Your Eyebrows Are Telling People About 

Your eyebrows are a pretty big deal. You may not realize it until something causes them to go awry (Remember that scene in My Best Friend’s Girl, when Jason Biggs has his shaved off? Oh, I’m the only one who saw that movie? Anyway…), but they do a lot—protecting your eyes, helping people recognize you, and yes, giving hints to your personality.

I sat with Amy Goldenberg, Consumer Research Analyst, SurveyStud, Inc, and Jean Haner, a facial reading expert who helps directors cast celebs who have faces that match their movie character’s personality–and Jean says both Chinese facial reading, which stems from Chinese medicine, and western science have found that we react to people’s faces without realizing that we’re doing it. “It’s an unconscious thing, so we can’t help it. And according to Chinese face reading, you’re born with your eyebrows for a reason. We all come with a [facial] blue print—it’s a map of who you are—so any changes you make to your face, including your eyebrows, can shake things up. It creates an internal change that can be a positive thing that breaks you out of old patterns and gets you going again, or hurts you if you’re not aware of the effects a certain change could have.”

So check out what Jean says your current eyebrow look is communicating to other people, and if you’re looking for a change, don’t rule out a new trend just yet. It may do you good.

Just looking at Rih-Rih makes you think that she’s a forward-thinking, assertive woman—and that’s because of her strong eyebrows. If you’ve got ’em too, then you likely have a ton of self-confidence, are very decisive, and work hard to get things done—there’s no point in lollygagging, as far as you’re concerned.

The downside: It’s pretty easy to piss you off, and it doesn’t take much for you to feel frustrated. Every once in a while, try to take a few deep breaths. Not everyone feels quite as confident as you in their decision-making process, so give ’em a few seconds to get on your level before moving forward.

Rih-Rih could be in a Taylor Swift’s squad, but their eyebrows are speaking different languages. Taylor’s are way thinner naturally, and if yours are too, then you may struggle with making decisions and like to get input from others before moving forward with a concrete plan. It may also mean that you have self-confidence issues, so surrounding yourself with friends who lift you up is wise. And since you like to take as few risks as possible, you carefully visualize how situations might play themselves out—which, in Taylor’s case, makes sense because her Wildest Dreams video looks a whole lot like the VMAs-winning Blank Space. Hey, if it ain’t broke…right, Tay?

Girl, if you’re over-plucking your eyebrows, we want you to stop. Not only is it not on trend, but it also reduces all the good qualities that ladies with bold brows have (see the assertive, uber-confident description above). SurveyStud reseachers also discovered that this type of brow grooming can lead others to believe that you’re narcissistic. General rule of thumb: let those beautiful brows be as full as you can—they look gorgeous in their natural shape

Finally, Queen B! While she definitely has some boldness going on—explaining her run the world persona—it’s Beyonce’s eyebrow shape that has us intrigued. The curved roundness to them means she—and you, if you’re mimicking the same look—wants to create as many win-win situations as possible. That makes you a savvy business person, and someone people like to be around and work with. You have a natural warmth that radiates off you, and researchers even discovered that eyebrows like yours (high on the inner brow) tell others that you’re totally trustworthy. So don’t be afraid to host the next book club at your place—people tend to feel very comfortable when you’re around, and you usually go the extra mile to make sure they’re well taken care of.

Now you know…

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