FACES & CHARACTERS

Manual of Morphosypchology

What is Morphopsychology?

Morpho-psychology (often referred to as face reading) is a very precise diagnostic tool to understand an individual’s personality and character, and strengths and weaknesses, through the study of facial characteristics. 

This work by Dr. Louis Corman brings together 50 years of studying the relationships between facial forms and personality traits. In 1937, Louis Corman discovered the laws that govern these relationships, from which he then created the science which he called Morphopsychology.

This manual demonstrates that morphopsychology rigorously obeys En esta obra demuestra que la morfopsicología obedece a leyes rigurosas basadas principalmente en el doble movimiento vital que consiste en la expansión y en la retracción. También muestra que, adquirido el conocimiento de estas leyes morfopsicológicas, su aplicación desemboca en un arte, que conduce hacia un conocimiento en profundidad de las personalidades individuales, a través de la lectura de los rasgos de su rostro.

La Morfopsicología es también un método para conocerse mejor a uno mismo, para echarnos una lúcida mirada hacia el destino interior que motiva y dirige la existencia de cada uno de nosotros..

Faces & Characters

This work by Dr. Louis Corman brings together 50 years of studying the relationships between facial forms and personality traits. In 1937, Louis Corman discovered the laws that govern these relationships, from which he then created the science which he called Morphopsychology.

This manual demonstrates that morphopsychology rigorously obeys En esta obra demuestra que la morfopsicología obedece a leyes rigurosas basadas principalmente en el doble movimiento vital que consiste en la expansión y en la retracción. También muestra que, adquirido el conocimiento de estas leyes morfopsicológicas, su aplicación desemboca en un arte, que conduce hacia un conocimiento en profundidad de las personalidades individuales, a través de la lectura de los rasgos de su rostro.

La Morfopsicología es también un método para conocerse mejor a uno mismo, para echarnos una lúcida mirada hacia el destino interior que motiva y dirige la existencia de cada uno de nosotros..

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Reader reviews

A congenial tone within the scientific nature of the book.

The principles of Morphopsychology are explained, some issues remain unresolved, and although some themes are reiterated, the explanations are thorough.

Francisco

The book is very scientific and the chapters are well organised. 

It’s a good book to have on your bookshelf to consult when needed.

Client

The author

Author

Dr. Louis Corman

(1901-1995) was a French psychiatrist and psychologist. He created Morphopsychology, a discipline that studies the relationship between facial features and personality traits. He is also internationally renowned for creating the ‘Patte Noire’ test and making key modifications to the ‘Dessin de famille’ test and as a result it is the most used technique in clinical practice for the better understanding of children.

He was born in 1901 in Roubaix, northern France. He studied medicine at the Sorbonne University, Paris. He became the head of the department of Adult Psychiatry in Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris and in the late 1930s worked at the Saint-Jacques Hospital, Nantes (West France) where he founded the department of Child Psychiatry and ran from 1934 to 1968.

To better understand children with communication difficulties, he studied the relation between their facial features and their psychological traits. In 1937 he developed the concept of Morphopsychology by publishing his first book on the subject, Quinze leçons de morphopsychologie (15 lessons on Morphopsychology). From his first publication, Louis Corman established a specific typology/classification to replace the old ones (like the one in characterology). Louis Corman published many books, his more important work on Morphopsychology being the book of 1985 called Visages et caractères (Faces and personalities).

In 1980 he founded the Société Française de Morphopsychologie (French Society for Morphopsychology) to spread and teach this pseudo-science, under the motto “not judging but understanding.” Nowadays it is still the reference around the world for Morphopsychologist training and to spread this discipline. Louis Corman died on April 13, 1995 in Nantes (West France) at the age of 94.

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