Do You Have the "Right Face" to Be a Leader?

Are leaders made or born? A facial expert may have discovered the answer.
January 31, 2013

Are leaders made or born? While this question has been debated for a long time, we may finally have an answer.

Dr. Chris Solomon, a facial mapping expert says that great leadership is equated with certain facial features. His team at University of Kent's Canterbury campus in England asked 100 people to rank 100 faces to measure their perceived leadership ability. According to Dr. Solomon, it seems that in men,  a "rectangular face with angular features, focused eyes, a thin straight mouth and healthy skin" are believed to show great leadership. In women, the leadership characteristics are "an oval face with wide, alert eyes, well-defined features and arched eyebrows". He says that people take about three seconds to form this first impression.

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