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Physiognomy: how to interpret a person's character in his face


In my youth I was very fond of various esoteric teachings. The Internet was underdeveloped, but in bookstores I always found many interesting books in various directions. Physiognomy interested me right away. Introverted by nature, it was always easier for me to look at a person’s face and learn something about him rather than start a conversation. So, the literature on physiognomy has long won a place on my bookshelf.

Before revealing the most interesting things about this teaching, I will say that today this area of ​​knowledge is referred to as pseudo-science, along with spiritualism, phrenology and others.

In this article I will talk a little about how to read a person in the face.

Guessing in the face

Physiognomy - this is fortune telling in the face. That is the literal translation of the name of this area of ​​knowledge from the Greek language. Her first adept was Galen, who believed that our appearance could say a lot about our inner world. By the way, the definitions of other psychologists, philosophers and other scientists are not so different from the above.

Many adherents of this pseudoscience and today "read" in the face of many of his desires and aspirations. They believe that such skills foresee a particular behavior of a person. Perhaps such specialists even derive some benefit from this.

Japanese tradition of physiognomy

In the West, this science originated in Greece, and in the East - in China. From China, it has spread throughout Asia. It is very interesting that facial physiognomy has become widespread in Japan. How else to explain the culture of the beautiful theatrical masks of the Japanese theater?

To understand something about a person by his face, the Japanese speculatively divide this part of the body into three parts:

  • top;
  • average;
  • bottom.

The top of the face - the forehead, it turns out can tell us almost more than the rest of the face about the years we have lived. That, however, is not surprising. The condition of your forehead can tell a lot about you between the ages of 15 and 30.

  • Smooth skin, beautiful on the forehead - a person is healthy physically and spiritually.

Life between the ages of 35 and 40 is most of all reflected in the middle part of the face (from eyebrows to the tip of the nose).

  • A harmonious life full of health and carnal pleasures is expressed by a regular, well-ordered middle zone, without asymmetries and creases.

For the age from 50 to 70 years, the lower zone is responsible, which is very logical. Here and wrinkles, and down the corners of the mouth.

  • Beautifully balanced people calmly grow old in this zone.

Of course, “reading a face” according to this scheme is not as easy as it seems. It needs to learn. But, it seems that by starting to read about Japanese physiognomy, you will discover many interesting things and learn more about your relatives and friends, whose faces surround you every day.

Eyebrows as a litmus test of our character

Almost the most important role of physiognomists give this particular part of the face. They show our attitude to the world around us. Eyebrows without a break, asymmetries say that a person, in general, gets along well with the outside world.

Hard, like a bast, eyebrows say the opposite - a person perceives a lot of things in the world with hostility and because of this he doesn’t live very well.

Eyebrows growing hair up say about the generosity of character. The tips of eyebrows lowered give out a modest person, shy.

Eyebrows connecting in one line are usually obstinate, persistent and irreconcilable people. Both women and men with such a face have an outstanding character.

The eyes are the mirror of the soul

Even if you have reacted with doubt to all of the above, it will be difficult for you to argue with the fact that our eyes are “windows of the soul.” Not being a physiognomist, one can roughly describe the character of a person in the eyes.

Eyes big are traditionally a sign of leadership, courage. Small eyes - often found in people uncommunicative, stubborn.

Calm, peaceful people have a wide iris. In nerve types, she is often small.

You can not ignore their color:

  • green for persistent people;
  • brown - very energetic;
  • blue - from the calm;
  • light brown - for the modest.

The location of the eyes and the direction of their main axes is what all physiognomists like to look at.

  • Downward corners of the eyes - a tendency to rash acts.
  • Slightly omitted century - an excess of energy.
  • Swelling in the lower eyelid is a sign of riotous life.
  • Swollen eyelids - fatigue.

Amazing Japanese counted 40 types of eyes!

  • The eyes of the dragon are big. These are people of power.
  • The eyes of the lion - the leaders, present and future.

What does the nose character say

This part of the face is responsible for the vital and spiritual energy of a person. Physiognomists even describe the ideal nose - symmetrical, with even wings and a rounded tip.

  • Long nose - the people of the original.
  • Curved nose - in the strong spirit.
  • Thin, bony nose - in the arrogant.
  • Snub-nosed, short nose - in people with an open mind.

The nostrils and the tip of the nose can also tell a lot about a person’s personality.

  • Large nostrils - a person with mental defects.
  • The split tip is for timid people.
  • Small nostrils - prone to give up quickly.

The nose lifted upwards speaks about a man who is restrained, wayward. The large nose of a woman sometimes speaks of her riotous life in her youth.

Mouth and lips

This part of a human face, as a rule, determines the size of a person’s internal energy. The norm is considered a big mouth for men, and a small one for women.

Big mouth in women is not perceived very well, because these ladies have a strong character. Alas, here, more than with other parts of the face, the rule works:

  • people with a small mouth just do what they are trying to survive.

Thin lips indicate a closed nature, falling down lips speak of a person with a strong will, it is difficult to influence this.

Plump lips - in successful people. A mouth curved in an arc speaks of the sensitivity of a person. A stubborn one corner of his mouth down. Wrinkles on the upper part of the lip speak of calm youth, but years of deprivation in maturity.


Let me remind you once again - physiognomy is officially considered pseudoscience. Which, however, does not make it illegal. To understand the person's appearance, physiognomist carefully looks and examines the face, tracing his emotions.