The Face Reader: Discover Anyone's Personality, Compatibility, Talents, andChallenges ThroughFace Reading
What if you could learn powerful insights into a person just by seeing his or her face? For 2,500 years, the science of Mien Shiang (pronounced myen-shung), or Chinese face reading, has given anyone who studies its form this incredible ability. Whether working with executives from Fortune 500 firms or readying the nation’s top attorneys to choose the ideal juries for thei...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 12th 2007 by Dutton Adult
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Apr 21, 2013 Jellie Dawn (The Cosmic Bean*) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Got this on a sale primarily for references in sketching faces. The content wasn't really a priority. But now that I've read it (cover to cover), I found useful bits of information. Pretty decent book!
I found the taoism at the beginning interesting but the face reading itself was not convincing for me. Some of it made sense, specifically the lines your face creates as a reaction to stress and stuff like that. However, I'm not sure I'm convinced the size and shape of my earlobes tell me much about the rest of my life or that moles form as a reaction to or predictor of life events. The author might be able to convince me in person, but the book itself did not seem convincing. Much is asserted,...more
This book is to be read like a text for sure. I've read some parts through twice or thrice, and some aspects I note more than others. Ample pictures. A bit general - I was looking for some esoteric facial aspects but didn't find it here. A good primer, and reference for sure.