face reading techniquesMost people think they can control how they present themselves to the world, and for the most part, that’s true. We can dress a certain way to look professional or casual, and we can style our hair in such a way that will impress our boss, or our date, but there’s one thing we can never change (at least not without some plastic surgery), and that’s our face. Love it or hate it, we’re stuck with these eyes, cheeks, chin, and nose, and not only is your face the first thing that the world will see, some people will even be able to tell all about your personality just by your facial features. Try as you might, anything short of a surgeon’s scalpel can’t change these tell-tale signs of the inner you.

Today, we are discussing these face reading techniques, also known as physiognomy and personology. These techniques have been around for quite some time, and have had different applications as time went on. Aristotle was the first person to extensively study and record his findings, then the practice became tied to astrology in the medieval era. In the 18th and 19th centuries, physiognomy was used to detect certain criminal tendencies, and most recently, it’s been used to interpret mental faculties and character traits. If you’re curious to learn more about the messages we send unconsciously, this course on the secrets of body language, and this article on facts about body language will give you a better idea of what you may not know you’re telling the outside world.

How to Read Faces

Each and every aspect of your face tells a different story about your personality, such as impulsiveness and how you are in a relationship, but in order to learn how to read someone’s face, you must first learn to really recognize facial features. Starting with your own face, or the face of a friend, look at how each of the facial features are set. And don’t just look at your facial features, but notice their size (thin eyebrows, small eyes), and type (sloped forehead, square face), as well as any lines or wrinkles that are present. All of these features tell a story, and this course on face reading will take you deeper into the science of physiognomy.

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These facial features only scratch the surface of what can possibly be read to show a person’s personality. Besides the ones just mentioned, you can get information from their chin, cheeks, the color of their eyes and hair, and even the wrinkles on their face. The claims of the accuracy of these techniques range from anywhere between 90% to 98%, so use them confidently, but discreetly, as not everyone wants to be judged by the shape of their head, and when in doubt, actually talk to the person – you might make a new friend. This course on socializing for men will help you talk to women without having to read their facial features.

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