what is face reading?
Face Reading is essentially the art of divining something about a person?s character or health simple by looking at his or her face. We all face read and have since we were babies. We find stored in your mind a library of faces and characters all matched up. Initially this was an essential tool to help protect us from potential predators but later we might have naturally developed it into a powerful tool to help in all kinds of social interactions.
Much of this happens subconsciously. We could be introduced to someone at a party and our mind might notice his mouth is similar to another man we know. Without realizing it we will instinctively make initial assumptions about this person based upon our previous experiences with the man with a similar mouth.
The reason we choose to do this with faces is that they are the most exposed part of our bodies and the most revealing. Not only does the face have five distinct features; its shape, eyebrows, eyes, nose and mouth but two of these; the eyes and mouth are highly mobile giving out a huge amount of interesting information about the person inside. In addition the cheeks will change colour according to the immediate emotions in a pale skinned person.
The art of face reading is therefore to take something we do intuitively and to bring it up to our conscious mind so we can do it with some consistency whenever we want. This could be applied to character readings or to gain an insight into our own or other people?s state of health.
face reading ethics
Face reading is a powerful tool and therefore needs to be used wisely, with respect to other people?s feelings and with an understanding of the implications of applying it.
The following are my suggestions for a code of ethics when using face reading.
1 Do not make comments based on a face reading unless asked to.
2 Do not pass on the information found during a Face Reading to another person without permission.
3 Focus on the person’s positive attributes unless asked to solve a particular problem. In most situations people do not want to hear about their weaknesses or be criticized. This may not be healthy for their self-esteem and confidence. The exception would be if someone asks for help with a problem, such as in a relationship issue and he or she wants to change things about him or herself to improve the situation.
4 Acceptance that Face Reading does not cover every aspect of someone’s character and accept contrary opinions to your reading. If you feel the person is being honest, rather than defensive, there is often much to learn from feedback to your reading.
5 Not to interpret someone’s features as good or bad. Try to see character traits as different shades of grey rather than black or white. Be descriptive rather than judgemental.
6 Not to make lasting judgments based on face reading that may prejudice you, or other people, against someone. Use it to emphasis the positive aspects of someone and the ways in which you can interact most successfully with him or her. Always keep an open mind and measure your initial face reading against your long-term real life experiences with someone.
7 When using Face Reading compare like with like. Face Reading is not designed to make comparisons between people of different ethnic origins, nor can it be used to make judgments about different groups of people who have similar facial features. One of the skills of Face Reading is to recognize how to observe when someone’s face can provide important clues to their character and to be able to do this equally with people across the globe.
Written by Simon Brown Face Reading expert London UK and author of The Secrets of Face Reading and The Art of Face Reading.
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