What Your Eye Color Says About Your Personality

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For a long time, I thought my eyes were black. Even as a child, when the teacher would ask me what color my eyes were, I’d say black.

Now, I know I have dark brown eyes, almost black, but not quite.

In a way, the fact that I believed my eyes were black made them that one thing I wish I could change about myself.

Growing up I didn’t like my eyes. They seemed cold and closed off, and yet my eyes are what my ex’s in the past had fallen for.

Funny how that works. We find something about ourselves we despise or wish to change, and yet to another it’s something they absolutely adore.

A few years ago, during my undergrad years, I came across an article from Psychology Today, that looked at the relationship between eye color and trustworthiness.

I recently thought about this correlation, and then thought about love and relationships. I’ve been lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it) to have first-hand experience with the spectrum of eye color and have learned a few things.

I have learned that in each encounter, certain eye color categories had a niche when it came to relationships.

So, what does your eyes say about you and your personality? Have a gander:


It is the most common eye color, so it would make sense that so many (myself included) share this approach when it comes to relationships.

People with brown eyes are independent, yet needy, constantly on the look for new adventures and thrills.

Brown-eyed people are also very loyal, attentive and while a thrill-seeker, reserved all at once.

People with brown eyes tend to be more trustworthy than other eye colors.


My fiancé has blue eyes, and when I look in her eyes, I get lost (cliché and corny, I’m sure…). But it’s really like looking into the ocean.

People with blue eyes are caring and selfless. They are sympathetic and strong willed, which explains why I tend to give in to her so easily.

Complimenting their strong will, blue-eyed people tend to be very confident and certain, which means you can always count on them to take the first step or make the first move.


Famous Hollywood redhead Lindsay Lohan joins the group of elite individuals who have green eyes.

People with green eyes are not only rare, but also very in tune with themselves. People with green eyes tend to show a passion for leadership, making them highly intelligent.

Like those with blue eyes, green-eyed people are passionate and caring.

Like a four-leaf clover, people with green eyes are a rarity, which could also explain why they may come across as self-absorbed.


Ever gaze into the eyes of someone with grey eyes? People with grey eyes are natural-born leaders. They demand, rather command attention.

At times, people with grey eyes are mistaken to have blue or even green, depending on the angle and lighting.

With their eyes playing tricks on our own eyes, grey-eyed people are mysterious.


Ever try to call someone with hazel eyes, brown-eyed? It’s like calling a redhead strawberry blonde. Trust me, its bad news bears.

Individuals with hazel eyes are thrill-seekers and are unpredictable, yet they have this nurturing, gentle side, making them the sensitive ones of the bunch.People with hazel eyes can be mischievous, yet safe, which probably attributes to their unpredictability.

So, the next time you go out for dinner, have a look at your date’s eyes.

Are they the caring, gentle brown eyes or the enticing, mesmerizing blue?

Maybe they’re the mischievous hazel or the unpredictable green.

Whatever the case, those eyes are worth your attention. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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