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Morphopsychology: your facial features ... do they indicate your personality?

Morphopsychology: your facial features ... do they indicate your personality?

April 4, 2024

The Morphopsychology is the discipline without scientific endorsement that investigates about character and personality , the way of facing the life, the capacities and the attitudes of the people by means of the observation of the particularities and generalities of their face .

Morphopsychology: towards a Face-Personality theory

At the morphological level, and according to the theory of morphopsychology, the human face can be divided into three differentiated areas , and the prevalence of one or another area with respect to the others can be a good indicator of the temperament and personality of the person. Also, it can give us good clues about what kind of intelligence it has: cerebral, sentimental or instinctive .

Types of intelligence according to the shape of the face

  • Cerebral : the most pronounced region is that which comprises the skull and forehead; also including eyebrows and eyes and temples. This area speaks to us about the person's thinking. In general, the greater the upper area of ​​the head, the greater the capacity of the subject to process information and better will perform in activities that require reflection and calculation .
  • Sentimental : the most prominent area is the one that includes the cheekbones, the cheeks and the nose. They are usually people whose emotions overwhelm them, very empathetic and with skills related to the affection and care of others. This middle area of ​​the face indicates, then, the degree of emotion .
  • Instinctive : the dominant morphological area is the lower jaw, the mouth and the chin. They are people who tend to attitudes and behaviors dominated by impulses and instincts. In general terms, the greater prominence of this facial region is usually associated with a more aggressive and temperamental .

  • Dilatation : The face with a dilated shape is reminiscent of a grape that has just been cut: round, bulging. On the other hand, a slightly dilated face is more reminiscent of a raisin, with the skin more collected around the facial bone structure.
  • The dilated They are usually more open and communicative, docile, cordial, helpful and kind, according to the postulates of Morphopsychology. They look for physical contact with others.
  • The retracted , on the other hand, they pursue security and protection, they are more adaptable to their environment and to any way of life and they are not very sociable. Rather they are characterized by being lonely and cautious. Their way of being makes them be perceived as somewhat unsociable.

Other morphopsychological indicators

The framework : Morphopsychology experts use the frame as a synonym of the bone construction of the face, and its amplitude reveals the degree of vitality and energy that the subject has. This variable tells us about the physical power of the subject.

The receivers : The nose, mouth and eyes are intimately linked with the frame. If, as we have seen, the frame predicts the person's energy reserves, the size of the recipients indicates which of them spends more or less Energy .

The tone : Refers to the firmness and degree of bodybuilding present in facial features. It is associated with level of vitality of the subject, and serves to predict whether the person's vital predisposition is active or passive.

The modeling : The outline of the face indicates the degree of socialization of the person, and if their predisposition is more associated with intransigence or adaptation:

  • Dented

They usually have problems adapting to the environment and may be unpredictable in their reactions. They are extreme in their feelings and emotions, and live life with passion both to love and to hate.

  • Wavy

It indicates that the subject tends to socialization and work, being a mishmash between affability and willingness to activity, personal effort and tenacity.

  • Flat

Very characteristic of sensitive and vulnerable people, they have difficulties to relate to others and can be nervous and rebellious.

  • Round

This type of face suggests a high receptivity and ease for personal relationships, as well as accessible and benevolent character.

Areas of application of Morphopsychology

Morphopsychology can be a good source of information, especially in those people who are professionally dedicated to the field of human relations and direct contact with the public:

• In the business and business sector

It facilitates the process of selection of personnel according to the needs of the corporation and can be used to achieve greater harmony among the professional team.It allows to have notions about the personality of the individual (be it a partner or client), in order to use the best communicative strategies.

• In the field of Psychology

It facilitates the understanding of the preliminary notions of the personality of patients, helping to establish pre-diagnoses that can make the therapeutic process more fluid.

• In the field of education and teaching

It provides teachers with indicators to optimize the abilities of each student and the motivational strategies to be used. Knowing some keys related to the face and personality that derives from these traits, teachers can detect some shortcomings and strengths of each of their students, and can offer a style of teaching more adapted to each student.

• In specialists in social activities

Social workers and educators, sports coaches, journalists ... can benefit from Morphopsychology in the sense of being able to anticipate reactions and attitudes of the people with whom they have to work every day.

Criticisms of Morphopsychology

As with all pseudosciences , its principles and laws are based on observation, intuition or, in the best of cases, on scientific investigations that have revealed certain Correlation between two variables (in this case, a specific feature of the face and a personality trait). Since it would be completely absurd to affirm an absolute relationship between possessing a physiognomic trait and presenting a personality trait, most defenders of Morphopsychology support its veracity in such correlations, which, when obtained through scientific analysis, should not be disregarded. In any case, the veracity of this type of theories is very limited and his theses are usually based on axioms rather than on data studied by the scientific method .

However, the authenticity of Morphopsychology lies in conceptions of the genetic determinism of character, a theory totally refuted by countless studies that show the decisive influence of education and the social and cultural environment on the personality, tastes and attitudes of the individual, As we could see in the article by psychologist Adrián Trlglia "Are we slaves of our genes?".

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