Scientific face: wide face is a big deal?

  Although it is difficult to make sense, intuition will tell us many things. For example, the person with the sharp-mouthed monkey cheeks is not credible, and the wide face at the opposite desk may be paid a higher salary than you. Throughout the ages, people have always tried to draw judgments about a person from their faces. Will I be the next “chosen son”? The answer may really be written on the face.
  During the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty, for scholars who already had the status of jury but did not have official positions, a procedure for selecting and promoting officials was formulated called the “big challenge”. Different from the traditional eight-legged selection of scholars, “choose one subject, don’t try literature and art, but only look at appearance.” According to legend, the selection criteria are “same, field, continuity, day, qi, Jia, Yu, and Shen” eight criteria, ranking first. The “tong” refers to the square cube, which is the “phase of wealth and honor” admired by the ancients.
  Today, scientific research seems to have confirmed the rationality of the ancients’ “taking talents by face”. Numerous psychological studies have shown that there is a significant connection between certain facial features and a person’s personality and behavior.
  In 2012, researchers from the University of California and the University of St. Andrews conducted a study on the face widths of 29 successive US presidents, and found that presidents with a wider face have stronger political ambitions and drive for achievement, and therefore are easier to obtain Political success. This research reveals possible connections between wide face and leadership and achievement motivation.
  In addition to being a leader, people with broad faces seem to be particularly favored by “fortune”. Musk, who was named the world’s richest man this year, has a peerless wide face.
  Scholars from the London Business School and the University of Wisconsin Business School studied the impact of the CEO’s face aspect ratio of Fortune 500 companies on company performance from 1996 to 2002, and found that the CEO’s face aspect ratio and company’s asset profit There is a significant correlation between the rate indicators. For every 0.1 unit increase in the CEO’s face aspect ratio, the return on assets can increase by 9.92% on average.
  Some researchers have explained this. Face width, as a physiological feature, is closely related to the level of testosterone in male puberty. Men with higher testosterone levels have wider faces (due to lower testosterone levels in women, the research and conclusions mentioned in this article are not applicable to women), and men who possess this natural “stimulant” often also have With strong spiritual power, they are more willing to make high-risk investments than ordinary people, so they get a higher economic return.
  Although wide-faced has all the above advantages, research has also revealed some hidden dangers that may exist in the personality of wide-faced people. Research by psychologists Carly and McCormick shows that men with wide faces are more aggressive. In hockey games, players with high facial aspect ratios will have more foul behaviors, which is also the impact of high testosterone hormone on personality.
  Similarly, the wide-faced people mentioned above have the characteristics of willingness to take risks in order to achieve higher economic returns, but if they lack rational control, they will not escape the tragedy of “playing hands off”. The Economist published a research report jointly issued by the University of Florida and Singapore Management University in 2018. The report uses 3,228 hedge fund managers who have worked in 1,901 institutions from 1994 to 2015 as a sample. The statistics found that wide-faced fund managers trade more frequently, have a higher degree of risk appetite, and have a higher tolerance for losses. The result is that fund managers with wide faces have worse annualized returns than those with narrow faces.