The Art & Science of Face Reading – How to Instantly Connect with Anyone

24 April 2019 marks International Administrative Professionals Day and to show our appreciation for secretaries, we organised a workshop for administrative professionals within our network in HUONE Singapore. Nick Jarvis Tan covered The Art & Science of Face Reading.  

A face can be read like a map that points the way to a deeper understanding of yourself and of every person you meet. And just like a map, this information is available to anyone who can read it. The art of face reading is a wonderful and powerful personality-profiling tool when used to create understanding and openness.

Learning how to instantly profile, understand and connect with anyone you meet or work with is a super-skill that enables you to deepen your connection and communication.

Our face features tell a story

The eyebrows are a strong indicator of a person’s thought process. If the job calls for a person who is very people conscious, then round eyebrows will signify that the person thinks about people, cares about people and is compassionate towards them. If the eyebrows are straight, this usually indicates that the person prefers a logical approach to things and want technical details. They appreciate logic and often need facts before making up their minds about things.

To know whether someone is an over performer, look out for the achievement line in-between the bottom of the lip and chin. These are people who tend to go above and beyond their required job description, in other words, they come with their ‘own batteries”. If you offer these people verbal affirmations, you can be assured of their continued hard work for the company.

People with full cheeks have the ability to build consensus and get people on their bandwagon. If it is necessary for a team to work together or make joint decisions, a person with round cheeks can be very effective with his or her peers.

If you see someone with a large nose, these are people who most likely need to make a major contribution to the workplace. They want to have a big impact wherever they are. These people will likely make a significant difference if given the chance. However, if they are micromanaged, they will feel bogged down and not produce to their potential. When put in managerial or supervisory positions, they will often make solid contributions.

Knowing how to read people based on their features allows you to gain insights into a person’s mental attitude and character traits. It is also useful in recognising and verifying people’s needs and personal preference.

We are all natural facial profiler and investigator, we do not “judge” people, we “profile” people. From the time we were born, we have been “profiling” people since we were babies and will continue to do so well through our adult life. Learning this super-spy skill which is based on the science of epigenetics and social psychology will give our natural profiling sense an edge other others and allow us to interact more effectively with co-workers, subordinates, bosses and stakeholders

Assistant seminar day Nick 800x800pxNick Jarvis Tan

Nick Jarvis Tan is an award-winning behavioural scientist who specializes in maximising human performance, as well as fostering human connectedness in the workplace. He draws from the best practices and the latest research in the fields of business, psychology, behavioural and cognitive sciences to equip individuals, teams and organizations with the skills and knowledge they need to achieve high performance and workplace collaboration.

For high learning, impactful and unforgettable corporate keynote or workshop, you may contact Nick at or +65 8121 9648.

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