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What Does Your Hair Color Say About Your Personality?

31 July 2008 13 Comments

Hair color is more than just an element of outward appearance – every shade has a distinct personality. As it turns out, certain personality traits do seem to be associated with hair color and people do sometimes make judgments based on a person’s hair color. Whether we look it or not hair color and personality may be interrelated. What is your hair saying about you?

1. Brunette Hair Color
Brunettes are trustworthy, faithful, even tempered, and clever. Few studies are reallyHair Color and Your Personality able to measure whether brunettes are actually more reliable or dependable than their blonde and red headed counterparts, but no study that’s looked at intelligence and hair color has found an association up to this point. Interesting enough, this stereotype still exists with surveys showing that the vast majority of both men and women consider brunettes to be more intelligent as well as more stable and well grounded. Over half of men report that they find brunettes to be more attractive than their blonde counterparts. Whether or not these stereotypes hold true, the brunette gets credit for a variety of admirable traits.

2. Blonde Hair Color
If there’s one hair color that’s the butt of jokes. Interestingly, the vast majority of blondes come from a bottle which begs the question of whether they’re really blondes or brunettes in disguise. When you look at worldwide statistics, less than one out of fifty people is a natural blonde which makes it a fairly rare hair color. Nevertheless, blondes, whether they’re natural or bottled, tend to be seen as lacking in intelligence and as being more fickle, outgoing, and flighty. Then there’s the old die hard stereotype that gentlemen prefer blondes which has already been called into question based on surveys of men. Seems like blondes have public sentiment stacked against them in some respects, yet women continue to alter their hair color in the belief that “blondes have more fun”.

3. Red Hair Color
Natural redheads are actually more common than natural blondes with one out of everyhair color thirty-three people being a natural redhead, most of them being native to the U.K, Scotland, Ireland, and Australia. They are often credited with having a hot temper. Although no formal study has been done to address how common this trait is in redheads, redheads are probably no more likely to fly off the handle than blondes or brunettes except when someone calls them “Red” or points out their freckles. Interestingly, redheads have been shown to be the most sensitive to pain of all hair colors and often require higher doses of pain medication and anesthesia than blondes or brunettes. The interest in being a redhead seems to be at an all time high with many women turning to hair dyes to get the red haired look.

4. White Hair Color
White hair tends to indicate self-respect and skill (or simply obvious age). If the character is a white-haired, dark-skinned woman, then dignity, skill or power is often implied, but the character is often also emotionally driven and portrayed as a “force of nature”.

While hair color and personality don’t seem to have a strong correlation, it is difficult to determine these personality with the exception of intelligence. It may just be that people who have a certain hair color through chance or by choice tend to adopt the stereotype. This just lends credence to the idea that most people aspire to what other people expect them to be.

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  • Nina100 said:

    I got chescut brown hair achually its pretty red in the sun brown hair with red highlights

  • Kevin Mitchell said:

    People should be more cautious when using hair dye because some chemicals used in the dyeing process are cancerous.:”

  • Courtni Woods said:

    I have Bleach blonde hair. ive always had blonde blonde hair.but a couple years ago i dyied my hair brown and other colors then i let my blonde come back. but i dont really get picked on for being a blonde but i do but i dnt really pay attention but ohh well im a blonde so deal with it

  • Samantha said:

    What about black hair?

  • Anxiety Depression  said:

    almost all petroleum derived hair dyes are cancerous we should find some alternative ones that are much safer`,`

  • Projector Lamp : said:

    there are many hair colors out there but i alway prefere blondes.*,

  • Massage Cushion · said:

    those hair dyes that are coming from coal tar are dangerous and often causes allergies ~

  • Stevia said:

    i really like to color my hair and i would love to try different hair colors specially auburn ~*-

  • Livi said:

    Whats weird is I have dark brown hair but it has a lot of red in it

  • Ashley said:

    I have brown hair .. that’s actual kinda perfect for me :p haha.

  • josh said:

    i got black hair..

  • Dee said:

    Very interesting subject that seems to be true in some aspects. I’m a true brunette-dark brown hair (almost black), brown eyes, and a brown skin complexion. For some reason, I attract blonds and people with light brown hair the most-they seem to gravitate towards me (male and female that is, and not always in an intimate way). For example, a blond friend of mine and me sometimes go out clubbing, and it never fails-my blond friend attracts dark haired people while I’m attracting the group of people as I have already stated. At times, a redhead may come along and could never decide which one of us to carry a conversation with, but winds up conversing with both of us. It’s rather amazing that my friend and I go thru this phenomenom, but both of us enjoy the attention! Lol.

  • Elinora said:

    My hair is kind of a mix of gold-blonde with red and some brunette highlights. And yeah, what about black? The world is not entirely populated with brunettes, blondes, redheads, and white-haired women.

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