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The Nose. There is an almost endless variety of shapes of noses and these different shapes very truthfully tell the character of the individual, but as previously stated, one should not fully depend upon the shape of one feature alone. The faculties in the other features of the face must also correspond to a certain extent, at least, with those expressed in the nose if a truthful rendering of the character of the individual is sought.
545. Illustration No. 38 shows a series of profile outlines of noses, and the following table indicates the character which they represent:
546. Table of Character - Nose. -
Positive and Masculine.
Good and Bad.
Selfish and Hopeful.
Illustration No. 38. Character Chart - Noses.
See Paragraph 545.
Deceitful and Pessimistic.
547. Figure 20 shows the three divisions of a well-balanced nose. Different faculties build different parts of the face. The vital faculties of the brain build the wings of the nose, chiefly, and give it fleshy thickness. The motive faculties build the bone of the nose and make it Roman in form. The intellectual faculties chiefly build the tip of the nose. Extreme cases of either are not always desirable, and when such cases occur it may be advisable to slightly alter the shape so as to make it more balanced.