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How To Read A Person - Using Face Reading Techniques (Physiognomy)

Face reading techniques (or physiognomy) have been around since ancient times. And even notable people such as Aristotle have developed an interest in researching and studying them. Face reading is based on the belief that facial features reveal a person’s:

  • Character
  • Personality
  • Luck
  • And even fate

Although interpretations in face reading can be subjective, there are scientific studies to support it. In the 18th and 19th century, it was even used in detecting criminal tendencies. But eventually, it became popular in the 20th century for interpreting character traits and mental faculties.

It’s always fun to learn face reading techniques. And you’ll surely be fascinated with what you can find out by merely looking at people’s faces. You’ll have better insights about others or even yourself by having the ability to interpret the face.

The 3 Areas For Face Reading Techniques

The following face reading techniques involve three areas of the face which will help you uncover a person’s traits:

  1. The Forehead: A person’s style of thinking is said to be revealed on their forehead. If you notice, people differ when it comes to the lines on their foreheads. Some have more and some have less visible lines. These can be straight or crooked. These lines show how a person thinks to some extent. But others argue that deep facial lines can also be a result of inherited genes.

  2. The Eyes: They are expressive facial features. A white line in between the lower eyelids and the iris indicates that the person is worried. When this line is seen immediately above the iris, the person is said to most likely respond fiercely in the situation. While having lines on the sides of the eyes is an indication of a generally happy person or someone who smiles often.

  3. The Lips: Our lips are a great way to read faces. A relaxed approach to life is indicated by fuller or wider lips. It can also indicate that the person likes to talk. People with thin lips are said to be those who have the capability to keep their concentration.

Face Reading Techniques – The Left and Right Sides of Our Face

Every feature or aspect in a person’s face holds an important meaning in physiognomy. Take note that even the differences on each side of the face mean something. Scientific studies have revealed that either parts of our brain control each side of our face.

  • The Right Side of the Face: It is controlled by the left side of your brain which works like a computer and is responsible for logic. Your professional and external life is reflected in the right side of your face which is said to be the logical side.

  • The Left Side of the Face: The right side of the brain controls the left side of your body including the left side of your face. It is associated with emotions, intuition, and imagination. Accordingly, your personal side is best reflected on the left side of your face. 

If there is no symmetry when you create an imaginary line to divide both sides of a face, this indicates that the person have different perspectives when it comes to personal and professional life. It is shown in the different details in facial lines, forehead, eyebrows, cheeks, and nose structure among others.

Pay attention also to the different facial features on each side of the face of a person whenever you have an interaction. Even a slight change can hold a significant meaning in the field of physiognomy. There are other several face reading techniques worth learning. 

But interpreting people through face reading can be tricky. So, it is best to practice and master some techniques first before learning the others. And always take other factors such as their overall body language when trying to figure someone out.

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