By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 6:21PM BST 16 Aug 2015
Wider faces make men appear more dominant, ambitious and powerful and so better business leaders, a study suggests
Marc Fetscherin, professor of international business at Rollins College, Florida, has found a strong correlation between company profits and the shape of its chief executive’s face if he is male.
Successful male leaders tend to have wider faces than the average man which make then appear more dominant, ambitious and powerful, he discovered.
“Facial width-to-height ratio correlates with real world measures of aggressive and ambitious behaviour and is associated with a psychological sense of power,” said Prof Fetscherin.