Wouldn’t you love to know who Brad Pitt is? What makes him tick? What he’s really like? If he is as kind and sensitive as his looks are spectacular?
Of course you would! The man is an international icon! And he’s been married to two beautiful actresses. Who wouldn’t want to know him!
Well, face reading will get us a long way there.
As the entire world knows, on Tuesday this week, September 20th, news broke that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, her husband since 2014. (“No! Say it ain’t so!”)
And if you’ve been following the media since then, you know it’s practically been the lead story on the news, even superseding Donald Trump.
As someone who loves face reading, who understands our faces absolutely reveal who we are—and how compatible we are with others and their ability to meet our needs (and vice versa)—I’ve been fascinated by individuals’ and couples’ faces for decades.
So on Tuesday I wrote a blog “The end of “Brangelina (Part I)” in which I briefly analyzed Angelina’s face for the key personality traits it reveals about her. (If you haven’t read it yet, be sure to check out Part I now.)
Faces and relationships
In my last post I looked at a number of Angelina’s facial features. She has a beautiful face with a number of remarkable features that speak volumes about who she is and what drives her. As you might guess, the larger size of these more obvious features usually suggests a stronger than average need or drive in these areas of her personality.
Those drives and needs…all of our drives and needs…are great. But then the question becomes: Are those drives and needs compatible with Brad Pitt’s? Asked another way: Do they have compatible personalities?
The answer to that question comes next time in my next and final post on Brangelina when I compare their faces and personalities. Today we’ll focus on Brad Pitt and what his face says about him.
What Brad Pitt’s face says about him
I’m going to tell you a few things I see in Mr. Pitt’s face shortly. But first I suggest you join me in reading his face!
Start by opening this page of photos. Look through as many as you can, paying special attention to images that show his face “at rest” in which he’s not smiling or frowning or holding a pose, etc.
(As you know, the slightest smile or muscle contraction in the face quickly distorts the eyes, lips, and cheeks so they give inaccurate readings.)
As you’re looking at the photos, take a few deep breaths. Next, start looking carefully at his face. Notice which features pop out at you as you study his face.
Then ask yourself an important question: “What does Brad Pitt’s face say about him?”
Trust yourself here! Just let yourself get a general, subtle impression of what he is like—just from looking at his face.
Next, make a note of your thoughts either on paper or mentally.
What do you notice (either because they’re prominent (these are large) OR because they’re anything-but-prominent (small and hard to observe)?
When you’ve got your list, read on!
What I’m seeing…Some of the biggest most important traits
Let’s start by my listing the most obvious features that I see right away…
I’m looking at certain photos in particular (counting from the top down): #3, #8, #9 and #10. In each he appears more relaxed so I focus on those images to get a better analysis.
My first general impression: His face doesn’t offer a lot of very obvious features. Right? Aren’t most in perfect proportion? That’s not at all uncommon for an attractive individual. (That said, though, Angelina’s face has several out-of-proportion features and she’s hardly unattractive!)
Next, I notice his eyes. Why? They stand out for me. Our eyes are often the focus of our faces. Perhaps because they move and have color they seem to be the first thing I often look at.
Next I notice his forehead, which is slightly higher than the rest of his face if it were to be in perfect proportion.
Third, I notice the chin. It’s square.
Let’s just take those three features right now…though there are several others that might be useful to study if we were meeting him, and dozens more I’d analyze if I was going to meet him and also hoped to have a lasting, satisfying friendship.
Eyes. Forehead. Eyelids. Chin.
Start by asking yourself “What is it about his eyes that makes them look the way they do?”
Several things. His eyebrows are close to his eyes. Meaning: he gets very involved in anything he does. He gets very attached to people he likes. He dives into projects he’s working on and things he’s committed to 100%.
Each of his eyes are a bit large (measured side to side) for his face, meaning he is a more visual person. He learns by seeing, observing. (Visual people often have very visual careers and pastimes…photographers, painters, etc. because of this innate personality need. So it’s not surprising to me that he—and Angelina Jolie—are both in the motion picture business.)
And what about that higher-than average forehead? Our foreheads indicate our conscious intelligence. Think of intelligence here as a measure of how quickly and well our brains work. Foreheads tend to reveal our ability to process information quickly. So Brad’s forehead is probably telling us he’s a bit smarter than the average guy.
He also has no eyelids showing. That’s a sign that he is not someone who is especially concerned about truth or telling the truth. Not that he lies. But he could deviate from the truth when he wants to without challenging his conscience very much.
Finally, notice how square his chin is. Because of the shape of at least two features, that tells us he has tremendous work ethic (as in endurance) and he has an equally strong touch need.
Even more telling—A relentless need to control
But look at something else too…and this shows up in slightly different ways in different photos. In my face reading technique, and in my book In Your Face, I’ve given a chapter to the subject of control. It can be one of the most important traits we have.
Control is seen in the skin right above the eye. I’m talking about the tightness of the skin right above the eye where Brad’s eyelashes are visible. Right at that junction you’ll note the skin is thin, hangs over the eye. It’s slightly more prominent above Brad Pitt’s left eye in most photos I’m studying.
But here’s what it usually indicates: He needs to be in control. He can be very controlling when it comes to his work or his relationships.
More about control
But there’s much more the presence of high control tells us: He’s able to hide things, not only from others but from himself as well.
This can also mean he’s good at keeping things to himself rather than sharing them, even when they “should” be shared and it’s really difficult to share.
As you might imagine, this one trait (at this level) can be a source of conflict in relationships.
After all, who likes to be controlled? Who likes people who are always trying to control things, manipulate others, withhold things, etc.
Likewise, who likes people who won’t let others “control” them from time to time?
On the plus side: It’s also one of those traits that makes him a good actor because it enables him to control himself…how he moves, what expressions he wears, etc.
How’d you do?
How did you do assessing Brad Pitt’s face? Did you have a sense about any of these traits? Perhaps you saw (or felt) other things
Whether you did or not, it’s a very worthwhile exercise just to try!
But to be clear, we’ve hardly even cracked the surface. We’ve only explored a tiny bit of the geography that is Brad Pitt’s face.
But look how much we’re already learning about him and how we’re getting a sense about how he thinks and acts and how he might match up with Angelina Jolie.
Once again, that’s the beauty and fun and “magic” of this face reading technique. Among other things, it gives you the ability to turn strangers into known entities. To make anyone more “real” and understandable.
Coming up in Part III
Next time I’m going compare the Brangelina personalities in a few key areas to get a sense of their compatibility. We’ll see where they match well together and where they are a mismatch.
Stay tuned! Till then, you might ask yourself: “Who would I like to know more about?” And “How could I use face reading in my life to start, improve or deepen relationships with other people?”