Can you tell how successful someone will be in the military just by looking at their face?

The graduation portraits of 337 West Point graduates who had served 20 or more years in the military were rated on a 7-point scale of dominance/submissiveness. Cadets’ facial dominance predicted military rank 20 years later, while the effect of academic achievement at West Point on promotion declined over time. Contains 56 references.

Source: “Facial Dominance of West Point Cadets As a Predictor of Later Military Rank.” from Social Forces, v74 n3 p823-50 Mar 1996

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