Why men with narrow faces are a pushover: Those with wider skulls are seen as more dominant, study shows
Men with narrower skulls less likely to be regarded as dominant, study found
Scientists at Stirling University studied photographs of scores of students
Discovered those with wide faces were rated more dominant by strangers
If you’re a man who struggles to get his own way at home, it may be down to the shape of your face.
Men with narrower skulls are less likely to be regarded as dominant than those with wider ones, a study has found.
The research revealed a strong link between the breadth of a man’s face compared to its height, and how dominant he was considered by himself and others. The same could not be said of women.
But she added: ‘It is also possible that men with a higher width to height ratio act inherently more dominant, perhaps as a result of increased testosterone.’
'One potential mechanism which may explain why fWHR affects male self-perceptions of dominance is how others behave towards them.
‘If certain behavioural qualities which signal dominance, such as achievement drive, aggression and cheating and trustworthiness are visible in people’s faces through their fWHR, as our study one suggests, then actions towards these individuals may differ.
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