Open fibers with a flowery or leaf-like pattern of openings like a string instrument. They are the “Performers” – they live to express in a myriad of ways. Their bodies are more rounded and their emotions can range from way up high to way down low. Auditory and sensitive to sounds and harmonics; they are naturally creative and emotionally expressive. They are born to be seen and noticed – do not ignore them.
For my first blog, I’m going to give you a bit of insight into one of the four basic eye patterns. Due to the nature of each pattern type has certain personality characteristics, I’m going to use labels for them that help you imagine this individual. After reading eyes for son long, if I know a person’s personality, I can start to draw their eye without ever seeing it. That’s how succinct the basic personality characteristics are to the four iris types or patterns. This is the pattern of the “Performer.”
They are auditory, they may be more likely to remember a voice or the sound of a name than the visual imagery of a person. They can equally be sensitive to sound – think of the child who cries during a thunder storm.
In the blue eye, the fiber separations (the marks that look like an opening, a pocket, or a sunken flower petal) that are the trademark of the performer tend to be oval. They can be open or have white fiber flowing through them. The more white in the iris, the more compulsive their tendencies. These may be very steady, hardworking individuals but on a moment’s notice they can swing into “Gotta get it done!!” mode, almost knocking everyone else over with their impulse to go, go, go.
When the main personality type is the performer in a brown eye, the fiber separations can be seen to be almost leaf-like. When the fiber separations are smaller and more diamond shaped, they hold a stronger, more aggressive charge in the area of the opening. The fiber separations in both eyes are present within 3 days of birth and their location will tell you much about their skills and inherent abilities.
Just because they fit the characteristics of the Performer eye pattern, it doesn’t mean they are actually on stage or in the arts. Many get turned away from this career at a young age when they are talked to about starving artists or how they could never be a professional musician or writer. However, they are natural performers so they will perform in other ways. For example, at work, they are likely to come up with new and innovative ideas. They come up with great work-arounds. They respect a boss or supervisor who takes a moment to recognize their contribution. They don’t need huge showering praise, but they need to be valued for the innovative solutions they come up with. They don’t typically work for the money.
For these individuals, it is very important for them to have careers with some fluidity, where they can show off their talents and abilities and get some recognition for them. These are not people who would be happy in a job wearing a uniform or doing the same task over and over. They need to be unique, recognizable – either by their work or their actual performance and personality. They need to have a checklist… more important than a checklist, they need to be able to check things off as completed – that self-validates their performance and they are usually quite content with that.
Once I walk you through each of the four patterns, I will write a bit more about the modifiers, the markings that will show up in an eye when they have had to adjust their personality, or vocation.