Facial Dominance
Certification Workshop
Full Bottom Lip
Full Upper Lip
What is Your Facial Dominance?
Certification Workshop
Our next Certification Workshop is being held July 19 - 21, 2013. If you are truly interested in using this tool in every interaction you have, then making the workshop is your next step in the process.
There is no requirement to attend the program except a desire to become an amazing face reader. We have had people who did not even own a book, participate and pass with flying colors.
If you are interested, call Ann at 682-365-5298 for more information and to register.
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June 2013 Newsletter



Some of our greatest challenges in communication arise from a lack of appreciation of the other person's perspective. We are devoting this newsletter to gaining a deeper connection with others by using Amazing Face Reading to predict and understand their mental perspective... whether  their approach in the moment is "right brained" or "left brained". For over a hundred years scientist have known that the left and right hemispheres of our brains have different functions. It was a generally held belief that the left hemisphere was dominant and essential in our ability to think and reason while the right brain was seen as nature's back-up plan and a subsidiary for the left brain. However, recent breakthroughs in neuroscience have turned this traditional thinking on its head. (see The Master and his Emissary by Iain McGilchrist).

The view of the world from the perspective of the left hemisphere is so different from the right brain's point of view that it is almost like they occupy opposing realities. The left brain sees the world as a re-presented virtual reality which reduces experience to abstracted concepts that it already knows. We might think of Mr. Spock from the Star Trek series portraying this kind of dominance. The right brain on the other hand is the seat of our present moment life experiences and it supplies context and connectedness together with empathy and emotional understanding. The right brain is essential in our relationships with others.

Truthfully, we could not function if we didn't have both hemispheres, yet very few of us are perfectly balanced. For most of us, one hemisphere or the other dominates depending on the circumstances and our underlying predilection. Amazing Face Reading can be a valuable tool to help us understand which of these very different world views the other person is inhabiting at that moment and how to relate to them on their own terms. Below are a few examples.

Full Bottom Lip
"The first thing I do when reading a face is to divide it down the middle into left and right halves", I explain at every talk. The left and right side of the face are controlled by the different hemispheres of the brain and thus give us different types of insights. In addition, there are many features on a face that carry clues as to whether they reflect a right brained or left brained stance regardless of where they are found on the face.
For example, our bottom lip has a left brain orientation. It reflects a point of view that is concerned with evaluating, analyzing, naming and talking about our external world. It is more comfortable dealing with objects, mechanical "things", and the pieces that make up a whole. Its focus has a chronological and sequential aspect that divides our experience into segments of time. 
A person with a full bottom lip and a very thin upper lip is much more comfortable in a left brained discussion. They would be at home talking about plans, projects, ideas, and external distinctions. However, they would not be as comfortable in a deep emotional discussion about their true personal feelings. Additionally, they may be somewhat dismissive of anything that, for them, is totally new and not already in their realm of experience. 
Full Upper Lip
upper lip
The upper lip is more reflective of a right brained approach. I recently noticed that on the television program "The Voice" that one of the judges when especially moved by a contestant's performance would bite and completely hide his bottom lip. In this unconscious gesture he was signaling that he was so caught up in his emotional response to the performance that he could not immediately analyze it. He was just letting himself be moved by the experience.  
A much larger upper lip with a significantly smaller bottom lip identifies a person who listens with their feelings even  more than they listen to the words being spoken. They often have a natural ability to spot deception since they are quick to spot glitches between the words being used and the expected congruent pattern recognition of gestures, facial expressions and tone of voice that should accompany the words.
They can immediately "feel" when the speaker's words are inconsistent with their non-verbal communications. As a side note people with extra large upper lips will often feel compelled to expose what they see as the other person's deception. Additionally, when their "deception bells" go off they are disinclined to buy the other person's explanations if it still contradicts their right brain's intuitions.    
What is Your Facial Dominance?  
Of course, striking a balance between our left and right brains would  be optimal and would normally produce the best outcome. Ideally our right brain would take in what is new, grasp the whole picture and its inherent interrelations and then pass it on to the left brain. The left brain's gift is to be able to take what is infinitely complex, constantly evolving, changing,  fluent, and completely interrelated and uncertain and break it down into a represented reality that can then be understood and manipulated to create plans and options.
The left brain should then pass this processed and evaluated information back to the right brain for a final "gut  check" before taking action. Unfortunately, in most of us, one hemisphere or the other usually dominates, thus we divide the world into what we label as left and right brained people.
When the left brain is dominate to the extreme we see people who can be "book brilliant" but who have an inability to connect and relate to others, as we sometimes see in Asperger's syndrome. When  the right bran is overly dominant, as seen in some artists, the person is seen as being a "space cadet" or an "air head". While they may have incredible artistic gifts and insights they often cannot verbalize what they feel and they may be challenged with schedules or with any requirements of being on time. Which is your type? In the upcoming newsletters we will be giving more facial features that can help you decide.
Previous newsletters may be found posted on my website: www.amazingfacereading.com.   Please take a look.
Thank you for your interest. I welcome your comments, questions and observations. You can e-mail me directly at mac@amazingfacereading.com  or my business partner, Ann Marks,
at ann@amazingfacereading.com. Your feedback is valuable.
My goal is to develop and use Amazing Face Reading as a tool to see everyone more clearly and compassionately. I really believe we can understand every person we meet on a deeper level.
Mac Fulfer
Amazing Face Reading