During a recent episode of MBC’s ‘Section TV’, a physiognomist talked about the compatibility of K-Pop celebrity couples by analyzing their facial features.
You might begin to ask whether if it’s really even possible to assess the compatibility of coupes just by reading their facial features and expressions. While we can’t tell you for certain, there have been stories where scientists were able to make educated guesses on a person’s character just by analyzing facial features and expressions, notably in Malcom Gladwell’s book ‘Blink’. Below is an excerpt from the book.
His ability to figure out the lifestyles of people just by looking at their faces is astonishing:
[Tomkins pupil, Paul] Ekman had just tracked down a hundred thousand feet of film that had been shot by the virologist Carleton Gajdusek in the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea. Some of the footage was of a tribe called the South Fore, who were a peaceful and friendly people. The rest was of the Kukukuku, who were hostile and murderous and who had a homosexual ritual where pre-adolescent boys were required to serve as courtesans for the male elders of the tribe. For six months, Ekman and his collaborator, Wallace Friesen, had been sorting through the footage, cutting extraneous scenes, focusing just on close-ups of the faces of the tribesmen, in order to compare the facial expressions of the two groups. Ekman set up the camera. Tomkins sat in the back. He had been told nothing about the tribes involved; all identifying context had been edited out. Tomkins looked on intently, peering through his glasses. At the end, he went up to the screen and pointed to the faces of the South Fore. “These are a sweet, gentle people, very indulgent, very peaceful,” he said. Then he pointed to the faces of the Kukukuku. “This other group is violent, and there is lots of evidence to suggest homosexuality.” Even today, a third of a century later, Ekman cannot get over what Tomkins did. “My God! I vividly remember saying, “Silvan, how on earth are you doing that?” Ekman recalls. “And he went up to the screen and, while we played the film backward, in slow motion, he pointed out the particular bulges and wrinkles in the face that he was using to make his judgment. That’s when I realized, ‘I’ve got to unpack the face.’ It was a gold mine of information that everyone had ignored. This guy could see it, and if he could see it, maybe everyone else could, too.”
And so, onto the subject of K-Pop couple compatibility.
Kai (EXO) & Jennie (BLACKPINK)
According to the physiognomist, Kai “thinks very highly of himself” while also adding that the idol has an “unusual genius type of physiognomy.” In comparison, Jennie had a very feminine physiognomy. From this, it was guessed that Jennie had to adapt a lot to Kai rather than the opposite. In addition, it was also said that as long as Jennie did nothing to hurt Kai’s ego, the two would get along just fine.
Jun HyunMoo & Han HyeJin
While the physiognomist stated that the two would have great chemistry together, there may be potential problems down the road.
After an assessment, it was guessed that Jun HyunMoo had a tendency to say inappropriate things or fabricate things when he was around his acquaintances, while also lacking focus on details. Based on this guess, the physiognomist suggested that the two may run into conflicts quite often.
What do you think of these assessments? Do they sound close to what you were thinking?