The Daily Mail reports that Winston Churchill’s asymmetrical face made him a better leader, basically because unattractive people have to work harder to impress people, which “boosts their capacity to inspire.” Seriously.
“The exciting thing which keeps me awake at night is the fact that the quality of work produced by the group can be predicted by the asymmetrical morphology of the person leading the group,” says Dr. Carl Senior, who ran a study that connected lopsided faces to leadership ability. “There’s a potential biomarker for transformational traits which is based on asymmetry.”
The study got us thinking about celebs with famously asymmetrical faces — most of whom are actually considered to be quite beautiful, including George Clooney, Paul McCartney, Kat Graham, Milo Ventimiglia, Marisa Tomei, and Michelle Monaghan.
If the Daily Mail is to be believed, Shannen Doherty, whose asymmetric face is one of many things that makes her memorable, should probably be the leader of the whole world by now.