Your Face Shape Gives Deep Insight Into Your Personality

by Elyse Wanshel
Elyse is a Senior Writer at She enjoys tacos, kickboxing, and naming animals. In fact, she named two of her mother’s six cockatiels Mr. and Mrs. Featherbottom.

Most of us assume we have a round face.

However, if you look in the mirror and trace the outline of your face’s reflection with some old lipstick, you’ll discover there’s so much more to its shape than just a circle.

You might find that your face may resemble more of a heart, oval, or diamond shape  or perhaps a combination of them all.

And, much like the color of your eyes speak volumes about your personality, this unique shape could unveil many things about you!

“Your face shape tends to reveal your basic personality and your overall approach to life,” says Jean Haner, an expert in face reading and author of The Wisdom of Your Face, which is based on 3,000-year-old face reading techniques.

Jean Haner says most people don’t have a distinct face shape, but rather a combination of a few shapes. However, there is usually one dominate shape you can base your face on.

To see what your face says about you, first establish your shape using the lipstick/mirror trick. Once you have that, continue to our exclusive below to see what your face shape says about you.

What shape is your face? Was your corresponding analysis accurate? Let us know in the comments below!


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A diamond face is pointed at the forehead and chin but wide in the middle.

Someone who has this type of face likes to be in control, and everything they touch seems to sparkle. They are very detail-oriented and because of that, “they produce quality work,” says Jean Haner.

A person with this type of face also communicates well, and is very precise with their words. Yet, just like a diamond, the things that come out of their mouth can sometimes cut you like a knife. “They can also be sharp with their words too, if you cross them the wrong way,” she added.

Someone who has this type of face should show off their cheekbones and avoid short bangs.

Celebrities who have this kind of face include Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Hurley, Taylor Swift, and Meg Ryan.


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An oval face “is longer than wide, with a jaw that is narrower than the cheekbones,” says Jean Haner. Basically, your cheekbones are the widest part of your face.

People with this type of face are practical and methodical overachievers. And though they are ambitious, their words are like honey; they always know the right thing to say to make someone else feel good.

But because of this need to comfort and welcome people, their words sometimes prevent them from being completely honest.

Because of its balanced proportions, an oval face is often considered the ideal facial shape; it’s easier to style and can pull off any haircut or jewelry.

Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly had an oval face shape, as does Beyonce.


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A wide forehead and a strong jawline are the main characteristics for a square face.

People with square faces are buzzing with energy and have really high stamina. Because of this, they love to take on big projects.

They also have a strong wit and analytical mind. They are natural-born leaders who always remain calm and collected, even in high-stress environments.

Women with this type of face look great with long hair, especially when it’s full of soft waves.

Actresses with this face shape include Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore, and Angelina Jolie.


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If you have a wide forehead and narrow chin, you have a heart-shaped face.

People with heart-shaped faces do indeed have a lot of heart, are very creative, and have a strong intuition. Yet, they can be a little pushy.

“It speaks to someone who has incredible inner strength but can also be stubborn because they are so strong-minded,” says Jean Haner.

Like square faces, they have a oodles of oomph. In fact, Haner says, ‘They’re like little energizer bunnies.”

Yet, their strength doesn’t come from stamina; it comes from inner power.

A classic example of this face shape can be seen in actress Reese Witherspoon or Scarlett Johansson.


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A triangle face shape is defined by a narrow forehead but a wide jawline.

People with triangular faces tend to be creative, artistic, and sensitive — but don’t cross them because they’re also fiery!

They also tend to be very successful due to their driven, determined nature.

‘This shape means you usually want to be in charge,” said Haner to Cosmopolitan. “And the more narrow your forehead is at toward the top of the person’s head, the more they have to be in control.”

Actresses like Jennifer Aniston, Minnie Driver, and Geena Davis have a classically triangular face.


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A rectangle face shape, also referred to as “oblong,” is long and squared off at the forehead and chin.

People with this type of face are deep thinkers and value logic, but they often overthink things.

They prefer not to talk about their feelings, and they love to plan. They are strategic and efficient.

Due to a need to work off their inner tension that they don’t express verbally, they tend to work out in order to escape their own heads.

People who have this face shape include Sarah Jessica Parker, Demi Moore, and Teri Hatcher.

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