Saturday, May 31, 2008
For a thousand years after the collapse of the Roman Empire, Arabian scholars served as caretakers of the Greco-Roman physiognomic tradition. Avicenna (980-1027 A.D.), a Persian physician, philosopher, and scientist, refined the art of character judgment in his de Animalibus.
Posted by Laura Rose at 5:16 AM
Friday, May 30, 2008
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Sunday, May 25, 2008
The eyes that angle down from the inner to the outer corners is called Critical Perception.
This person is skilled in seeing the flaw or error immediately, whether it is in themselves or others.
They can be relied upon to offer solutions. In fact, they often feel it is their mission in life to do so.
They notice both the weak and strong points, but because they are perfectionists and problem-solvers, they usually focus on what they perceive to be wrong.
Joyce Carol Oates, well-known novelist, has this trait to the extreme. Read her comment.
Posted by Laura Rose at 6:24 AM
c 1800 B.C. – early writings in ancient Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) spoke of the relationship between physical appearance, temperament and behavior. Duan, son of the Egyptian King, Khertu, penned a lengthy poem that likened man’s appearance with the nature of his activity.
Posted by Laura Rose at 6:21 AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The backward balance person is more interested in what is accomplished than in how they might appear.
They will take the time to check out the task at hand with what has worked before. They have so many brain cells devoted to memory, that they are at an advantage tapping into this vast databank.
They often are the quiet “power behind the throne” of famous people. They simply do not need the public acknowledgement and recognition of the forward balance person.
They tend to hang onto past memories, especially those are not negative. They have a tape that constantly runs in their head and can sounds like a broken record, going over and over the past.
Tip About Others ☻ Help these people to worry less about what others may think or say. They have no control over others anyway. Applaud them for their willingness to share the spotlight with others. Congratulate them on their progress and successes.
Tip About You ☻ Use your wonderful abilities to be helpful, considerate and caring. Focus your energy outside of yourself, instead of running the tape of the past over and over. Recall the good times and positive accomplishments of yourself and others.
Let go of vindictive thoughts or relishing the other person “getting what is coming to them.” Practice forgiveness of yourself and others. Direct your attention to what will get you ahead in the future.
Posted by Laura Rose at 6:06 PM
The forward balance person likes to rise to the occasion and can be quite dynamic. They look to the future and rarely look back into the past.
They have showmanship ability and can be natural leaders. They do crave attention, recognition, and appreciation for their efforts.
People with this trait are like thoroughbred race horses, thriving on applause and looking for approval.
In an effort to be the center of attention, they may be too loud, put other people down, and ham it up in order be recognized.
Many performers, CEO’s and heads of political parties are forward balance.
Tip About Others ☻ The backward or past focused people do not care for the approval of others, nor do they need a lot of recognition. What they want from you is consistent performance, not excuses.
Tip About You ☻ If you are constantly worried about the future and about what people think of you, perhaps it is time to slow down and look at what needs to be accomplished for everyone’s benefit.
Give others equal time in the limelight and be sure you have a stage or an arena where you can shine and be recognized.
Remember to praise and acknowledge your co-workers and other important people in your life.
Posted by Laura Rose at 6:03 PM