Newsletter – August 2014

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Hello once again,

Over the past few weeks we have had the opportunity to attend classes led by Michael Grinder – and if you have not yet taken any of his courses, sign up NOW!  I invite you to visit his website at www.michaelgrinder.com.  Michael provides tools and opportunities for each participant to explore and expand understanding of self and others in uniquely brilliant ways.

Another adventure took us to Virginia to share time with special friends and then to WA D.C. and the Pentagon Hall of Heroes to celebrate a friend’s retirement from the US Air Force.  Mark and Judy you both remain our heroes!

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada was also on the travel itinerary.  There are so many beautiful places to explore on Vancouver Island and we completely enjoyed the opportunity to share more time with people incredibly dear to us.   We are indeed very lucky.

I thank you for the questions, comments, photos and stories you continue to share.  The ‘face of the month’ comes from the recommendation of Mary and Simon in the UK.  Please do send me your ‘read’ of face in the photograph and in next month’s newsletter I will provide more information about this individual.

If you are in the Seattle area, sign up for the 2½ -day introduction series of classes.  The links are in the sidebar of the website or email me for additional details.

All the best,

Glenna

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In this issue –

1. Overview of facial features and their associated meanings – when it is not a genuine smile

2. More on facial features – angled smile

3. Glenna’s reading of the July 2014 Face of the Month (www.glennatrout.com)

4. FAQ’s

5. Face of the Month – August 2014

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1.  Facial features and their associated meaning – when it is not a genuine smile.

A genuine smile fully engages muscles in several areas of the face – mouth, cheeks and eyes – in specific patterns.  When the mouth is pulled upwards in a smile, but the smile does not reach the eyes, there are other emotions at play.  Likewise, the eyes may be smiling while the mouth is expressing something entirely different. Be sure to learn how to observe, distinguish and accurately interpret the conflicting emotions being expressed when it is not a genuine smile.

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2.  More on facial features – the angles smile.

When a person has an angled smile (and it is not the result of an injury, surgery or illness such as a stroke or Bell’s palsy) it indicates that s/he is astute, shrewd and careful about what they disclose.  In instances where the smile is higher on the left (‘private’) side it means the person learned to suppress positive feelings or expressions. If the smile is higher on the right (‘social mask”) side it is an indication that the individual was taught to ‘grin and bear it’ from an early age.

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3.  Glenna’s reading of the July 2014 Face of the Month (http://www.glennatrout.com)

harrison-fordFrom your emails there was no doubt that many of you are long-standing fans of Harrison Ford.

Each of you wrote that you were surprised by the immense difference between the ‘social mask’ and the ‘private’ or ‘real self’.

There was a near equal division between those who felt the cause for this was medical and those who believed botox was the explanation.

If this is an untouched photo and there is neither a medical nor cosmetic surgery issue, the difference can be explained by the fact that while the photo was being taken, the subject was half present and participating in the event while privately was miles away in thought and emotion.

For those studying personality programmes:  Bootstrap, ORD, KEG, PANG

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4.  FAQ’s – “Does it mean anything when a person’s gums show when they are smiling?

 Glenna replies – “This is one of the indicators of an overly-generous person who has been raised to be a ‘people-pleaser’, believing they must ‘earn’ acceptance. They tend to be openly vulnerable, relationship-oriented and seek affection.”

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5.  Face of the Month – August 2014

face_for_Aug_2014 Special thanks to Mary and Simon from the UK for recommending the fascinating face that I am featuring for this months ‘Face of the Month’.

For experienced ‘face readers’ and interested newcomers, this month’s face provides a rich tapestry of features, expressions and personality profiles.

I encourage you to e-mail me with your observations and welcome the opportunity to provide my interpretation in next month’s Newsletter.

If you have a photograph that you would like me to consider for a future Newsletter, please e-mail me at glenna@glennatrout.com

Website:  glennatrout.com

Until next month, best wishes,

Glenna

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