metoposcopy


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metoposcopy

(ˌmɛtəʊˈpɒskəpɪ)
n
the prediction of a person's fortune, or the reading of a person's character, through the examination of the forehead or face

metoposcopy

the art or science of physiognomy; the attempt to discern a person’s character from the study of the facial features. — metoposcopist, n., — metoposcopic, metoposcopical, adj.
See also: Facial Features

metoposcopy

A method of assessing character and fortune from lines on the forehead.
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The descriptions of less familiar or forgotten works often amaze, such as Richard Saunders's work on metoposcopy, "the art of reading the hieroglyphics of the soul on the page of the face" which discusses what the position of facial moles reveals.
A similar way of thinking is often used to account for the practices of those physiognomists who engaged in metoposcopy and who predicted both people's characters and their future primarily by the shape of their forehead(39) This evidence suggests that the overall purpose of Physiognomy was practical and ethical.