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Can We Guess Your Eye Color?
by Steven Miller
Scientists have done some work on comparing eye color with personality traits. Let's take a look at some key indicators to see if the results from these studies are accurate.

Would you say that you possess great inner strength?

  • I have moments where I feel like I can handle anything, but mostly I'm pretty fragile.
  • Yes, I can handle pretty much anything that comes my way.
  • I'm fairly strong, but I do have my moments of weakness.
  • Not really. I tend to fall apart pretty easily.

How unique of an individual are you?

  • I've always been told that I'm a very unique person.
  • I'm pretty unique in a lot of ways, but I can fit in pretty well at times too.
  • I have some unique qualities, but I'm mostly like everyone else.
  • I'm not really all that unique. I'm just an average person.

How agreeable are you?

  • There are times that I'm agreeable, but I most often question why things are done a certain way.
  • I'm mostly happy to go along with things, unless it totally rubs me the wrong way.
  • I'm very agreeable. I just want everyone to be happy.
  • It's more likely that I will challenge things and mix it up.

How sexy would you say you are?

  • I'm not ugly, but I wouldn't say I'm sexy.
  • It seems that most people find me to be very sexy.
  • I'm an acquired taste.
  • I'm pretty appealing to most, but I'm only sexy to some.

How physically strong are you?

  • I have decent strength, but I'm not a weightlifter or anything.
  • I'm incredibly strong. I work out all the time.
  • I have to admit that I'm pretty weak physically.
  • I'm not a weakling or anything, but I wouldn't say I'm strong.

Are you an independent person?

  • Yes. I totally go my own way.
  • I would much prefer doing things with others.
  • I do my own thing most of the time, but I occasionally like working as a team.
  • I guess I sometimes go my own way, but that is pretty rare.

How confident would you say others are in you?

  • There's definitely something about me that inspires confidence in others.
  • People are more likely to doubt my abilities.
  • I guess it just depends on the situation. There are some things that people trust me on.
  • It's pretty rare for people to express their confidence in me.

Would you say that you are unpredictable?

  • I guess I'm somewhere in the middle. I do like to keep people on their toes.
  • Yeah, you never know what I'm going to do.
  • I'm pretty stable, but once in a while, I do something that people don't expect.
  • Nah, you generally know what I'm going to do.

Is it common for people to misjudge you before they get to know you?

  • That happens to me all the time.
  • I've had this happen to me a few times over the years.
  • I can't recall this ever happening to me before.
  • It has happened to me before, but it is pretty rare.

How high would you rate your confidence?

  • I can be confident, but it's more likely that I'm unsure.
  • I'm generally a very confident person. It's rare for me to doubt myself.
  • I'm extremely confident, like off-the-charts.
  • I struggle with self-confidence. I'm often unsure of myself.

Would you say that you are a loyal person?

  • Nah, I don't do loyalty very well.
  • Someone really has to earn my loyalty, but I am loyal once they've passed the test.
  • I'm a pretty loyal person, until you cross the line.
  • I'm as loyal as it gets. My friends can totally rely on me.

Are you more dominant or submissive?

  • I'm very submissive. I like someone else to be in control.
  • I'm more dominant than submissive.
  • I have a very dominant personality.
  • I wouldn't say I'm totally submissive, but I'm definitely not dominant.

Would you say that people incorrectly think of you as being timid or weak?

  • I don't think I ever have people think that of me.
  • I often have that sense, although I am stronger than they know.
  • I get that from people occasionally. I'm not sure why.
  • It's pretty rare for people to think that way of me, but it has happened before.

Would you consider yourself to be a spontaneous person?

  • I'm totally spontaneous and ready for any adventure.
  • I'm a pretty spontaneous person, but I don't mind making plans either.
  • I like spontaneity once in a while, but I prefer to plan things out.
  • Not at all. I like to have things all planned out ahead of time.

How gentle are you?

  • There are times that I can be gentle, but it has to be the right circumstances.
  • I tend to be a bit more rough.
  • I'm an extremely gentle person.
  • I'm generally a pretty gentle person, but I can get a little aggressive at times.

How quick are you to get angry?

  • I'm pretty mellow, until someone crosses that line.
  • I'm very slow to anger. It takes a lot to work me up.
  • I'm pretty passionate about certain topics, which can cause me to get angry quicker.
  • I'm a very fiery person. I can get angry at the drop of a hat.

Do you tend to be wary and cautious in new circumstances?

  • I'm not always like that, but I can be in certain situations.
  • Yes, it takes me a while for me to fully trust in something new.
  • It's pretty rare for me to be cautious, unless the circumstances are really sketchy.
  • I'm more likely to be the one to throw caution to the wind with something new.

Would you say that you are mysterious to others?

  • Yep, I'm a total enigma to those around me.
  • Not at all, what you see is what you get.
  • I definitely surprise people from time to time.
  • I'm pretty much an open book, but my behavior can shock people occasionally.

How well do you sleep at night?

  • I sleep less than most people. It can be a struggle to fall asleep.
  • I have some difficulty falling asleep, but I sleep great once I pass out.
  • It's pretty easy for me to fall asleep, but I tend to wake up during the night.
  • I have no issues falling asleep or staying asleep.

Would you consider yourself to be a creative person?

  • I'm really not all that creative.
  • Absolutely. I'm an artist in everything I do.
  • I definitely have the ability to be creative, but I don't use that skill as often as I would like.
  • I wish I was more creative than I actually am.

How competitive are you?

  • I'm extremely competitive. I'm all about winning.
  • I can get competitive from time to time, but it doesn't rule my world.
  • I'm not competitive at all.
  • It's pretty rare for me to get competitive, but it's possible under the right circumstances.

Do you ever have issues digesting food?

  • Nope, I can eat anything and have no problems.
  • There are certain foods that I really need to avoid.
  • Yep, I struggle with an upset stomach a lot.
  • I can get indigestion once in a while, but it's pretty rare.

Do you consider yourself to be an assertive person?

  • I'm generally pretty good at expressing my needs.
  • I'm pretty terrible at saying what I want.
  • I could probably express my desires a little more forcefully.
  • Yes, I make it very clear what I want.

How well do you do under great pressure?

  • I'm a total mess under intense pressure.
  • I do alright, but I pay for it afterwards.
  • I handle pressure like a pro. I'm the one you want in there.
  • I try to avoid high-pressure situations. I tend to get overwhelmed.

Would you say that you have a high tolerance for pain?

  • Nope. I'm a total wuss when it comes to pain.
  • I think so. It takes a lot for me to complain.
  • I would say that I have a higher than average tolerance for pain.
  • I can handle a bit of pain, but I think my tolerance in a bit less than most people.

Would you say that you are a balanced person?

  • I'm very balanced in pretty much every way.
  • There are some aspects of my life where I am balanced, but a few areas where I tend to go overboard.
  • I tend to live my life more to the extremes.
  • I have a tendency to overdo things, but I'm working on it.

How respectful are you?

  • You have to earn my respect.
  • I'm generally pretty informal, which can be seen as disrespectful to some.
  • I'm very respectful of everyone I come across.
  • I'm a pretty respectful person, unless you disrespect me.

How well does the word "alluring" apply to you?

  • I'm a nice person, but I wouldn't say I have that kind of pull on people.
  • It fits me perfectly. There's something about me that draws people in.
  • I definitely have my moments.
  • Occasionally someone will find me alluring, but it is rare.

Would you rather be a leader or a follower?

  • There are times that I like to be in charge and others where I would prefer to follow.
  • I tend to like to do my own thing.
  • I'm a total leader. Put me in charge.
  • I'm definitely more of a follower.

Are you more introverted or extroverted?

  • I generally prefer to be alone, but it is nice to have social time once in a while.
  • I love interacting with people. I'm a total extrovert here.
  • I lean slightly more extroverted, but I definitely enjoy my alone time.
  • I'm a total introvert. People wear me out.