The term physiognomy relates to the features of the body - especially the face - and the use of these features to infer the characterstics or personality of the person. In this way, it is closely related to phrenology. In China and other Asian cultures, formal systems of face reading techniques developed sometime in the first millenia b.c., integrated with religious beliefs such as Confucianism. In Western cultures, a fascination with face reading can be traced as far back as the ancient Greeks.

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British Dental Journal: Physiognomy and Teeth
An ethnographic study among young and middle-aged Hong Kong adults, which aimed to investigate the context of traditional beliefs in Chinese physiognomy in the Hong Kong SAR, China.
Digital Physiognomy Software
Allows the user to select facial features to assemble an identical image of your face and to determine a person's psychological characteristics. Screenshots, downloads, and examples of face reading.
Face Frontiers
Promotes a book, 'In Your Face' by Bill Cordingley, and gives an overview of the history and uses of this practice.
People Reading
Bill Whiteside's way of face reading and how to use it in personal and professional relationships.
The Skeptic's Dictionary: Physiognomy
Skeptical definition of this practice.

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