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The Japanese say you have 3 faces, the first face, you show to the world, the second face, you show to your close friends and your family. The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are. What are your thoughts?   

#Japanese sayings #Japanese proverbs #japanese tradition #japanese 3 faces


Avyanna Dream Site Admin
@admin · Updated 09 Dec. 2020


Louie Ayade I promote services and I help people
@LouieA30 · Posted 10 Dec. 2020

I am not a Japanese, but I am an Asian, and to be honest, I pretty agree with how Japanese people interpret what people are. 

Firsty, I can compare this into myself.

On the first face, showing my attitude to the world is like unmeasurable, I dont care about how people will think about me. I will always show my strong side (palaban in Filipino), and myself who has a standpoint, and will to voice out against those bullies and to help in alleviating the community.

On the second face, even if I am strong in the outside world, I am still humble in the family. I show them that I love them and I care for them. This is like a switch of thing that my attitude towards them must be always pretty good.

On the last face, this is my personality which I only know. The deep sadness and the victorious state.

Thats why, I am always proud of who I am even though I have 3 faces. It is not about negativity, it is all about how you handle to gain positivity.


Nick Carlos
@twinkling_star · Posted 09 Dec. 2020

I will have to agree with this. Being an introvert for most of my life, I have a face that even my family or close friends are not aware of. However, I believe that we should always seek help if we are stuck somewhere in life and shouldn't always keep that face hidden if we are in depression or facing major issues.


Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 19 Sep. 2020

I remember hearing this years ago. I think it is true but I consider it to be four faces for most people. You have your presentation face which you use on social media, work, in front of strangers, and in public. Then you have your friendship face which is reserved for only close friends and your partner. Then your family face which is similar to your friendship face but I think it is more closed off. And the final face is the one you see in the reflection where you hide your worries, doubts, fears, and deepest thoughts you share with no one.


Bomb . Carpe Diem...
@bomb · Posted 20 Sep. 2020

That is very true. I usually say that thing that you do when you are alone defines who you are. We always never show the world what we really are deep inside. But you cannot hide that from yourself. That Japanese saying totally makes sense. We only show what we want others to perceive of us, but not the real us. 


Ryan M
@RyanM · Posted 09 Dec. 2020

Of course we all have these faces. No matter what, we all have thought about bad things once or twice in our lives. I think those thoughts are a warning to be good. That, if you screw up your social and personal faces with bad behavior, you may in turn fall into the 3rd face at some point. Does that make sense? 

I think it's part of the human mentality. Think about it, we're animals, and animals have one goal in mind, to survive. In the past you'd see hunters and gatherers, hunters would do anything to survive, to keep their family alive, and in turn, their 3rd face may come out if threatened, and back then, it was survival of the fittest. Today, we don't really ever need to do that anymore, as we have a world full of stuff we don't need to hunt and fight for. But, we still have that in our DNA, to hunt and fight to survive, and that's just the way it is. 


Godwin Oladele I write content
@Writelord · Updated 10 Dec. 2020

I believe I have one face. 

It has ears, eyes, a nose and a mouth.

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