Has anyone else noticed that people with similar faces tend to attract to one another?
I’ve read a bit about the psychological research on this and how this attraction has to do with our inclination to find comfort in familiarity. I was wondering if others noticed how people are often very good friends/in romantic relationships with others who have facial features like themselves or one of their parents. For instance Freud’s oedipus complex theories suggest that men would be attracted to women who resemble their mothers in some way due to suppressed urges from infancy. Studies are now coming out that suggest this attraction to people resembling the opposite-sex parent is very real and applies to both sexes (assuming they’re heterosexual, not sure how it would work with homosexuals)
Also, does anyone know if there’s any reason to believe that personality may be linked with certain facial characteristics and if this is part of why certain facial “types” may attract towards one another? I often get the feeling that physical and psychological traits go hand-in-hand in a sort of comprehensive phenotypal “package” and that this package sort of acts like a magnet in that it will strongly attract a package with complementing personality traits/physical features, attract a package with not necessarily complementing but similar traits/features, and repel a package that has traits/features which are too similar and thereby may be seen as a threat or rival. (I realize this analogy is far from perfect but im sure you get what im driving at)
Im sure a lot of this is just me speculating in ignorance (and it probably sounds like ive been smoking too much pot) so if anybody is aware of research that more accurately explains the various social/psychological/biological phenomena im describing, I’d really appreciate you sharing your thoughts and knowledge.
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