Thursday 21 September 2017

Niamh Horan: The eyes have it – and the nose, and the chin, and the eyebrows . . .

oseph McGuire, who studies physiognomy, gives take on some famous faces

FACE-OFF: Niamh Horan with face reader Joseph McGuire.
FACE-OFF: Niamh Horan with face reader Joseph McGuire.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

William Shakespeare once mused that "there is no art to find the mind's construction in the face" but one man has revolved his life around doing just that.

Wicklow man Joseph McGuire has studied physiognomy – or face reading – for decades and believes he can tell a person's personality, stress patterns, work skills, past life, finances and even spot future health ailments by studying a person's visage.

The 3,000-year-old Chinese medicine is now used by a number of the top US Fortune 500 companies such as Nike, CNN, Proctor and Gamble and IBM to gain advantages in business.

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