What Your Face Reveals About You
- Posted on: Aug 15 2016
As a young adult out to hook your first job, you may have heard the common phrase “put your best foot forward.” What an encouraging sentiment to help you remember that you only get one chance to make a good first impression. This is true. Interestingly enough, another common skill we are taught is to put off judging books by their covers. This is also true. We never know what is really behind the veil of appearances. However . . . Guess what! Judging a book by its cover is something we all do all the time. It’s the very reason we are taught to put our best foot forward in the first place!
Here’s how it Works
When we meet a person, we instantaneously (seriously, within seconds!) form an opinion, or a type of judgment. Based on what? They have barely said hello at this point. Based on their appearance, or their cover. It’s not rocket science, but it is evolutionary. For centuries, face-reading has been a necessary skill that has helped humans measure up opponents, and discern between friend and foe. Because this skill is hardwired into the human brain, it has been passed down to you and to everyone you meet.
What does it Mean?
We really do only get one chance to make a good first impression. Most people are aware of this. It’s one of the reasons why cosmetic procedures are so incredibly popular. We may not even realize exactly what we are doing when we visit the surgeon for that face lift, or for Botox. The idea may be that we are just taking care of the business of aging. But it goes beyond that.
The very shape of your face is subconsciously evaluated by others. A round face sends vibes that you are warm and nurturing. A long, oval face is read as practicality, a methodical character. Beyond the “meanings” behind face shapes, and features, too (think weak chin), are the natural responses they are likely to elicit from others.
Research on aesthetics demonstrates that everything from our likability to our perception of trustworthiness and measure of success is tied to appearance. The good news is that there are solutions to pretty much any cosmetic problem that may send the wrong message. Flat cheeks can be plumped with fillers or with cheek implants. That weak chin? A straightforward cosmetic surgery can build it up.
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