Saturday, December 20, 2008

Illustrated Guide to Face Reading (GDI, David Lim, Auckland, New Zealand)

Could it be possible to know someone’s personality just by looking at his face?

Yes, at least that’s what a growing number of face reading experts think.

Being skilled in face reading can give you valuable insights into anyone just seconds after meeting. Knowing how to read faces while doing your next sales presentation can give you the edge you need in order to seal the deal.

Reading Face Shapes

Prominent cheeks

The individual with most prominent cheeks is usually the man with most personal power. This person might not hold the highest official position but he most likely has a strong backing by his friends and colleagues. If you convince him, others may follow.

Large Chin

If you want to speak to the person who will probably get in the last word of the subject, direct your attention to the person with the largest chin or whose chin juts out the most.

Having the person with the last say in your side can give you the edge you need.

Long Nose

The person with the longest nose or whose nose sticks out the most is usually in control of the money. A big bulb on the end of the nose indicates that the person is very concerned about money.

Big Jaws

If a person has big jaws or jowls, pay attention. These are the people who are used to getting their way. When communicating always use a respectful approach and be willing to listen, even if they interrupt before you have the chance to finish talking.

Large Upper Area

These people are thinkers - it is a good idea to give them all technical information and details. Don’t be afraid to use descriptive words and complex sentences - the more the better! To win them over you need to use logic and reason.

Large Middle Area

You don’t want to waste the time of these people. Show them how they will be the envy of their neighbors and co-workers and use lots of verbs and adjectives. People with a large middle area between their nose and mouth are usually after results, not caring too much about the people

Large Lower Area

Don’t press these people - make a connection first and then let them make up their own mind. The more relaxed and easygoing you are when talking to them, the better results you will get.

When pressured these people can feel discomfort and start avoiding you.

Protruding Cheeks and Big Jaws

These people are accustomed to getting their way. It is very important to show respect for their opinions and viewpoints - if you don’t do it they will probably not listen to you.

Getting them on your side can win over more people.

Pear Shaped Head

People with pear shaped heads like to be consulted. Ask for their opinion again and again and again, because when you won’t they will put up emotional walls. Once an emotional wall is erected it is very difficult to get around it.

Diamond Shaped Head

These people are usually very impatiant and they don’t have time to waste. If you want to win these people over you need to get to the point quickly - this is especially true if they also have high ears.

Freight Train Line

If these people get excited or start talking, they may be difficult to stop. Don’t worry - just wait patiently until they have finished and acknowledge their point of view before offering your position.

Reserved Features

These people have small mouths, thin lips, deep-set eyes and ears close to the head. They hold themselves in and are not outgoing. You cannot assume that you know what they are thinking or that they are agreeing when they nod their heads - that just means they heard what you said.

Face Reading - Eyes

It is often said that eyes are the mirror of the soul. Whenever reading a persons face it is important to take a good look at the eyes - they never lie.

Large Eye

Make sure that these people are looking at you when you are talking. These people take in information best when they can see it. If possible - use charts and draw pictures to make your point. This is also true for people with small ears.

Straight Bottom Lids

These people are mistrustful and suspicious - before you can win them over you need to gain their trust. Once the trust is established they will be your loyal supporters.

Eyes Angle Down

These people tend to look for problems. Don’t be too enthusiastic, and refrain from being jovial. They think that life is serious.

Eyes Angle Up

These people are the optimists. Tell them how great everything is going to be. They always expect everything to work out well.

Bulging Eyes

You may have a hard time trying to get your point across to these people, because they won’t stop talking. Be careful about interrupting because they may get their feelings hurt.

Recessed Eyes

These people look like they are agreeing with you when nodding their heads., but actually, they are analyzing everything and need some time to think things over. Don’t push them - just give them enough information so they can make up their own minds.

Face Reading - Eyebrows

Eyebrows and often considered to be a part of eyes but actually they are separate physical features - that’s also how how face reading experts treat them. It is important to read both features separately in order to get a good insight into the inner workings of a person.

Eyebrows are strong indicators of how a person thinks.

Straight Eyebrows

These are idea people. When trying to communicate a new idea, be sure that it is based on facts.

Continuous Eyebrows

These are powerful thinkers whose minds are always at work. Let them tell you some of their ideas and they will be happy.

Thin Eyebrows

These people need reassurance - especially if the eyebrows are high, round and pencil thin. They are also concerned with being judged, they want to be above reproach. When talking a sincere compliment can help pave way. You should also remember that these people are often self-conscious.

Tangled Eyebrows

These people will test your position by taking a devil’s advocate stance. Don’t start waffling when they challenge you - just explain your side and give facts. Don’t let them intimidate you - they just like to shake things up to test the validity of information.

Curved Eyebrows

These are people oriented individuals. Give them anecdotes and personal stories about whatever you are trying to get across. Explaining your idea to these people is not enough - you need to show how it works in the real world.

Angled Eyebrows

For a good relationship let them know that their opinions are important and allow them to feel in control. If possible, ask for their opinions and how you can assist them.

Managerial Eyebrows

It is OK to use all the details and technicalities with these people. You must know what you are talking about if you want them to trust you.

Winged Eyebrows

These people are visionaries. It’s best to use some facts but cut out excessive detail. Be ready to show the big picture and paint an enthusiastic vision of possibilities.

Face Reading - Nose

Straight Nose

These people respect logic. When communicating with them, avoid everything that is not clear and logical and stick to the facts. Try avoiding emotional appeals and have good answers when they question something.

Bump on Bridge of Nose

Take care not to make these people feel concerned. You can state your position as strongly as you want, but you must also stay open to their ideas if they become feisty.

These people consider themselves good negotiators.

Concave (ski jump)

These are people who respond to emotion. If you want them to accept an idea or buy a product, be sure to show them how good they will feel or how good it will make someone else feel.

Arched Nose

These people appreciate beauty and creative new approaches. Be willing to listen and appreciate their ideas and creative solutions.

They like when others have to implement their ideas.

Face Reading - Mouth

Our mouths are sources of huge amounts of vocal information, but what can they say to those willing to put their face reading abilities to the test?

Big gap in front teeth

These people can be unpredictable, but they are willing to take the risk. Given a choice between staying with what they’ve got, or taking a chance on it all, they will often choose to go for it.

Crooked bottom teeth

These people always see both sides of arguments and therefore can have trouble making up their minds. Reassuring them that they are making a good decision may be the most important feedback you can give them.

Mouth turns down

These people are wary of what others tell them. If you are trying to sell him something, it may be helpful to make a very balanced pitch by pointing out a few flaws or showing other alternatives to what you are selling. Your unexpected candor will help gain their trust.

Bigger upper lip

For these people it is important to be authentic. They connect less to what you say and more to what you are. A slick presentation may sound phony and they are quick to spot deception. When communicating with these people the best advice is to relax and be yourself.

Want to become a face reading expert?

This was only a short introductory course to face reading. If you now consider yourself to be a face reading expert you are deeply mistaken. True experts can distinguish between hundreds of facial features while this blog post only has 34 examples. For in depth face reading information I would suggest reading a book. While I haven’t been able to get my hands on all of them the 2 best one’s are definitely Amazing Face Reading and The Power of Face Reading. The first book is also where all the pictures are taken from.

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Top Ten Craziest Leaders in History (Auckland, New Zealand)

Throughout history, we have witnessed the rise and fall of countless rulers. Many of them did a really admirable job that their names are written in countless history books. Others still linger in our consciousness today not because of their delightful contributions to mankind but their crazy, twisted ways.

“Crazy” is a very vague word. It can refer to someone mentally ill, utterly evil or just plain ridiculous. Whatever your definition of this word is, here are the top ten craziest leaders in world history.

10. KIM JONG IL (North Korea)

For many people, his name suits him well. Kim Jong Il is really as ill as any leader can get. The current ruler of North Korea, he succeeded his father and the founder of North Korea, Kim Il-sung. He did not just replace his father, he proclaimed himself “Eternal President.” He has been consistently criticized by many contemporary leaders and international organizations for his lack of commitment to make the peninsula free of nuclear weapons.

The country also holds large concentration camps where 50,000 people including women and children who are accused of political crimes are being held. Violations of human rights are being reported left and right — murdering babies and enslaving inmates.

While his country is suffering, he enjoys a very luxurious lifestyle. He boasts North Korea’s finest wine cellar, containing 10,000 bottles of expensive wine. He also purchases bottles of Hennessy Cognac worth $700,000 every year. He had also spent more than $20 million on 200 Mercedes Benz S500 sedans added to the country’s pile of 7,000 Mercedes. He is also a huge movie fan with a collection of over 20,000 tapes.

Craziest quote: “National defense is the sacred duty of the young and all other people. “

Craziest moment: He showed off his country’s nuclear power by conducting two rounds of missile tests on July 5, 2006. The tests received immense negative reactions from the international community. But hey, it actually worked for him! Haha. Clever.


Some people think they are fragile. Some people think they are transparent. But no person in his right mind would think that he is made of glass. Charles VI the Foolish was driven mad by a tragic incident called “Ball of the Burned,” where countless knights and ladies got roasted to death. The king’s life was spared by the heroic Duchess of Berry. Since then, the king became very extremely violent, lashing out at any person who came near him.

Then, he started believing that he was made of glass. He had thick iron bars inserted into his clothes to avoid “shattering.” And because his movements were restricted because of his “fragile nature,” he completely forgot about hygiene. He became so filthy that his body was infested with lice, pushing his wife Isabeau to embark upon lengthy affairs one after another. His reign was regarded as the lowest point of the history of France.


Ivan IV was the first ruler of Russia to take the title of Tsar. Also known as Ivan the Terrible, this ruler is one of the most vicious mass murderers ever to live. In 1570, strongly believing that the elite of the city of Novgorod was planning to defect to Poland. he led an army and built walls around the city so that people could not escape. He would release his wrath by forcing 500 to 1000 people to be gathered and had them tortured and massacred in front of him and his son. This would happen every single day. In 1581, his daughter-in-law had a miscarriage after she was beaten by Ivan for wearing immodest clothes. This caused his son to engage in a heated argument with him. You wouldn’t want to argue with Ivan.

So what happened with the son? Let’s just say that he didn’t come out of the room alive after being stricken by his dad with a pointed staff.

Craziest quote: “To shave the beard was a sin that the blood of all the martyrs could not cleanse.’“

Craziest moment: The daily massacre of Novgorod.

7. ADOLF HITLER (Germany)

Adolf Hitler’s rise was a nightmare to the rest of the world. To many, this all-powerful Fuehrer was the incarnation of evil. Compared with him, other leaders like Franco and Mussolini looked novices when it comes to bringing terror to the world. Humanity sank to the abyss when he rose to power. His policies and ambitions of racial subjugation and territorial conquest had brought too much destruction and death to tens of millions of people. He ordered the Holocaust, the most well-known genocide in history, killing more than six million Jews just for being Jewish. Even with that fact alone, it is clear how sick and crazy this ruler was.

Craziest quote: “I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature.”

Craziest moment: The Holocaust.

6. JOSEF STALIN (Soviet Union)

Josef Stalin was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. During his reign, Ukraine suffered from a widespread famine. It was so great that many had considered it to be an act of genocide on the part of the government. The total number killed in that period alone is said to have reached 10 million. The famine was not caused by any natural disaster or economic crisis. It was caused by direct administrative and political decisions. Stalin also ordered the killings of any person who was considered an enemy of the state. All in all, the total number of casualties that Stalin’s reign produces ranges from 10 million to 60 million. Others claim it was even more. His spot on this list is not because of any mental illness but sheer cruelty.

Craziest quote: “Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.”

Craziest moment: The famine he imposed on Ukraine was sick enough. But it was just the tip of the iceberg.

5. POL POT (Cambodia)

Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979 and leader of the Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot is Southeast Asia’s version of Mao, Hitler or Stalin. Pol Pot almost completely ruined Cambodia’s culture by murdering the intellectuals in the country. Those who were just wearing glasses would be murdered. He had his own people massacred at a rate twice as fast as Hitler’s Nazi killed Jews. And it wasn’t just simple murders. He allotted and set up killing fields were people would be tortured then murdered.

During his reign, disease spread and starvation continued to send people to their agonizing death. Cambodians were living in absolute horror day and night. All these killed two million Cambodians. That’s one-third of the country’s population. Yes, Stalin, Mao and Hitler ordered the killings of much more people but given a longer term, Pol Pot would have exceeded their records.

Craziest quote: “I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.” Pffft. My ass.
Craziest moment: Every single moment of his reign.

4. VLAD THE IMPALER (Wallachia)

Vlad the Impaler, more popularly known as Dracula, was a prince known for killing people by impalement. But it wasn’t just impalement he was fond of. He also used several other forms of torture including disembowelment, flaying, burning, strangulation and boiling. The prince tortured thousands of people as he feasted while being surrounded by impaled corpses on stakes. He ordered the killing of every person in the city of Amlas. That’s around 20,000 people including women and children. He liked cutting off noses and ears, too.

He was particularly mad at boyars because it had been a pattern in history that boyars overthrew the ruling prince. Because of that and the fact that his father was assassinated by a boyar, he invited the boyars to his home and after a feast, he had the old ones impaled and the young ones enslaved. Once, he also invited the poor and sick of Wallachia to his home in Tirgiviste for a feast. After everyone ate and drank, he had the entire hall set on fire, killing everyone in it.

3. IDI AMIN (Uganda)

This Ugandan ruler executed 9000 soldiers from his own army during his first year of power. That’s two-thirds of the entire army force of the country. Who in his right mind would incapacitate his OWN military force? In 1975, he smugly declared himself to be “President for life.” That same year, he also staged a publicity stunt for the media, forcing white residents of the country’s capital city Kampala to carry him while he was sitting on a throne.

He also forced them to recite a loyalty oath and kneel before him. He also had the decapitation of the country’s political prisoners and broadcast the entire event on TV. He specified that the victims should be in white so everyone could easily see the blood.

Aside from that, he announced that he had defeated the British and wanted him to be called the “Conqueror of the British Empire.” How crazy is that?

Craziest quote: “I am the hero of Africa.“ Really, now?
Craziest moment: In 1972, he expelled 40,000 to 80,000 Pakistanis and Indians from the country after claiming that he had received “a message from God” in a dream.


Saparmurat Niyazov was the epitome of a deranged narcissist. First, he adopted the name “Turkmenbashi,” which literally means “leader of all ethnic Turkmen.” Next, like Amin, he declared himself “President for Life.” Then, he changed Turkmenistan into the unique country that it is now.

He changed the name of the airport in Asgabat, the capital city, to Turkmenbashi. He also replaced the name of the port city of Krasnovodsk to Turkmenbashi. Not only that, he also changed the name of many schools and streets to Turkmenbashi. A 670-pound meteorite came landing in the country; it was named Turkmenbashi. And believe it or not, he even renamed the month of January to, yep, Turkmenbashi. Gee, why are you not surprised?

He also ordered that his face be used as the logo of TV stations and appear on every bottle of vodka as well as every watch and clock in the country.

Apart from his self-aggrandizing changes, he also did several head-spinning, mind-blowing measures. In 2004, he had giant ice palace built in the middle of Karakum, the hottest desert in central Asia. The palace also included a bizarre zoo with penguins. Here are some more:

  • He banned opera and ballet.
  • Young men were forbidden to grow beard and long hair.
  • News readers were prohibited to wear make-up.
  • Libraries were ordered shut because, as Turkmenbashi cited, an average Turkmen does not read books.
  • Listening to recorded music and radio was also banned, as well as lip-synching. Run for your life Ashlee Simpson!

Craziest quote: “Let the life of every Turkmen be as beautiful as our melons,”

Craziest moment: In 1994, he established a national holiday in honor of a melon. Today, the second Sunday of August is Turkmenistan’s National Melon Day.

1. CALIGULA (Ancient Rome)

Caligula loved his horse so much that he would give it jeweled necklaces and marbled stable complete with furniture and own servants. He also had a temple built and made his horse the priest of that temple.

He also had an insatiable sexual appetite. Particularly attracted to young women, he even committed incest with his three sisters.

In his first year of reign, he attended a wedding and ended up running off with the bride. He married her and divorced her after a few days. He also had intimate relations with men including Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, his sister Drusilla’s husband. Later, he forced Drusilla to marry him. Drusilla got pregnant but Caligula couldn’t wait to see his son so he disemboweled her to pluck the fetus from her womb. The next year, he had Lepidus murdered.

Caligula also demanded that he be honored and worshiped as a god. He erected a golden statue of his image and had it dressed the same way as he was every single freakin’ day. He also made himself believe that he was as great, if not greater than Jupiter. The actor Apelles was once asked who was greater between Jupiter and Caligula. If you’re wondering what Apelles’s answer was, well, Caligula had him chopped to pieces with a whip and praised his voice while he groaned. That wasn’t a pretty answer, no?

Craziest quote: To his senators, “My horse can do a better job than many of you men!”

Craziest moment: He proposed that his horse be one of the senators. Some claim that it wasn’t a proposal. He actually made his horse one of his senators.

Yes, the world is filled with crazy people. Some of them, we should be thankful for. To name some — Vincent Van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, etc. On the other hand, some will be remembered as utterly vicious and just plain crazy. You know which side the ten leaders above belong.

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