Patrician McCarthy, author of The Face Reader: Discover Anyone’s True Personality through Taoist Chinese Face Reading, is the West’s leading authority on Chinese face reading and medical facial diagnosis. She is a renowned expert and practitioner of Taoist psychology, the study of behavior and personality according to the Taoist Five Elements. She founded The Mien Shiang Institute in Santa Monica, California in 2000, and was the first to translate the ancient art and science of Mien Shiang for the mainstream American public.
She has served on the faculties and boards of universities and colleges. For 30 years, Patrician has taught workshops, and retreats for individuals, groups, medical students, health practitioners, lawyers, Olympic athletes, and corporations including Google, Nivea, Procter & Gamble, Old Navy, Gap, Mattel, KPMG, Turner Broadcasting, and many other Fortune 500 companies. Her newest release is In Your Element: Taoist Psychology: The Five Element Guide to Knowing Your True Self.