A basic guide to the craft of reading faces.
by Rick Waters '95
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by Rick Waters '95
Faces are not symmetrical.
Differences in the sides of a face give insight into the changes in a person’s life.
Start by drawing an imaginary vertical line down the center of a face, from the forehead to the chin. Then note what’s different between the right and left sides. (Remember, it’s the person’s left and right; not yours.)
Left-brain functions, which control the right side of the body, are concerned with data, facts, logic, concrete thinking and linear time. So the right side of the face reflects the exterior or business side.
The right brain, which controls the left side of the body, is concerned with the non-linear, imaginative, intuitive, emotional, dream or childhood world. The left side of a face shows our personal side and inner thoughts and feelings.
Details count in face reading, including differences in lines, eyebrows, eyes, nose, nostrils, cheeks and ears. The more noticeable the difference, the more significant the meaning. Fulfer often uses a 10-point scale to rate facial features. Lines or features at either end of the spectrum are the most revealing.
An asymmetrical face shows that a person has one style in their personal life and a different style in their professional life. For example, the angle of a person’s eyes indicates a different approach to personal life versus the business world. If the left eye angles up and the right eye angles down, we can conclude that a person is optimistic in personal matters and relationships, but tends to be pessimistic and guarded about the working world and public arena.
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The shape of the forehead, which covers the frontal lobe of the brain, can indicate a great deal about one’s thought process and problem solving style.
Eyebrows are powerful visual cues that create a response based on their shape, position and type, and they provide insight into a person’s mental outlook.
Eyes reflect our outlook, attitudes and level of openness. The shape, depth, size and angle tell a lot about a person’s world view. Check each eye separately. They may have slightly different shapes.
Noses give insight about how people sustain themselves. It indicates the amount of energy a person has and their work style.
The tip of a person’s nose offers insight to their attitudes about money. The bigger the tip, the greater the concern with money.
The size of the nostrils gives clues about the flow of energy and how we spend money.
Ears are the “doors” to reality. They indicate our learning style, or how we take in and process information.
Cheeks indicate personal power as perceived by others. Often, the people unconsciously respond first to a person’s cheeks.
Mouths reveal styles of expressiveness and degree of sensuality. The mouth shape (when relaxed) reveals how people listen.
Chins indicate a person’s resilience and handling of criticism.
Lines and wrinkles are badges of honor. The deeper and more noticeable, the more pronounced the quality it indicates. Lines on the left side are about personal issues, while the ones on the right relate to the outer world, include professional life. Horizontal lines on the forehead are mental development lines, indicating developed mental abilities. Diagonal lines on the forehead are mental pressure lines, developed by years of intense effort.
Face value: Attorney turned professional face reader Mac Fulfer ’71
Fulfer reads some “TCU famous” faces
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