The Greek Nose Shape – What is it and what’s it all about?
You’ve probably heard of the ‘Greek Nose Shape’, which is one of the 6 most common nose shapes, and one of the 14 different human nose types that have been classified by scientists (yes… people have indeed classified the shapes of noses, believe it or not). It is said to have gotten its name from some of the most famous Greek statues, and the types of noses depicted on famous characters in such artwork.
Physically, the Greek Nose has a straight edge to it, and tends to be long with a narrow ridge. A lot of models happen to sport this nose type, and it just so happens to be, according to statistics, one of the more attractive types of noses. Only 3 percent of the population is said to have it, making it a bit rarer than some of the other classifications.
Michaelangelo’s famous statue ‘David’ was in-fact carved depicting a classic Greek nose.
Obviously, the shape of your nose will dictate, at least in part, what your face will look like – but some studies have indicated that there may very well be a correlation between your personality and the shape of your nose as well.
Yes, believe it or not, some evidence has come to light that may, in fact, link the shape of your nose to what type of a person you tend to be!
What does a Greek Nose say about you?
Those with Greek noses (Jennifer Aniston, the actress, is an example of someone with a classic ‘Greek’ nose) are said to be intelligent, skilled, functional, and inspirational. They are also said to be logical thinkers, to have the ability to control their emotions in difficult circumstances, and are known for being good company in times of crisis.
Obviously, this isn’t an exact science – and may not prove to be 100% correct. But you might be surprised at how accurate it can tend to be! Granted, we’re not sure how much of it is just ‘self-fulfilling prophesy’, but it’s an interesting thing to examine.
What parts of the nose are said to be important for figuring out the nose classification?
Scientists have identified certain ‘landmarks’ that are said to be important for mapping and classifying different types of noses. These include the nostrils, the septum, the cartilage, and the bridge. According to some theories, these different parts of the nose are supposed to correlate to certain aspects of the individual’s personality and/or behavior.
For example, the tip of the nose is said to say a lot about the individual’s relationship with money. A large nose tip is said to indicate a financial planner, while a small or pointed tip is said to indicate someone who doesn’t have much interest in money at all. An upward tip to the nose reveals that the person has a carefree attitude toward money, while a downturned tip is supposedly an indication of careful and wise money management.
Another example is a nose cleft. A cleft in the nose is said to indicate commitment issues – and is even said to be a ‘red flag’ for people who are looking for a potential life partner!
What does this mean for me?
Obviously, the shape of a person’s nose may not absolutely determine, with unerring certainty, what type of person they are. But, with that being said, it is interesting to note the correlations – and personally, we were surprised to realize that they seem to prove true in many cases!
Whether evolution, coincidence, or fate is to blame, we cannot say for certain.
But at any rate, it might not be something to take too incredibly seriously. Examining nose types can be a fun pastime, and it can be interesting when things match up – but you should probably stick to the old adage of ‘never judge a book by its cover’, as this always tends to be true to at least a certain point as well.
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