This article looks at facial analysis from a psychological and psychic perspective.
Personality analysis based on individual facial features is for the most part subjective. We learn in Astrology that one must look at the total chart to understand the person's behavior and destiny. The same holds true for facial analysis. Different people with the same nose, eyes, or mouth, may have totally different personality characteristics, just as twins born at the same time, can be different in personality, learning abilities, and life goals.
We all read faces and size up people within minutes after we meet them. Early in life we learn to recognize facial features and expressions as a key to personality types. This is often based on stereotypic patterns and past experience with different types of people. Reality is about patterns that repeat in personal experience, so we can identify behavior.
Taking this to the psychic level, we not only view the face based on past conditioning and patterns of behavior, but we begin to intuit what a specific type of face means. This is sometimes based on ethnic and racial origins. Some people find a specific facial feature challenging, while others connect immediately. This goes to patterns of conditioning. Many people become skilled at analyzing personality types and disorders based on facial features, hair, facial expressions, eye movements, and particularly nervous facial habits.
One might view this as 'face reading' called Physignomy (Greek for nature and interpreter), an effort to understand the mind and personality by evaluating various facial traits as the nose, eyes, chin and cheekbone shape; in short, judging people by their faces. Physignomy is linked with the scientific term Phrenology.
The more we experience in life, the better we get at reading faces and relating them to personality types and disorders. The face is a rich source of information about human behavior and is one of the many tools used by psychic readers. Facial displays indicate emotion, pain, brain function and pathology/health, and regulate social behavior.
People with certain mental illnesses, or learning challenges, such as Down's Syndrome, will display specific facial distortions that we learn to associate with disabilities.
As with all things in the duality of reality, both sides of the face are not symmetrical, each expression something another aspect of who we are. Look at a picture of your face, then covering the right side, then the left, you will see the differences in each side. Holding the photo up to a mirror will also give you another perspective. When look at your face to discover past lives and observe facial features that change or morph, try mirror scrying with a candle or flashlight, in a dark room.
In the 21st century cosmetic surgery allows us to change and enhance facial flaws thus reinventing our personalities. As with everything that is evolving in our reality, so too is the way we look. The person with the eagle shaped nose of the past, now can have a perfectly sculptured nose thus changing personality identification and behavior.
Faces change as we age, the main features often changing as well. Facial aging is linked to genetics and the person's life. It is also affected by time spent in the sun.
The information below is general and a brief overview of what your brain processes when meeting someone.
Facial analysis is not an exact science, but rather subjective, and open to many factors in a person's life, from genetics to environmental influences. Below are patterns that suggest certain personality types based on facial features. We learn in metaphysics that each aspect of the face that is studied, has both a negative and positive connotation. What you 'read' while doing facial analysis, should not always be taken at 'face value'!
Hair makes a statement of its own. To look young, keep your hair in a youthful color and style. Style, texture, color, and length reflect personality, sexuality, from personality disorders. People who color their hair black, often suffer from depression, the outer expression mirroring the inner self. Astrological signs often link with hair; i.e. someone with a Leo Sun, will generally have a thick mane of hair.
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It all begins with the eyes - consciousness and perception. Most people are drawn to look directly at the eyes first, unless there is a unique feature on the face that calls their attention. When two people meet, eye contact allows them, within a few seconds, to determine a connection or not. Eyes are the windows of the soul and reflect our inner self and issues.
Eye color is important, with light eye often more favorable then dark -- the lighter the better. Uniquely colored eyes, lighter shades of blue, seem to trigger higher frequency spiritual significance for some.
The person who looks away or has small squinty eyes is secretive and perhaps a dysfunctional personality, someone who does not want to relate. In contrast, a wandering or shifty eye portends a nature given to unsettled and inconsistent habits.
Direct eye contact reflects a personality, that can be controlling, strong, yet honest.
Unevenly set eyes convey that the person is capable of seeing things from a different perspective and applying lateral thought processes to resolving problems.
Ideally with a balanced personality the face has one eye width between each eye; it is even and thus balanced. Eyes closer set to the nose, imply a more limited view of the world. This person may prefer codependent relationships, often remaining at home and not leaving the family once reaching adulthood. This also goes to the person whose life path is parental caretaker. In this case, the person may feel cheated in life, have emotional problems involving moods swings. Professional help should be sought.
People with eyes set wider apart, may be more open minded about life and reality. They often fall into the holistic sciences as a means of self awareness, and find themselves in creative careers that reflect their inner issues. They need space, to be sure and can move on with the drop of a hat. Some have learning challenges, but that does not mean you should be the one to point out their faults, or they will leave. Not bad as friend, but not good in romantic relationships.
Deep set eyes go to deep, intense personality issues. and a serious mind These are the observers who like creative things and inspiring others with artistic expression. They are soul searchers, often here to make a difference with their endeavors. They are romantic and sometimes spontaneous. They are of sound judgement, compassionate and serious minded.
If you look at the eyelids of people through the millennia who were seers, great philosophers, creative geniuses, writers ... you will note they that many had heavy eyelids.
Cosmetic surgery on eyelids changes the look of the face as well.
The shape of the eyebrows is easily altered with tweezing or waxing excess hair. One must note the end result to associate with personality type. Many people enhance their eyebrows with pencil or eye shadows. As people age, or if they are sick, the partial or full loss of one or both eyebrows is possible.
The forehead is the largest part of the face in most cases. Generally, male foreheads have a relatively flat slope from the hairline to the brow, where women's foreheads have a convex curve both vertically and horizontally. Male foreheads often have a heavy bony ridge just above the eyes, in a line beneath the eyebrows. This is called brow bossing. A brow lift is a soft tissue procedure which tightens skin on the forehead and raises the eyebrows. This is usually done with an incision at the hairline, or endoscopically from smaller incisions within the scalp hair. This has the effect of opening up the face and making you look less stern and tired. However, it has no effect on the underlying bone, so its effects are not as dramatic as bony work. A brow lift is often done at the same time as bony forehead work.
The appearance of wrinkle and lines on the face are usually genetic. They may also speak of a troubled life, too much time spent in the sun, and are sometimes called 'worry lines.' Once again, in this day and age, they can be concealed with botox, collagen, skin peels, makeup, and skin creams.
Wrinkles could be less than skin deep New Scientist - March 2005
The shape of the nose is genetic, unless broken or fixed. Much is stressed about the nose, causing many people to resort to rhinoplasty to create the most flattering look and sometimes for breathing purposes.
Chiseled features have always been in vogue. Most popular is a nose that has a high, straight, full and fleshy tip with gently flared but protected nostrils. The fleshy tip indicates cordiality and warmth of personality and an empathic nature. These people can set high standards for themselves and are generally polite.
The groove on the upper lip below the nose is called the philtrum. If it is clearly marked, deep and long, it indicates strong and healthy energy levels and vitality. Flat, weak and unpronounced philtrums are sometimes indicative of reduced life force energy.
The mouth is related to communication, speech and the sensual appetites like eating and sex. The lips relate to our ability to nurture others in loving relationships. Many woman enlarge their lips as it makes them look more seductive.
Teeth: Many missing teeth generally indicate emotional problems
There are 9 types of chins:
Ears can also he altered with surgery, usually pinned back thus changing the shape of the face.
The ear is spiraled shaped like the nautilus which in metaphysics takes us to sacred geometry and the movement of consciousness - golden ratio.
Ears should exhibit good, fleshy inner and outer helixes. Thin and poorly shaped outer helixes may reveal diminishing health.
Why do some people never forget a face? PhysOrg - December 1, 2011
"Face recognition is an important social skill, but not all of us are equally good at it," says Beijing Normal University cognitive psychologist Jia Liu. But what accounts for the difference? In daily life, we recognize faces both holistically and also analytically - that is, picking out individual parts, such as eyes or nose. But while the brain uses analytical processing for all kinds of objects - cars, houses, animals - holistic processing is thought to be especially critical to face recognition.
Facial Expressions Show Language Barriers, Too Science Daily - August 16, 2009
People from East Asia tend to have a tougher time than those from European countries telling the difference between a face that looks fearful versus surprised, disgusted versus angry, and now a new report published online on August 13th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, explains why. Rather than scanning evenly across a face as Westerners do, Easterners fixate their attention on the eyes.
Facial expressions 'not global' BBC - August 14, 2009
A new study suggests that people from different cultures read facial expressions differently. East Asian participants in the study focused mostly on the eyes, but those from the West scanned the whole face.
Americans and Japanese Read Faces Differently Live Science - May 11, 2007
Culture is a huge factor in determining whether we look someone in the eye or the kisser to interpret facial expressions, according to a new study. For instance, in Japan, people tend to look to the eyes for emotional cues, whereas Americans tend to look to the mouth, says researcher Masaki Yuki, a behavioral scientist at Hokkaido University in Japan. This could be because the Japanese, when in the presence of others, try to suppress their emotions more than Americans do, he said. In any case, the eyes are more difficult to control than the mouth, he said, so they probably provide better clues about a person's emotional state even if he or she is trying to hide it.
Can You Read Faces BBC - May 11, 2007
Are you a good judge of character? Perhaps you think you can judge someone's personality just by looking at their face? Research shows that most of us - 90% according to one study - think we can.
Face blindness runs in families New Scientist - March 2005
The genetic basis of a distressing neurological condition that prevents people from recognizing faces has been pinned down. The finding may help people cope with the impairment, which the researchers believe may affect 1 in 50 people from birth. People with prosopagnosia, or face blindness, cannot easily tell faces apart, even if they belong to people they know well, and so often see their friends and family as strangers. The condition is usually associated with brain damage, for example from a stroke, but numerous anecdotal reports have suggested that it also runs in families. Now a team led by Thomas Gruter at the Institute for Human Genetics in Munster, Germany, who is a prosopagnosic himself, has found concrete evidence of its genetic basis. "I realized I had prosopagnosia quite early on in school," Gruter says. He has trouble recognizing faces of people he knows and sometimes thinks he recognizes strangers.
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