CPC Women in Business Blog Post Contest: Winner for July is Naomi Tickle

Who Am I Who Are You
by Naomi R. Tickle
We all read faces from the moment we meet someone, we get a sense about who that person is. Over the years we subconsciously record these patterns and when we see someone’s face it triggers off a connection or memory we have noticed in the past. Face Pattern Recognition, which is the relationship between the facial structure and personality, provides us with a tool that helps us to better understand people we meet with.


Face Pattern Recognition has been well researched over the years. It is a more scientific approach that studies the relationship between the facial structure and personality. In other words the shape of the face is the template to our inner blue print, which indicates our innate strengths and challenges. Many of these features or abilities can be seen at the time of birth, such as writing, music, design, detail, perfectionist, controller, the historian and many others. By time the child has reached puberty the traits are for most part fully formed. The environment can have a negative or positive impact. It doesn’t change the trait.

As we go through life we are exposed to many different situations. We also experience non-supportive remarks such as – you’ll never be any good at that or what do you want to do that for. And in many cases the child can be so criticized by well-meaning parents that it can put their lives on hold. They are never good enough. The face provides a map or reference point that reminds us about who we really are. It also explains the personality challenges we have and gives us a "heads up" on how our style of communication may be effecting others. The more we are aware of how we come across to our friends, family, coworkers and clients the better the relationship.

For example – Tolerance is determined by the width of the eye compared to the space between the eyes. An individual with close set eyes will sometimes over react to situations until they are bigger than life. Where an individual with wide set eyes is more laid back and will see their partner, fellow coworker or even client, over respond to situations which leaves the wide set eye person puzzled by such behavior. To be accurate one has to know how to measure the trait.

A man sent in a set of his photos for a career assessment. It was immediately noticed that he had the critical trait. The outer corners of his eyes were lower than the inner corner. This he inherited from his parents. He was asked what it was like to grow up in that environment. He didn’t want to go there, it had been so painful. Noticing his gift for music, rounded outer edge of the ear, it was suggested he take up a musical instrument. Apparently he had attended the Los Angeles School of music and got so criticized that he dropped out. It opened up the old wounds. He was encouraged to take up his music again, which he did and joined a group of musicians. All it took was a set of photographs and three emails to help him reconnect with his passion again.

Face Pattern Recognition provides a tool that helps us to better understand the people we meet with and to reconnect with who we are. No other system offers such immediate access as to What Makes People Tick and Why. It takes out the guess work and provides an awareness of why people are the way they are. Choice always supercedes structure.  Knowing more about the people we work with helps to improve communications and build customer relations.


Shared by Dr. Cheryl Cottle
Creator & Administrator of CPC Women in Business


© Copyright 2011 by Dr. Cheryl Cottle of Cottle’s Professional Consulting. All Rights Reserved! 

About: Naomi Tickle is CPC Women in Business winner of the Blog Post Contest for the month of July, 2011. Naomi Tickle is an International speaker, career consultant and author of What Makes People Tick and Why. You can contact her at her website!