Face reading reveals how compatible Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are
One of the most useful things this face reading technique is great for is helping determine how suitable couples are for each other. That is, how compatible two people are, how those two people will “mesh,” and where they could well have significant differences that could cause them problems in their relationship.
In Parts I and II we took at brief look at who Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are…and what their faces say about them and their personalities.
Why do we want to know that? Because when you know that kind of information, you instantly know how you might interact with them if you were to meet…because you know even before meeting them how they think, act, feel, and much more.
These are invaluable insights.
Now that we know something about them as individuals from my last two posts, we can address the next question…one that comes up automatically when people either talk about becoming a couple or when a couple talks about separating and getting divorced. And that question is…
How compatible are they?
How compatible are Brad and Angelina? Was this divorce inevitable because they’re just not suited to each other?
When I was doing publicity for my face reading book In Your Face in 2000, Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton were getting married. Not surprisingly, I was asked in an interview for a newspaper feature article what I thought their chances were…again, there’s that question of “Are they suited to each other?”
My response was an emphatic “No, they’re not.” A quick scan of Angelina’s and Billy Bob’s faces made it very clear to me they didn’t have an iota of a chance together.
But is that true this time? It wouldn’t seem to be, given Brad Pitt and Angelina have been together for over a decade.
But what do their faces say?
We can analyze each of their faces and, by studying specific features, identify personality traits on each one that mesh well with their partner…and other traits that may not or probably won’t.
So, what do we see?
Let’s look at the photo above and see what jumps out at us.
(I’m breaking a face reading rule here: I’m analyzing two faces that are smiling. As you know, that means their features are seriously distorted. However, we’ve already looked at both faces and we know how they look at rest. So the generalizations I’m going to make here come from our previous analyses, not analysis of this picture.)
Get ready, get set…
Take a deep breath or two, set your opinions about their looks aside (I know that’s hard to do!) and ask yourself “What are these faces telling me about these two people as a couple?”
Then just notice what jumps out at you about their faces. More specifically, which facial features look very similar AND look very different on their faces?
What’s compatible, what’s not
When facial features are similar, that can be either a sign of compatibility or sign of incompatibility. If that doesn’t make sense, let me explain.
If two people have the same feature (like a wide forehead) each will have a similar personality need in that area. With wide foreheads they’ll be continually trying to manage each other. That’s usually a good indicator of two things. First, they’re not especially compatible in this area and, second, they’ll have a grudging respect for the other for having the same trait that they have.
On the other hand, if two people both have a high need for nature and natural settings (vs. a need to be around people), or both are very compassionate, they would seem to be very compatible in that area. Make sense?
Similar features in Angelina and Brad
Keeping it very simple, the features that I have noticed in Angelina and Brad that are similar in size and proportion (that I consider to be signs of compatibility) are their foreheads, their chins, their cheek bones, their ears (generally), chin shape, the central face around the nose, eyebrow height, neck length, jaw width, similar cheek creases, plus a number of other features.
This may appear a short list but remember that most of these areas actually include several personality traits. So the list of personality traits that are compatible is actually quite long!
Honestly…and again I’m oversimplifying here…just the number of features they share of similar size and proportion—indicating they’re good together in those ways—is a very good sign that in many, many ways Brad and Angelina are quite compatible.
But that’s not the whole story, is it? It’s time to look at any significant differences we can see.
What features are dissimilar?
Things that show up differently on each person’s face that indicate incompatibility include: different lip sizes and shapes, different neck widths, different eyelids, different skin configuration above the eye, different nose bridge and nose tip widths, different eye shapes, plus several other features.
Are you seeing these differences as well? Are they jumping out at you the way they’re so evident to me? (If not, just look again at Part I and Part II of this blog series and see if you can spot the differences.)
As it happens, most of these feature differences are not a big deal. In fact, they’re differences that most people can see their way past.
Bigger potential problem areas
But some personality traits, in my experience, can be big stumbling blocks to successful, close relationships.
Specifically, Angelina has the eyes of someone who’s open, adventurous and emotional. Brad’s eyes indicate he’s more protective and withdrawn. While these qualities can help offset each other, they also create huge differences in how these two experience life, what they care about and how they interact.
So I rate this an incompatibility but not necessarily a very big, important one.
Angelina’s lips are large and full while Brad’s are much narrower and thin. One set belongs to someone who’s naturally social, talkative, loving to give and receive attention. And one set belongs to someone who enjoys more quiet, more privacy and alone time. To me, this can be a bigger incompatibility. (When they spend too much time together, they’ll drive each other crazy.)
Also, a thicker neck can go well with a thin neck. That’s often a compatible mix. However, a thin-neck person will often feel pushed by their thick-necked partner and not like it, especially as it keeps happening. So, while they’re different here, are they incompatible? It’s not clear.
Angelina’s nose tells me she’s more emotional too and more likely to let her emotions run away with her. Not Brad. He’s more contained and much less emotional. That is another potential point of aggravation but not a deal breaker.
So, so far, the way I am reading them is we have a number of very positive compatibilities and a few potential incompatibilities. Overall, they seem well suited.
Now compare their eyes…
The biggest incompatibility is one I mentioned last time…in their eyes.
This can be a huge issue. Angelina loves things out in the open, forthright, talked about, looked at, and worked through. She likes and needs truth and honesty. In fact, there’s little room for dishonesty in her life, by anyone.
Said another way, her eyes reveal that there are few things that make her madder than dishonesty. And withholding and omitting aren’t far behind.
Brad, on the other hand, is much more comfortable keeping things out of sight, hidden, not discussed (or discussed in small, safe, bite-size pieces according to his timing and comfort level), kept out of public view and handled gingerly.
He also needs to feel more in control and feel that things are under control.
Two totally different ways of dealing with things.
And this can create a combustible dynamic—of Angelina needing to know and needing to uncover what she wants to know in an attempt to work things out with Brad–while Brad’s reaction is most always going to be to circle the wagons, control things, stop talking, get defensive and try to calm things down because that’s what feels safe.
Of course, one approach is not better than the other. They’re just different. But when one is pitted against the other it can create huge schisms and problems in the relationship.
As a rule, they would be much more compatible if they had more similar eye shapes and more similar skin configuration over their eyes.
So I put their eyes in the “Red Flag” category, indicators of a volatile area of incompatibility that can jump front-and-center and cause serious frustration and conflict.
This is likely to happen anytime Angelina senses she senses Brad is not being forthcoming and completely honest. At times like that she’ll feel she can’t trust Brad.
Relationships, never perfect
Overall, I give this couple high marks for compatibility, which might help explain why they’ve been together this long.
Perhaps their compatibility will be enough for them to work their way through their current difficulties and decide to stay together. After all, no relationship is perfect. Each has its challenges.
The question is: How many challenges? And are both parties willing to continually deal with and work through them?
Compatibility…it’s one more way this face reading technique proves its value.
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