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New Hair Part, New Personality

According to the Hair Part Theory, where you part your hair may play a dramatic role in how other people perceive you - and these effects over the long term can change your personality:

"A left hair part draws unconscious attention to the activities that are controlled by the left hemisphere of the brain, i.e. activities traditionally attributed to masculinity. A right hair part draws unconscious attention to the activities that are controlled by the right hemisphere of the brain, i.e. activities traditionally attributed to femininity."

Ok, so it's more quack science than rocket, but it's still kinda fun to think about (like horoscopes). Besides, changing your part is just about the cheapest way to make-over your look, and with Spring just around the corner, we're starting to think we could use a new 'do.

So what does your part say about you?


  • Right Part: You inspire friendship and convey the message that you are nurturing, fun-loving and reliable.


  • Left Part: Exuding confidence, you are logical, organized and have a take-charge attitude.


  • Center Part: Unshakable and grounded, your part signals grace and poise.


  • None: Calm and collected, your part proves you're a fair and reasonable mediator.





Splitting Hairs: Celebrities often change their parts, but do you think the Hair Part Theory holds water when it comes to stars like Jessica Simpson, Rachel Bilson, Rihanna, and America Ferrera?

Comments
lol! I always love how those qualities could technically be applied to anyone...

As far as those four go, I'd say I could see them all except Jessica Simpson being "collected", lol!
#1 Peaches on 2008-03-12 10:59 (Reply)
Are you arguing with science?! hehe :-)

Now that I think about it, Angelina Jolie usually doesn't wear a part. she would have been a better example...
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2008-03-12 23:16 (Reply)
Man, I change my part from left to right every day (I read something somewhere that said it helps fine hair from becoming too flat) - so I must be really schizo! Haha...

I'm in agreement that it sounds more like a horoscope/fortune cookie where these qualities can be applied to most people. Of course, there are exceptions like what Peaches said about Jessica Simpson being "calm and collected."
#2 shopaphilia (Homepage) on 2008-03-12 15:15 (Reply)
That's pretty funny - I change my part a lot too, so we're in the same boat ;-)

I guess the "study" looked at famous people throughout history too. They say Hilary Clinton's success as a politician, for example, can be attributed to her lifelong left side part. Go figure!
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2008-03-12 23:26 (Reply)
Very interesting! My part is usually left of center, sometimes further to the left, but never on the right. Wait, are we talking about hairstyles or politics? :-P
#3 cathy (Homepage) on 2008-03-13 12:37 (Reply)
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