When it comes to face reading, every feature on our faces has something to say. Each one communicates information about us, some more important than others.
And, while it’s not a good idea to use one or two facial features to draw sweeping conclusions about a person, once in a while it can be very useful. Especially with the feature we’ll be talking about today.
I’m sure you haven’t asked yourself this question: What do Donald Trump and George W. Bush have in common? As a face reader who’s interested in presidents’ and potential presidents’ faces, I have.
Full disclosure: I’m not a Trump supporter. Nor was I a Bush supporter. But this is not about politics. This is about reading faces and what they reveal.
If you compare their faces, you’ll note they have a number of different facial features. And that suggests they have a number of different personality traits. By extension, if you consider how they act, you’ll notice they’re also very different.
Now, take a deep breath and look for a very similar feature in both men. (Hint: it’s in the lowest one-third of their faces.)
See it? Notice how on both men the corners of their mouths turn downward.
“So what?” you say.
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When you see a mouth corner that turns downward, it’s almost always a strong sign that that individual is a pessimist.
These people expect the worst. In almost every circumstance they tend to look for and think about what’s going to go wrong.
I’ve always contended that Bush’s downward-turned mouth (especially on his right side…on our left as we look at his picture) was crippling to him in his presidency.
If his face is telling us the truth about his personality (and I believe it is) it’s saying that deep inside—whether he lets on to it or not—he’s a “negative” thinker.
That suggests to me that as president, he seldom felt really good about his decisions. Why? Because he lacked the ability to see what good might come out of them. Only the bad, the worst case.
But don’t take my word for it. Look at his experience.
So ask yourself: What was George Bush’s experience? How’d his presidency go? Was he a strong, confident, positive leader? How’d things work out for him?
(Also, ask yourself how things worked out for him before he got to the White House.)
I’d say “Not the best” in both cases.
Now, to be clear…I’m generalizing here a bit. Bush has a split in his personality in this trait. You’ll note one mouth corner dips deeper than the other. Meaning: he switches from being really doubting and negative to feeling slightly negative or neutral.
But if we’re to believe his face he’s never a positive, optimistic person. (If he were, his mouth corners would turn upwards.)
So we come to Donald Trump. Ask yourself: “Given what I now know about mouth corners, what’s Trump’s mouth telling me?”
If you ask me, I’d say it’s screaming that he’s a complete pessimist. As Bush’s do, at least one corner of his mouth drops significantly.
Meaning: He also only sees and expects the worst.
Deep in himself, he just can’t envision things working out, as much as he wants to. And that informs his beliefs, his thinking, his decisions and his confidence.
Am I right? Well, again, the proof is in the pudding.
I’d say that, despite what he says, he has lived (and is living) that type of experience in his relationships, in his business(es), and probably many other aspects of his life we know nothing about. Specifically…
He probably won’t be elected president, he’s made a number of people (especially women) angry with him, he’s severely tarnished his reputation, he’s going to court to answer for Trump University, etc.
Not exactly positive experiences.
Until he makes a concerted effort to shift that personality trait to being more positive and optimistic, he’s going to continue to live those kinds of experiences.
To be clear…our actions are determined by a number of factors, not just our personalities. And, when our personalities come into play, more than just one personality trait comes into play. But this one trait in particular can have a remarkable impact on a person’s life experience.
Is this you?
If you look in the mirror with your face muscles and jaw fully at rest…no smiles or expressions or squinting of any kind…and you notice your mouth turns down at the ends, know you’re likely to be a pessimist too.
If so, don’t lose hope! Email me and I’ll give you some suggestions how to shift from being a “negative thinker” to being more positive.
Want to know more? Visit www.facefrontiers.com. You too can start reading faces today and uncover who people really are. It’s a wonderful way to connect with new people, and improve and enrich your current relationships!