Skip Nav
DIY Beauty
The Ultimate Guide to Color-Correcting For Your Skin Tone and Concern
Beauty News
This New Makeup Stamp Is the Laziest Way to Craft the Perfect Cat Eye
Beauty Tips
How to Prevent Halloween Makeup Removal From Becoming a Horror Show

People Can Smell Your Personality

Other People May Be Able to "Smell" Your Personality

Research increasingly suggests that body odor is much more than a sign that you need to shower. A recent study from a team at Poland's University of Wroclaw found that volunteers who smelled shirts belonging to "odor donors" could detect the owners' personality traits with a surprisingly significant degree of accuracy. Specifically, people were able to predict how socially dominant the odor donor was, how outgoing he or she was, and how anxious or neurotic.

The team in charge of the experiment also found that the participants were particularly good at predicting how dominant members of the opposite sex were, suggesting that people may pay particular attention to this trait when looking for a partner (no word on smell and same-sex couples yet, unfortunately). It would be interesting, as well, to see whether the fragrance you wear may also help express your "smellable" traits, the way it's known to enhance your natural immune-system-related odor.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Blogger Shares Struggles With Acne | Beck Lomas
Colourpop Hello Kitty Makeup Collection | Fall 2016
What Would I Look Like With Botox?
Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette
Kaitlyn Dobrow | Quadruple Amputee Beauty Blogger
New Beauty Products For Fall 2016
Ear Art Makeup Trend

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty