We’re often taught to not judge a book by its cover. And sure, it’s a great and eloquent way to say that people are more than their looks, and that you should really value a person’s character and who they are inside, and pay more attention to what they say and do, rather than just judge them by appearance. But have you ever felt that you can just tell what kind of person someone is at first glance, just by looking at their face? Is that judgemental? Is that wrong? Well, turns out there’s quite a bit that a person’s face can reveal about them.
We all can more or less read body language, which has a lot to do with how we stand, which muscles we use more, etc. For example, when a person is shy or scared they tend to close in on themselves and tense up, which is easily readable. You can always spot a shy person in a room full of people. Using that logic you can also do the same with reading faces, after all, we’ve got quite a lot of them in our faces, and it would make sense that the ones we use the most are the most prominent. So for example, if a person has a lot of lines on their forehead, you could presume they worry a lot. Or if they have those lines in between their eyebrows, they’re either angry or confused a lot, cause they furrow their brows. But a people reader from Australia has an even more fascinating theory.
Alan Stevens, a “people reader” from Australia says that as much as you can read body language, you can also read faces and they can tell you quite a lot. According to him, you can determine how friendly a person is by judging the distance between the top of the eyes and the eyebrows. Apparently people who have a bigger distance to their eyebrows, prefer more personal space than those with a smaller distance.
According to Stevens, you can determine a person’s natural confidence level based on the width and length of their face. People whose faces are more than 60% wider than they are long are more confident than those whose faces are narrower.
One’s tolerance to mistakes can be measured by the distance between the eyes. People with wider-set eyes tend to be more tolerant to mistakes and misunderstandings, while people with close-set eyes are less tolerant.
4.Generosity of speech
Alan has concluded that you can determine how talkative a person is depending on the fullness of their lips. People with thinner lips are more concise and less talkative, while those with fuller lips are more generous with their speech.
5.Sense of humor
Stevens determines this by the length of the philtrum, which is that little grove we have between the nose and the upper lip. People with longer philtrum tend to have a good sense of humor and appreciate sarcasm. Those with shorter philtrum are more likely to take a joke personally and get offended.
The size of the fold of the person’s eyelid, according to Stevens, is a good giveaway on how they tend to make their decisions. Those who have a thicker fold are more analytical in their approach, they take their time, look at pros and cons, compare and contrast and really analyze the situation before making a decision. Those with a thinner or no fold at all are more action-driven and make decisions quickly.