Deeper Perception Made Practical

Would You Like a New Face for Christmas?

That face of yours? Superb.

That face of yours? Superb.

What if you could write this on your Christmas list and expect to receive it promptly tomorrow?

  • A perfect new face.
  • None of the flaws, no more too-this or not-enough-that.
  • “I’d like heads to turn when they see me, due to my handsomeness or beauty.” Maybe stopping just short of whiplash. Hey, maybe not. 😉

Blog-Buddies, may I suggest? That is one wish to NOT make.

With due respect for today’s unprecedented suffering over vanity, our culturally exaggerated yearning for perfection, and the crazy social pressure to look just like those impossibly perfect physical specimens you have already seen on plenty of movies or TV shows or Internet anything before reading this article… just today…

Bad idea.

Here’s why.

Spiritually Your Physical Face Is Sacred

Every item of face reading data corresponds to your personal style in some area of life — communication, intimacy in relationships, how to become most successful at work.

What does that have to do with gorgeousness? Here’s what I have found, using the system of Face Reading Secrets®.

Most people would like to be extremely good-looking. We’d also like to be extremely talented.

In movies, leading men and ladies are often supposed to be both gorgeous and brilliant.

In reality, that seldom happens.

Here’s why.

Handsomeness and Beauty Mean Being Average

Ample research on attractiveness documents this. Your cuteness quotient goes way up if you have a Goldilocks face, nothing too big or too small but everything “just right.”

For instance, cheekbones that are not too prominent, not too hard to see, just prominent enough to make an impression.

As you know if you’ve read any of my how-to books on face reading, I can teach you to interpret every one of your dozens of facial characteristics in terms of a gift of your soul. Plus there’s a potential for learning, a challenge (that you may or may not have met so far).

In this way, Face Reading Secrets® informs you about personal style. And the entire set of these characteristics are part of what makes you YOU. About 90% of your face data may change over time, depending on the use of your free will. Yes, you read that correctly: 90%.

When I use physiognomy to research the significance of people’s faces, I’m convinced that people with moderately proportioned physical features are doubly fortunate.

Besides earning prettiness points, they are relatively for others to understand.

You see, outer data that is statistically average corresponds to inner qualities that are also relatively common, which I call popularity points.

If your face has few or no VERYs (extreme versions of any facial characteristic regarding size, shape, angle), what happens?

You receive social status for your attractiveness, then gain even more social status because of your popularity points.

Here’s a Cheeky Example

A bell curve helps to clarify the relationship between physical attractiveness, popularity points, and talent.

You’ve seen illustrations of bell curves. If you’d like to refresh your memory, here’s one.

As an example, let’s consider cheek prominence.

At the far left of this curve is the small number of people who no cheekbone definition whatsoever, like the young Eleanor Roosevelt. (Over time she moved all the way over to the opposite end of this bell curve; her face changed more than any other president or first lady in American history, parallelling her extraordinary personal growth in public service.)

At the opposite end is the small number of people with extreme cheekbone definition, like President Abraham Lincoln.

Toward the center are distributed the vast number of human beings, who show a moderate degree of cheekbone definition, such as President Ronald Reagan.

What’s this example about? Cheek prominence signifies personal style regarding conspicuous power.

  • Low profile cheeks, like Roosevelt’s when young, signify extreme obedience to others, with the challenge being fear of taking a public stand.
  • By contrast, prominent cheeks, like Lincoln’s, corresopnd to a high-profile leadership style, with the risk of attracting criticism from others.
  • Most people have moderate cheek prominence. They win points for geniality. Potential challenge? They show leadership only when provoked by circumstances.
  • Remember, this item of face data is not about the content of the leadership but merely how strongly the person appears to be pushing. President Reagan’s style of leadership was charmingly low-key and casual, typical for a man with moderate cheek prominence. The content? Love them or hate them, the man’s policies were extreme.

Most of Your Face Reading Data Fits on a Bell Curve

Choose any face reading category, like the 15 categries about noses (alone) that I used when developing the system of Face Reading Secrets.

Statistically most people clump towards the center; fewer people approach each edge, and only a very small proportion are positioned at either extreme. The corresponding inner styles are distributed in the same manner. In short:

  • Super-attractive people, like Reagan, have faces that are mostly average.
  • The majority of people wear a combo of average data and VERYs.
  • While people considered ugly have faces that are loaded with VERYs.

Well, Guess What?

For sheer social comfort, pretty people are the winners, and not just because they’re considered better looking.

If you look are in this category, you win! And not only because you’re considered better looking than others.

People can understand your behavior, your personal style, more easily… because your style is more like theres. Thus, your social ease becomes additional talent, like icing on a cake. Popularity points!

When it comes to more innovative forms of talent, however, the less gorgeous people have their chance to shine.

Sure, extreme talent means not having conventional attractiveness. Sure, often popularity points are lacking. Nonetheless, extreme talent means originality.

Leadership and creativity set a person apart from the norm. Throughout history, most people of significant achievement have had plenty of face data at the extreme end of the bell curve for one attribue after another. You win!

You see, in the long run everybody gets something. Nobody gets it all. Life on earth is fair — if only in its typically complicated way.

While relatively beautiful people have social advantages, relatively homely people stand a better chance for greatness. Most of us dwell somewhere in the interesting middle ground.

And all of us have the chance to change our face data, evolving it from the inside out. I have been honored to be called “The mother of modern American physiognomy.” And if you’ll look at face reading books published since my first one, I Can Read Your Face (published in 1988), you’ll find this:

Today’s face readers acknowledge that there is a reciprocal relationship between the physical face and the soul. Change one and you’ll change the other.

This Christmas, and the next, and every single time after, your face will STILL reflect your soul. When that changes, don’t call that “Age.” Please, call it “Spiritual evolution that out-pictures on your physical face.”

Following Up

So yes, Blog-Buddies, go forth and admire yourself in the mirror. Every single thing about your face. Add a Christmas bow, if you like. 🙂

Wear makeup, if you like. Face reading is not about coloring. Makeup is. (And many people who give a first impression of “cute” just have nice coloring, or coloring enhanced by clothing and makeup.)

Comb your hair — it’s the frame for your facial artwork. (Hair is social, so easy to deconstruct for any amateur pop culture expert. And, again, many people who give a first impression of “cute” just have good hair.)

Otherwise simply pick up a mirror and give yourself a good gloat.

That face of yours is loaded with talent. It reflects your soul. And, yes, you win!

As for learning more about the life-affirming art of face reading…

Wrinkles Are God’s Makeup: How You Can Find Meaning in Your Evolving Face is now out of print, except for a very small number of copies still available to students who enroll in my course for Professional Face Readers. It’s about the profoundly meaningful ways that faces change over time. Today’s article was adapted from that book.

To learn about Face Reading Secrets®, I would recommend The NEW Power of Face Reading, and then the follow-up resource of Read People Deeper.

Different types of face reading consultations are available as well, over Skype webcam or in person. Usually folks begin with a Life Potential Face Reading. Following that, other types of face reading can give you even more perspective on that perfect face of yours, and how it has changed.

And a simple gift for yourself or others is a Face Reading Report, which you can learn about here.


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  1. 1
    Kira says:

    I like this post, and it reminds me that I’ve been very curious about how temporary loss of eyebrows fits into face reading.

    I miss my eyebrows (they used to be reasonably thick), but I also think the complete lack of eyebrows is kinda cool-looking.

  2. 2
    Christine says:

    So why would someone choose to incarnate on either extreme?

  3. 3
    Mel says:

    Well if wearing fake eyelashes affects a person then it stands to reason that lack of eyebrows would too.

  4. 4

    CHRISTINE, why a soul chooses to incarnate in any particular way in any particular lifetime is one of the sacred mysteries, isn’t it?

    Perhaps at the end of this lifetime you will have may questions to ask about how you came into this lifetime, and what you did with all your potentials.

    My job is helping human beings to use that individual potential, not conjecturing about what can be abundantly clear once a lifetime is done.

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