Chinese Face Reading - Personality Traits
This is copyrighted material that Dr. Plumb has accumulated by analyzing 500 faces of people in his office. Compare this with Chinese Face Reading, called Siang Mien. Look in the mirror and see whether you agree with the personality traits that are revealed in the features of your face. These traits indicate which of the Four Elements your face shows. Fire, Air, Water, Earth. Does your face agree with your personality?
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Eyes - Worldview
The way people look at the world is revealed by the features of their eyes. The following four eye features show levels of intimacy, openness, passiveness and accuracy.
Top eyelid - intimacy
A thick eyelid indicates that this person likes intimacy, closeness and private relationship. A thin eyelid shows a preference for detachment, objectivity and business. So while thickness is more personal, thinness is more professional.
Thick eyelid: intimacy
Thin eyelid: detachment
Bottom eyelid - openness
Look at the curve of the lower eyelid. If it is quite curved you can read this as openness and candor. A straight lower eyelid shows this person is more wary and defensive.
Depth of eye socket - domination
Notice whether the eyeball is set deep in the socket or whether it bulges outward. Deepset eyes are common among people who are waiting, laid back and passive. Protruding eyes demonstrate a person who is reactive, ambitious and dominating.
Deepset: laid back
Width of eyes - visual field
Look at the distance between the eyes. Eyes that are set close together show that this person is detail-oriented and concerned with accuracy, while eyes that are set far apart are expected with someone who is a trend-setter and a visionary.
Eyebrows - Thinking
Eyebrow qualities reveal thinking styles including power, focus, follow-through, ideas, insomnia, people-orientation and patience.
Thickness of eyebrows - thought quantity
Thick eyebrow people have many ideas and are powerful thinkers. Thin eyebrows show fewer ideas with more focus. Thick at the beginning shows a great starter while thick at the end reveals a great finisher.
Thick eyebrow: many ideas
Thin eyebrow: fewer ideas
Thick at beginning: great starter
Thick at end: great finisher
Eyebrow hairs - idea quality
Hairs are the individual ideas of the thinking process. Here we can read conflict, scattered thinking, early maturity and insomnia.
Contradictory: given to conflict
Scattered: disconnected thinking
Root hairs: early bloomer
Across nose bridge: constant thinking, insomnia
Eyebrow shape - orientation
The curve or angle of the eyebrow lets you read the organization of thoughts. Specifically this reveals orientation toward people or ideas or conflict.
Eyebrow height - patience
Measure how high on the brow bone that the brow lies. High-brows are patient while low-brows are impulsive.
High brows: patient
Low brows: impulsive
Ears - Learning
Ear qualities reveal internal dialogue, learning speed and conformity.
Ear size - listening
People with large ears are listening to many things and many people. People with small ears are given to internal dialogue, listening to self.
Large ears: listening to people
Small ears: listening to self
Ear position - speed
Quick learners have highly placed ears, meaning most of the ear is above the nostrils. If most of the ear is below the noseline, this indicates a more methodical learner.
High ears: quick learner
Low ears: careful learner
Ear flare - conformity
People with ears that stick out from the sides of the head tend to be rebellious individuals, while people with ears that lie flat against the head are socially conforming participants.
Stickout ears: rebel
Close ears: conformist
Nose - Ambition
Nose qualities reveal money consciousness, work and career styles, and connections with people and family.
Nose tip - money consciousness
A large nose tip shows a schemer and planner, while a small or pointed nose tip is uninterested in money. A tip that turns down is shrewd or conniving while one that turns up is impetuous or playful.
Large nose tip: schemer and planner
Small nose tip: uninterested in money
Turned down: shrewd
Turned up: impetuous
Nostrils - spending
Money flows from the nostrils so larger nostrils spend more. Some are larger at the face which indicates spending on self. Larger toward the tip shows spending on others.
Large nostrils: spend
Small nostrils: save
Large toward face: spend on self
Large toward tip: spend on others
Nose roots - family connection
The fleshy handles of the nose forming the meat of the nostrils show the need for family connection.
Ample roots: family support
Lacking roots: family disengagement
Nose length - career
A nose that seems long from brow to tip is common among leaders who delegate well while a short nose shows a hard worker.
Long nose: leads others to work
Short nose: hard worker
Nose shape - work style
If the profile of the nose follows a straight line so that the bridge is flat from nose to tip, this indicates a person of logic. If there is a hump then you can read creativity, while if there is a depression you see a person of intuitive skill.
Straight nose: logic
Humped nose: creativity
Swayed nose: intuition
Nose padding - people
Look at the general weight of the nose. People who need people have fleshy and padded noses while loners have lean noses.
Padded nose: need people
Unpadded nose: loner
Cheeks - Leadership
Cheek qualities reveal boldness, leadership, courage and charisma.
Cheek bones - fame
Prominent cheek bones show that a person is bold while small cheek bones prefer to be private.
Prominent cheek bones: bold
Small cheek bones: private
Cheek pads - recruitment
Thick cheek pad people draw followers while light cheek pads work alone.
Heavy cheek pads: draw followers
Light cheek pads: work alone
Cheek width - courage
People who are wide from cheek to cheek are seen as confident while close set cheeks show a person who is steady.
Wide set: confident
Close set: steady
Cheek shape - boldness
Look at the overall shape of the cheeks. If they are large, read leadership. If they taper toward the chin, read passion. If they expand toward the jaws, read peacemaking. And if they are flat, read as polite.
Large cheeks: leadership
Tapering to narrow chin: passion
Expanding to wide jaws: peacemaking
Flat cheeks: polite
Jaw and Chin - Stamina and Willpower
Physical strength, aggression, survival and battle-style are revealed in the jaws and chin.
Jaw size - stamina
Large and powerful jaws demonstrate physical strength while small jaws reveal a more refined and delicate constitution.
Large jaws: physical strength
Small jaws: delicate constitution
Chin size - willpower
A large chin is found on a person who is demanding and aggressive while a small chin person is passive and compliant.
Large chin: aggression
Small chin: compliance
Chin width - survival
A broad chin can take adversity because it is physically and emotionally tough while a narrow chin is weaker and more tender-hearted.
Wide chin: tough
Narrow chin: tender
Chin shape - battles
The curve or shape of the chin reveals the battlefield that is preferred by this person. A curved or rounded chin is a person who fights in the arena of people, a straight or square chin deals with ideas, while an angular chin likes conflict and control.
Curved chin: people
Straight chin: ideas
Angular chin: control
Shape of Mouth - Expression
Expressions of fun, thoughts, emotions and decisions are broadcast to the world by the shape and size of the features of the mouth.
Mouth size - fun
A large mouth is more fun, social and talkative while a small mouth is quiet, private and sincere.
Large mouth: social
Small mouth: sincere
Upper lip - expression of thought
A thick upper lip is outspoken and direct while a thin upper lip is indirect and secretive.
Thick upper lip: outspoken
Thin upper lip: secretive
Lower lip - expression of emotion
Charmers can persuade people with their Blarney lip while reserved people speak with a thin lower lip.
Thick lower lip: persuasive
Thin lower lip: reserved
Teeth - Decisions
The history of a person's decision-making style is revealed in the teeth, starting with the present moment in the front teeth and going back in time toward the molars. Straight teeth represent good decisions, gaps are puns or jokes, big teeth are stubborn, small ones are kind, crooked teeth are conflicted and the thrust of the jaw can be short and shy or slung forward and aggressive.
Even teeth: poised
Big front teeth: stubborn
Small front teeth: selfless
Crooked teeth: conflicted
Overbite or buck teeth: shy
Face angles - interpretation style
Step back and look at the overall angles of the eyes and mouth. Slant angles show degrees of optimism or pessimism.
Eye angles - life view
A pessimist is a trouble-shooter with eyes that angle down at the outside corners while an optimist is a believer with eyes that angle up. This affects the way they see the world, either as a problem or as an opportunity.
Eyes angle down: pessimist in view
Eyes angle up: optimist in view
Straight and level: realist
Mouth angles - spoken philosophy
A pessimist is a trouble-shooter with a mouth that angles down at the outside corners while an optimist is a believer with a mouth that angles up. This affects the way they talk about the world, either as a problem or as an opportunity.
Mouth angles down: pessimist in conversation
Mouth angles up: optimist in conversation
Straight and level: realist in conversation
Face areas - priority
Larger areas of the face are showing which areas of experience are more important to this person, whether the areas of thinking, ambition or sensuality. These qualities are shown in the forehead, the nose and the mouth.
Forehead size - thinking
If the forehead (from the top of the nose to the natural hairline) is large, then intellectual pursuits mean more to this person. Books or other learning methods are important.
Forehead largest of three areas: intellectual
Forehead smallest of three areas: nonacademic
Nose size - ambition
If the nose area (from the bottom to the top of the nose) is large, then ambition is the strong motivator in this person's life. Business and money are important.
Nose largest of three areas: driven
Nose smallest of three areas: content
Mouth size - sensuality
If the mouth area (from the chin to the base of the nose) is large, then earthy experiences mean much to this person. Sex, athletics and physical labor are important.
Mouth largest of three areas: earthy
Mouth smallest of three areas: nonphysical