THE 70/30% RATIO FOR ROMANTIC COMPATIBILITY
Face Reading is an ancient psychological system of character reading. Abraham
Lincoln chose his Cabinet using these skills, and Aristotle used Face Reading to
hand-select the generals for Alexander the Great, who won dominion over the ancient
All life involves understanding others. Our personal success and happiness
depend on it. Face reading gives us the inner track in relationships. It looks at the
core of a person and tells us who he really is.
Your face tells the story of your life. Like a tracker in the Old West, everything
is there for someone who knows how to look. We look at people, but we don’t really
see them. Face Reading will teach you how to see and understand them as you never
With Face Reading the original idea is to list a person’s facial features and then
assign to each one psychological meaning(s) that would be true for that person. Our
emotional and spiritual life is recorded in the body, and especially in the face; so the
facial features express our innate way of thinking and behaving. (Example: rounding
in the cheeks and eye areas expresses more warmth and feeling, and these are the
facial feature meanings for those areas.)
I have taken the concept of facial features and divided them into three categories:
1. Those features we are born with (as in the shape of the ear lobe, eye color, hair
2. Features which reflect how we would like to look (make-up, hair coloring)
3. Those that are the result of accidents, skin cancer, orthodontia and/or plastic surgery
(scarring, facial burns, teeth straightening)
Because face reading focuses on facial features, which are universal for all ethnic
groups, ages, and genders, two people can be romantically compatible even though
they come from different continents or ethnic backgrounds. The key is that their
facial features are similar. For intimate relationships to be lasting and harmonious,
70% of the facial features for a couple must match or be similar. Would this get boring
to have someone whose inner flow is like ours? No. That is where the 30% difference
in the facial features comes in. It adds the spark or chemistry.
The secret to reading a person’s face is to read what you see and then look for
the consistent themes. (Please note that Face Reading is a tool for self-understanding
and introspection and is not a replacement for professional counseling or medical
When I started studying Face Reading in 1985, I read all the books on this topic
and realized that what made this system so difficult to practice accurately was that
in various books the same facial feature had contradictory psychological interpretations.
This was impossible to reconcile, and was at best very frustrating! Using my
clinical medical research background (UCSD), I took the data from 10,000 peoples’
faces (in my 500 classes and private sessions) and the feedback they gave me about
each of their facial features. The psychological meanings under each facial feature illustrated
in this book have been validated on a minimum of 50 people who said these
meanings are 100% accurate for them. So, this is how feature by feature, I compiled
hundreds of facial features and their psychological meanings.
In romantic compatibility we are comparing two faces. We are looking for 70%
similar and 30% different facial features. What does this mean?
“Matching” or “similar” Facial Features are:
1. Facial Features are exactly the same.
Both people have black hair or visible eyelids or square foreheads.
2. The eye colors are of the same intensity of color.
One has deep brown eyes, and the other has deep hazel eyes. One has light
blue eyes, and other has light green eyes.
3. The majority of the shapes of the features are similar.
Both have feeling predominant in their faces: rounded foreheads, round lower
eye areas, and full cheeks. Both have physical or angular features: huge
jaws, arched eyebrows and high cheek bones. Both have sensitive features:
narrow faces, fine bone structure, and close set eyes.
4. The textures in their features are the same.
Both have thick hair and eyebrows. Both have curly hair.
5. The radiance from the eyes is the same.
Eye radiance is the degree of warmth, compassion, and love that radiates
from a person’s eyes. It is the barometer for soul development.
But can people who are opposites attract and have happy lives together? Absolutely!
The facial features in this short booklet are just a few of the thousands of
features possible. Can your partner have none of these qualities listed for “Harmony,
Money, and Great Communication” and be a wonderful partner and parent? Of
course! It would be impossible to list all the facial features which make people emotionally
and spiritually unique and special.
In the following pages I have given just a beginning level of Face Reading – some
specific skills you can use to attract a wonderful partner. If you need extra help, please
contact me directly to get a personal face reading. I’ve helped hundreds of people to
choose satisfying careers that match their inner gifts and talents. For a reading, go to
my website and find “How to Get a Personal Reading” under the book section (www.
(c) Copyright, October, 2012, Barbara Roberts. All rights reserved.