Eyes are the window to the soul, they say. When we see someone, we are immediately drawn to their eyes. We see something deeper in a person when we look at their eyes, we connect with them in a way thats beyond normal interaction. Blue eyes, brown eyes, hazel eyes, they all have a certain mystique and unique qualities with each different color. Color can even say a lot about someones personality.
Why Do We Have Different Color Eyes
In actuality, we all have blue eyes. We then all produce mealnin or pigment depending on our genes that layers on top of our eyes to create the range in color. Blue eyes have the least melanin, hazel more, and dark brown will have the most pigment.
Why Are Blue Eyes So Rare?
Melanin is a dominant gene and when two people have a child if one of the parents has blue eyes and one parents has brown eyes it is most likely that the child will take on the recessive gene and have more melanin production resulting in darker eyes.
Can People Have Two Different Colored Eyes?
It is very rare but people can have two different colored eyes. This condition is called Heterochromia and it is when one eye produces melanin but the other eye does not. It affects less than 10% of the population and is commonly found in husky dogs.
Most Of Us Were Blue Eyed Babies
Most babies are born with blue eyes, then we they age the melanin gradually sets in and begins to change their eye color. Babies also can not produce tears until they are six weeks old, so their first cry is tearless.
Bye Bye Blue Eyes
Because blue eyes are a recessive gene, the more and more people mate with each other the more the dominant genes start to overtake the recessive genes, blue eyes could be a thing of the past along with blonde and red hair.
Our Eyes Don't Lie
When we lie we tend to look to the right side, we we are frightened our pupils tend to get small due to the adrenaline. But when we are in love, our pupils can expand up to 40% when we see the person who makes our heart flutter.
Green With Envy
Less than 2% of the population has the pigment ratio for green eyes. Also green eyes are the only eye color that changes with mood, light and weather. They can range from green to green-blue to hazel to grey-green!
As We Age Our Eye Color Can Change
Since we do not produce more melanin than what we originally are given in our eyes, our eye color can lighten or darker as we grow older depending on our environments and how the pigments in our eyes start to break down.
Albinism And Eyes
Albinism is a condition where our bodies do not produce any form of pigment in our bodies at all, this affects our eyes as well. People who are affected with albinism can be said to have violet or red colored eyes.
Brown Eyed Beauty
Brown eyes are the most common eye color in the world. They account for over 50% of the population. Even though it is a dominant gene, two brown eyed parents can produce a blue eyed child if they have the recessive gene in their DNA.
Blue Eyed Personality Traits
Possessing rare blue eyes, you tend to be timid and unassertive but also competitive and egotistical. You also possess great inner and physical strength. Light eyed women are known to have less painful childbirths.
Dark Brown Eyed Personality Traits
Dark Brown eyes will rule the world someday! You are a born leader. Brown eyes are packed with melanin and melanin acts as an insulator for connection between brain cells. The more melanin, the quicker someone is able to think.
Light Brown Eyes Personality Traits
People with light brown eyes tend to sleep a lot less than people with lighter eyes, which could make them more cranky in the morning. They also tend to be nice to talk to because they are more agreeable and assertive.
Hazel Eyed Personality Traits
People with hazel eyes are very special because they have to have the perfect balance between all the melanin and pigment in order to achieve this special color. They tend to be spontaneous, confident and independent.
Green Eyed Personality Traits
Because green eyes are the least common color of eyes, these people are very unique. They are strong and cautious, they have an air of mystery and are quite self sufficient. They also tend to be very creative and passionate.
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