Eye Color Meaning

Does your eye color define why you behave the way you do, and why you are the person you are? If you think it does, it is probably simply a coincidence, as there is no theory to prove that eye color and personality traits are related. However, just for the purpose of entertainment, here's what common eye colors say about the people who possess them.
WellnessKeen Staff
Last Updated: Mar 2, 2018
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The eye speaks with an eloquence and truthfulness surpassing speech. It is the window out of which the winged thoughts often fly unwittingly. It is the tiny magic mirror on whose crystal surface the moods of feeling fitfully play, like the sunlight and shadow on a still stream. - Henry Theodore Tuckerman
A lot has been said about eyes, about their ability to mirror the inner being that you are. The look that you give with your eyes, piercing or soft, flashing or calm, their size, their shape, all culminate into the beauty of your overall being. The color of your eyes, however, is known to speak a lot of your personality. Though eye color is genetically determined, and is often a combination of the color of both your parents' eyes, a lot of observations have been made about a person's personality depending on their eye color. They speak about the person you are, about how you deal with the different situations in your life, and how you endure change. Eye colors may range from jet black to a deep blue, and to a light brown. Though there may be variations in the shades of a particular color, these shades usually depict similar personalities.
Common Eye Colors and Their Meanings
Some of the most common natural eye colors have been spoken about in the chart below. Of course, some of them are rare colors for eyes, but they do occur naturally as well. Some experts believe that those with darker eyes are more outgoing than those with lighter eyes. However, they also believe that personality traits are determined more by your social activity an exposure than any physical characteristic.
Note: There has been no formal research to prove that eye colors and personality traits may be associated. These are simply observations that have been made over time, and compiled to help you answer your queries about the meaning of your eye color.
Eye Color Connotation Meaning
Brown Pertaining to the earth: Creativity, Courage, Fertility, Growth, Energy, Endurance Those with brown eyes are known to be very grounded, and are not swayed by materialistic desires or tendencies. They are close to nature, and seem to perform best when working in accordance with it. Yet, they are independent and strong.
Hazel Inner Courage and Independence Those with hazel colored eyes portray the ability to heal oneself, sensitivity and empathy for others, and are yet exuberant themselves.
Green Good health, Youth and Innocence, Life-force, Vegetation, Freshness The green eye color pertains to the ability to heal. Those with green eyes are spiritual in nature but not necessarily religious. They are vibrant yet compassionate, and are also known to be very creative people.
Blue Energy of the sky and sun, Direct conscious thought The color blue has often been associated with clairvoyant abilities, and the capacity to see visions of the past and the future. Those with blue eyes are assertive and direct, are full of life, and have a keen sense of observation.
Gray Weather, Water, Change, Wisdom, Mystery Gray eyes are known to portray a deep inner strength that cannot be affected by any outside force. People with gray eyes are known to be sensitive and profound. They have the ability to manipulate themselves according to the need of their surroundings.
Black Mystery, Darkness of the night, Sex, Bewitching, Secretive, Worship Though assumed to be fairly common, not too many people have black eyes. Those who have black eyes are known to be sensual in nature and very secretive. They are known not to share much about themselves or their lives with others. They also possess the capacity to develop psychic powers by using their inner energy.

It is possible that these colors may be associated with the above mentioned personality traits, but it also must be reiterated that the eye color meanings mentioned above do not have any formal research to back them, and have been described more for the purpose of entertainment than their actual meanings. Though the colors have the connotations mentioned above, what they say about the person you are may or may not be correct. As mentioned earlier, the environment you grew up in as well as your genes play an important role in defining your personality. Just have some fun and enjoy what these descriptions have to tell you.
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