The Star (Jamaica)

People with square faces get ahead

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Astudy has found that people with wider faces, such as Hollywood star Brad Pitt, are more likely to achieve wealth and status.

Square faces are said to make men and women look more aggressive and threatenin­g at key stages of their life. In men, this occurs at the age of around 27 to 33 – when they are looking to attract a partner – and is seen in women from the age of 34 to 64, just as they are reaching the peak of their careers.

The results are based on an analysis of 17,000 passport photos that were rated for aggressive­ness.

Study author David White, from the University of New South Wales in Australia, said: “The impression­s we form from others’ faces can have important implicatio­ns – but how we behave, and our personalit­y, can quickly change people’s minds.”

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