Today’s reading of Vice President Joe Biden completes our follow-up readings prompted by our contributing to Laurie Nadel’s Huffington Post article of a couple weeks ago, What the Candidates’ Faces Reveal.
Once again, let me remind you that when you read someone’s face you do not know why they make the choices they make, what they think, and what processes they use in their life. What you can know is their inherent personality and behaviors, and the innate gifts and challenges associated with them.
Vice President Joe Biden
In Taoist / Chinese Face Reading and Facial Diagnosis, we use the metaphors of the natural Five Elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water to describe certain personality traits. Like President Obama , Governor Romney, and Congressman Ryan, Vice President Joe Biden has the Elemental personality of Wood which I read from his rectangular face, particularly his upper face.
Again, let me say that it’s not surprising that each of the four candidates has Wood as a primary Element since Wood people are natural leaders with lots of drive, passion and focus, and who also are innately competitive, driven, aggressive and pursue power. It’s hard to imagine running for national office without a healthy dose of each of these characteristics, for good and bad.
VP Biden’s other primary Element is Fire which is evident by his animated face and expressions which you can see in almost any photograph or video, and by the oval shape of his lower face. He and President Obama share their primary Wood and Fire Element personality traits, though President Obama has more Wood behaviors and VP Biden has more Fire behaviors.
Ears : VP Biden’s ears are set back, farther from his cheekbones, which signifies someone who relies on their intelligence more than their feelings to sort their concerns. This is a good balance for a Fire personality who has more than their fair share of looking at concerns from their heart.
Hairline : The Vice President’s hairline was a classic M-shape in his middle years, connoting perception, creativity and warmth. Recently, his hairline is less M-shape, which happens often with age, and more square shaped, indicating he is reliable, follows direction and seeks recognition.
Forehead : His prominent forehead indicates that he spends time in his head, is strong-willed, persevering and egalitarian.
Brow bones : VP Biden is the only one of the four candidates that we are reading for the Huffington Post that does not have prominent brow bones, indicating that he is not unduly concerned about being in control or being controlled.
Eyebrows : VP Biden’s eyebrows appear shorter in the last few years, but it is appearance not a literal change. Nevertheless, it indicates that he may not ask for assistance as often as he had previously, preferring to do it himself.
Eyes : Like President Obama, VP Biden has the quintessential Fire Element sparkle in his eyes indicating that he is social, and that he takes in and gives out equally, and, in especially his case, readily seeks fun and adventure even in mundane situations.
Yin Tong : (the area between the eyes) VP Biden has one prominent line called a Suspended Needle in his Yin Tong which indicates separation, either literally or emotionally, from father in youth.
Cheekbones : The Vice President has average height and set of his cheekbones indicating that he has a normally healthy sense of his own authority.
Cheeks : VP Biden has average sized cheeks indicating an average sense of confidence. Yet, when the Vice President smiles, his cheeks are emphasized (as they are when we all smile), giving him the appearance, and most likely the feeling, of a greater confidence.
Nose : The Vice President has a straight nose, quite noticeable from his profile, which signals that he is loyal, disciplined, fair, yet impatient. Outward appearance is important.
Mouth : While the Vice President’s lips are thin (more so with age) his mouth appears relaxed, especially as he smiles easily and frequently. Thin lips, in general, connote someone who seeks control, especially looking for an intellectual solution rather than an emotional one.
Jaws : His average size and set jaws indicate that he has good determination and a willingness to fight for self and his beliefs.
Chin : Vice President Biden has a square shape chin that reveals him to be reliable, straight forward, and strong-willed.
This concludes our readings of the four primary presidential candidates. Later this week and beyond we will answer some of your questions regarding our readings.