Saturday, August 11, 2018

Body Language Analysis No. 4336: Alita: Battle Angel, Large Eyes, and Sexual Attraction - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)



Alita: Battle Angel is due to be released on 21 December 2018. It's a cyberpunk action film produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau. Robert Rodriguez is the director. The film is based on Yukito Kishiro's manga, Battle Angel Alita.


Most westerners confuse manga and anime. While these two storytelling media aren't synonymous, many of their characters share the similarity of large eyes. Alita is a cyborg heroine who's portrayed by Rosa Salazar via motion capture techniques. Modern special effects also allow these artists to enlarge Alita's eyes. These contrast dramatically with the other characters' normal-sized eyes.

It's no coincidence that, regardless of the culture, whether viewed by men or women - women with larger eyes are judged to be more attractive. However, research shows the same principle is not true when assessing the relative attractiveness of men.

Intriguingly, from person to person, there's really minimal variation in the actual size of eyes. While significantly nearsighted people have eyes which are a bit larger - and substantially farsighted people can have smaller eyes - when we say, "she's got big eyes", it's really just a mild variation in the shape of the facial bones and eye sockets, and the eyes are positioned slightly more forward. This makes them appear larger.


Highlighting the eyes with makeup can give the appearance of larger eyes. Such coloration will, naturally, also draw attention due to contrasting hues. In the right context (e.g., depending upon the other simultaneous/near-simultaneous nonverbal, verbal, and paralanguage signals), increasing eye contact is flirtatious and will dramatically enhance subjective attraction.

SUMMARY: Larger eyes in women are cross-culturally judged to be more sexually attractive. Some makeup techniques will artificially give the appearance of bigger eyes - and while there are certainly cultural, individual, and fashion variations - this is the primary reason why eye makeup has been used for centuries. Coupled with contextually increased eye contact, these characteristics will subjectively enhance sexual attraction and flirtatiousness.


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