On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, news broke that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. And people seem shocked!
Does that surprise you? Not me. Just by looking at their faces (and therefore their personalities) and using some basic face reading skills I suspected this might happen a long time ago.
Not that I’m always right about the likelihood of success or failure of people’s relationships. But because of my interest in face reading, I’ve been watching AJ’s face for a long time, ever since the first edition of my book In Your Face was published in 2000 when I was doing radio, print and TV publicity for it.
While I have given Brad Pitt’s face only minor attention to date, I can see certain key facial differences between the two that are both noticeable – and important.
So today I’m going to dive into a very brief analysis of AJ’s face. (Next time I’ll look at Brad Pitt’s face. And then we’ll look at how their faces compare…where their personalities might complement each other and where they might clash.)
What does AJ’s Face reveal about her?
So, right now you’re probably asking yourself, “What does he see in Angelina’s face?”
If you trust that our faces reveal things—anything—about us, you can just look at AJ’s face and notice right away that it has several “big” features…her large lips, round eyes that can appear “cat-like,” prominent cheekbones, a sinuous neck…
Wait…Stop! Enough of me telling you what I’m seeing!
Go to her pictures at this link, take a few deep breaths, and ask yourself “What jumps out at me as being really obvious on this face?” (This is always a key question when reading faces. In fact, it’s actually the basis of accurate face reading.)
Look at each feature and notice its shape and size and prominence. Then, when you’ve studied her face to see what features seem prominent to you, come back and read on!
So, what did YOU see? What stood out on AJ’s face for you? How is her face different from yours?
Want to know what I’m seeing?
Okay, I’ll tell you want I see (without going into too much detail and risk our getting bogged down)…
Those eyes are big and they’re round. Most people’s eyes don’t even approach the size and shape Angelina has here.
What we know about people who have this feature…they tend to be curious and adventurous. They’re also compassionate (in her case VERY compassionate) and they also watch out for themselves. They’re careful not to put themselves in harm’s way emotionally or physically.
Look at her lips and the junction of the top lip and bottom lip. On AJ that intersection is remarkably jagged, not smooth, even or straight. (What do your lips look like? Many, many people have a straight-line intersection without any of the significant ups and downs we see here.)
When you see such a “rough” intersection like the one we see here on AJ, we know the person is open and comfortable with all kinds of people. They see everyone (including themselves) as equal to everyone else, regardless of economic differences, race, background, etc.
Now look at the philtrum (the vertical groove that connects the bottom of the nose to the top of the upper lip). Here it’s an indication of AJ’s tolerance for pain. Since it tends to be wider than many people’s we know she can withstand more discomfort and pain than most people.
Her supple lips—the biggest thing that jumps out at me, by the way—indicate her love of (and need for) attention. There’s a lot more to say about that ( I devoted a whole chapter to it in my book) so stay tuned.
Her mouth size…if you look at a number of her pictures…sometimes it appears smaller and more narrow and sometimes it appears quite wide. How do we analyze that then?
In most of the images on this page I’d rate her mouth as fairly wide, especially for the width of her face. Mouth width indicates generosity, the level of “givingness” someone has. So I’m analyzing her personality as being one marked by generosity.
There’s so much more, too…
I’m also seeing great intelligence, confidence, strong desire for truth, the strong need to be independent (but not always wanting to be obvious about it), a “Doubting Thomas” personality (vs. being someone who trusts and believes), and other traits. But these will have to wait for another day!
Faces tell us so much, don’t they?
They make people we’ve never even met “real” and understandable. As if we know them (because we do!).