The Reading Facial Gestures IQ Matrix explores how to better recognize and understand the meaning of various facial expressions and gestures. We are typically very conscious of the way we express ourselves verbally. The words we speak communicate what’s on our mind. However, people don’t always say what’s on their mind. In fact, people may hold back and refrain from speaking their mind in various social situations, or may even consciously choose to mislead us with their choice of words. As such, their words will often not reveal what they are thinking and feeling internally. However, what’s hidden within still expresses itself externally through people’s facial gestures in numerous ways. We can therefore oftentimes get a pretty good understanding of what’s on a person’s mind through a simple observation of their face.
All four branches of the Reading Facial Gestures map explore various expressions and gestures people make and the underlying meaning behind them. The map isolates the head, face, cheeks, chin, mouth, lips, eyes, teeth, tongue, nose and forehead and examines how people typically use their face to express their thoughts, emotions and feelings in a variety of ways.
It’s important to note that no facial gesture should be looked at in isolation. There are numerous gestures that are expressed in a very similar way that lead to very different underlying thoughts and emotions. It’s therefore paramount to look for patterns within a combination of gestures before jumping to any conclusions about what the other person might be thinking, emotionalizing or feeling.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your daily interactions with others and you will progressively develop the ability to look beyond the words people speak. You will no longer take people’s words at face value; instead you will have the ability to see, hear, and feel beyond those words and into the underlying thoughts, emotions and feelings that express themselves through people’s facial gestures.
When you purchase the Reading Facial Gestures IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
About the MindManager file format
This file can be opened and edited using MindManager mind mapping software. Alternatively you can also use iMindMap or the free mind mapping software xMind to open this map. Please however be aware that opening this file using another software besides MindManager will alter the formatting of the map. However, all content will be intact and the map can still be edited and reformatted to suit your purposes. This file is zipped and can be unzipped using file archiver software. We recommend you use the free open source 7-zip software.
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