the Morphopsychology is the discipline without scientific approval that investigates the character and personality, The way to face the life, the capacities and the attitudes of the people through the observation of the particularities and generalities of its face.
Morphopsychology: towards a theory of the personality of the face
At the morphological level, and according to the theory of morphopsychology, the human face can be divided into three differentiated domains, And the predominance of one or the other field over the others can be a good indicator of a person’s temperament and personality. It can also give us some good clues about what kind of intelligence you have: cerebral, sentimental or instinctive.
Types of intelligence according to the shape of the face
- Cerebral: The most pronounced region is that which includes the skull and the forehead; also including the eyebrows and eyes and temples. This area tells us about the person’s thinking. In general, the larger the upper area of the head, the greater the subject’s ability to process information and it will be best exercised in activities that require reflection and calculation.
- Sentimental: The most prominent area is the cheekbones, cheeks and nose. They are usually people whose emotions overwhelm them, very empathetic, and endowed with skills related to loving and caring for others. This middle zone of the face therefore indicates the degree of emotion.
- instinctive: The dominant morphological zone is the lower jaw, the mouth and the chin. These are people who tend to adopt attitudes and behaviors dominated by impulses and instincts. In general terms, the greater prominence of this area of the face is usually associated with additional personality. aggressive and temperamental.
- dilation: The dilated face is reminiscent of a freshly cut grape: round, rounded. In contrast, a slightly dilated face is more reminiscent of a raisin, the skin being more gathered around the bone structure of the face.
- the dilated they are generally more open and communicative, docile, cordial, helpful and kind, according to the postulates of morphopsychology. They seek physical contact with others.
- the retreatInstead, they seek safety and protection, are more adaptable to their environment and any lifestyle, and are not very social. Rather, they are characterized by their loneliness and prudence. Their way of being makes them seen as something rude.
Other morphopsychological indicators
the Marco: Experts in morphopsychology use the frame as a synonym for the bony construction of the face, and its width reveals the degree of vitality and energy of the subject. This variable tells us about the physical power from subject.
the receivers: The nose, mouth and eyes are closely related to the frame. If, as we have seen, the framework predicts a person’s energy reserves, the size of the receptors indicates which of them is spending the most or the least. energy.
the at: Refers to the firmness and the degree of musculation present in the factions of the face. It is associated with level of vitality of the subject, and is used to predict whether the person’s vital predisposition is active or passive.
the modeling: The contour of the face indicates the degree of socialization praise of the person, and whether their predisposition is more associated with intransigence or adaptation:
They often have problems adapting to the environment and can be unpredictable in their reactions. They are extreme in their feelings and emotions, and live their lives with a passion for both love and hate.
This tells us that the subject tends to socialize and work, being a mixture of affability and disposition to activity, personal effort and tenacity.
Very characteristic of sensitive and vulnerable people, they have difficulty in relating to others and can be nervous and rebellious.
This type of face suggests a great receptivity and facility for personal relationships, as well as an accessible and benevolent character.
Areas of application of morphopsychology
Morforpsychology can be a good source of information, especially for people professionally engaged in the field of human relations and in direct contact with the public:
• In the business and enterprise sector
It facilitates the process of selecting personnel according to the needs of the business and can be used to achieve greater harmony within the professional team. It allows to have notions on the personality of the individual (whether partner or client), thus using the best communication strategies.
• In the field of psychology
It facilitates the understanding of the preliminary notions of personality of the patients, helping to establish pre-diagnoses which can make the therapeutic process more fluid.
• In the field of education and teaching
It provides teachers with indicators to optimize each student’s abilities and motivational strategies to use. Knowing certain keys related to the face and personality that derive from these traits, teachers can identify certain weaknesses and strengths of each of their students, being able to suggest a teaching style more suited to each student.
• Among specialists in social activities
Social workers and educators, sports coaches, journalists … can benefit from morphopsychology in the sense of being able to anticipate the reactions and attitudes of the people with whom they must work on a daily basis.
Reviews of morphopsychology
As with everything pseudosciences, Its principles and laws are based on observation, intuition or, at best, scientific research which has revealed correlation between two variables (In this case, a peculiarity of the face and a personality trait). Since it would be completely absurd to assert an absolute relationship between possessing a physiognomic trait and exhibiting a personality trait, most supporters of morphopsychology argue its veracity in these correlations, which being obtained by scientific analysis, should not to be despised. In any case, the veracity of such theories is very limited and his theses are generally based on axioms rather than on data studied according to the scientific method.
However, the authenticity of morphopsychology lies in the conceptions of genetic determinism of character, a theory totally refuted by countless studies which show the decisive influence of education and the social and cultural environment on the personality., The tastes and attitudes of the individual, as we could see in the article by psychologist Adrián Trlglia “Are we slaves to our genes?”.