When face reading entered my life, I was open and ready. I saw the value and had no trouble buying into the possibility that our faces aren’t just a set of eyes, eyebrows, a mouth and nose.
Since you’re reading this you probably believe that too. But there are many, many people who can’t imagine how a face could tell us anything.
Isn’t that odd? I think so because each of us is already using our own innate face reading abilities to assess every people we meet. For example, how often have you said or heard someone say…
“He has an honest face.”
“Look at those beady eyes.”
“I don’t like the way she’s looking at me.”
“He has a really mean face.”
We’ve all said or heard similar things. We have also assessed people, often involuntarily, just from looking at them. We look at their appearance and draw sweeping conclusions that directly affect how we interact with them.
Think of what judgments you’ve made about people from just meeting and talking to them for a mere moment.
Certainly many of our assessments have been logical and accurate. After talking to someone we arrived at what seemed to be very logical, reasonable conclusions about them.
But other times we may have said nothing, or uttered only a few words to a person, yet we find we have moderate or strong impressions of who they are and what they’re like. For example, we’ll sense that they seem bossy or friendly. Or intense. Or sexy. Or grounded. Or self-important.
Where do those come from?
I submit those impressions come from that person’s energy field, from our picking up vibrations emanating from that person. We can often sense them when we talk to them or just come into their proximity if we’re very present and aware.
What does that have to do with face reading? Well, what’s to say that their energy field isn’t broadcasting lots more information about them? What if the information has always been there for us but we’re just not able to discern it?
So I would turn our original question around. Instead of asking how a face could tell us anything, I would ask “Why couldn’t a face tell us a great deal?”
I grant you that, logically, it seems absurd to think that a nose tip might indicate how well person judges and assesses other people. Or a long nose might indicate how trusting someone is. I mean, that sounds pretty silly.
But isn’t that missing the bigger, more important point?
If the personality information is right there, emanating from their energy fields right at us…and we’re already using it to draw conclusions about them…why not glean all the data and insights into that person we can?
In the end for me it’s not a question of “How could face reading possibly work?” It’s simply a question of what method of reading faces do I feel most comfortable using to assess the information I’m looking for about that person.
What do you think? Let us know!
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