You can literally kiss and tell whether a person is warm and genuine or
a cold hearted individual, for a study has revealed that the way someone
kisses discloses much about their personality.
80 per cent of men and women, whether left or right handed, turned
their heads to the right when moving in on their target.
Researchers studied hundreds of volunteers, and observed many more
kissing in public places, and they found that the way they kissed
displayed certain personality traits.
The main finding was that those who turn their heads to the left are
not really making a warm gesture at all because they are using less
emotional parts of their brain.
"One theory that has been put forward is that by turning their head to
the right, the individual reveals their left cheek which is controlled by
the emotive right cerebral hemisphere," lead researcher Dr Julian
Greenwood, of Stranmillis University College, Belfast, was quoted by the
Daily Mail, as saying.
Air kisses often practiced by celebs are another 'unemotional' type of
greeting. The study is due to be published next month in the scientific
Research has pointed out the beneficial effects of a kiss. A Japanese
study found that 30 minutes of passionate kissing could help control hay fever.
Tests suggest that it relaxes the body and reduces the production of
histamine, a chemical pumped out by cells in an allergic response to
Another study showed that 88 per cent of couples in long and happy
relationships have lips of similar size and men's tend to be on the
Women with fuller lips are 28 per cent more likely to be seen as a fun
date than marriage material, while their thin-lipped rivals were 57 per
cent more likely to have long relationships, the Leicester University