August 2012 Newsletter

August 2012

Hello to you,

While the London Olympics continue in full swing, we have enjoyed how relaxed, positive and fun the atmosphere is here.  With so many thousands of people gathering to watch the Games, there is ample opportunity to study faces and quickly changing facial emotions.

The summer Olympics in London are marked by cultural as well as sporting  themes, and this photograph was taken in the Economist Plaza, off St James’s  in central London. It is one of three large scale outdoor sculptures by Sean Henry on show     until the end of the summer and featured at the following website:

I was so impressed with the detail in the sculpture that it is also featured as my ‘Face of the Month for August‘.
It is lovely to receive your emails, questions, comments and suggestions.
Please do continue keeping in touch.

All the best,


In this issue –

1. Overview of the lower left quadrant of the face map.

2. What are we looking for in this section?

3. Glenna’s reading of the July 2012 Face of the Month

4. Frequently Asked Questions

5. Face of the month – August 2012

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1.   Overview of the lower left quadrant of the face map –  By dividing the face into nine sections, we begin to gain clues into many layers of an individual’s life experiences, attitudes and emotions.  This section, the area of a person’s left mouth, displays the person’s social orientation (what they have come to expect from other people (based on their experiential history) with particular emphasis on their family of origin.

 2.  What are we looking for in this section? –  In addition to the six keys of information I look at in each section of the face, the lower left quadrant reveals two important aspects of the person:

1)    how that individual goes about getting what they need from others or how they cope with other people (i.e. in an open, intimidating or withholding manner, etc.) and

2)    the impact their family of origin had on the person during the early developmental years (strategies imprinted on the child or learned by the child, which were needed to fit into the already existing family dynamics).

For the purpose of this newsletter, I will simplify the process to the two most obvious observations for this section.  First are the predominant physical cues that are present – and these are the same as for the right mouth area as described in last month’s newsletter.  The more detail you observe in this section will encourage you to ask more questions about the emotional meanings behind what you are seeing – such as what are their feelings toward other people and how do they experience this.

3.   Glenna’s reading of the July 2012 Face of the Month

Several of you wrote to say you were compelled to do a mirror image of the face in this photograph by Justin Hackworth.

There is a completely different expression on his ‘social mask’ as compared to his ‘read’ self’.

In a mirror  image, the expressions of combined confusion, anger and a touch of disgust are so obvious whereas the mirror image shows confusion mixed with fear behind the mask.

Justin Hackworth’s is such a gifted photographer and I invite you to check out each of the faces featured in the portraits on his website:

For those studying personality types how would you describe the combined traits of Bootstrap, PANG and ORD in such a young child?

4. FAQI like to look at photos of sports players, but many of them are wearing hats of some description.  Does this affect the outcome of the ‘reading’ of their face?

Glenna replies –What most determines the outcome of a ‘face read’ is the preconceived ideas of the individual doing the ‘reading’.  No matter how determined each of us is to apply the face reading tools in an objective manner, we are still influenced to varying degrees by our own life experiences and personal views – so we know that every ‘reading’ will have varying levels of subjective interpretation.

Hats do often cover the hair and forehead, thereby restricting what details we can observe in those areas.  However, the face is so rich in information in each of the sections that we can still observe, that I encourage you to apply the tools of face reading to the areas of the face that are exposed, observing deeply etched as well as transitory emotions, congruency or similarities of features, facial features and their associated meaning as well as personality programmes (for those of you who have attended these classes).

Please let me know how this progresses your observation skills!

More details of the meaning of hair is available in Michael J. Lincoln’s (aka Narayan Singh) What’s In A Face? – A Dictionary for Heart-Centered Face Reading.  To order a copy visit the following website:

Face of the Month – August 2012

Try your skills with Sean Henry’s sculptured face.

As always I welcome your comments and will provide my thoughts in the September letter.