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The Art of Face Reading


Face proportions

If you divide your face to three horizontal parts, you will find that one of the parts is relatively larger than the other two parts. This dominant part can tell some information about your personality and thinking style. The three parts are:

1) Upper part (Starting from the face up until the eyebrows)
2) Middle part (Starting from the eyebrows till the end of the nose)
3) Lower part (Starting from the nose tip till the chin)

How to read the face proportions?

As I mentioned before, a wide forehead indicates intelligence and a mental approach towards problem solving. Thus, people with dominant upper parts will be more interested in facts and logical thinking than others. You can call people like that thinkers and deal with him on the basis of information and facts. Some people mistakenly think that a small upper area may be an indication of low intelligence but this is completely untrue. A wide forehead shows that the person is intelligent but a small forehead doesn’t mean that he is not.

People with dominant middle parts are ambitious. They strive to be better and to improve the way their life is. Such people may sacrifice lots of things for the sake of reaching their ambition or making their dreams come true.

People with dominant lower parts may enjoy taking physical risks. You may find people from this category to be boxers or wrestlers. These people are practical and like to see how your ideas can fit in the real physical world rather than just hearing them.
Final words

Don’t limit your abilities or build false beliefs about them just because you have learned something about yourself from face reading. The desire to change and the beliefs you have are much more powerful than the effect of your facial features.


Face Shape and Profile

Broad face:

Having a broad face means that the height and width of the face are very close to each other in length. A person with a broad face is confident by nature, unless he has lost his self confidence somewhere through his life. When we say confident by nature, we mean that he's usually secure and confident about doing things for the first time; he's fine with new experiences. This person has got good influencing abilities; he usually has a relativity larger distance between his two eyes (high tolerance) because of his broad face. This person may not be interested in small details but would be rather interested in the bigger view or the full picture. For example, when telling him about a car accident, don't bother telling him about the car colors because he wouldn't be interested, he may not be even interested in the car types. From that, we conclude that someone like that would make a good manager; that's why you would notice how most managers are broad faced.

Thin face:

The thin face is easily noticed because it appears to be longer than normal faces. People with thin faces have faces that are higher in length than its width. A thin faced person is confident by experience and not by nature, that means that when trying something new, he may feel afraid or anxious. If he has a small eye distance too, then he may be interested in small details. The main challenge concerning thin faced people is fear; fear is a very big part of their lives and this may make them stick to a certain comfort zone and curb their adventurous side.
Round face: People with round faces are friendly by nature; they like social gathering and provide nice company. When intending to ask for help, head for the round faced because they may be friendlier than other people around.


Types of foreheads

The straight forehead (The progressive thinker):

This person follows a progressive style in his thinking; he can't jump to the third point without first knowing the second. Sometimes he is misunderstood as a child and thought of as dumb, but in fact, he may be very intelligent; it's just his progressive style of thinking that needs to be taken into consideration. This person may not have the fastest reflex action response; if he drops something, he may not be able to catch it before it reaches the ground. He may have problems working under pressure as he needs more time to think progressively; that may make him lose control in the last ten minutes of exams.

The slopped forehead (The fast responder):

That person builds conclusions fast, to the extent that he may interrupt you many times when talking because he keeps on guessing what are you about to say. This person may get bored talking to someone with a straight forehead because of the speed difference between them. The response of such a person is very fast, and that's why you tend to find most football and basketball players with slopped foreheads, you're also most likely to notice how players with straight foreheads aren’t that good because of their slow responses, and again I repeat, this is not related to intelligence at all. One final thing about such people is that they are fast decision-makers, which may cause them many problems.

The curved forehead (The creative):

This person is very creative, just notice how the forehead of those who study fine arts; you will notice how most them have curved foreheads. That person would hate restrictions and rules; he likes to use his imagination, and would probably hate math and accounting but excel in arts. When the forehead is curved and occupying a big section of the head, that person may tend to be very intelligent or even a genius. You'd be safe asking that person for help with in need of a creative solution to any problem you're facing.

Eye to Eyebrow Distance in face reading

Someone with a big distance between eye and brow (The 'wait and see' approach): Such a person would follow the wait and see approach; he never rushes in things. When he goes shopping for example, he may drop by all the shops and would end up not buying anything; he would come back in a few days later to buy. This person would be relatively slow when it comes to his social skills; if you're a very social person, he would back off a little till he gets used to you. When this person hesitates don't try to push him, just leave him to take his time so you don’t bother him.
Someone with a small distance or almost no distance (The 'just do it' approach): Such person is a favorite of sales people because, when shopping, he buys on the spot; no hesitation or lingering. He may even buy stuff, only to discover later that he doesn’t even need them!! This person cannot wait to try something new, if he decides to do something the next day, he may not be able to sleep that day; he just can't wait!!

Eyebrow types in face reading

Straight eyebrows (The logical):

When eyebrows are like a straight line then this person is a logical thinker. If you want to convince him of something, only use logic and proofs; don't try to convince him using emotions like saying "Hey, this is good; I feel it's nice" instead tell him something like "It has lots of benefits, number one is bla bla and number two is bla bla bla". Using a pen and a paper is the best way to convince such a person as you can point out all the advantages and disadvantages of the issue you are talking about.

Meeting eyebrows (The non-stop thinker):

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when the eye brows are connected; when they meet each other through a bridge of hair, this person is a non-stop thinker. Such a person can't relax; he is always thinking and evaluating everything around him. If you relate to this category, make sure you learn how to relax so as not to harm your health. That person may have sleeping problems when approaching a major event in his life, on account of all the thinking he does.

Angled eyebrows (The authority seeker):

You must take a great deal of care when dealing with such a person. That person, with angled eyebrows that kind of form an inverted "v" shape, is always seeking control and authority; try noticing how many presidents had angled eyebrows, you'd be surprised. Those people usually fight fiercely for authority and high status and positions. If you want to get along with this person, make him feel important; try to catch his name on your first meeting so you can use it again. motivating that person is very easy, just give him more control and make him feel that everything is depending on him.

Thin eye brows (The sensitive):

Very thin eyebrows may mean that this person is overly sensitive, especially if he has delicate facial features, like small eyes, nose or mouth. When dealing with that person, pay extra attention not to hurt him as he is more sensitive to external stimulus than other people.

Curved eye brows (The friendly):

A person with curved eyebrows (sometimes called round) is a friendly person by nature, the same as the person with round face features; round cheeks or chin. This person understands best by examples and metaphors.


Eye depth

In face reading, eye depth refers to how deep the eyes are set in the face. Some people have deep set eyes that are buried between their face bones while others have bulging eyes. By just taking a look at the person’s side view, you can easily recognize whether his eyes are deeply set or bulging.

Deep set Eyes

Those with deep set eyes are observers by nature. They like to observe whatever is happening and build conclusions about it. You may be talking to one of them, all the time thinking that he's listening to you when he's actually analyzing your every word and testing its validity.

Bulging eyes

Those with bulging eyes are not as calm as those with deep set eyes. They may be very energetic and like taking part in everything they hear about. Ignore them and they will hate you and probably be very offended and hurt.
Neither bulging nor deeply set

Those with eyes that are neither bulging nor deeply set have a balanced approach when it comes to hearing about something new. They possess qualities that are intermediate between those with bulging eyes and those having deeply set ones


Eye Distance

When talking about the distance between the eyes, I mean the horizontal distance between the tips of your eyes. This distance, in face reading, determines this person's concern for details. If the distance is small, then that person may be very detail-specific but if it's large that person may be more interested in the bigger picture. To check whether the distance is big or small, you'll need to observe if the distance between the two eyes is enough to fit in a third eye ( yes, imagine whether your friend can be an alien or not If the space is big enough to fit another eye in then it's big, if not then it's small. Note how people with broad face tend to have big distances while people with thin faces tend to have small distances.

Types of eye distance in face reading

Someone with a small eye distance: That person has a very strong ability to concentrate. When he concentrates, he grows very focused and hates to be disturbed and may thus be easily stressed. That person has a deep interest in details; if you are telling him a story, make sure you include small details that other people may have no concern for.

That person may also be very short on tolerance, especially if was emotionally sensitive. People with small eye distance may find it very hard to tolerate temperature changes, traffic jams and external influences, all of which can drive him to lose it. This shortage in tolerance acts as a multiplier for external influences which in turns results in that person getting angry or mad at the slightest things.


Lip Lines

The lip line, in face reading, is the imaginary horizontal line we see drawn between the two lips when they are closed or close. That line can be straight, straight with its ends pointing downwards or upwards.

Straight with its ends turned downwards:

This person is a pessimistic person; he always expects the worst. Make sure you take that into consideration when taking his opinion on something. One of the great benefits this person can be to you is to expose you to all the problems that can ever occur because he's probably expected them all. If you are about to start a project for example, and want to know all the possible risks that you might be facing, ask that person; he'll for sure pinpoint every single problem you're ever likely to face.

Straight with its ends turned upwards:

The optimist; this person is always expecting good things. He can encourage you much if you tell him about a new idea. You can consider taking his opinion to get some motivation but be sure not to be lured by the very positive outlook he may give you, as there may be some kind of problems and bad future expectations that he is ignoring or not putting much value to.

Straight lip line: The balanced;

this person has got a balanced outlook for future events. He may be optimistic if conditions are good and pessimistic if things seem bad. That person could give you the most balanced opinion for a future project, given that he has all the necessary details.

Lip size

Big lips:

A person with big lips tends to be very talkative, and will hardly ever be silent; he likes to talk a lot and tell stories, he provides very good company when in groups. But if not accompanied with good listeners, people may end up irritated and annoyed of his continuous talking. When you want to ask for directions down the street, pick someone with big lips; he will give you the full details on how and where to go.

Small lips:

A person with small lips tends to be less talkative. He tends to keep his private life away from others and may hide his inner emotions and feelings. He can also hold on to secrets for years, unlike the big lip guy who can hardly hold a secret, unless of course he's bound by some strong influencing force like religion that holds him from spreading all the news!! A thin lipped person may be very cautious and not an adventure-lover.


Nose Shape

Big noses:

If you think that your big nose makes you look bad or you don't really like its shape; cheer up, your big nose is giving out some great impressions!! People with big nose hate receiving orders and like being their own bosses; they don't like doing small tasks and prefer making bigger contribution. That's why these people won't hardly ever be your bartender or you receptionist; they like higher ranks and may fight for them.

People with big nose get bored easily from systematic repetitive work, If you are a manager, handing off donkey work to these people would be a great mistake.

Small noses:

A person with a small nose does not have problems dealing with repetitive and systematic work; you are most likely to find secretaries and people of similar jobs people with small noses. Of course they may get bored of routine work, but not as fast as a big nosed fellow.

Eagle nose:

The hooked nose or one that looks like the eagle's hook from the side view is what we're talking about here. A person with a nose like this one has the same characteristics as that of a big-nosed person but with a bit of exaggeration; to get along with such a person, make sure you respect him and make him feel important.

The helper's nose:

If, from the side view, the nose is concave with a round tip, then this person has a helper's nose. He is called the helper because he has a natural tendency to help others; he may join charity groups for the satisfaction he feels upon doing these kinds of activities. The only draw back is that he is, at times, taken advantage of by his friends by making him do lots of things instead of doing them themselves.

When nose tip is round :

If the nose tip is round, observed from a front view, then this person is nosy!! He likes to know about everything and may strive for all the information he can get out of you, if there's something he only knows little about. Don't make him feel like you are hiding something if you want to get along with him. What's pretty funny is that the word nosy here is related to nose, which shows that this word may have had a face reading origin.

Nose profile going up:

When, from the side view, the horizontal line at the bottom of the nose may not be horizontal in some cases; it may be going up. A person with this kind of nose trusts everything; he may even be the victim of trust or fall a prey to a television commercial that advertises a certain product.

Take notice of small kids' noses and you will notice how most of them have exactly this nose; kids do believe everything you'll tell them. The good point to a person with this nose is that he's not skeptical at all.

Nose profile heading down:

The same as the previous case but the difference is that the profile is going down instead of up, so that the nose appears to be pointed downwards. This person is very skeptical; he barely believes anything new unless he has got all the proof he needs. When dealing with him, bear in mind the number of questions he'll be asking you till he's assured.

Nose profile is horizontal:

when the same nose profile is horizontal then this person is neither a skeptic nor a believer; he has a balanced approach when hearing about something new.



Pointed chin:

A person with a pointed chin is a stubborn person just like the one with long front teeth. Having both features tends to make the person very stubborn. He has very fierce inner resistance that can be triggered upon being pushed. When dealing with such a person, you must depend on your flexibility because pushing against him will yield no result.

Square chin:

A square-chinned person is the challenger; he always challenges destiny by standing up tall upon falling, he never gives up until he reaches what he wants. He is usually very competitive and considers everything, even sports, as a challenge rather than look at the fun part of it. This person has the ability of pointing out the pros and cons of any issue, something that makes him a very good consultant and a debate lover. To get along with him, avoid igniting his fighting spirit and take his opinions into considerations.

The small chin:

Having a small chin is usually associated with having a pointed chin. In face reading, whenever the facial features are relatively smaller to those of normal people, then the person is a sensitive person. People with small chins and small facial features are very sensitive to criticism and overwhelming life events. Criticize those people and they will hate you, shout at them and they may not approach you again. In order to get along with a sensitive person try to be more nurturing than usual

Cheek Bones

People with protruding cheek bones leave an impression of respect and presence. Protruding cheek bones, in face reading, represent courage and adventure loving. A person with protruding cheek bones never escapes a fight; he is full of courage and has fewer problems with the idea of taking risks or trying something new. He is not bound by a certain comfort zone or definite habits; he just follows his instincts and accepts new challenges. This person also loves to travel and explore new places.

Facial Lines

We are not born with facial lines;they are developed through our lives. Lines can reflect a certain personality trait as we will see below:

Two vertical lines between the eyes:

This person is very hard on himself, he rarely takes time to celebrate his achievements; he may push himself to work until he falls down.

More than two vertical lines between the eyes:

This person is usually very idealistic, he tends to be a perfectionist; he wants everything to be done perfectly and everything to be in its place. If that person is your manager, then you may be in deep trouble because meeting his perfectionism could be very hard.

Horizontal lines across the nose:

Some people have horizontal lines crossing over the top of their nose. These people are overly responsible; probably have been given lots of responsibility when children. These people rarely think about having fun.

Grief lines:

Some people have two lines below their nose and on either sides of their mouth. Those are called grief lines because they appear when that person is sad for prolonged periods; a loss of someone close may result in the appearance of these lines


Ear Height

What is meant here by ear height is the relative level of the ears to the eyes and nose. Some people seem to have their ears positioned higher in their face in comparison to their friends. You can use the nose tip as a baseline and see where the bottom of the ear lies in comparison, taking in consideration the difference between the different face types.

High set ears:

People with relatively higher ears usually receive information faster than others; I am not referring to intelligence here, but rather the rate at which they can bear new information input.

This person works well under pressure, especially if he has a small eye to eyebrow distance, note that when we talked about the eye to eyebrows distance, we meant the speed of information processing and not the speed of information receiving. If you have high ears and a big eye to eyebrow distance then you probably receive information quickly, but you will be suffering from a low information processing rate, and may thus grow frustrated. On the other hand, if you have high ears and a small eye to eyebrows distance, you will be able to both receive and process information very quickly and you're most probably able to make very good decisions under pressure.

This type of person is also highly practical and focused. He almost never buys anything that he does not truly need. During his work, he focuses on getting the job done rather than focusing on how to do it.

Low set ears:

A person with low ears has a lower rate of receiving information; give him very fast instructions and he will be totally lost. Make sure you always give him instructions slowly and you're better off using diagrams, where applicable, when dealing with him. If that person has a big eye to eyebrows distance too then he will most probably be slow in receiving and processing information and so you may find him the last one to finish work or to hand the exam paper.

People with low set ears may be very idealistic with a focus on how to get the job done in addition to focusing on getting the job done.


Spanky on February 24, 2013:

however ..

i do have a small eye to eyebrow distance and high set ears, which tends to indicate that a person works well under pressure.

how do you rate the strength of one facial reading indication vs another ??

do you simply assume, if a person's reading on one part of their face indicates A, another part indicates B, and a person is in fact B, that the part indicating B is the dominant feature?

this seems all too convenient to me.

Spanky on February 24, 2013:

there are exceptions to these readings in EVERY person .. how reliable are they really ??

i have a perfectly flat, completely vertical forehead and i w as a fine baseball player, which often requires very split second reaction time. In fact, I have always had good reflexes. I also tend to do well under pressure in exams. In fact, I often have problems at the last minute remembering information when im about to take a test, and will often get quite anxious because of this. Then, during the test, when the pressure is on, especially if time is running out, information comes to me that was difficult to remember before the test started.

MAAZ SHARIF (author) from Pakistan on November 23, 2010:

waqas all things are logical the development of our bady parts determine their efficency and connection with mind, its very easy to learn

WAqas rafique on November 22, 2010:

I am reading it slowly slowly, learning and using it. take daily only 1 part of it.....

MAAZ SHARIF (author) from Pakistan on November 20, 2010:

All of tha above mentioned information is a summary of old chinese methods for face reading, i hope this short form of great ancient method will be useful

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