A ‘Love’-ly Groove? What Does Your Philtrum Say about You?
The philtrum is the vertical groove in the middle of the upper lip between the top lip and the nose. Its name comes from the Greek philtron, which means “love potion,” and was so named because the ancient Greeks believed this was one of the most erogenous zones of the body.
The philtrum mustache was made quite popular by silent-screen star Charlie Chaplin, but it feel out of favor when Hitler began to sport one.
In Mien Shiang we look at the philtrum to determine creativity, emotional aspects of fertility and desire for children, stress, and sensitivity.
If you have a short philtrum, you certainly do not like to be teased, even if it is good-natured. You have probably been called touchy, especially if you grew up with impish siblings.
Those with a long philtrum not only do not mind good-natured teasing, they love it. They love practical jokes, even if they are the target; they’re the ideal good sports about everything.
You probably know without looking in the mirror whether or not you like to be teased, but take a look anyway and see if the length of your philtrum corresponds to your teasing-threshold.
We shouldn’t have to say it, but it’s good to remember that any mean-spirited teasing is, well, . . . mean. No matter how long your philtrum is!
(Taken from my book THE FACE READER : Discover Anyone’s Personality, Compatibility, Talents, and Challenges through Chinese Face Reading.)