If you’re going to choose a candidate for aura readings and reading faces, why not think big? Why not think of a man whose mission of mercy-and-money is big?
When we had our Three Loveables Contest, Elise wrote that Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, has had a mission ever since college to make investing “accessible and affordable (and free of rip-off) to regular people.”
Let’s start our parade of spiritual reading with some face data. To read along, and comment with additional face insights, click on this link, then copy the picture and enlarge it. For basics about my system of Face Reading Secrets, one good place to start is the FAQ section at my website about physiognomy.
EARS IN THE VANGUARD
High ears are so rare. But notice that John’s aren’t just exceptionally long but placed high, peeking out over his eyebrows. This suggests a gift for understanding things long before others do.
Recently I heard a radio interview about a different John and his reputation as “a maverick.” Hearing that he has voted with other Republicans some 85% of the time, I also heard sound bites of media reporters reinforcing the label unquestioningly. Clearly Senator McCain’s status as a “maverick” is mostly myth, though about as prevalent as references in Homer to the Dawn being called “rosy fingered.”
How refreshing to read John Bogle instead of the Dawn or the presidential candidate. Even the most casual physiognomist will notice that these ears suggest something special. In my system of face reading, they really do mean vanguard tendencies. If I were a cowboy, I might even call HIM “a maverick.”
The potential challenge with high ears, on Bogle or anyone, is frustration. If he has positioned himself in such an unconventional role within the financial industry, he could have been receiving frustration two-fold, from his peers in the industry as well as investors. With mortgage scams unravelling, the American public is seeing the venality of that industry as we haven’t since the savings and loan crisis, or even the Great Depression.
With Bogle’s unconventional line of work, you might expect surprises from his cheeks. Nor would you be disappointed. Cover one half of his face at a time with a piece of blank paper and the asymmetries will jump out at you.
In personal life, corresponding to his left side of the face, Bogle has developed the Pacifist Power style, where he works hard to keep the peace. If necessary, he’ll bend over backwards, he tries so hard to keep things pleasant.
At work, however (corresponding to the right side of hs face), John Bogle is pure Leaderlike cheek thrust. He takes responsibility. He handles criticism.
And, if you look again you will see how extremely bony and prominent that right cheek is. You’ll even see a great example of something rather rare, a true high cheekbone. In practical terms, John Bogle uses his clout to stand up for his beliefs, popular or not.
Put all these cheek attributes together and what’s the biggest challenge? He has chosen something very unpopular to do, given the financial field. Wealthy interests aren’t used to being challenged by one of their own, and we’re not just talking potential unpopularity but facing rage from the rich and powerful, those whose arrogance grows with their sense of entitlement.
What do YOU see in that face to show John Bogle’s courage, shining a rare light into the murky corridors of financial power?