Smiles May be Secret to Success



A recent study indicates that a smile may have a lot to do with success.

A group of researchers from the University of Seville in Spain concluded that many of the 100 most influential people in the world—determined by Time Magazine’s rankings—had similar facial features. The researchers examined the facial features of the most influential people from 2006 through 2011.

Many of these influential people possessed similar physical features even though there were various occupations, genders, or ethnicities analyzed. Certain standards tended to impact the expressions on their faces.

The study recently appeared in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation.

The research team reviewed prior studies regarding attractive aspects of smiles and the information was utilized by oral practitioners looking to aesthetically enhance a patient’s smile. Balance of the smile and face seemed to be a key characteristic.

There were a total of 168 images that were thoroughly analyzed. The images appeared in a front-on view with the head in an upright position. After exploring numerous variables, the research team thought there were clear connections involving the world’s influential people.

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