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Beauty, and in particular the perception of beauty, comes from ones traits and the outward appearance of ones personality, and maybe also from a few, small imperfections, rather than from absolute perfect symmetry (as described by da Vinci) that is often accompanied by a very plain personality.

Apart from normal features, emotional experiences can also mark a face. Sensory receptors, the eyes, the face and the mouth can all change, just like facial muscles can. This regards psycho-physiognomy and those who work in this field will also know something about psycho-aesthetics; the interaction between aesthetic features, physiognomy, the structure of the face and psychological habits.

Face shapes

Different face shapes can reveal different personalities. Here are three examples:


The face is round and the muscles are toned. Generally these people are extroverts and they do not know how to hide their feelings very well.


The face is circular with soft skin. The expressions are ever so slightly hidden. These people are normally very social and patient.


The face is characterised by toned facial muscles and toned skin. Quite often these people reveal a determined personality, ready to achieve their goals but sometimes bordering on stubbornness.

The three parts of the face can also reveal different psycho-physiognomic characteristics.

Small imperfections

Small imperfections, like protruding teeth, slightly large noses, thin lips and small eyes, can change the beauty of a face slightly and evoke feelings of discomfort.

Wonky or protruding incisors can provoke feelings of tenderness, in so much as they makes one think of childhood (sucking ones thumb), and can make the face more attractive. Very thin lips can create a look of coldness, the sign of a somewhat ‘hard’ personality. Big lips, on the other hand, stir up feelings of sweetness.


Very rarely is a face completely symmetrical.

Click on the left or right part of the face to see the difference.

Psycho-physiognomic symmetry evokes feelings of a balanced personality, whilst lineal asymmetry denotes a more complex and sometimes insecure personality.


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