Give me 5 minutes with anyone and I can tell you more about their character than a 10-page résumé. I have “read” thousands of people who tell me I know more about them in a few minutes than their spouse, family or friends ever have. Am I the only one who has access to this ancient secret? No, anyone can do what I do by simply learning the Art of Face Reading. I have trained hundred’s of people in a one-day workshop, the step-by-step process of learning this wisdom.

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Have you ever had a gut feeling about someone? Have you ever asked yourself what is this person truly like? Well, we all read people at some level. Since the beginning of time we have used our instincts to survive and we have evolved into very sensitive Human Beings.

Unconsciously, we all read faces. How would you like to read faces consciously? The Art of Reading Faces gives you the tangible tools to recognize a person’s true character.

How is it that a cartoonist can draw a few angled lines on a page and you know exactly who they are portraying? I’m sure you would know the difference between Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney just by the angle of their jaw line. Aren’t these characteristic traits of their personalities?

Why do movie directors hunt high and low for a certain look in an actor? Is it because they fit the role? Imagine if a soft baby-faced person was picked to portray a rough, rugged cowboy in one of your favourite classic movies. I'm sure you would feel that the story line was good but the actor does not fit the part. Are you starting to get the picture?

So, you ask, "How can I use this in the business world?” Let's start with hiring employees! Are you not picking a person to fit the role of a job description? Doesn’t it take a certain personality to be a used car salesman verses what you call management material? How many times have you asked yourself, "Well they look good on paper but I wonder if this person can live up to their résumé?”

So you've gone through all the résumés and picked out some who have the skills that you are looking for. You then call these people in for the BIG Personal Interview. Now, like most employers, you review with each of them what you have already seen on their résumé. Instead, why not learn to read the whole ‘his-story’ or ‘her-story’ with this person who is sitting right in front of you. You now have a warm, live, breathing human being facing you which, is so much more than a list of written skills on a piece of paper…

If you had the TOOLS to understand these questions, would this help you to make sound decisions in your hiring? Face reading, like body language, gives you a leading edge in unspoken communication.

This incredible knowledge will give you the tools to read beyond a résumé. It will give you the ability to build strong team members or to understand your clients at a very deep level. This is one of the most powerful ways of getting to know yourself and others in all your relationships. When you see the core potential of a person, you will also see their peak potential.

“As an investigative tool, face-reading is being used by a growing number of police and investigative agencies in Europe and North America, says Trout, a former U.S. police officer.” The Vancouver Sun – Sept. 18th, 2004

Now, you are probably saying, enough questions. Give me some answers on how I could do this! The shape of a face gives you the blueprint or structure to the characteristics of their personality. What is the structure of this face? Or, let’s compare this to a vehicle? Is it solid and practical like a Mac truck or delicate and sensitive like a Ferrari?

The basic structure of a face or a vehicle will give you the clues to their true potential or the maximum performance of the vehicle. The features of the vehicle and face will give you all the important details.

The first thing I do in Face Reading is ‘cut’ the persons head off and set it on a table. Don't take me literally!!! Does the head stand square and steadfast or does it roll around like a ball? This is so simple! Just watch a child play with building blocks or those games where they put shapes into the holes. Does a square fit into a round hole or a square hole? In other words, does their personality or characteristic trait fit the role or job description?

The first impression you get of a person is the most important. What is the overall structure and the most prominent feature that jumps out at you? For example, the face shape may be square and practical, the oval maybe sensitive and flexible, the rectangular maybe steadfast and ambitious, or the round face maybe easygoing and willing to please. A person’s most prominent feature may be their warm, large brown eyes, a prominent nose that may be a bit ‘nosey’, or thin, tight lips may find life ‘tastes some what bitter’.

I look at the person’s forehead to see how broad and open-minded this person is in their thinking. The profile shows me their preferred way of processing information. Are they very observant, do they have a long term memory or a high imagination?

At this point, start to notice the left and right sides of the face. Are they in balance? How is the left masculine analytical mind working with the right feminine creative mind? Most people have an imbalance which shows me that there is inner conflict that needs to be resolved.

Next, we notice the shape, placement and quality of the eyebrows to understand the degree of communication between their thinking and feeling. When you lift your eyebrows, you lift your thoughts about what you’re feeling. In other words… bright idea!!!

Then we experience the special privilege of looking into their eyes, ‘the windows to the Soul’. Their size, shape, angle, depth, and colour, all indicate their heartfelt point of view and how they express or suppress their inner world and, how they interaction with the outer world.

The nose ‘knows’! The nose knows it all! It shows how they have learned to project their personal identity. Are they stable and steadfast, sharp and exacting, or prominent and outgoing? The nose points to honesty, dependability, self-confidence or strength.

Wow, now the lips! Do they have full ‘Hot Lips’ like Marilyn Monroe or are they pursed and tight showing a holding back of their sensual expression. The degree of creativity, intuition and sexual appeal is shown in the top lip and the vocal expression is shown in the bottom lip.

The width and depth of the jaw and chin shows the stability, vitality, determination and the ability to carry through and support the expression of the above traits. Their tell-tale lines etched into their face show the deeper feelings and habitual characteristics of their personally. Wow, all this in the first few minutes as we come face-to-face!

You will be amazed at the accuracy of Face Reading. You might think you are pretty good at reading people already and you probably are, because we all face readers. Face Reading is our original form of communication. As babies, we do it instinctually, as adults we need to get out of our intellectual minds and learn it all over again.

As Human Resources professionals, you probably already can name three to four accurate traits about a person. After learning and practicing the Art of Reading Faces, I guarantee you will be able to name thirty accurate things about a person before they have even opened their mouths to speak.

The most IMPORTANT question of all!!!


Author's Bio: 

Carole Friesen is North American’s top trainer in “The Art of Face Reading” and “The Secrets of Body Language” Workshops. Carole has read thousands of faces at Expos across Canada and the USA. She has a Diploma in Teaching Psychosomatic Therapy and BodyMind Analysis.

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