How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
There are several shapes of nose that can be seen on most human faces. Here is some folk wisdom about what they may mean.
Description: Lightly convex side profile, with tip turned up.
Example: Marilyn Monroe
Supposed personality: Supposed personality: Nurturing, loving and supportive. Enjoys new experiences.
Description: Strongly convex profile. Thin and sharp.
Example: John Lennon
Supposed personality: Individual, perhaps rebellious.
Description: Straight profile.
Example: Admiral Lord Nelson
Supposed personality: Logical, cool, rational. Matter-of-fact and straightforward.
Description: Convex in profile, like a hook. Also known as 'aquiline' (eagle-like).
Example: Abraham Lincoln
Supposed personality: Measured, thoughtful. Influencing. Organisers.
Description: Long, with narrower bridge and wide nostrils.
Example: Barack Obama
Supposed personality: Open, curious, exploring. Charismatic and sometimes emotional.
Description: Flatter overall and wider at the bottom.
Example: Muhammad Ali
Supposed personality: Quick-witted, rapidly adaptable.
There is no real psychological research behind all this so please do take it with a healthy pinch of salt. At the very least, it is an entertaining topic for discussion at parties.
At the best, there are some ethnic correlations with nose shape as with other physical features, but connecting these with personality aspects is another rocky road.