Reading faces of our leaders

In the animal kingdom, the faculty of leadership always rests upon the true merit. According to animal ideas, the leader must prove his power or vacate the position. Family influence here goes for nothing. Deeds alone entitle the conquering buck to the possession of the does, the right to whom he has had to earn the most valiant and hard fought battles.

Historically speaking, the dysfunctional personal characteristics and destructive behaviour of leaders have always inflicted serious and enduring harm on Kashmiris. Lemming’s obedience would provide opportunities for our toxic leaders to exploit followers for personal gain and aggrandizement to unapologetically destroy people they were offered to lead. Initially they would charm, but then ultimately end up cheating and engaging in a wide range of destructive behaviours and indulging in unethical activities and feeding followers the grand illusions that articulate grandiose, unrealistic, and privileged utopias (azaadi, bijli, pani, sadak) to appear as omniscient, omnipotent saviours though actually impairing the capacity of masses to act independently and rationally.

For selecting a human machine as our leader we have normally no guidelines to judge, by the form or looks of an individual, whether he combines the faculties and capacities which are needed for that role. If it were merely a matter of digging the soil, any man is competent that has the normal use of his limbs and the requisite muscular development. Beyond this man cannot judge by the looks alone, of the suitability of an individual for any given position. Form of human body and face can be an indication to judge human character. Face is the index of all existing states and conditions, a register of moral, mental, and physical conditions. It writes in living letters of our characters. Leaders may be of many forms and possess a great variety and degrees) of faculties. Yet with all these differences many of their traits are in common. Leaders needs broad and comprehensive mind with wide knowledge, sound judgment in practical affairs together with a strong sense of equity. With the varied nature of leadership qualities, a physiognomic analysis, ‘trait-wise’, hopefully should make readers wiser to know what we should look for in leaders.

The decisive facial signs of ‘Firmness’ are the length downward and forward of the chin, projecting cheek bones and a square, bony forehead. Predominance of the bony system and the large bones and joints, square hands and fingers, prominent knuckles and flat bony feet are indicators of strong constitution, great good health and large ‘Firmness’ required of a leader.

‘Conscientious’ leaders have wide chin; bones of face and body straight and square, a straight mouth and good coloured body. ‘Patriotism’ is shown by fullness of chin below and adjoining the under-lip. Fullness at the sides of the under-lip, adjacent to ‘Patriotism’ is the sign of ‘Love of Home’ (the country).

‘Amativeness’ is shown by fullness, redness and moisture of the center of the upper-lip, large convex eyes, rounding, and muscular body, round limbs and muscular hands and fingers. The principal facial signs of ‘Force’ are large convex eyes, round or oval face, large mouth, heavy and wide lower jaw, wide nostrils, square jaws, strong and square bones, round head, heavy eyebrows, round muscular ears setting well out of the head. The facial signs for ‘Resistance’ are large round nose, large nostrils, curing of lower jaw bone, rounding of the sides of the forehead, besides the compressed mouth and closed teeth while in action, and short wide teeth, short thick necks.

The principal sign for ‘Self-esteem’ is the erect carriage, high head, erect shoulders, chin slightly carried forward and feet turned outward. Those with high ‘Self-esteem’ have long upper lip. Long and thin ears, long and thin neck, and long and thin legs are bodily signs of ‘Cautiousness’. Length and breadth of the nose is the sign of the highest degree of ‘Caution’. ‘Secretiveness’ means compressed and thin lips, small mouth, half closed, peeping eyes, furtive, stealthy looks, and long lashes.

The most decided facial sign for ‘Sublimity’ is seen in the peculiar development of the tip of the nose, causing the outer corners at the top of the rounded and full externally to width of the tip of the nose. Large, full eyes are secondary signs. Signs of ‘Acquisitiveness’ are thick heavy upper eyelid, fullness and breadth of the sides of the nose just above the nostril. The sign of ‘Constructiveness’ is well rounded out at the sides just below the bridge, being known by rounding out of temples, round bones and round muscles that give the highest capacity for ‘Construction’.

The most prominent sign for the faculty of ‘Human nature’ is found in the height of the tip of the nose above the plane of face out and above the surrounding part. General size of the entire nasal organ usually accompanies a gifted endowment of ‘Human nature’. Height and width of nasal bone at the part just below the bridge is the most decided sign for ‘Veneration’. Width combined with height discloses the possession of the highest degree of ‘Veneration’.

‘Executivenesss’ is found in the bridge of the nose, above the sign of ‘Veneration’.

The most executive noses are long and broad as well as high, with large nostrils, large mouth and large eyes. The principal sign for ‘Self-will’ is the fullness of muscle at the root of the nose at its junction with the forehead. Width of the bony structure between eyes is the sign of ‘Good Judgment’ in configuration and memory of the ‘Form’ or shape of things observed. The large, filing out of the muscles in the middle of the lower part of forehead, between the terminus of the eyebrows and above the root of the nose is the sign of ‘Observation’. ‘Memory of events’ is expressed in the general fullness of the upper and middle portion of the forehead. ‘Locality’, the ability to recollect places, positions, directions visited is found in the fullness of the muscles at the place near the point of memory of events, surrounded by the other muscular signs. ‘Time’ and ‘Order’ are found in the form of a pair shaped face, small chin thin cheeks, relatively small nose and thin lips while as ‘Calculation’ is found in the space observed between the outer terminus of the eye brow and the outer angle of the eye.  ‘Causality’ and ‘Comparison’ are found as high, broad bridge of the nose conjoined to the length of this organ.

A great statesman requires a gift of ‘Eloquence’. The facial sign of this is found in the large full bright convex eyes with fullness under eyes, rounding head above the temples, full lips full cheeks, full throat, and wide nostrils, high and broad nose.