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    Are any of you familiar with the Hair Part Theory? I'd be curious to know your thoughts. In this theory, your hair part defines others' perceptions of you. The assumption is, if I were to look at you and see your hair parted to the left, I'd associate you with left-brained functions (intellect, power, confidence, dominance, logic).

    If your hair is parted to the right, you'd assume right-brained functions (sensitive, caring, artistic, submission, emotion).

    Middle is neutral.



    A good example is the original Superman films. Hollywood often uses this to their advantage for influencing your opinion of men and women alike.



    Clark - parts to the right.

    Clark.jpg




    Superman - parts to the left
    Superman.jpg



    Here's a quick blog, which examines Lincoln and a few other key figures: http://hairparttheory.com/


    The interesting thing is... how we choose to part our hair is different from what we see in the mirror. Even though I part to the right (from your view), I see a left part in the mirror.
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    Lul.

    I'm not going to grow mine just to check...

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    It's true that the motor regions of the brain connect with the muscles on the contralateral side (although there is some overlap and crossing over), but the colloquial hemispheric lateralization ("left brain" vs. "right brain") isn't really very accurate. Most men will part to the right because they are right handed and the "whorl" of the hair naturally goes a clockwise direction. Gay men are slightly more likely to have a counterclockwise whorl, but it's a very slim correlation:

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    Quote Originally Posted by applejacks View Post
    Are any of you familiar with the Hair Part Theory? I'd be curious to know your thoughts. In this theory, your hair part defines others' perceptions of you. The assumption is, if I were to look at you and see your hair parted to the left, I'd associate you with left-brained functions (intellect, power, confidence, dominance, logic).

    If your hair is parted to the right, you'd assume right-brained functions (sensitive, caring, artistic, submission, emotion).

    Middle is neutral.



    A good example is the original Superman films. Hollywood often uses this to their advantage for influencing your opinion of men and women alike.



    Clark - parts to the right.

    Clark.jpg




    Superman - parts to the left
    Superman.jpg



    Here's a quick blog, which examines Lincoln and a few other key figures: http://hairparttheory.com/


    The interesting thing is... how we choose to part our hair is different from what we see in the mirror. Even though I part to the right (from your view), I see a left part in the mirror.
    Old news this, here this is my documentary

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TtVbTZNB28


    BTW left parting is tradionally male, I make sure i'm tradionally male as it grows.

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    left for me...now
    but a few years ago, in my avatar it was right, doesn't matter imo.

    I'll watch and see how others react if I switch it around back and forth on a weekly basis

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    My Hair parts to the right since ever.

    foto5.jpg
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    Seems highly unlikely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daft21 View Post
    My Hair parts to the right since ever.

    foto5.jpg
    What ethnicity are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryene Astraelis View Post
    Seems highly unlikely.



    What ethnicity are you?
    What's unlikely?

    Which ethnicity do you think? Have a guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daft21 View Post
    What's unlikely?
    The idea that hair part can influence others' perception of you.

    Which ethnicity do you think? Have a guess
    My first thought was that you looked vaguely Arabic. However, on closer examination, you look like you have some Southeast Asian in you. (You share some facial similarities with a friend of mine who is half Vietnamese.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryene Astraelis View Post
    The idea that hair part can influence others' perception of you.



    My first thought was that you looked vaguely Arabic. However, on closer examination, you look like you have some Southeast Asian in you. (You share some facial similarities with a friend of mine who is half Vietnamese.)
    I am a quarter vietnames a quarter cambodien with some indian blood mixed in and half middle european

    I always thought Frank Gore carrys the ball mostly with his right hand but these pictures proof that he carrys the ball with his left.

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    I'm a fan of the zigzag parting. Mofos don't know what's coming.

    Maybe in lab conditions filtering out all other extraneous details could have an effect on perception. But in reality there's so many other powerful subconscious factors that work towards influencing perception, I doubt it amounts to much, if anything.
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    Good lord this sounds like 100 times more bollocks than socionics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by applejacks View Post
    If your hair is parted to the right, you'd assume right-brained functions (sensitive, caring, artistic, submission, emotion).


    That's actually true in this case.
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    Mine parts to the right.
    And I would hide my face in you and you would hide your face in me, and nobody would ever see us any more.


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    My hair naturally parts to the left, if I push it to the right, it just finds its way back to the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashton View Post
    My hair parts left, albeit the length is too short for that to be visibly discernible.

    I'm left-handed though so I'm supposed to have enhanced right-brain functionality per cerebral lateralization theory. Woops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashton View Post
    My hair parts left, albeit the length is too short for that to be visibly discernible.

    I'm left-handed though so I'm supposed to have enhanced right-brain functionality per cerebral lateralization theory. Woops.
    Is that so? I am also lefthanded and curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daft21 View Post
    My Hair parts to the right since ever.

    foto5.jpg
    that's actually parted to the left.

    don't you think a right part would be more conducive to your -leading...just a suggestion

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    I remember parting my hair as a child but I didnt have a clear whirl. Like my whirl was deformed and strewn all over my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kill4Me View Post
    that's actually parted to the left.

    don't you think a right part would be more conducive to your -leading...just a suggestion
    I look at it in my own perspective obviously. My left hand is also my left hand.

    Look at the Frank Gore Pictures i posted in this thread

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    I used to part to the right.
    and hairdressers would constantly part it to the left. so I took it as a "...you really should part to the left, ugly"
    so I just left it.
    sometimes I switch it up.


    so. if I part to the left...you people see it as having been parting to the right.

    I'm not quite sure I get the theory in the OP.
    so I'm seen as sensitive?

    also...I started staring at your pic in your avatar...and I forgot my sense of left or right.

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    my hair parts down the middle, fuck all y'all yolo swag
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    I have an afro, which blows this theory out of the water.
    You can do anything with a bayonet except sit on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    I have an afro, which blows this theory out of the water.
    do you really though

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    Quote Originally Posted by lungs View Post
    do you really though
    It's too small to be official but big enough to be a legit afro.
    You can do anything with a bayonet except sit on it.

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    I don't part my hair so not what...

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    My amazing hair squirts a virulent water cannon of testosterone at every passing female and truck, thus ensuring they accept my dominance and superman-ness. My left eyebrow alone has solved more terror plots than PRISM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animal View Post
    Gay men are slightly more likely to have a counterclockwise whorl, but it's a very slim correlation:

    The northern hemisphere made them do that!
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