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What Does Your Face Say About You?

My nose is too wide. As least that is what I thought when I was growing up. I have either grown into my nose, or I have come to terms with my nose and what it represents.

Physiognomy, otherwise known as face reading has been around for thousands of years. The earliest records of its use date from the time of the Yellow Emperor (2697 to 2598 BCE), although it has been practiced long before that.

“From the earliest times, human beings have had to read each other’s faces to survive. Our brains evolved via face reading. As a result, we are all natural-born face readers, writes Rose Rosetree in her book The Power of Face Reading.

We have the right to throughly like what we see when we look in the mirror. When we like what we see, we have high self-esteem.

However, we are bombarded by images of celebrities and models who have been cosmetically enhanced and possibly surgically altered. Next, photographers use lighting to further enhance their looks. Add insult to injury, magazines use airbrushing techniques so that even they don’t look as good as their photos.

This can be mighty discouraging. Has seeing these “perfect” bodies made you consider plastic surgery? If it has, learn what your facial features mean through face reading before you go under the knife. You may be getting rid of a character you actually like about yourself.

Face reading may even improve your self-esteem. How? You’ll discover that every detail about your face means something wonderful.

So what do different facial features mean?

Eyebrows, depending on which aspect, show how how much detail a person feels comfortable handling at one time, framework for thinking, and timing for expressing ideas.

Ear length tells how much information a person unconsciously prefers to deal with. People with long ears have exceptional listening ability. Ear position reveals the speed with which someone makes decisions. People who have low earlobes need wisdom more than they need to get decision over and done. Also, they are inflexible if decision is wrong. Think Presidents Reagan, George H and George W. Bush. You ear angle tells if your go with society’s norms or if you dance to the beat of your own drum.


Eyes reveal how far you extend yourself emotionally, how connected you feel to others and how focused you are. Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus both have close-set eyes which allows them the focus needed to be great golfers.

Cheek traits show leadership style and support.

Mouths tell about self-expression. The fuller your lips, the more you enjoy talking about and listening to personal stuff. An extra-full lower lip means that you are persuasive. You have gift of gab to charm listeners regardless of what you’re talking about. More than any other face trait, this promises success. People with this trait are Bill Gates, Harrison Ford and Larry King. Mouth length tells you about a person’s most comfortable audience size. If you have short lip length you prefer communicating one-on-one. Those with long lip length have the ability to talk to anyone and don’t mind large audiences.

Jaws and chins reveal vital matters about principles, ethics, choices, and handling conflict.

So what about those noses? Noses tell us about our health, work and wealth. The bridge of the nose represents health while the tip represents wealth.

My nose is moderate in size from bridge to tip which means that I work well on both short-term projects and long-term projects. Yup, I like that about myself. From the side, my nose is straight means you work so systematically that you’re in your element when you can start at point #1 and continue down through your list, ticking off numbers as you go. I’m famous for my lists. Nose tip angle is even. This means that I make deliberate career decisions – not impetuous by any means. I take risks but not without full awareness of the potential costs. That’s a good trait to have. I may not have liked my nose when I was younger, but now I think that it is kind of cute.

Imperfections and plastic surgery

Think of Michael Jackson. When he was with the Jackson Five, he had a big nose which allowed him to work well in a group, he was healthy and financially well-off. But he didn't like his nose so he went under the knife...several times. Before he died, you can barely see the the nose on his face. But what did these changes do to his character? He became a loner, was unhealthy relying on prescription drugs to help him sleep and in debt having to sell his possessions.

Are there reasons to have plastic surgery? Sure. When you have been in an accident and have tremendous burns or scars. Scars are considered unfortunate because it indicates bad luck relative to the area of life at a certain age. If you have scars, you can try to make them blend in more by having surgery. When you improve your looks and become better looking, it can change your self esteem and the way other people respond to you. But be careful.


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