The Art of Face Reading



When you change your heart you change your face; when you change your face, you change your fate.

The face reading, or physiognomy or Mian Xian if we are talking according to Chinese traditions, are millenary arts that help to understand the basic constitution of the individual. Morphopsychology has been addressed in various ways by different scholars, starting from Darwin’s theories and passing through various stages and researches, it reached the level of scientific knowledge with the French psychiatrists Louis Corman. Thanks to him and his research and experiments, great strides have been made in the relationship between body and face shapes and character, or character predisposition.

Morphopsychology has found so many positive results that in France a faculty of study has been established at some universities.

When I meet a client or a student, observing the lines and shapes of his face I can already understand which element is predominant, and through targeted questions I can create with my client a specific tailor-made path, where he or she is at the center of my universe.

Facs and Bcs

If you want to understand others deeply, do not dwell only on the words that are said to you. Rather, observe the body language of your interlocutor and the expressions that life has carved on their face. They may surprise you.

The Facial Action Coding System (called in acronym FACS) is a system for classifying the movements of the face, as they appear in the human face. 

The muscular movements of the human face, as we read them now in the Facial Action Coding System, were decoded by Paul Ekman and Wallace V. Friesen in 1978, with an update of the same and Joseph C. Hager later in 2002. I have studied this technique at Neuro Com Science following the teaching of Jasna Legiša, a very renowned professional in the international field of the research and investigation.

The Facial Action Coding System (FACS) technique is used to identify the internal and emotional state of the person through the analysis of facial micro-expressions. In other words, the analysis of the micro-movements that the human face can produce gives indications on the subject’s hidden thoughts and emotions. Knowing them can help us understand each other better and identify inconsistencies.

The FACS technique is used by attributing a combination of codes corresponding to certain facial micro-movements (called Action Units) performed by the person. 

The same mechanism occurs with the decoding of some body movements (Body Coding System) that are broken down and analyzed in order to identify emotions not expressed verbally. These techniques, which make use of international codes used professionally, serve several purposes.

In companies they are a valuable tool for personnel selection, working in synergy with Human Resources, asking specific questions to the candidate and reading the reactions; in the investigative field they can help to unmask inconsistencies; in marketing they can help identify the tastes of potential customers; within the coaching field it helps to establish a deep understanding between coach and client, as a way to support the client to identify unspoken emotions.

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