Newsletter – March 2015

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Greetings from Seattle –

I trust this finds you well and enjoying the season. In this area of the Pacific Northwest we are experiencing a very early spring and it is lovely!

In previous newsletters I drew your attention to face scanning technology. Here is an article from the London Telegraph that reveals how employers, stores and even political pollsters are planning on using this to gather more data on individuals.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11455226/Face-scanning-technology-to-be-used-by-employers-politicians-and-in-shops.html

While we rely more on technology in many realms of our daily lives, I am reassured by the number of people I meet who still prefer face-to-face dialogue, using personal observation and communication skills to gather information and form opinions. Do you think these skills are being lost amongst the increasing prevalence of social media?

Continuing our focus on eyes, have you been noticing how the eyes telegraph changing moods even when other parts of the face remain passive?

With kind regard,

Glenna

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In this issue –

  1. Eyes are not just for looking outward …
  2. Eye blinks
  3. Glenna’s reading of the February 2015 Face of the Month (glennatrout.com)
  4. FAQ’s
  5. Face of the Month – March 2015

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  1. Eyes are not just for looking outward …

On a dark night the human eye can see a candle flame up to 30 miles (48 km) away. It can see so much more in light. But we can also see and reach deeper understanding if we choose to look into the eyes of another person. Our eyes reflect emotion, personality, health, interest, energy levels and so much more!

Take the ‘Well Quiz’ at the following website to see how accurately you read emotions in the eyes of others:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/well-quiz-the-mind-behind-the-eyes/?_r=0

Please let me know your results and thoughts.

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  1. Eye blinks

The biological process of blinking ensures that our eyes stay moist. Also, each blink covers the eyeball with mildly antiseptic tears that reduce the risk of eye infections and carry oxygen to the cornea. Blinks can also communicate understanding a point, how much or how little we are concentrating on – or are interested in – the task at hand, whether or not our contacts are bothering us, also our sincerity. How much attention do you pay to blinking eyes during face-to-face chats?

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  1. Glenna’s reading of the February 2015 Face of the Month (glennatrout.com)

Thank you for your comments on the February Face of the Month.

MM_insert_full_photoMost responses I received mentioned the following traits; determination, generosity, exhaustion, unspoken wisdom, worry, deep and long-standing grief, vulnerability and strength of character.

This is the face of a curious and courageous visionary who understands so much more than she speaks about.

I get the sense that current circumstances and experiential history prevent her speaking her thoughts and emotions openly.

For those studying personality programs apply aspects of Bootstrap, PANG, ORD and slight KEG as protection strategy.

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  1. FAQ’s “Are you aware of research into how accurately certain personality traits can be read in people’s faces?”

Glenna replies –  A few years ago researchers Dr. Rob Jenkins (Glasgow University) and Professor Richard Wiseman (Hertforshire University) used a computer program to ‘blend’ photographs of individuals describing self with such terms as ‘trustworthy’, ‘religious’, ‘lucky’, and ‘humorous’. Volunteers were then asked to look at the ‘blended photographs and select which face represented each personality characteristic.

The personality profiling tools I use for recognizing various personality styles and belief systems is based more in early childhood development theories and the way facial feature are shaped by repetitive muscular motion.

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5.   Face of the Month – March 2015

Many thanks to those of you who sent me your photographs to be used in the face of the month series this year. The invitation remains open so send me a photo of your face looking straight into the camera. If your photo is used on my website, I will personally email you ‘reads’ I receive from students and followers of my newsletter as well as email you a more in-depth analysis from me.

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I invite you to read this month’s eyes and e-mail your thoughts and observations. I will provide my interpretation in next months Newsletter, and look forward to your emails.

Until next time,

Glenna

Email:  glenna@glennatrout.com   Website: glennatrout.com

 

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