Face Reading

Face reading has been used for millennia in both the Eastern and Western civilizations. In the Western world it is called physiognomy while in China it is known as xiàng shù 相术 (also: xiàng miàn 相面, kàn xiàng 看相), and in Japan as ninsō-uranai 人相卜.

Aristotle, Hippocrates, Galen and Chaucer all studied and wrote about physiognomy. In China, face reading has a long association with medicine. Skilled specialist practitioners diagnose illnesses from careful observation of the face.

Different aspects of your face cover different areas of your personality:
Your ears show how you interact with others, your level or risk-taking and longevity.
Your hairline show how you socialise.
Your forehead shows your way of thinking and parental influence.
Your browbones show issues to do with control.
Your eyebrows show your passion, sense of pride and level temper.
Your eyes reveal how open you are to life and experiences and your intelligence.
Your cheeks show your level of confidence.
Your cheekbones show how you assert your authority.
Your nose indicates your money situation and the way you work, your ego, drive and power.
The tip of your nose shows your inner emotions.
Your mouth shows the way you express yourself.
Your lips reveal your sensuality and how you physically express yourself.
Your chin indicates your level of assertiveness, character and will power.
Your jaws indicates your determination.

Are you ready to find out what your face reveals about you?

First of all, take a good long look in the mirror. Don't judge! Don't be critical! Just look and take careful note of your facial features.

Are you already cursing your double chin? Well, don't! It means that happiness will come later in life but it will make up for arriving so late by arriving in bulk.

Do you hate the way your ears stick out? This reveals that you are an unconventional, original and independent thinker.

Do you wish you didn't have "crow's feet"? Enjoy them, because they show that you can see and appreciate the bigger picture. It also shows you are not easily fooled.

Do you curse a constantly shiny nose? According to Chinese wisdom, a shiny nose reveals good money luck. So check in the mirror before you place that next bet!!

SOME MORE FACE READING FACTS:

Forehead | Ears | Earlobes | Eyebrows | Eyes
Nose | Mouth | Teeth | Chin
Moles, blemishes and birthmarks
Go to Facereading Compatibility Page (separate webpage)





Forehead

Do you have permanent vertical worry lines between your eyes on your forehead?
These lines reveal that you drive yourself hard and don't like to settle for second best.

What about a single horizontal line between your eyes?
This shows you have the weight and responsibility of the world on your shoulders. You need to find a way to ease the burden you feel you're carrying.

Ears

Do your ears stick out?
This shows you are a non-conformist and an independent thinker. You are a scholar and a quick thinker but you are also stubborn.

Do you have pointy ears?
This reveals that you are not as kind-hearted and reliable as you like to make out. On the positive side, you are original and inventive.

Earlobes

Have you got a vertical line on your earlobe?
Watch out for heart problems, you need to take better care of yourself than you do.

Are your earlobes attached to the side of your head?
Don't tell anyone, but this reveal just what a "bossy boots" you are. People often perceive you as superficial.

Eyebrows

Do your eyebrows meet in the middle?
Stop worrying so much. Your mind is always on the go and you find it hard to relax. You also need to stop taking everything so personally or else you'll find yourself often feeling depressed.

Are your eyebrows always messy and unruly?
This betrays your often chaotic and unconventional mind. You can be tactless at times. You can see all sides in any issue which can embroil you in many unwanted arguments. After daydreaming through your early thirties, you finally get organised and find success.

Eyes

Are your eyes set close together?
This reveals that you have a narrow and calculating approach to life. Although fairly intolerant, you can accurately assess the world around you and use it to best advantage.

Are your eyes set far apart?
You are very tolerant of others and far-sighted. However, you are also gullible and setbacks launch you on an emotional rollercoaster.

Are your eyes deep-set?
You are cautious and reserved. Although you are deeply romantic, you never let yourself become unrealistic in love. You usually become successful from your late thirties onwards.

Do your eyes protrude?
You are strong-willed and egotistical, and you hate being interrupted or left out of anything.

Nose

Do you have a long nose?
You have a real talent for planning and strategy. According to Chinese lore, a high straight nose shows a positive attitude towards life and luck in relationships.

Do you have a short nose?
You tend to be a workaholic, or at the very least a dependable workhorse. According to Chinese lore, a small short nose also indicates a tendency towards pessimism and lack of life energy.

Do you have a wide nose?
You are happy to provide support and protection to your loved ones. It indicates generosity and a willingness to share.

Do you have a narrow nose?
You are independent and self-sufficient, mostly because you haven't received the support of others earlier on.

Do you have a crooked nose?
According to Chinese lore this signifies a high potential for extramarital affairs and frustration in marriage and relationships.

Do you have a small ball at the tip of your nose?
You are an artist and appreciate quality and beauty.

Does your nose end in a bulbous shape?
You need financial security and often become a collector.

Does your nose have a narrow nose tip (nostrils can be wide or narrow)?
You feel the need to help others improve their lives which may be interpreted as being overly critical. With the crease there down the middle of tip as well, shows a highly critical nature. According to Chinese lore, this nose couple with narrow nostrils shows a lack of luck with money.

Does your nose have a wide nose tip plus wide nostrils?
This indicates good money luck and financial security.

Does your nose turns up at the tip?
You are spontaneous and impetuous. You tend to spend freely and can find it hard to keep a secret. Watch out --- sometimes you can be too gullible.

Does your nose turns down at the tip?
You are sceptical and shrewd. You don't believe anything until you have seen it. The more the tip of your nose turns down, the more ruthless you can be.

Mouth

Do you have very full lips?
You are very expressive, physically and emotionally.

Do you have very thin lips?
You tend to be reserved and cautious. You are not easily fooled by flattery. You are determined and decisive.

When only the top lip is thin...
According to Chinese lore, this is a sign of financial difficulties.

When only the bottom lip is thin...
According to Chinese lore, this is a sign that you may be unreliable with your promises.

Does your mouth turn up even when not smiling?
You are prepared to always hear the best from people. You are a natural optimist and are rarely alone.

Or does it turn down naturally?
A natural pessimist, you naturally distrust most of what you hear. Ironically, this leads to less disappointment since when things turn out badly you are rarely surprised. Happiness comes later in life from mid-forties onwards.





Teeth

Do you have a space between your two front teeth?
It means you are a risk taker and a dare devil. But you have a habit of changing your mind because you lack a clear sense of direction.

Do you have two big front teeth?
This reveals that you are impatient, stubborn as a mule and need to be constantly reassured.

Do you have unusually long sharp canine teeth?
According to Chinese lore, these are called "dog teeth" and are not an auspicious sign. Having all four canines like this, shows that you may bring bad luck to those you love, especially your parents or partner.

Chin

Do you have a pointed chin?
You like to remain in the driving seat at all times. Intelligent and oversensitive, you can suffer from mood swings. You hate being ordered to do things without a full explanation.

Do you have a weak chin?
You are a peace lover and are very popular for it. You'd rather follow orders than give them. You avoid conflict at any cost. The danger is that your lack of ambition will leave you unprepared for retirement.

Moles

Any mole with a reddish gleam is always a sign of good luck, no matter where it appears.

Dark moles are more ominous, especially if they change shape or size.

If any mole at all ever changes shape or size, consult a doctor. It could be early sign of skin cancer.

Right on the hairline: Prosperity.

Between the eyebrows: Great wisdom.

On the tip of the nose: Your prosperity is constantly under threat.

On the inner ear: You have an above-average talent and will enjoy a long life.

Right cheek: Successful life.

Left cheek: You are studious and struggling.

On each cheek: You'll enjoy success after much hard work.

The same applies to blemishes and birthmarks.

Don't be fooled by plastic surgery!

When someone has plastic surgery, suddenly the features you are basing your conclusions on are false.

For example, someone with very thin lips (cool, reserved and slightly calculating) goes to a plastic surgeon and emerges with collagen-enhanced, overly large full lips (sensuous, physical and expressive). Their appearance has changed, people will now react to them and judge them according to their appearance, but the genetic blueprint has not changed one iota, so they are in effect two-faced now, with a private persona and a very different public persona.

New acquaintances are attracted to the person they first see, but they can get a shock, and almost feel deceived when they discover the true person deep down. Not that there is anything wrong with the true personality, it is just that what's inside doesn't match the packaging.

Face reading is particularly interesting in Hollywood where you are never quite sure if you are reading a "created" face, and therefore a "created" personality, or their true face.

Go to Facereading Compatibility Page

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