The way your face is shaped, be it heart, diamond or oval, can say a lot about who you are as a person.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on September 26, 2019. It has since been updated.
When you look in the mirror, more often than not, you're more focused on small details. "Are my eyes looking puffy again? What about my skin? I need to sleep better." While a string of thoughts run through your head, have you ever stopped to simply look at your face and take in the beauty of it? Have you traced the outline of your face and figured what shape it is? Or wondered how much it has changed through the years? Your face reveals the depth of your soul more often than you realize.
And the shape of your face could share interesting details about your personality. Is your face a square or a diamond? Or maybe, a heart?
Otherwise known as "oblong", the rectangular face is long and squared off at the forehead and chin. If you have a face like this, you're the type of person who constantly indulges in deep thoughts about life and existence; you like to gather more knowledge about the world. You value logic and make reasonable arguments, though sometimes, you tend to overthink even the simplest of things.
When it comes to feelings, you're not one to be very expressive. You only allow your emotions to come out when it strategically benefits you and this efficiency helps you keep a level head in stressful situations. And since you're not very vocal about your feelings, you might end up feeling confused or overwhelmed at times. You tend to use work as a distraction and take practical steps to handle issues.
Celebrities with this face shape: Sarah Jessica Parker, Demi Moore
An oval face is one that is "slightly longer than wide, similar to the shape of an egg, and the cheekbones are the widest part of the face," according to The Skin Care Edit. If you have this shape, you are the type of person who is very practical and are always looking for ways to achieve your goals. Your ambition is commendable. Yet, there is a sense of humility that you exude. When it comes to your loved ones, you know exactly what to say to make them feel good. Words are your friends and your strength is being able to use them well.
However, because of your innate need to make others feel welcome and comforted, sometimes, you struggle to be true to yourself. You want to avoid hurting them and so you tend to say and do things that may add to your own stress.
Celebrities with this face shape: Elizabeth Taylor, Scarlett Johansson
A diamond face is pointed in the forehead and chin but wide in the middle. If you have this type of face, you're the kind of person who enjoys order over chaos. You like to be in control and tend to be a perfectionist. You are also hailed as an excellent communicator by others because you are very precise with your words.
However, like a diamond, sometimes your words can cut sharp, though you mainly use it to bring egos down to size. You hate hypocrites and don't mince words to put people in place.
Celebrities with this face shape: Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Hurley
A heart-shaped face is characterized by a wide forehead and narrow chin. If you have a heart-shaped face, you're the kind of person who is highly intuitive. You don't rely much on words to judge people. You observe people and their behavior rather than be carried away by their words. You hate fake people and stay away from crowds that are too loud.
While people assume that you are always under control, you do have moments of confusion. The one thing you are sure of is the fact that family and friends matter more than momentary success. While you appear sweet and kind, you will do anything to protect your loved ones.
Celebrities with this face shape: Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair
A wide forehead and a strong jawline are the main characteristics of a square face. If you have this shape, you are one of those people who, when others look at you, see you as someone with intense energy and high stamina. People take note of you, even if you choose to not be loud or demand attention. Your strong wit and quiet confidence often win over people quickly. Yet, you are not a complete extrovert. You enjoy spending time with a few close friends rather than chatting away with a large group.
While people might assume you are always social, cheerful, and energetic, you tend to have moments where you turn inward and focus on what truly matters to you. You might come off as too strong to people; some people might mistake your blunt honesty as rudeness.
Celebrities with this face shape: Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie
A triangular face is defined by a narrow forehead and wide jawline. If you have this shape, you are likely to be creative, artistic, and sensitive. It is easy for you to pick on people's feelings. You value connection and intimacy over success. Yet, you are quite strong-willed once you take up a project. People often look up to you for inspiration and support.
Sometimes, it is hard for you to draw the line and say NO when required. This can often lead to you feeling drained and resentful in personal relationships. But you learn quick. You give people a long rope, but once they show that they don't value you as much as you care for them, it is easy for you to shut the door and never turn back.
Celebrities with this face shape: Jennifer Aniston, Minnie Driver