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Reading People by their Photographs

  1. Richawriter profile image97
    Richawriterposted 3 years ago

    I hope I've put this in the right section.

    Reading people by their photographs.

    I've always wondered about this because it seems its something I'm able to do quite accurately at least for most people, so I've been told by those I've read.

    I don't predict futures or know intimate details of said people, I'm not psychic.

    What I can do is describe the type of person they are simply by examining their faces, the way they stand, the expression on their face and the lines etc. From that I can then prognosticate which career they are likely to pursue with the greatest chance of success and the types of choices they are likely to make.

    Would you say that this is is the result of having a high EQ, empathy or some kind of psychic ability?

    I'm not saying it's any of those. I'd just like to know what you guys think and if anyone else is able to read people from studying their picture.

    Thanks.

    Rich

    1. Richawriter profile image97
      Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It appears as though this thread is about as interesting as an empty room - which incidentally is what this is ... apart from poor ole Richawriter!!

      Now I'm talking to myself ....

      Erm ... right, should I just leave now?

      I dunno, why not hang around and hope for some attention?

      ummmmmm, nah, that'd be like living on Mars, dead boring .... or dead AND boring!

      What are you prattling on about now?

      Nothing. Where's the exit?

      Down and to the left.

      Ah, yes, I submit!

      Shut up.

      Okay.

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        Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        lol... aw, Ill throw you a bone.

        Does it mean you have a high EQ or are you just judgmental? lol
        Maybe you have learned to judge a book by it's cover?

        1. Richawriter profile image97
          Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Woof woof, (gnaw ... chomp ... snap ...........gulp - gulp) ah thanks, that was nice although it did leave a lump in my throat.

          You could say I'm judgmental - yes but to be honest, I don't do that. I meet someone and take them as they are. If they are nice to me, I'll return the sentiment, otherwise - syanara.

          I'm just able to notice things, that's all.

          Thanks though Beth. You saved me from myself there!

      2. kess profile image60
        kessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        How did you get involved in this sort of thing?

        Generally speaking the mind is so creative, it can make sense of the things it focuses on.

        Some have unusually talents simple because they allow them self to focus on some seemingly mundane activity, until they have a new perspective which allows them to do  unusual things.

        1. Richawriter profile image97
          Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Kess,

          I'll have to try this 'talking to myself" malarkey more often. It got me some bites!!! Maybe it's good to be a little insane after all...

          Well, Kess, I think your point about focusing on things is spot on. In my youth I was fairly quiet and as such, became a people watcher I guess. I never judged, I simply watched and saw how people acted and which movements and behaviors were associated with which emotions etc.

          Thanks.

          1. kess profile image60
            kessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            The best teacher is the self, you know when you are taught from yourself when you know that you know.

            Others can teach you, but it is not very effective because you most likely will retain elements of doubtfulness.

            So even if you are taught of another concerning anything, it good to hear from self, so that, that knowledge will be established.

            So you got it right,quiet observation, without being critical is key.

            1. Richawriter profile image97
              Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Very wise words right there my friend.

              Thanks for adding food for thought here Kess.

              The discussion, although one of the shortest in the annals of Hubpages history, left me with some useful tidbits to nibble on.

              I'm happy now.

              Thank you and Happy Christmas!

              Richard

    2. DoubleScorpion profile image86
      DoubleScorpionposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Some people are more perceptive than others in noticing the small details. The FBI, CIA and a few other government agencies actually train agents to be able to do this kind of thing. Some, such as yourself, it just comes natually.

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        Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I noticed your name is Double Scorpion. I have a pretty high EQ myself.

      2. Richawriter profile image97
        Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, that's interesting and doesn't surprise me one bit.

        They were trained by experts and psychologists more than likely. Could it be that I too was, in a sense, trained unknowingly by myself? I ask that because I have always been a people watcher. People fascinate me and I'm always watching and listening, in fact I listen far more than I speak!

        Perhaps that has helped my sense faculties to become attuned to people's frequencies so to speak.

        Thanks for your input.

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      Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Let's just say for the sack of argument that you are better at reading people than the average, how can you possible know you are correct in predicting which career they would likely pursue with the greatest chance of success? Do they pursue 10 different careers so that you can see if your prediction is correct? Or are you just attempting to take money from the gullible?

      1. Richawriter profile image97
        Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Radman,

        I wasn't saying that I make money from it or anything, nor do I assume that I'm correct. I've been told on many occasions by people who asked me to read them that I'm correct and I certainly am not arrogant enough to assume I'm always correct. On the contrary, I'm sure I am wrong sometimes.

        Although I appreciate your trying to build more discussion here my friend.

        Thanks for commenting.

        Happy Christmas and may you have an awesome new year too.

        Rich

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          Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Random strangers walk up to you and ask you to read their photos?

          1. Richawriter profile image97
            Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            No, that's never happened, really.

            One day, someone asked me to look at this photograph of a person they were about to work with and they already knew all they needed to know. They just wanted to check I guess. I told them how I felt about that person and what I saw from the image and they were like "Yes, that's exactly it! That's her reputation, how she always is."

            After that a couple more people associated with this person asked me to do the same and I had the same results.

            Later, people I met online asked me for help with their future's and what not and I said, "Well, I'm not psychic but I've heard I can read pictures well so let me give it a go." They did. It worked out the same. I read them well, almost perfectly and from that, together, we were able to work out a career path and goals for them.

            I wouldn't dream of using it as a source of money. Not in a million years.

            Once again though, I appreciate your inquisitiveness as it gives more time for contemplation on the subject.

            Richard

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              Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I see, so if I showed you an old picture you be able to tell us what the person is like and what they do for a living? We could test that you know?

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                Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                You're so funny. Why do you care about this? lol

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                  Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Why do you care that I care?

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                    Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Why do you care that I care that you care?

    4. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'll bite...

      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/7453251_f248.jpg

      1. Richawriter profile image97
        Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Ah, great, thanks.

        I love this picture by the way. Actually very expressive.

        From the picture, the hair, eyes, smile and face structure overall I see that this person is:

        Gentle
        Compassionate
        Intuitive
        Unassuming
        Kind
        Generous
        Sweet
        Loving
        Timid (when young)
        Quiet
        Introspective
        Romantic
        Easily hurt (when young)
        Possibly a water sign like Pisces or Aquarius or even Aries
        Imaginative
        Creative
        Fiery temper that builds up and explodes rather than in stops and starts like most people
        Feels a need to help people and do the right thing deep down, less inclined to think about herself. Prefers to put others before herself and will do so at times without hesitation although that may change with age.

        Started off teens as a quiet student at school, a dreamer who did pretty well. May have been teased or bullied. As this person grew older she become stronger rather than weaker and at the same time stopped being taken advantage of, not she was to a massive extent or anything. Probably had one or two bouts of depression due to her deep thinking and analyzing nature but she got over it and is now, at this point in time, stoic and strong and very independent.

        Possible careers
        Artist
        Writer
        Psychologist
        Vet
        Teacher
        Carer
        Physical Therapist

        I can be wrong though, I'll admit that. But I definitely see those things in this girl though I can't see the actual events that occurred in her life.

        I may have come across as judgmental or presumptuous but I promise you that's not me.

        Thanks.

        Richawriter

        1. snakeslane profile image82
          snakeslaneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That is a very generous reading Richa, thanks for taking the time. I will have to get back to you on this, I am exhausted at the moment and hardly able to put a sentence together.

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          Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I think it's funny cause you see her thru a man's eyes. She is a knock out and it's going to affect the way you perceive her.

          1. Richawriter profile image97
            Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I'd tell you it doesn't make a difference but would it matter?

            Look Beth, at least you speak to me with a little respect and I can see you are simply being inquisitive.

            With that one comment though, I'm stymied. Nothing I can say - with the reputation men have in general - will make a difference so ... blurghhhhhhhhhh, oh well.

            Still, at least you made me feel less lonely trapped in this little box with the gray line thingies around it.
            wink

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              Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Im sorry... I wasn't trying to be unkind... I was just imagining... thinking of seeing that pic from your point of view. I tend to do that sometimes... and I was thinking, she could be a total witch, but with those big brown eyes and pretty face... he's gonna be affected, and your words did tend to reflect a man affected. lol... But who knows, maybe you got her spot on. I spose you could use her bio and blogs, but still... there are some ppl who are simply perceptive and maybe that's all it is... or maybe you have a supernatural gift... If so there's a fellow here who can lend you his mask and his cape. wink

              No, don't be offended. As you're trying to categorize her, I am doing my own categorizing I spose... it aint no thing, don't let it bother you.

              1. Richawriter profile image97
                Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                No I'm not offended, Beth.

                I know where you are coming from, in fact, I have learned one thing from this - a very very important lesson and I intend to keep it with me as a reminder.

                I've learned that it is probably rude to go around staring at people, analyzing them and saying, "You are this type and you are this way inclined...."

                Okay that came out really weird!

                Let me put it this way. I am more perceptive but I know it's not telepathy, or anything supernatural. I would never be so arrogant to think that. That guy can keep his cape and tights thanks, bit too restricting if you ask me! Why not just go Tarzan?

                Then again, it's something definitely best kept to myself as I look like a judgmental, opportunistic conman who is out to fool people and that was never my intent.

                You know it's normal though right? For humans to categorize within seconds of meeting or even interacting online with someone. It happens on a subconscious level though, so I guess I'll keep it there from now on.

                Thank you everyone who joined in the discussion even Rad Man. Most of all though, thanks Beth for adding your very unique (in a great way) perspective to this.

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                  Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  lol. You're welcome... but just a heads up... just cause you want the thread to end, doesn't mean it will... ppl are funny that way.

                  1. Richawriter profile image97
                    Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Yeah, I know.

                    Let's just say I have a little 'history' here on these forums!!!

                    Me and a certain person who I think is gone now, had a row that went on and on and on and on. Probably lost in the annals of Hubpages lore now but I'm sure it's in there somewhere.

                    I thought that thread would end - I was very very wrong!!! haha

                    I'll be around if it continues though.

                    I'll be seeing you on another thread perhaps Beth.

                    Nice to know you.

    5. EncephaloiDead profile image60
      EncephaloiDeadposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I would say it's pure guesswork. I would also say it's highly unlikely your examinations are accurate. You can't tell much about anyone from a photograph, that is ridiculous.

      1. Richawriter profile image97
        Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, of course.

        Are you still seeking attention? Oh alright then.

        Here you are.

        You are right, of course. Do you know why you are right?

        Because it's your opinion, coming from your mind my friend, not mine and by that token, in your own eyes, by the light of your own intellect - you my friend - are unequivocally, unquestionably, undoubtedly correct - in your own eyes and who am I to question that?

        Exactly.

        Thanks for your enlightening input.

        I wish for more of it.

        1. EncephaloiDead profile image60
          EncephaloiDeadposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Uh, I'm responding to your claims.



          You are the one making the claim so you would obviously be the one questioning that. So far, you have yet to support your claim in any way. Why should anyone believe such a ridiculous claim? Or, are you just trying to get attention?

          1. Richawriter profile image97
            Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            What is a claim but an assertion by one who is seeking to entice others into believing him.

            If you read my question - the original one - you'll see that I wasn't making claims per se, at least not for the sake of making claims as you say. Therefore, your argument is again - moot and utterly pointless.

            It was a question. You have answered that question. Of course the answer itself referred to the topic of the question being ridiculous, but we both know your answer is what was really ridiculous because rather than answer my innocent question, you choose to become a troublemaker.

            By all means hang around and fish. You'll find there are no fish in this pond, not of the ilk you seek, anyway.

            1. EncephaloiDead profile image60
              EncephaloiDeadposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              But, when the claim is extraordinary, as is with yours, it requires extraordinary evidence, which you have yet to produce.



              Then, that would make this thread moot and utterly pointless unless your intention was to seek attention.



              You were the one creating threads to seek attention, that would be a troublemaker.



              True, there is nothing here to see from the ilk who seek attention.

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                Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Did you guess which character I associate with you yet?

                1. EncephaloiDead profile image60
                  EncephaloiDeadposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  So you ever stop insulting people?

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                    Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Why do you assume I am insulting you? It is one of my favorite characters. he cracks me up constantly.

                2. Richawriter profile image97
                  Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Your logic is as a colander, full of holes.

                  Where are you getting this?

                  By your impeccable logic, everybody who has ever posted a thread here  is 'seeking attention.'

                  Give me a break please.

                  Of course, the people here are creating threads for attention - duh - I thought that was the whole point of a forum - no?

                  "Then, that would make this thread moot and utterly pointless unless your intention was to seek attention." Good god, did you really just think that?

                  YES, I was seeking attention. I had a question to ask (Just as in EVERY other thread in the history of forums). hahaha

                  You, on the other hand, scuttled in here and thought, "Hey, wait a minute, there's a possible victim there that I can sink my .... ermm ... nevermind ...." You fished into someone else' thread and waited, because only by answering you, would I be giving you the attention you so dearly crave.

                  "Nothing here to see from the ilk who seek attention."

                  Okay, then. That sentence makes absolutely no comprehensible sense at all.

                  Do try again because on that occasion, you more aimed at yourself than at me which I'm sure wasn't the 'aim' was it?

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                    Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    wait, wait, wait. lol
                    Did you mean to reply to my post?

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      Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Notice that you asked wether IQ, empathy or your psychic ability was an explanation for your ability, and not wether we think you have an ability.


      No where is your ability up for question. You stated it as fact.

      1. Richawriter profile image97
        Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Well then, Rad Man.

        Then it's clear. I don't in fact have an ability and therefore should not have even posed this question.

        I was wrong to do so and gave the wrong impression by the way I chose to word my post.

        I didn't set out to fool anyone.

        Thank you though.

        I've learned a lesson here.

        Richard

        1. kess profile image60
          kessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Don't feel too bad, remember that because of you  that were able get some "fresh meat" and you are not worst of in anyway.

          Take a page out of Beth's book, she knows how to roll with the punches and she enjoys every bit of it.

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            Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Well not *every bit.

          2. Richawriter profile image97
            Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Good advice, Kess.

            I'll just stick to writing hubs, I guess.

            Merry Christmas and Happy New Year buddy!

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    Rad Manposted 2 years ago

    No long vague lists of attributes please.

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8604304_f248.jpg

    1. Disappearinghead profile image90
      Disappearingheadposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I`ll have a go.

      His name is Richard, married 43 years, has a daughter named Kate, and two grandchildren, aged 12 and 10. He used to play squashon Thursdays, but gave it up 12 years ago due to a dodgy knee. He now spends his time mowing the lawn, "going to the ball game" with his buddies, and fixing up and old Ford Mustang. By the way he is also loving, kind, intuitive, unassuming.... ad infinitum.

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        Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        He's a golfer.

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          Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          One would think that with the majority of men who have once golfed you be right, but I can safely say he has never swung a golf club.

          But I do like the try. The odds were on your side.

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            Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            It was the shirt, I think.

          2. Richawriter profile image97
            Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Listen, Mr. Self Righteous.

            You came in here all guns blazing on a harmless thread which was asking a harmless question and you were not rude?

            Get over yourself, please.

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        Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, you are bang on about the loving and kind part. You have a gift as that is the only person I know who fits that description.

      3. Richawriter profile image97
        Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you.

        I understand what you mean.

        Thanks for 'putting me in my place.'

        I know that in order for you to sit smugly, satisfied that your message got through, you need me to answer and attack or defend myself.

        I'll answer but I will neither attack nor defend myself.

        Go back to my original post and you'll see that I was here with the best of intentions, merely exploring and hoping the helpful hubpages community would lend a hand - as they so often do for each other.

        Then Richard, who shares my name, came along and turned it into a witch hunt.

        I'll explain to you what happened and make it clear seeing as your head is slowly (or quickly) disappearing.

        I wanted help
        Came here to ask
        my intentions were good
        once the question is explored and answered
        It's thanks and goodbye from me
        Richard came along
        Looked, judged and thought
        Oh God, there's another one of those weirdos
        Cheating, and conning people
        I must assume hero status here
        Spandex on, cape on
        "Dead or alive, you are answering to me!"
        What he and you fail to grasp,
        Is that I asked
        Not coerced,
        I sought,
        Not bought,
        but go ahead and blame if you must
        but then again, you can't get a-head can you,
        coz yours is disappearing!

        Live a little and enjoy your New Year and take off the damn spandex please, you don't wear it well at all.

        Richard, 33 years old, has a son and is married. Asked a simple question and was accused of being a charlatan! hmmmmmm yeah okay, which one of us is 43? (Sigh, I'm in here now and see that I referred to that as 43 years old, not married for 43 years old!) Oh well, gotta laugh!!!!

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          Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Would you like me to repost all those names you've called me? We can now add self righteous to the list. Never attack, indeed.

          Where is this other Richard?

          1. Richawriter profile image97
            Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Never mind the Richard thing. I mistook disappearinghead's comment as meaning you.

            Look. I'm not going to fight this out with you. It's pointless.

            You wrongly assumed. I reacted. You reacted. Game over.

            I'm not going to - and I'd appreciate it if you didn't too - react anymore.

            I've had a beer (may have another, after all it is Christmas - ish time) and I'm done with arguing and I'm certainly not going to prove myself to you when that was never the aim of this thread.

            Once again, I extend my hand to you in good will.

            Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

            Richard

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        Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Apparently he's also British. lol

  3. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 2 years ago

    Hmmm, not sure how we could ascertain proof with any certainty with this small sampling of one photo reading, it is pretty subjective obviously. I could confirm or dispute the qualities attributed to me, but I'm not going there.

    1. Richawriter profile image97
      Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I understand that and I did say that I've been wrong.

      My intent was never to prove myself.

      I only wanted to start a discussion, not to prove I'm a mind reader or anything. I'm far from that.

      I read a handful of photos once - for fun - and it turned out I got some things right. That doesn't mean I'm even on the same level as a tarot reader or any of the other professionals. I'm not, that's for sure.

      I guess in the beginning I should have been more clear with my experience and my purpose.

      My bad.

      1. snakeslane profile image82
        snakeslaneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I'm ok with that, I see this as I said earlier as a sociable experience (the photo reading offer) and that is what I found, by the way I'm going to have it framed! smile

        1. Richawriter profile image97
          Richawriterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That's awesome!

          Merry Christmas to you and may you have a wonderful New Year.

          1. snakeslane profile image82
            snakeslaneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks again Richawriter, Happy New Year to you.

 
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