Journal of comparative psychology Washington, D. Facial masculinity and fluctuating asymmetry. According to the theory of sexual selection, facial symmetry plays a large role in what we perceive as attractiveness. The relationship of facial symmetry and the 'big-five' personality model requires further examination in order to allow for complete conclusions to be drawn. Evolutionary, Cognitive, and Social Perspectives.
Principle component analysis based symmetry detection.
Body shape Facial features Physical attractiveness Anthropometry. Personality and Individual Differences41 3 Evolutionary, Cognitive, and Social Perspectives. Additionally current studies indicate that face preferences in adults can be predicted by the number of infections in childhood. People who had more infections as children prefer more sex-typical and symmetric faces because those faces indicate being healthy. Symmetric faces are a sign of successful cognitive aging. People are biologically evolved to detect the deceptive intention of other people by observing the asymmetry in the face.