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Part 1: Close Up Radio Spotlights Dr. Celeste-Linguere Johnston of Pappillon

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Phoenix, AZ – Dr. Celeste-Linguere Johnston is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, certified executive coach and a master of Physiognomics, a user friendly system for evaluating trustworthiness and other traits.

Physiognomics is the art of discovering temperament and character from outward appearances. It is about how human behavior and personality characteristics are reflected in the body and how they can be interpreted.

Dr. Johnston has broken each body type down into a simple geometric program using basic shapes: squares, circles, oblongs, triangles, and superimposing them on the body.

Each of these models––Thoracic, Abdominal, Cerebral, Osseous, Muscular––corresponds to behavioral and personality characteristics:

According to Dr. Johnston, Physiognomics can be used as a non-profiling tool for law enforcement and counterterrorism to discern deception and untrustworthiness. Through her company, Pappillon Strategies, Dr. Johnston offers Physiognomics training to federal, state and local government agencies, businesses, law firms, and anyone who needs to read people more carefully rather than relying on implicit biases, assumptions, stereotypes and micro-aggressive affections or tendencies.

Dr. Johnston says the greatest benefit of Physiognomics is that it offers “protection without profiling.”

“Physiognomics is non-profiling because you're looking at shapes, not race or gender,” explains Dr. Johnston. “It doesn't matter who they are. We are looking at all parts of how a person is presenting themself. If people are behaving suspiciously, aggressively or erratically, they will take on one of these forms.” 

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