Meaning Of Eye Colors

by marciag

What is the meaning of your eye colors? Have you ever wondered how your eye colors define you?

Why Is Eye Color Meaning Important?

Have you noticed that one of the first things you notice about a person you meet (whether you know them already or you've just me them for the first time) is the eyes?

The eyes are the windows to the soul and the eye colors have personality defining meaning as well - at least that's what they say.

The most common eye colors are blue, brown, hazel and gray, while some of the more unusual colors for eyes are: violet, green, amber (or golden), black and red. Yes, red exists as well and most of the time albino people have them.

So do eye colors have meaning or not? This is what this article will discuss, along with giving you the common meanings attributed to eyes by the internet world - afterall that's why you're here in the first place, right?

Meaning Of Eye Colors Quizzes

If you check online for eye color meaning, you'll find quite a lot of information, most of it being games and quizzes.

The interesting thing about these quizzes is that if you take the same quiz at another place or a second time, for the most part, the result is different.

So how can you trust such quizzes in the first place?

The answer is, you don't.

Treat them as fun games to spend a bit of free time, but don't take them seriously. I went through over 10 different websites featuring quizzes, and they are as reliable as a speck of dust in the wind. You never know where it's going next.

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Common Meaning Of Eye Colors

I know you wanted to know what does your eye color mean, so here goes. The common meaning of eye colors.

If you find that nothing matches with your own eye colors, don't worry, it's normal. Afterall it's all random. If you find, instead, that this represents exactly you, again, don't worry, it happens. All is random really. The next person with the same eye colors like you might have a completely different experience when reading these results.

  • Brown eyes - Brown eyes are all about the Earth qualities of a person, including energy, fertility, endurance, creativity, lots of courage, and of course, grounding. And they are not much interested in material gains. They love nature, are spiritual and are very strong and even thick headed at times, very independent.
  • Black eyes - Oh mystery, sex, witchcraft, secrets, darkness (vampires anyone?). If you've read any romances and especially paranormal romances, you'll notice that all the heroes (and romantic vampires) have black eyes. They are all mysterious and all the attributes listed above can be easily given to each and one of them. They never tell much about themselves and they also are known to have psychic powers.
  • Hazel eyes - They are again independent and courageous. They are extremely sensible and they are said to be empaths.
  • Blue eyes - Blue speaks about clairvoyant abilities (didn't we just say the black eyes are the psychic ones?), and can see the future and the past like Nostradamus or Edgar Caycee. They are also very observant of their surroundings. Blue speaks of the energy of the sky and water (BIG surprise there!)
  • Green eyes - Would you be surprised if I told you that green eyes are all about the nature, healthy living, freshness? These people of all types are compassionate and they are spiritual in nature. They are our healers.
  • Gray eyes - These folks are also sensitive and have an inner strength that not many others possess. They have a deep wisdom and can change their mood to suit the current occasion.

There you have it. So which eye color do you have and what does it say about you?

And what about dual colored eyes? Do those people inherit a bit from the trats of both eye colors? What does it say about their eye color personality?

The Truth About Eye Colors

After quite a lot of research (I was into colors, color therapy and learning about meaning of colors a while back), I've come to the conclusion that there is no personality meaning to eye color. Let me try to prove it to you.

Both my parents have deep brown colors (almost the same even in shade). Yet they are completley different both in physical attributes (my dad is very thin, my mom is a bit overweight), they have different interests and their personality couldn't be more different in two people.

I also inherited from them the brown eye color and while I do have some traits coming from both my parents, I have a different personality altogether. 

Oh and let's not forget that the majority of the people on Earth are blessed with brown eyes.

I will not paraphrase here what is already said about the various eye colors, Wikipedia has an excellent article on each color on how the colors come to be about and what determins who has which color for their eyes.

Let me just say that it all depends on the pigmentation of the iris mostly by the melanin content.

Eye Color Meaning For A Person - Iridology

The meaning of eye colors does say a lot about a person, but not based on psychology and personality traits.

It is all about how people with different eye colors respond to medicine and what are they more subjected to overall.

For example studies have shown that people with ligher eye colors (shades of blue, gray) have a greater chance of getting  age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

On the other hand, people with brown colored eyes have a greater chance of getting eye cataracts, which means that staying away from direct sunlight is advised.

An alternatie medicine branch dealing with eye colors related to health issues is called iridology. The iridology practitioners are using iris charts that help them map the various ill parts of the body.

The reason is because based on those iris charts, the iris is split into various sectors, each of them corresponding to a particular body part.

Based on this, whoever said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, should change their statement to the eyes being a window to the body itself!

Updated: on 06/12/2013, marciag
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How Do You Feel about Meaning Of Eye Colors?

GuardianAngel on 11/28/2013

My Eye color always change when i cry it turns more to green hazel and when i'm happy gold oak when i'm mad dark brown its so strange and when everything is ok its hazel gold

E on 11/01/2013

My eyes are unique they change with my mood but my favorite color for my eyes are when they are a forest green with a large amber/gold ring around the center with gold specks and a dark green ring around the outside.

Dillen on 10/28/2013

my eyes change with my emotions my origional eyes were bright green

Jet on 09/26/2013

I have hazel eyes however, I was born with blue eyes, changed from brown, now to hazel. I have been told I have green eyes, yellow, and brown eyes. I have two different colors in my eyes one being brown around the pupil, and ten a green, and a purple around the edge of the iris. My father had blue eyes, my mother had brown eyes. My mother told me that the blue eyed gene was recessive in her family but dominant in my fathers family. Still i don't know how I ended up with hazel.

frankbeswick on 09/24/2013

The one who said that they eyes are the window of the soul was Jesus, and he was referring, I think, to our awareness that the way we look at people can reveal much about us. He was referring to the fact that the way we look at people says something about us. He was not referring to eye colour or medical problems

draconis on 09/23/2013

I have green eyes, and apparently they are rare (like 2% of the world have them). When I was younger I always wanted brown eyes like my little brother. He wanted blue eyes like our sister. I guess no one is happy with what they get. My husband has light powdery blue/grey eyes with a dark blue outer ring and gold inner ring. Gorgeous!

frankbeswick on 08/22/2013

Eye colour is determined by genes. Brown [mine] and black are dominant; blue and its close genetic relative, green, are recessive. My three siblings and I have brown eyes, yet totally different characters. I married a blue eyed woman, and have four children. All of them are blue eyed and all have different personalities. It is unusual for all four to be blue, so I must carry a blue eyed gene along with my brown, but it is only the blue that I have passed on.

I have never thought of my eye colour as significant. It is less significant than the fact that my body is heavily freckled, as this means that I must take care not to over-expose to ultraviolet.

ily on 08/22/2013

Changing eye color based on mood is BS. It might look like it, but it can be described as a optical illusion because of the different lighting. There may be changes in eye color overtime, but it shouldn't be extremely noticeable, especially if you weren't just born.
There are many cases in which a baby from European blood can be born with blue eyes that turn into a dark shade (brown), but that is in the case that the baby was exposed to bright lighting over the course of its life.
If there is such a condition of changing eye colors based on mood, it wouldn't be considered "cool" or "awesome" because it just may be a serious health problem or a disease, and in that case, you really should go to an eye specialist.

Rebecca on 08/21/2013

I have blue eyes but don't have any clairvoyant abilities.

Stephanie on 07/13/2013

'.' My boyfriend has green eyes, and I have blue with a yellow-orange (like a fire ring) around the info. But my eyes are a pail blue, not like a deep blue or even a graceful blue. It's like the "Light Blue" colored pencil :P

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