Have you ever thought of what your face reveals to others based solely on your facial features?
What if there’s more to the structure of a face than we are aware of? Is it possible to learn some tips that can help us interact with family members, work colleagues, clients and friends?
What if you could figure out how to land a job or a business deal by studying the face of the person who is going to interview you before the meeting?
Could face reading help you with:
- a problem child
- a difficult spouse
- a new relationship
- a mother-in-law you can’t figure out
- a boss you can’t handle
- co-workers who are difficult to work with
Is there a way to improve our relationships with others, or learn who might not be a good fit for us based on what a face reveals?
Most of us may not be gifted in the art of face reading, so let me explain how I became interested in the topic and what it is.
I met Barbara Roberts, author of Face Reading: How to Know Anyone at a Glance, at The Inside Edge, a networking group at the University of California, Irvine. She has been on 50 National and local TV stations, including the Tyra Banks Show and NBC Nightly News. As Barbara explains in the quote from her website below, face reading is not new.
“Face Reading is an ancient psychological system of understanding a person’s character from his (or her) facial features. In looking at more than 6,000 faces in over 300 classes, Barbara has identified specific, psychological meanings for each facial feature. Abraham Lincoln chose his cabinet using this system. Aristotle hand-selected the generals for Alexander the Great by their lower-jaw structure. This approach honors all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and genders.”
Barbara claims that facial features fall into 3 categories:
1, What we’re born with, (high ears, narrow set eyes, etc.)
2. How we like to look, (changing our hair color)
3. Accidents, surgeries, orthodontia, and (plastic surgery falls into this category.)
Barbara decided to give the audience face reading based on two distinct facial features:
- Forehead shape
- Eyebrow shape
She asked us to pull back our hair so she could make a quick scan of the room and select a few who had those specific features.
Being Gutsy and curious, I pulled my hair back and practically pushed my forehead in front of her eyes so Barbara would pick me, and she did.
There were drawings of various shapes of foreheads on a card, some examples of drawing on Barbara’s website:
- widow’s peak
- wispy corners (tiny wisps of hair in the outer corners of the corners/forehead)
I have the widow’s peak forehead, which you can see on page 31 of Face Reading: How to Know Anyone at a Glance
So the psychological meaning for me was:
I like a relaxed lifestyle and to dress casually. That is very true, especially when I lived in Belize (photos taken by me in Belize). I don’t like to be told what to do, (True) and if I were single on a date, the widow’s peak is the type who says, “Let’s explore together what we want to do for our future.” (true for me.) I don’t like to waste time being superficial.
A few other facts, a round forehead means a people person, many long-term friendships, good relationships. Barbara mentioned if you’re applying for a loan, and you have a rounded forehead, show it.
A square forehead, means you’re career driven, work long hours at the office, focused. No time for a personal life.
We also looked at eyebrow shapes, for example, flat , straight eyebrows mean you’re shy and introverted, rounded eyebrows, “creates harmonious relationships, likes a peaceful home environment.”
Every facial feature is covered in the book in great detail, including Botox and plastic surgery, for those of you who might be skeptical.
So what do you think? If you’re having trouble with someone in your personal or professional life would you like Barbara to analyze that person’s face and help you learn how to handle their personality traits?
Her contact information is on her website. Photo of Barbara Roberts above, from her blog.