Strong Jaw? Full Cheeks? Your Personality May Be Written All over Your Face; Revealed in a New Book, the Ancient Art of Face-Reading

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Strong Jaw? Full Cheeks? Your Personality May Be Written All over Your Face; Revealed in a New Book, the Ancient Art of Face-Reading


FOR centuries, the Chinese have believed your facial features can reveal hidden truths about you. Could there be more to it than ancient myth? Chinese philosophy dictates there are five elements which influence our lives: wood, water, fire, earth and metal. Each of us has a mixture of these elements in our faces, with one dominating. Here, Simon Brown reveals how to determine your dominant element and reveals what it says about your character...

WOOD FACE

Characteristics

Tall forehead, strong jaw, large, close-set eyes, long, straight nose, narrow mouth.

Celebrity wood faces: Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, below, Madonna.

IMPULSIVE, ambitious, ultra-confident and very active, you're a whirlwind of ideas and schemes. You can't wait to get started on new projects, but have trouble seeing them thr ough -- as you're so easily bored.

Your ambition can make you ruthless. In insisting -- despite her husband's misgivings -- on appearing on reality TV show Big Brother, Sally Bercow was demonstrating extreme wood tendencies. Wood people are unafraid of unknown territory and are so selfconfident others don't put them off. Your enthusiasm for the new can make you irritable with those who see obstacles where you don't.

A zest for life is infectious, but wood tendencies can sometimes stifle those around them.

METAL FACE

Characteristics

Small, deep-set eyes, prominent upper cheekbones, pinched nose with a strong bridge, thin lips.

Celebrity metal faces: Cheryl Cole, right, Gwyneth Paltrow.

EXTREMELY self-contained, you can appear slightly aloof. You're determined and focused, with oodles of tenacity.

While you're not given to big displays of emotion, you feel things deeply. Your iron self-discipline can leave others feeling unsure of where they stand with you.

Those with metal tendencies can be ultra-controlling -- Gwyneth Paltrow always gives the impression of being scarily in command.

If metal energy is unchecked by other energies it can result in obsessive-compulsive behaviour and anxiety. Metal is associated with impatience and anger -- but you rarely give up. Driven and determined, you're a high-achiever -- but leave some room for joy, laughter and spontaneity.

EARTH FACE

Characteristics

Wide jaw, short wide forehead, small nose, flat long eyebrows and large eyes.

Celebrity earth faces: Kate Middleton, Kate Winslet.

STABILITY and security are your watchwords. You're methodical, practical and down to earth. Withdrawn and shy, you take a while to open up, but once you've let someone into your life you are utterly loyal and steadfast.

Earth energy is associated with jealousy -- you feel things very deeply and take a long time to forgive betrayal. Totally reliable, you're perceptive and thoughtful and won't don't do anything in a hurry.

You aren't interested in quick fixes, so although others may think you slow and plodding, you do things your own way and in your own time. …

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