“Physiognomy” and the Art of Personality Reading Through Faces WYSIWYG – 08/10/2014

Some people are taking other people at “face value”, literally, thinking WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)!…….;+)

Welcome to the new ancient art of “physiognomy”….;+)

“Physiognomy (from the Gk. physis meaning “nature” and gnomon meaning “judge” or “interpreter”) is the assessment of a person’s character or personality from his or her outer appearance, especially the face. The term can also refer to the general appearance of a person, object, or terrain, without reference to its implied characteristics, as in the physiognomy of a plant community.
Credence of such study has varied from time to time. The practice was well-accepted by the ancient Greek philosophers, but fell into disrepute in the Middle Ages when practised by vagabonds and mountebanks. It was then revived and popularised by Johann Kaspar Lavater before falling from favour again in the late 19th century.Physiognomy as understood in the past meets the contemporary definition of a pseudoscience.
No clear evidence indicates physiognomy works, though recent studies have suggested that facial appearances do “contain a kernel of truth” about a person’s personality.
Physiognomy is also sometimes referred to as anthroposcopy, though the expression was more common in the 19th century when the word originated.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physiognomy
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2034843/Is-personality-written-face-Revealed-new-book-ancient-art-face-reading-.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/seven-things-your-face-says-about-you-2014-1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Kaspar_Lavater
http://leadingpersonality.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/face-reading-guide-basics-tips-and-secrets/
http://www.2knowmyself.com/face_reading/learn_face_reading
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201210/whats-in-face
http://www.crystalinks.com/faces.html
http://personalityspirituality.net/2010/06/23/the-seven-soul-types-what-do-they-look-like/
http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/sex+relationships/wellbeing/what+your+face+says+about+you,18289

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