to your soul - look into them and your true character will come tumbling out. It's true that you can tell a lot about someone from their eyes. Aside from the fact that they're such expressive features that sparkle when you're happy and become teary when you're sad, your very eye color itself hides a whole host of hidden meanings. What does your eye color say about you?
Only two percent of people in the entire world have green eyes, making it the least common eye color of all. The color green is generally associated with jealousy, which is a common character trait amongst people with this eye color. However, they are also passionate people who have a zest for life and enjoy living life to the full. Others see people with green eyes as being mysterious and curious, but also highly intelligent.
Green eyes originate from Siberia, so nowadays they can mostly be found in Europe. Interestingly, in Iceland the number of females with green eyes is greater than the number of males with green eyes! Ireland is also a hotspot for green eyes as they are believed to have Celtic ancestry, making green eyes and red hair a typical (and stunning) combination. Elsewhere around the world green eyes are very uncommon, but individuals can be found in all corners of the globe, including the USA, Europe, Asia, South America and Northern Africa.
Sometimes green eyes can bear a striking resemblance to cat's eyes, resulting in the myth that people with green eyes were evil. History is full of stories of women being condemned as witches, simply because of their gorgeous green eyes.
Tom Cruise, Lindsay Lohan and Scarlett Johansson are amongst a few celebs who also have green eyes.
Hazel eyes appear to be a mixture of brown and green. They are very uncommon so it's thought that they are caused by a recessive gene, but in fact, very little is known about hazel eyes and what causes them. This is a much less common eye color than brown, but it is still more common than green.
People with hazel eyes are generally thought of as having quite upbeat, fun-loving, spontaneous characters. These people enjoy mischief and adventure, and become bored if there is little to entertain them. If you're after a good time then you'll want someone with hazel eyes around, as typically they're adaptable, courageous and even rather sensual. One word of warning would be that you should try not to cross them, as people with hazel eyes can have quite a fiery temper!
Myths state that hazel eyes change color according to mood and the person's surroundings. This is actually true - the subtle blend of green and brown coloring means that different lighting brings out different effects from the hazel eye color, sometimes looking more green, while other times having a browner tone.
Most people with hazel eyes descend from European ancestors, so many can be found in the USA and Europe. Hazel eyes are very rare in Africa and Asia, where brown eyes are the most common.
Some familiar hazel-eyed names include Kelly Clarkson, Steve Carrell, Angelina Jolie and Audrey Hepburn, so if you have hazel eyes then you can class yourself with a very glamorous bunch!