Know Your Part

What does your hair part say about you?

The way you part your hair is related to many subconscious associations you have yourself and associations others have when they assess your appearance. Parting your hair on the left or right initiates associations with aspects of cognition ascribed to the same cranial hemisphere (i.e. left part, left hemisphere). When there is a center part, no part or baldness, the subconscious associations are more balanced or neutral

Left hemisphere specializes in language, memories of words, math, logic, linear operations and activities traditionally attributed to masculinity in our culture.

The right hemisphere specializes in visual processing, memories of pictures, musical perception and nonlinear tasks traditionally attributed to femininity in our culture.

Men’s brains function more asymmetrically than women’s brains and are more likely to use highly specific areas for different tasks, whereas women’s right and left hemispheres function more in conjunction with each other.

If you part your hair on your LEFT…

MEN: Natural for men, usually works well for them. Perceived as popular, successful, strong, and traditional. Can be out of touch with the feminine side of themselves. Famous Examples: John Wayne, Tom Brokaw, John F. Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy

WOMEN: Great for women interested in making it in business and politics. Perceived as intelligent, in-charge, reliable. Can sometimes be perceived as too “masculine”, and/or can create difficulties with fulfilling traditionally feminine roles. Examples: Hillary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Christine Todd Whitman

Hillary Clinton

If you part your hair on your RIGHT…

MEN: Perceived as atypical, open, and radical. Works well if the man is very confident, attractive, or striving to be respected in a non-traditional male role. Examples: Al Gore, Rush Limbaugh, Robert F. Kennedy, Charlie Rose, Tom Snyder

WOMEN: Natural for women. Perceived as very feminine, gentle, caring. Can cause problems of not being taken seriously. Examples: Martha Stewart, Jane Pauley, Betsy McCaughey Ross, Geraldine Ferraro

Martha Stewart

If you part your hair down the CENTER…

The other types. Usually fair and easy-going. Examples: U.S. Presidents 1-9, Joseph P. Kennedy II, Sean Connery, Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

If you have NO PART…

Natural for both men and women. Perceived as balanced, trustworthy and wise.

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Information sourced from True Mirror.

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