Brown Eyes: Causes, Health Risks And Personality Traits

Brown eyes Personality

The coloured part of the eye is called as iris. And the colour comes from a pigment called as melanin, and this pigment also causes the colour of your skin. Medical experts claim that when everyone used to live at a time when the climate doesn’t use to exist and weather used to always remain sunny, everyone had brown eyes and the iris used to be dark in colour and it protected eyes from being damaged by the ultraviolet rays and bright sunlight.

Estimated, it is said that 55 to 79 % of people worldwide have brown eye colour. The dark brown colour is common in Africa, East Asia and Southeast Asia whereas light brown eyes are mainly found in areas like west Asia, Amercia and Europe.


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What Causes Brown Eyes?

The eye colour is an inherited trait as you can’t determine if your parents have eye colour, their kid will also have the same eye colour. In fact, up to 16 genes influence the colour of your eye. So, there are much chances that in the same family children do have different eye colour.

The genes associated with eye colour work in the transport, storage and production of melanin(which is responsible for eye colour).

Those who have less melanin in the iris have blue eye colour, whereas a little bit more melanin causes green, hazel or light colour. But when there’s a high concentration of melanin then the colour eye turns into dark brown.

Caucasian babies have a little amount of melanin in the iris which causes their eye colour blue for the first few months of their life. But after 12 to 18 months, more melanin accumulates in their eyes which causes eye colour to turn from blue to green or from hazel to brown.


Benefits of Brown Eyes

If you have brown eyes, you are just a part of a crowd who have the same eye colour. But you will not realize that how valuable and unique it is.

Here are some points which will prove that people with brown eyes should value their eye colour –

Less Prone To Sun Damage

People with dark eye colour have less chance of sun damage than people who have light eye colour. As dark eyes have more melanin than light eye colour which acts as a protection for skin and eye against the UV(Ultraviolet) rays.


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Less Prone To Eye Diseases 

As mostly, diseases such as cataracts, macular generation happen due to UV rays as brown eyes have more melanin, there are less chances to get this type of eye disease.


Different Color Variation

People are categorized into groups based on their eye colour and skin. But, what is unique with the brown colour is that different people would have different shades of brown colour, even if they belong to the same family member.

Your eye colour shade can vary from light honey colour to black, so every person with brown eye colour is different in their own terms.


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Does Eye Colour Reveal Health Risks?

As it is said that eye speaks a lot about yourself, but it can also tell a lot about your health. A lot of studies have suggested that eye colour can predict your health outcomes and risks. In a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention of the dark coloured iris may indicate a lower risk of skin cancer.


Personality Traits Associated With Brown Eyes

Studies revealed that your eyes tell a lot about your personality, it is quoted by Ramani Darvaushla,Ph.D, a licensed psychologist, professor of psychology quoted “Brown eyes are more common, so it could be that there is a sense of ‘belonging’ or fitting in with those who have dark eyes and brown eyes may also more likely to come from cultures where a trait like agreeableness is more culturally and societally valued than in blue-eyed cultures.”

Intelligence was the number one trait associated with brown-eye people and being trustworthy was the second trait and being kind was the last trait.

Some of the researches also proved that people blessed with brown eyes have much strong eye contact than people with other eye colour.


Some Facts About Brown Eyes 

Change In Eye Color

When you’re born, you have a lack of melanin in your iris which makes them appear blue. But during the growth in your body, melanin also starts to develop in the iris which results in brown or hazel eye colour.

Sometimes it takes years to change in the eye colour, even when you’re in your adulthood phase.

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Less Risk of Getting Type-1 Diabetes

Diabetic eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macula edema, cataracts, and glaucoma. Over time, diabetes can cause damage to your eye which leads to poor vision or sometimes even blindness. But the good news for people with brown eyes is that they have fewer chances of getting diabetic diseases.


Faster Reaction Time

In research, it is said that people with dark eye colour have a fast reaction time to a single stimulus, it directly indicates that melanin is somehow connected that how you respond to your surroundings.


Inherited From Genes

Earlier, scientists used to think that a single gene can only determine eye colour. It is said that as many 16 different genes are responsible for the eye colour of an individual that’s the reason it is seen that kids’ eye colour is different from their parent’s eye colour.



So, if you’re blessed with brown eyes you are considered to be more trustworthy than others. Studies have revealed that folks with brown eyes are more likely to give feelings of trust to other people.


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