We are all becoming more narcissistic according to science, a term used to describe a personality trait. In psychology it is used, as well as to describe self-love, also as indifference to the conditions of others within a social group.
Now, a research from the University of Toronto, published in the Journal of Personalitiessuggested that there is a way to identify those who are most likely to have this personality trait: just spot some “signature brows”.
The team of researchers came to this conclusion by photographing almost 40 university students (a small sample anyway) with neutral expressions who were made to conduct a test to test the strength of their possible narcissistic trait. The researchers showed the photographs to other participants and they asked them to guess how narcissistic each person was based on appearance.
Initial results showed that participants mostly used their eyebrows to estimate the student’s levels of narcissism. In particular, it thickness of the eyebrows and a high density of hairs were used as an indicator. Subsequently, the insiders changed the position of these elements in the photographs, practically exchanging the position of the eyebrows, giving the same results.
The conclusion is clear: “distinctive eyebrows reveal narcissists’ personalities to others, as well as strongly influence their judgmentThe reason for this is less clear-cut, but the authors suspect it has to do with the social functions and non-verbal communication which they convey to the interlocutor (maybe this is how they manage to become CEOs faster).